Dr Hywel Jones

Principal Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University

Principal Research Fellow, Materials and Engineering Research Institute

Sheffield Hallam University

Hywel is a materials scientist with a background in engineering ceramics.  He has worked in materials research and consultancy for over 18 years carrying out a mix of applied research, knowledge transfer, contract research and consultancy with a wide range of industrial partners.  His research has been exploited through a number of patents, licensed technologies and spin-out companies, and ranges from novel precious metals and decorative alloys to new ceramic composites for bullet proof armour.

He is a founder, director and chief scientific officer of XeraCarb Ltd – a spin out company set up to exploit the armour developments – and he is also a director and chief scientific officer of Mikana Innovations Ltd – a joint venture formed to exploit new ways of making mixed metal decorative alloys.  In consultancy he helps companies solve materials based problems in their products or production processes using the university’s state of the art analytical equipment and laboratories.