Contact Dr Jonathan Painter


Jon is a lecturer and the microscopy manager for Cranfield Defence and Security, supporting internal and external users as well as undertaking consultancy.

Jon lectures on various M-level and short courses largely in relation to the properties and processing of metallic materials for both civilian and defence applications. He was the Course Director for the Forensic Engineering and Science MSc between 2015-2020, and developed modules teaching various aspects of failure identification and analysis based on his practical experience of undertaking failure investigations. In addition he teaches on various others aspects of forensics.

Current activities

Jon's main research interests relate to the performance and analysis of materials in extreme enfironments. In addition he has a growing interest in the use of additively manufactured materials for defence applications. In total he currently is the primary supervisor for 3 PhD students and is looking to recruit another MOD funded PhD student. In addition he is the co-supervisor of 3 other PhD students as well as being on the review panel for several more.

In addition he regularly supervises 5+ MSc projects each year on areas such as gun shot residue analysis and the quantification of the disruption of IEDs.


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