Head of Engineering at Southampton Solent University
After qualifying with an engineering degree from Southampton Institute, Jonathan worked for the United Kingdom’s Defence Evaluation Research Agency (known as DERA) and later QinetiQ at Haslar. In this role he worked with both experimental and computational fluid hydrodynamics ranging from the application of flow simulations for consultancy to research to develop and validate numerical models to simulate fluid flows. As well as this theoretical work, Jonathan worked on small and large scale experimental hydrodynamics projects investigating the resistance and motions of ships. He did this on a wide range of projects ranging from submarines and large civil and military vessels to America’s Cup yachts.
Following his this Jonathan joined Warsash Maritime Academy as a Senior Lecturer, teaching Naval Architecture and Ship Stability to both Merchant Navy cadets and senior officers, along with undergraduate students on engineering and maritime operations degrees. In this role Jonathan also undertook consultancy work covering naval architecture, education, training and assessment for the maritime industry. In 2010 Jonathan became a Principal Lecturer with responsibility for the management of Merchant Navy cadets and Student Support.
In 2014, Jonathan co-authored 'Reeds Volume 13: Ship Stability, Powering and Resistance', part of the renowned Reeds Marine Engineering and Technology Series, which is now a core text book on many Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering degrees.
Jonathan is now the Head of Engineering at Southampton Solent University, with responsibility for a range of degrees including yacht engineering, mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing.