Link to Index Page

Professor Norman Jones


School of Engineering
University of Liverpool, UK

Dedication to Professor Norman Jones on the occasion of his 65th birthday, 18 March 2003
(published in International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 30, 2004, p. 885)

It is with great pleasure that I dedicate this issue to Professor Norman Jones on the occasion of his 65th birthday. During this time Professor Jones was attending the IMPLAST 03 conference in New Delhi. Papers of this conference are published in this issue, both a tribute issue to Norman and as a special conference issue with the best-selected papers.

At the opening speeches of the conference, which included speakers from the Indian government, Norman Jones gave us an overview of his research, how he was drawn into the subject of impact engineering, and which particular areas interested him throughout his career. Later during one of the conference dinners colleagues and friends spoke about how they had met and how Norman has ‘impacted’ his research field, congratulating him on his birthday and wishing him well.

I would like to repeat these congratulations here at the start of this issue on behalf of not only the attendees of the conference and the contributors to this issue, but also on behalf of my colleagues at Elsevier and the International Journal of Impact Engineering’s authors and readers. As Editor of the International Journal of Impact Engineering, Norman has over many years fostered growth in the journal’s content, continued to create a focus for the impact research community, and further improved the reputation of the journal.

On behalf of Elsevier and authors of the International Journal of Impact Engineering we wish Norman many more productive years and wish Norman and Jenny all the best.
Isabelle Kandler, Elsevier Science, Oxford, UK

Royal Academy of Engineering: Elected Fellow in 2000
Editor of the International Journal of Impact Engineering for many years.

Research Awards: Principal Investigator
• Energy absorption effectiveness of thin-walled structures.
• Mode Transitions in the Impact Crushing of Thin-Walled Tubes.

Research Awards: Co-Investigator
• Pulse pressure testing of 1/4 scale stainless steel blast walls and blast wall connections - Phase II.
• Bomb blast protection using novel lightweight materials.
• Improving the Understanding of Explosion Loading on Structures, Plant and Equipment with Small Scale Experiments.
• Novel Fibre-Metal Laminates Based on Thermoplastic-Matrix Composites.
• An investigation of the energy-absorbing characteristics of novel aluminium foam sandwich structures.
• Scaling effects in fibre-metal laminates.

Research Groups
• Structural Materials and Infrastructure

Journal Articles (many articles in refereed journals)

Page 108 / 404