Professor who saved Venice joins AME

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) has secured a major coup by appointing Steve Jones as its Professor for Welding and Joining Sciences.

Regarded by many as a global expert in his field, the former welding apprentice joins from Rolls-Royce plc and will be responsible for enhancing AME’s ability to bid for and deliver new technology projects in automotive, aerospace, energy, nuclear, oil and rail.

He has also been given the role of developing the materials and joining cell at the new 1700 sq metre manufacturing hub, whilst helping guide the next generation of engineers studying towards the BEng and MEng degree.

“I have been brought in to help AME and Coventry University become world class centres of applied research for joining and welding sciences,” explained Jones, who is currently Chairman of The Welding Institute’s (TWI), Membership, Education and Registration Committee.