Director, Analytical Instrumentation Facility
University Faculty Scholar
Location: 3072B EB I
Jones's interests include materials characterization, functional materials including piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, mechanics of materials, and ceramic synthesis and properties.
Jacob Jones received his PhD from Purdue University in 2004, after which he completed an international postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of MSE at the University of Florida from 2006-2013 and joined NC State in August of 2013. In addition to his roles in the Department of MSE, Jones is Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State, a University and regional resource for materials characterization. More details of the AIF can be found at http://www.aif.ncsu.edu/.
Jones’ research mainly develops structure-property-processing relationships in emerging materials through the use of advanced diffraction tools and techniques for in situ characterization. Mostly, his group has been developing functional materials including piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and multiferroic crystals, thin films, and ceramics which have applications including but not limited to impact and displacement sensors, actuators, microelectromechanical systems, diesel fuel injectors, vibrational energy harvesting, sonar, and ultrasound.
Jones has published over 100 papers and delivered over 60 invited lectures on these topics since 2004. He has received numerous awards for his research and education activities, including an NSF CAREER award, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the IEEE Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award, a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Program Award of Excellence, the International Educator of the Year award from the University of Florida (UF) International Center, a UF-HHMI Science for Life Distinguished Mentor Award for his mentoring of undergraduate researchers, and two Edward C. Henry “Best Paper” awards from the Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society.
- Ph.D. Materials Engineering Purdue University, 2004
- M.S. Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, 2001
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, 1999