Dr 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 has also worked with Glyndwr Innovations Limited, the universities commercial arm, in design components for optomechanical systems for telescopes.

Martyn has a PhD Lightweight Optical Surfaces, completing several funded projects in this area.

Martyn currently runs the degree apprenticeship programmes in engineering (production, Mechanical, Electrical, Low Carbon energy) and acts as a link between industry and the University.

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.


NC Aerospace Engineering

NVQ level 4 Aero Engineering

Meng Aeronautical Engineering

PhD Composite Engineering




3D printing


I teach on all the programmes at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.


Martyn Jones, Richard Day, David Walker, Navid Zobeiry, Anoush Poursartip, “Composite material evaluation at cryogenic temperatures for applications in space-based far-infrared astronomical instrumentation”. Proceedings Volume 10706, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III; 107063R (2018)

Hadi Baghsiahi, Martyn Jones, David Brooks, Peter Doel, “Active and adaptive CFRP mirror using MFC piezoelectric actuator for thermal deformation and atmospheric aberration correction”, , Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, Proceedings Volume 112032019; 112030P (2020)

Hadi Baghsiahi, Martyn Jones, David Brooks, Peter Doel, “Design, simulation and manufacturing a CFRP prototype mirror for active/adaptive optics”, Proceedings Volume 11175, Optifab 2019; 111750W (2019)

Paul Rees, Ian Baker, David Thomson, Dean Catterall, Martin Coleman, Martyn Jones, John B Mitchell, “Development of a lightweight camera for high altitude platform systems”. Optical Engineering, 59(10) 2020.