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Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, University of Malta
Jonathan graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 1989, M.Sc. in Computer Aided Engineering Design (1993) and a Ph.D. in Intelligent Concurrent Product Design (1999), both from the University of Strathclyde (UK). Of relevance to EuroNanoForum is that Jonathan was Malta’s Programme Committee Member and National Contact Point for NanoMatPro in FP6 and FP7.
Throughout his career, Jonathan has blended academic and industrial work experiences, this reflected in his diverse roles such as being a Full Professor and Leader of the Concurrent Engineering Research Unit within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Malta, yet applying his technical skills through MECB Ltd an established technical innovation consultancy bureau he founded and directs. In 2005, Jonathan led the setting up of the MSc in Integrated Product Development. Following a 2 year sabbatical carrying out research in IPD and following development activities in a multi-national manufacturing firm, he co-founded the ‘International PhD Summer School on IPD’ which is endorsed by the Design Society.
Since 2002, Jonathan has been regularly appointed by the EC’s DG Research and also ERC as expert evaluator/reviewer for various projects related to ICT in Design & Manufacturing and Nanotech. In May 2003, he was awarded a Medal of Appreciation by the UK Institution of Engineering Designers at the House of Commons, London. Through the consulting firm MECB, Jonathan applies knowledge to assist organizations to innovate, reduce the waste of time, money, materials, man hours, energy and other resources. Through his blended career path, Jonathan gained valuable multidisciplinary experiences from which both his students and industrial clients benefit. Since June 2017, Jonathan has been appointed as Honorary Professor at the Institute of Machine and Product Design, University of Miskolc in Hungary.