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Engineering | Dr. Mark J. Jackson

Dr. Mark J. Jackson

Professor of Mechanical


College of Technology

Purdue University

C. Eng., Engineering Council of London, U.K., 1998

M. A. Status, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K., 1998

Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool, U.K., 1995

M. Eng., Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Liverpool, U.K., 1991

O.N.D., Mechanical Engineering, Halton College, U.K., 1986

O.N.C. Part I, Mechanical Engineering, Halton College, U.K., 1984

Jackson, Mark J., Author
Doctor Jackson began his engineering career in 1983 when he studied for his O.N.C. part I examinations and his first-year apprenticeship-training course in mechanical engineering. After gaining his Ordinary National Diploma in Engineering with distinctions and I.C.I. prize for achievement, he read for a degree in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at Liverpool Polytechnic and spent periods in industry working for I.C.I. Pharmaceuticals, Unilever Industries, and Anglo Blackwells. After graduating with a Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) degree with Distinction under the supervision of Professor Jack Schofield, M.B.E., Doctor Jackson subsequently read for a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) degree at Liverpool in the field of materials engineering focusing primarily on microstructure-property relationships in vitreous-bonded abrasive materials under the supervision of Professor Benjamin Mills. He was subsequently employed by Unicorn Abrasives’ Central Research & Development Laboratory (Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Group) as materials technologist, then technical manager, responsible for product and new business development in Europe, and university liaison projects concerned with abrasive process development. Doctor Jackson then became a research fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, working with Professor John Field, O.B.E., F.R.S., on impact fracture and friction of diamond before becoming a lecturer in engineering at the University of Liverpool in 1998. At Liverpool, Dr. Jackson established research in the field of micro machining using mechanical tools, laser beams, and abrasive particles. At Liverpool, he attracted a number of research grants concerned with developing innovative manufacturing processes for which he was jointly awarded an Innovative Manufacturing Technology Center from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in November 2001. In 2002, he became associate professor of mechanical engineering and faculty associate in the Center for Manufacturing Research, and Center for Electric Power at Tennessee Technological University (an associated university of Oak Ridge National Laboratory), and a faculty associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Jackson was the academic adviser to the Formula SAE Team at Tennessee Technological University. In 2004 he moved to Purdue University as Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Doctor Jackson is active in research work concerned with under-standing the properties of materials in the field of micro scale metal cut-ting, micro and nano abrasive machining, and laser micro machining. He is also involved in developing next generation manufacturing processes and biomedical engineering. Doctor Jackson has directed, co-directed, and managed research grants funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Royal Society of London, The Royal Academy of Engineering (London), European Union, Ministry of Defense (London), Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, National Science Foundation, N.A.S.A., U. S. Department of Energy (through Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Y12 National Security Complex at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Industrial Companies, which has generated research income in excess of $15 million. Dr. Jackson has organized many conferences and currently serves as General Chair of the International Surface Engineering Congress. He has authored and co-authored over 150 publications in archived journals and refereed conference proceedings, has edited a book on ‘microfabrication and nanomanufacturing’, is guest editor to a number of refereed journals, and is currently editing a book on ‘surgical tools and medical devices’. He is the editor of the newly established ‘International Journal of Nanomanufacturing’ and ‘International Journal of Molecular Engineering’, and is on the editorial board of the ‘International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials’.