A STEMNET Ambassador, Jonathan Taylor works as a materials technologist at Rolls Royce. Jonathan’s role involves working on new product ideas from jet engine designers for civil and defence aircraft. He identifies the materials needed to turn each idea into a working component.
Materials science is a largely hidden industry that bridges the gap between engineering design and production.
Talking about his job, Jonathan says: “Materials science is such a fascinating field in which to work. What we do has a rapid, lasting and tangible effect on the world around us”.
Jonathan believes that engaging young people in science, technology, engineering and maths is vital: “These young people are the innovators of the future and we need to ensure that they’re excited about technology at a young age."
In his portrait, Jonathan is seen with the Zwick mechanical test machines that he uses at Rolls-Royce to test how and when materials break.
Photograph by Richard Cannon and provided by STEMNET.
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