Jonathan R. Lawrence


Jonathan R. Lawrence

Professor Lawrence is currently Director of the Laser Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Centre in the University of Chester, Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Lasers in Engineering and a Member of the Engineering Professors’ Council. He has been active in laser materials processing and associated fields of research for 20 years. His main research contribution has been in the field of the effects of laser radiation on the wettability characteristics of materials; improving the biocompatibility of materials using laser radiation; as well as studying the feasibility of using lasers for the forming of sheet metal and developing a technique for laser ignition in gas turbines. He has presented and published widely in these areas, with eight books, 10 book chapters and over 130 journal papers. His work has yielded six patents relating to the novel use of lasers and laser materials processing and his research income (EPSRC, DTI, international government sources, and national and international industry) amounts to over £3.5 million since 2002, £1.1M since 2010.

Affiliations and Expertise

Jonathan Lawrence, University of Chester, UK