Imperial College London

ProfessorJulianJones

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Professor of Biomaterials
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6749julian.r.jones

 
 
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Location

 

207GoldsmithSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Julian Jones talking Bioglass on Children's TV (CBBC) - Operation Ouch! (Ep 9 at 20 min 55s)

Discovery Channel Feature

Julian Jones Inaugural Lecture 2016

I, Science feature on Professor Jones

Julian Jones featured on BBC Radio 4's In Business, talking about 3D printing with presenter Peter Day @ 18 min.

Julian Jones featured in BBC Radio 4's In their Element, talking about Li in glass

Julian Jones is a Professor of Biomaterials and the Senior Tutor. Prior to this he held a  Royal Academy of Engineering/ EPSRC Research Fellowship (awarded 2004), having comJulian Jonespleted his PhD here in the department in 2002. He joined the Department having obtained an MEng in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials from Oxford in 1999. His research interests are in biomaterials for regenerative medicine. His work on process development of foamed gel-derived bioactive glass (the first 3D porous scaffold made from bioactive glass) and inorganic/ organic hybrids has produced tough and flexible bioactive scaffolds suitable for tissue engineering applications. He has written 3 textbooks:textbooks

His research group consists of 13 PhD students and 5 PDRAs. The group's research interests involve the development of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering; novel 3D characterisation techniques of porous materials; the development of novel nanocomposite materials; therapeutic nanoparticles; processing of glasses, bioactive materials; sol-gel chemistry; protein adsoption to nanotextured materials; cell responses to biomaterials and non-invasive cell-material interaction analysis techniques.CT images of scaffolds

In 2015 he was elevated to Fellow of the American Ceramics Society. In 2014 he was awarded the Vittorio Gottardi Award from the International Congress on Glass (ICG) and in 2010 he was presented with Robert L. Coble Award by the American Ceramics Society. In 2007 was awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for excellence in engineering.

Latest Review article here.

Group News

2017 Francesca Tallia awarded Imperial's Constance Fligg Tipper Centenary Memorial Prize for PhD student showing most industry and independence in research with outstanding contribution to Materials Science

2017 Paul Jones wins Best Scientific Content for his oral presentation at the Imperial College Dept of Materials PG Research Day

2017 Francesca Tallia awarded her PhD

2017 Hung-Kai Ting awarded his PhD

2016 Julian Jones talked Bioglass with Dr Xand Van Tulleken on CBBC's Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover, aired 1st December.

2016 Francesca Tallia wins Best Oral Presentation at Biomaterials Conference in Rome

2016 Julian Jones awarded the ISCM (International Society for Ceramics in Medicine) Excellence Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Bioceramics

2016 Julian Jones featured on BBC Radio 4's In Business, talking about 3D printing with presenter Peter Day @ 18 min.

2016 Anu Solanki awarded her PhD

2016 Press release on Francesca Tallia's bouncy self healing hybrids 

2016 Maria Nelson awarded her PhD

2016 Dr Anthony Macon awarded the Larry Hench Prize at Imperial for excellence in a PhD in a Biomaterials related subject

2015 Justin Chung awarded his PhD

2015 Alexandra Orrin (UG) awarded the RH Craven Prize from IOM3.

2015 Justin Chung's paper on GTRP of new star polymers for hybrid synthesis featured in Materials Views.

2015 Anthony Macon awarded his PhD.

2015 Amy Nommeots-Nomm awarded best oral presentation at American Ceramics Society Glass & Optical Materials Division and the Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft joint meeting, Miami 17th-21st May 2015.

2015 Prof Jones elevated to Fellow of the American Ceramics Society. See Imperial College News feature.

2015 Prof Jones' review article is one of the all time top 3 in Acta Biomaterialia, and is free to access.

2015 Francesca Tallia wins second prize in Best Scientific Content for her oral presentation at Imperial's PG Research Day

2015 Sarah Greasley wins second prize for Best Delivery for her oral presentation at Imperial's PG Research Day

2015 Taek Bo Kim awarded the McLean Medal for best journal paper published by a graduating PhD student (Department of Materials, Imperial College London).

2015 Yuki Fujita (visiting academic from Nagoya Institute of Technology) won best oral presentation at the 4th International Symposium on Ceramics Nanotune Technology.

2014 Prof Jones awarded the Vittorio Gottardi Award from the International Congress on Glass (ICG)

2014 Our flexible cotton wool bioactive glass featured in Materials Today

2014 Taek Bo Kim awarded his PhD

2014 Louise Connell Awarded the Larry Hench Prize at Imperial for excellence in a PhD in a Biomaterials related subject

2014 Francesca Tallia (PhD student) awarded best Poster (Industrial relevance) at Imperial College Department of Materials Postgraduate Day.

2014 Sungho Lee (visiting academic from Nagoya Institute of Technology) won best oral presentation at the 3rd International Symposium on Ceramics Nanotune Technology.

2013 Louise Connell awarded her PhD without any corrections needed

2013 PhD student Francesca Tallia Awarded Best Poster at 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (12th ICFPAM), in New Zealand.

2013 Daming Wang awarded his PhD without any corrections needed

2013 Hok Man Tang awarded his PhD

2013 Louise Connell awarded an EPSRC Post Doctoral Prize, which funds her research for 1 year.

2013 Our sol-gel foam bioactive glass scaffold makes TV debut on This Morning (ITV)

2013 Bioglass scaffolds feature in the Top Ten Materials in the Materials Library at the Institute of Making

2013 Ziyu (Flora) Zhang awarded her PhD

2013 Jin Nakamura (visiting academic from Nagoya Institute of Technology) won best oral presentation at the 2nd International Symposium on Ceramics Nanotune Technology.

2012 PhD student Maria Nelson awarded an EPSRC doctoral prize studentship

2012 PhD student Justin Chung award an Imperial College Rector's Award

2012 The group broke the Guinness World Record for 'the most kisses received in one minute' by kissing PhD student Sarah Greasley 129 times in one minute! Sarah was filmed for the Guinness World Records You Tube series 'On the road'.

2012 New Book: Bio-glasses: An Introduction, written in an accessible style for those new to the field Bioglass textbook

2012 PhD students Hok Man Tang  and Daming Wang  win best rapid fire presentation awards at the World Biomaterials Congress in Chengdu, China

2012 Sheng Yue and Sheyda Labbaf awarded the Larry Hench award (jointly with Maria Azevedo) for best PhDs in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at Imperial College London

2012 Esther Valliant awarded her PhD

2011 New Book being published: New Materials and Technologies in Healthcare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sS-JfS1m-U

2011 Oliver Mahony wins the inaugural Larry Hench award for best PhD in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at Imperial College London

2011 Bobo Yu and Sheyda Labbaf are both awarded their PhDs

2011 Dr Jones awarded an EPSRC Challenging Engineering Grant worth >£1M over 5 years

2011 Our paper has been awarded the 2010 SAGE Best Paper Award in the Journal of Engineering in Medicine. The paper will be free to access: Jones, J.R., Lin, S., Yue, S., Lee, P.D., Hanna, J.V., Smith, M.E. et al Bioactive glass scaffolds for bone regeneration and their hierarchical characterisation Proc IMechE, Part H: J Eng Med 2010, 224, 1373-1387 http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/y1t6477g0m161210/

2011 Zoe Wu awarded her PhD 

2010  Lloyd’s of London Science of Risk prize for best paper in the category of Biological Risk for Sheyda and Olga''''s paper: Labbaf, S., Tsigkou, O., Müller, K., Stevens, M. M., Porter A. E., Jones, J. R. "Spherical bioactive glass particles and their interaction with human mesenchymal stem cells in vitro", Biomaterials, 2010: Biomaterials, 2011: 32: 1010-1018. Sheyda collected the £2000 prize and gave a presentation of the work at the Lloyd''''s Science of Risk Prize conference, 24th November 2010.


2010 Oliver Mahony awarded his PhD

2010 Dr Jones awarded the 2010 American Ceramics Society Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars 

2010 Dr Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai award the 2010 Matthey Prize by the Department of Materials, Imperial College London for the best PhD by a RSM associate.

2010 Sen Lin awarded his PhD

2009 Dr Jones appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) - FIMMM

2009 Oliver Mahony (PhD student) won best oral presentation at the European Society for Biomaterials Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland for his paper "Silica-functionalised gelatin hybrid scaffolds for tissue regeneration".

2009 Oliver Mahony (PhD student) won an Imperial College Student Award for Outstanding Achievement, an annual award to students for outstanding achievement in any extramural activity that brings credit to the College. Oliver represented Great Britain in the World Rowing Championships in Poland in August 2009.

2009 Dr Jones awarded a Rector''''s Award for Excellence in Research Supervision at Imperial College, following nomination by his students

2009 Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai awarded his PhD

2008 Dr Jones awarded the Tissue and Cell Engineering (TCES) Early Stage Investigator Award

2008 Dr Jones'''' group''''s work was featured in a Daily Mail article on bone regeneration

 

2008 Olga Tsigkou (Post-doc) won the 2008 June Wilson Memorial Lecture Award. She wins £1000 for her resear ch. The award was set up by June''''s husband, Professor Larry Hench to commerate his late wife''''s pioneering work on tissue/ biomaterial interactions. The award is for excellence in biomaterials, tissue engineering or patho logy research by a young female scientist.

2008 Dr Jones and Professor Sudipta Seal (University of Central Florida) win a Royal Academy of Engineering Grant for Professor Seal to hold a Distinguished Visiting Researcher Fellowship in Dr Jones'''' group

2007 Dr Jones was awarded a prestigious 2007 Philip Leverhulme Prize for excellence in Enigineering Research by the Leverhulme trust 

2007 3D image analysis image selected by the journal Biomaterials as one of the 12 best images from their publciations of 2007 and featured in a ''''year in images'''' commemorative poster.

2007 PhD student, Sen Lin, wins an SCI scholarship for his work on protein interactions with nanoporous bioactive glasses.

2006 PhD student, Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai wins best oral presentation at the European Society for Biomaterials Meeting in Nantes, France for his paper "Non-Destructive Quantitative 3D Analysis of Connectivity and Permea bility of Porous Scaffolds”.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Jones JR, 2013, Review of bioactive glass: From Hench to hybrids, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol:9, ISSN:1742-7061, Pages:4457-4486

Mahony O, Tsigkou O, Ionescu C, et al., 2010, Silica-Gelatin Hybrids with Tailorable Degradation and Mechanical Properties for Tissue Regeneration, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:20, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:3835-3845

Wu ZY, Hill RG, Yue S, et al., 2011, Melt-derived bioactive glass scaffolds produced by a gel-cast foaming technique, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol:7, ISSN:1742-7061, Pages:1807-1816

Quintero F, Pou J, Comesana R, et al., 2009, Laser Spinning of Bioactive Glass Nanofibers, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:19, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:3084-3090

Labbaf S, Tsigkou O, Mueller KH, et al., 2011, Spherical bioactive glass particles and their interaction with human mesenchymal stem cells in vitro, Biomaterials, Vol:32, ISSN:0142-9612, Pages:1010-1018

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