ONAMI | Mark Jones


Mark Jones

Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing


Mark Jones has over 19 years of experience in the development of sensors and instrumentation. Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S degree in Optics with Honors and earned a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Mr. Jones is working at the Marine Science Laboratory in Sequim, Washington where he is responsible for developing sensors and instrumentation deployed in the marine environment. Particular interests include nanophotonics and integration of advanced materials, sensors, and networks that include the use of living systems.

Previously, Mr. Jones worked at Litton Guidance and Control Systems where he designed and developed optical fiber hydrophones for towed and planar applications related to anti-submarine warfare. In this capacity, he developed telemetry for high-channel count units and integrated original multiplexing/ demultiplexing schemes into various applications. Mr. Jones was also extensively involved in the development of high-sensitivity fiber optic gyroscopes. Prior to joining PNNL, Mr. Jones worked at Luna Innovations where he was responsible for the development of in situ strain, temperature, pressure and skin friction gages used by major industry customers and government laboratories. As director of the Biological/Chemical Group, he oversaw the technical team that developed an optical fiber biosensor based on patented long period grating (LPG) technology and was responsible for forming Luna Analytics, a company he led to a successful technology transfer. In addition, he has co-authored over 40 technical papers and has 14 patents.

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