Mr Martyn Jones

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Engineering
ACT&DC Broughton


Martyn completed an engineering apprenticeship at Airbus UK, Broughton, before undertaking a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering (University of Liverpool 2008). After a period in industry designing composite structural components of the Airbus A350 (Assystem UK, 2011), he returned to academia to work as a project officer on the ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) Wales project, assisting SMEs in Wales with advanced manufacturing and design. He assumed control over the project in 2012 and shortly after was offered a lectureship at Wrexham Glyndŵr University in Mechanical Engineering.

Martyn is studying for a PhD (part-time) in Lightweight Optical Surfaces and is the Project Manager of Glyndŵr’s deliverables in a Framework 7 REA funded project in assessing the feasibility of composite mirrors for a cryogenically cooled infrared space interferometer. He has considerable design and manufacturing experience and has conducted research into advanced manufacturing techniques for composite structures and components.

Outside of work, he spends most of his free time walking in the Welsh and Cheshire countryside with his dog or, as a keen sports fan, following Wrexham FC.


Master in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool (2008)

Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

ND Aeronautical Engineering- Deeside College

3 Year Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship – Airbus UK  (Broughton)


My interests currently lie in utilising advanced materials for lightweight telescope optics. I am also interested in the use of CAD in engineering and how we can optimise structures using CAD methodology in combination with advanced engineering materials.


Design and CAD, Design with Composites, Engineering Materials, Engineering Mathematics, Computer-Aided Manufacture, Structures.


Spencer, L. Veenendaal, I. Naylor, D. Gom, B., Sitwell, G. Huber, A. Christiansen,A. Benson, C. Gunuganti, S. Jones, M. Day, R. Walker, D. Zobeiry, N., Poursartip, A. “Composite material evaluation at cryogenic temperatures for applications in space-based far-infrared astronomical instrumentation” (2018) Proc. SPIE 10706, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III, 107063R (12 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314211.


Manz, A. Jones, M. Monir, S “An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Drag Reduction Through Biomimetic Modelling”, 2017 Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA), IEEE 2017.


Martyn L. Jones, David D. Walker, David A. Naylor, Ian T. Veenendaal, Brad G. Gom, "CFRP mirror technology for cryogenic space interferometry: review and progress to date", in Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, Howard A. MacEwen; Makenzie Lystrup; Giovanni Fazio, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9904 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2016), 99046F.


Ian T. Veenendaal, David A. Naylor, Brad G. Gom, Sudhakar Gunuganti, Calvin Winter, Martyn L. Jones, David D. Walker, "Performance of a cryogenic test facility for 4 K interferometer delay line investigations", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9904, 99045E (2016) SPIE Digital Library.


Martyn L. Jones, David D. Walker, FISICA FP7 Project report - WP 2 – Interferometer satellite Technology Development, Deliverable 2.2 “Technical report on tolerances and implications in the use of carbon composites for light-weight deployable mirrors”. Accessed through:


Colm P. Bracken, Créidhe O'Sullivan, Anthony Donohoe, J. Anthony Murphy, Giorgio Savini, Roser Juanola-Parramon, Nicola Baccichet, Amelie Guisseau, Peter A.R. Ade, Enzo Pascale, Locke D. Spencer, Ian Walker, Kjetil Dohlen, John F. Lightfoot, W. Holland, Martyn L. Jones, David D. Walker, Alison McMillan, "Optical and quasi-optical analysis of system components for a far-infrared space interferometer", in Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications VIII, Laurence P. Sadwick; Tianxin Yang, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9362 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2015), 93620N.


G. Savini, P. A. Ade, N. Baccichet, C. Bracken, K. Dohlen, A. Donohoe, B. Gom, M. J. Griffin, W. Holland, V. Iafolla, R. Ivison, M. Jones, R. Juanola-Parramon, J. Lightfoot, S. Liu, A. McMillan, J. A. Murphy, D. A. Naylor, C. O'Sullivan, E. Pascale, S. Pezzuto, E. Rakotonimbahy, D. Schito, L. D. Spencer, L. Spinoglio, B. Swinyard, I. Veenendaal, S. Vives, D. Walker, D. T. Leisawitz, S. Shi, and H. Matsuo, "Progress in the Critical Assessment for a Far-Infrared Space Interferometer with Double Fourier Modulation (FP7-FISICA)," in Fourier Transform Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper FT4A.3.