Louise Jones, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Additive Manufacturing
Louise started her career in the fine chemicals industry with an industrially led PhD in combinatorial chemistry gained in part by her two years as a Teaching Company Associate (now Knowledge Transfer Partnership) and further research at Bangor University. She then worked in a commercial research centre at Bangor University working on a diverse range of industry funded projects including projects on animal by-products, chemicals, coatings for the automotive industry, polymers and naturally derived products. She then worked as a production and R&D manager in the automotive industry developing catalytic converters and setting up a production facility.
Louise spent 8 years of her career as a project and industrial liaison manger at Bangor and then Glyndwr University at the Centre for Solar Energy Research where she led commercial collaborative projects between industry and the centre. Louise has coordinated many events for the Solar energy industry and academia in the UK and has been involved in producing a UK Solar PV Roadmap.
Louise joined the KTN in 2013 with a focus on Photonics leading on activity in solar energy, lasers and lighting and supporting the North Wales region. More recently Louise joined the manufacturing team in KTN and leads on Additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM) activities and engages in the UK national strategy for AM.