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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Jonathan 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,

Research Interests

  • Laser Ignition for Gas Turbines

  • Numerical Modelling of Laser-based Processes

Research Projects

  • Intelligent Sensor System for Engine Test of Industrial Gas Turbines — awarded £138184 by Innovate UK in 2016
  • Laser Ignition System Phase 3 — awarded £120000 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 £14000 by Internal Research Investment Fund in 2014
  • Laser Ignition System Phase 2 — awarded £240000 by Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd. in 2012
  • Variable Effects Initiator — awarded £30000 by e2v in 2012

Research in the Lincoln Repository