Professor Ian Jones

 

Professor of Physical Metallurgy

School of Metallurgy and Materials

Professor Ian Jones

Contact details

Telephone (+44) (0) 121 414 5184

Fax (+44) (0) 121 414 5232

Email i.p.jones@bham.ac.uk

School of Metallurgy and Materials
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Ian Jones is Professor of Physical Metallurgy. He has co-authored ~200 papers and written two textbooks. He is an electron microscopist and directs the University's Centre for Electron Microscopy. His major research grants are from EPSRC, HEFCE and AWM. 

Qualifications

PhD in High Energy Electron Diffraction, Birmingham, 1972
MA , Cambridge, 1971

Biography

Ian Jones came to Birmingham in 1969. Birmingham was one of three universities to be awarded a high voltage (1 MeV) electron microscope and Ian was one of the first students at Birmingham whose PhD research involved using the microscope. Electron microscopy has remained Ian's principal research interest through the whole of his professional life, which has been conducted at Birmingham, with regular spells as a visitor in the USA, Japan and China.

Teaching

UG:

  • Properties of materials (EPS Foundation Year)
  • Fundamentals of materials (1st year, M&M)

PG:

  • Reactor materials (Physics PTNR Master's)
  • Advanced electron microscopy (MRes, EngD)

Postgraduate supervision

Second supervisor of

  • Mr K Oluwasegun: Liquation in RR1000inertia welds
  • Miss XX Zhao: Manufacture of copper nanowires
  • Mr RL Zeng: Aging of a magnesium alloy
  • Miss Y Lu: Biocompatibility of magnesium alloys

Research

RESEARCH THEMES

  • Electron microscopy
  • Chemical microanalysis
  • Plastic defortmation
  • Tomography

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

  • Plastic deformation of Ti-6-4

Publications

B. Paik, I.P. Jones, A. Walton, V. Mann, D. Book and I.R. Harris (2010) MgH2 -> Mg phase transformation driven by A high energy electron beam: an in-situ transmission electron microscopy study. Phil. Mag. Letters, 90: 1-7

B. Paik, I.P. Jones, A. Walton, V. Mann, D. Book and I.R. Harris (2010) Evolution of microstructure in MgH2 powder particles during high energy ball milling and hydrogen cycling. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 492: 515-520

R. Ding and I. P. Jones (2010) Influence of carbides on the strength and toughness of a niobium alloy. Materials Science and Technology, 26: 323-332 

D.G. Leo Prakash, R. Ding, R.J. Moat, I. Jones, P.J. Withers, J. Quinta da Fonseca and M. Preuss (2010) Deformation twinning in Ti-6Al-4V during low strain rate deformation to moderate strains at room temperature. Materials Science and Engineering A 

J.C.F.Millett, N.K. Bourne, M.Q. Chu, I.P. Jones, G.T. Gray III and G. Appleby-Thomas (2010) The role of aging on the mechanical and microstructural response of Aluminium 6061 to one-dimensional loading. J. Applied Physics 108: 073502-1-9

BOOKS

I.P. Jones (1992) Chemical Microanalysis Using Electron Beams. London: The Institute of Materials (London) 

I.P. Jones. (2000) Materials Science for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Oxford: Oxford University Pres

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