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    Dr Jonathan David Griffiths

    Senior Lecturer

    School of Engineering
    College of Science

    About Jonathan David Griffiths

    Dr Griffiths is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Lincoln and a member of the Laser & Photonics Engineering Research Group. His main research area is laser ignition for gas turbines. He is currently engaged in the third phase of the Laser Ignition System project in collaboration with Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd. He is also involved in numerous other projects within the group, notably laser heat sealing for the food industry and ultra high speed multi-frame imaging of laser ablation events.

    Department Responsibilities

    Dr Griffiths is module leader and solely responsible for development and delivery of content across two modules; Finite Element Analysis (3rd year BEng/MEng) and Analytical Engineering: Finite Element Analysis (MSc). He is also module leader and responsible for delivery of lectures and tutorials on both Materials and Methods of Manufacture (1st year BEng), Advanced Finite Element Analysis (4th year MEng) and Laser Materials Processing (4th year MEng).

    Subject Specialism

    Engineering Applications of Lasers


    • PhD - Modelling of Laser Forming at Macro and Micro Scales — University of Liverpool, 2013
    • MSc (Eng) - Engineering Applications of Lasers — University of Liverpool, 2008
    • BSc (Hons) - Chemistry — University of Liverpool, 2007


    • EADS UK Technology Masters Award — EADS, 2008

    Research Interests

    Research Projects

    • Intelligent Sensor System for Engine Test of Industrial Gas Turbines — Awarded £138,184 by Innovate UK in 2016
    • Laser Ignition System Phase 3 — Awarded £120,000 by Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd. in 2014
    • Ultra high speed multi-frame shadowgraphy for velocity measurements of laser-induced plasma and shock-wave evolution — Awarded £14,000 by Internal Research Investment Fund in 2014
    • Laser Ignition System Phase 2 — Awarded £240,000 by Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd. in 2012
    • Variable Effects Initiator — Awarded £30,000 by e2v in 2012

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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