Professor Frank R Jones - 1944-2021

Professor Jones was Emeritus Professor of Polymers and Composites within the Department of Material Science & Engineering of the University of Sheffield since September 1985.

Photo of late Professor Frank Jones

Professor Jones sat on the editorial board of the Journal for Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science, and was a Lay Member of the Sheffield Research Ethics Committee.

In addition, Professor Jones was a Patient Representative on the Sheffield Genomic Institute, Visiting Professor at Bristol University and the University of Manchester, and consultant for aerospace composite research.

Professor Jones presented his studies at various conferences worldwide, such as the Gordon Research Conference in the US, and the Composites Testing and Model Identification Conference in Portugal. In 1994, he collaborated with Richardson Sheffield on the development of a ceramic coating to increase the life of kitchen knives and other blades by up to 10 times. 

The University of Sheffield is grateful to Prof Jones for the gift he left in his Will to support the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.