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Jonathan  Scholey

Dr Jonathan Scholey

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Summary

Dr Jonathan Scholey joined Sheffield Hallam University in August 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.

He is a Chartered Engineer with over 8 years' of engineering consultancy experience, primarily working on the design and substantiation of mechanical systems in the nuclear industry.

Jonathan has research experience in quantitative acoustic emission, with particular interests in acoustic source location and characterisation.


  • About

    Dr Jonathan Scholey gained an MEng (Hons) degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2004. He then pursued PhD studies, also at the University of Bristol, on the topic of quantitative acoustic emission, and was awarded his PhD in 2008.

    In 2009 Jonathan joined Atkins Ltd as an engineering consultant. In this role Jonathan undertook design and substantiation work for high integrity mechanical systems in the nuclear industry.

    In 2017 Jonathan returned to academia and joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. He contributes to teaching across a range of courses and modules, with a focus on solid mechanics, dynamics and design.

    Jonathan is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Jonathan has a keen interest in the affairs of the IMechE and he chairs the IMechE's Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Area Committee.


  • Teaching

    Department of Engineering and Mathematics

    Business, Technology and Enterprise

    Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering


    Jonathan teaches in the following modules:

    • Design Evaluation Methodology (Level 6)
    • Principles of Solid Mechanics and Dynamics (Level 4)
    • Applied Solid Mechanics and Dynamics (Level 5)
    • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice (Level 4)
    • Vehicle Engineering Practice (Level 4)
    • Fundamental Engineering Principles (Level 3)

    Jonathan also supervises several individual design/research projects (Level 6) and a MEng group design project (Level 7).

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Scholey, J.J., Wilcox, P.D., Wisnom, M.R., & Friswell, M.I. (2010). Quantitative experimental measurements of matrix cracking and delamination using acoustic emission. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 (5), 612-623. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.01.008

    Scholey, J.J., Wilcox, P.D., Wisnom, M.R., & Friswell, M.I. (2009). A practical technique for quantifying the performance of acoustic emission systems on plate-like structures. Ultrasonics, 49 (6-7), 538-548. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2009.02.001

    Lee, C.K., Scholey, J.J., Worthington, S.E., Wilcox, P.D., Wisnom, M.R., Friswell, M.I., & Drinkwater, B.W. (2008). Acoustic emission from pitting corrosion in stressed stainless steel plate. Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology, 43 (1), 54-63. http://doi.org/10.1179/174327808X286176

    Etches, J.A., Scholey, J.J., Williams, G.J., Bond, I.P., Mellor, P.H., Friswell, M.I., & Lieven, N.A.J. (2007). Exploiting functional fibers in advanced composite materials. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 18 (5), 449-458. http://doi.org/10.1177/1045389X06067094

    Conference papers

    Scholey, J.J., & Wilcox, P.D. (2009). A practical approach for quantifying acoustic emission signals using diffuse field measurements. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7294. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.815193

    Scholey, J.J., Wilcox, P.D., Wisnom, M.R., & Friswell, M.I. (2009). Design considerations for the acoustic emission testing of large composite specimens. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7294. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.815318

    Wilcox, P.D., Lee, C.K., Scholey, J.J., Wisnom, M.R., Friswell, M.I., & Drinkwater, B.W. (2007). Quantification of acoustic emission from crack growth in plate structures. AIP Conference Proceedings, 894, 1493-1500. http://doi.org/10.1063/1.2718142

    Wilcox, P.D., Lee, C.K., Scholey, J.J., Friswell, M.I., Wisnom, M.R., & Drinkwater, B.W. (2006). Quantitative structural health monitoring using acoustic emission. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 6173. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.658510

    Lee, C.K., Scholey, J.J., Wilcox, P.D., Wisnom, M.R., Friswell, M.I., & Drinkwater, B.W. (2006). Guided wave acoustic emission from fatigue crack growth in aluminium plate. Advanced Materials Research, 13-14, 23-28. http://doi.org/10.4028/0-87849-420-0.23

    Wilcox, P.D., Lee, C.K., Scholey, J.J., Friswell, M.I., Wisnom, M.R., & Drinkwater, B.W. (2006). Progress towards a forward model of the complete acoustic emission process. Advanced Materials Research, 13-14, 69-76. http://doi.org/10.4028/0-87849-420-0.69

    Scholey, J.J., Wilcox, P.D., Lee, C.K., Friswell, M.I., & Wisnom, M.R. (2006). Acoustic emission in wide composite specimens. Advanced Materials Research, 13-14, 325-332. http://doi.org/10.4028/0-87849-420-0.325

  • Other activities

    Jonathan chairs the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Area Committee and has close links with both the IMechE South Yorkshire Area Committee and the IMechE East Midlands Regional Committee.

    He is also a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador and supports a number of STEM events in the Derbyshire area.

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