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Hywel is responsible for the coordination and management of the Materials and Engineering Research Institute's (MERI) consultancy activities. He is also an active senior researcher with a number of ongoing research projects. He was a member of the Materials UK, Education and Skills Working Group, a committee which provided a report to influence government with regards the UK's strategy for materials for the next 20 years. Hywel also carries out research and development in several areas in collaboration with industrial partners, including ceramics and ceramic composites. 


  • Engineering
  • Materials
  • Ceramics
  • Hard materials
  • Precious metals
  • Electron microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Tribology (friction and wear)

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Dr Hywel Jones

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