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Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Reduced Order Modeling, Biomass Cookstoves, Thermophysical Property Measurement
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign October 1993 Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringDissertation: “Inversion of Light Scattering Measurements for Particle Size and Optical Constants"
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign August 1990 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Thesis: "Investigation of the Light Emitters in the Aluminum-Water Reaction"
B.S. Brigham Young University April 1988 Department of Mechanical Engineering Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Jan. 2001 - Present Associate Professor (Sep. 2002 – Present), Assistant Professor (Jan. 2001 – Sep. 2002), Brigham Young University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Developing analytical and numerical techniques for solving inverse heat transfer problems. Teaching courses in the thermal sciences.
Jan. 1996 - Jan. 2001 Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Conducted research on the use of near-infrared light in medical imaging and diagnostics. Taught courses in the thermal sciences.
May 1999 - Jan. 2001 Researcher, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center Assisted in the design and analysis of furnaces that will be utilized in microgravity research.
Feb.1994 - Dec.1995 Science and Technology Agency Fellow, Awarded by the Research Development Corporation of Japan, Assigned to the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Developed imaging algorithms for optical computed tomography and developed methods for determining the optical properties of biological tissues from reflectance measurements.
Aug. 1993 - Dec.1993 Instructor, Brigham Young University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Taught an introductory thermodynamics course.
Apr.1991 - Mar.1993 Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, Engineering Physics Division. Refined a technique for determining the optical properties and particle size distribution of aerosol particles from light scattering measurements. Applied the technique to absolute scattering measurements.
Jun. 1990 - Apr. 1991 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Developed a technique to invert light scattering measurements and obtain the particle size distribution function and optical properties of aerosol particles produced by combustion systems.
Aug.1988 - Jun.1990 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Measured the radiation emitted by the aluminum - water reaction in the 300 to 800 nm spectral region.
May 1988 - Aug.1988 Research Assistant, Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, Nonlinear Acoustics Division. Built a parabolic acoustic reflector and mapped the pressure field along the axis and near the focus.
May 1986 - Jun.1986 Summer Intern, Texas Instruments Austin Site, Quality Assurance Division. Developed an automated procedure for preparing samples used to determine the effects of thermal stress on printed circuit boards.
May 1985 - Aug.1985 Summer Intern, Texas Instruments Austin Site, Quality Assurance Division. Subjected samples from printed circuit boards to thermal cycles and catalogued the type and frequency of defects caused by thermal stress.
Certificate of Appreciation, ASME Heat Transfer Division, (2005, 2007, 2016-2018)
Certificate of Merit for the Most Quantitatively Descriptive Flow Visualization Animation Technical Paper, E. P. N. Duque, D. E. Hiepler, R. Haimes, C. P. Stone, S. E. Gorrell, M. R. Jones, and R. A. Spencer, “EPIC An Extract Plug-In Components Toolkit for In situ Data Extracts Architecture,” Proceedings of the 2015 AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Paper 2015-3410, (2015)
Cameron M. Quist, PhD in Chemical Engineering, USE OF RADIATION THERMOMETRY TO ANALYZE THE PERFORMANCE OF CLEAN-BURING, FUEL-EFFICIENT, MODULAR BIOMASS COOKSTOVES, Co-advised with R.S. Lewis.
Jacob M. Thomas, MS, PHOTOACOUSTIC SPECTROSCOPY
Brady S. Hales, PhD, ACCURACY AND PRECISION OF OPTICAL PARTICLE COUNTERS
Nicholas J. Wallace, MS, APPLICATION OF THERMOGRAPHY IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Co-advised with N. B. Crane
Christopher R. Brooks, MS, QUANTIFYING APPEARANCE OF OPAQUE SURFACES USING SPECTRAL BIDIRECTIONAL REFLECTIVITY, 2019.
Rydge B. Mulford, MS, DYNAMIC CONTROL OF RADIATIVE SURFACE PROPERTIES WITH ORIGAMI-INSPIRED MECHANISMS, Co-advised with B.D. Iverson, 2019.
Zachary J. Sadler, MS. OPTIMIZATION OF COMPRESSED AIR POWER HARVESTING SYSTEMS, 2017.
Ronald A. Spencer, MS, ANALYSIS, COMPRESSION AND MODELING OF DATA PRODUCED BY HIGH-FIDELITY CFD SIMULATIONS, Co-advised with S.E. Gorrell, 2016.
Tyler J. Macbeth, MS, MODELING OF CONJUGATE HEAT TRANSFER PROCESSES, 2016.
Trevor J. Blanc, MS, ANALYSIS AND COMPRESSION OF LARGE CFD DATA SETS USING PROPER ORTHOGONAL DECOMPOSITIION, Co-advised with S.E. Gorrell, 2014.
Travis J. Moore, PhD, THE USE OF VARIATION OF PARAMETERS TO SOLVE NONLINEAR HEAT TRANSFER PROBLEMS , 2014.
Jeremy Osguthorpe, MS, CHARACTERIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF THERMAL PROTECTIVE FABRICS DESIGNED TO PROTECT AGAINST SPLASH HAZARDS, 2014.
James B. Hall, MS, MEASUREMENT OF THERMAL DIFFUSIVITIES USING THE DISTRIBUTED SOURCE, FINITE ABSORPTION MODEL, 2012.
Gordon Reese, MS,ANALYTICAL THERMAL MODELING OF FRICTION STIR WELDING WITH A SPATIALLY DISTRIBUTED HEAT SOURCE, 2012.
Stephen Taylor, MS, ANAYLTICAL MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION OF A THERMOELECTRIC HEAT CONVERSION SYSTEM OPERATING BETWEEN FLUID STREAMS, 2011.
Travis J. Moore, MS, RADIATIVE PROPERTIES OF DEPOSITS FORMING IN COAL FIRED REACTORS, 2009.
R. Scott Larson, MS, COMPUTATIONALLY EFFICIENT MODELING OF TRANSIENT RADIATION IN A PURELY SCATTERING FOAM LAYER, 2007.
Aaron J. Walter, MS, APPROXIMATE THERMAL MODELING OF RADIOFREQUENCY CARDIAC ABLATION, 2005.
Shaun M. Salisbury, MS, A METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING THE PROPERTIES OF INDUSTRIAL FOAMS, Co-advised with B.W. Webb, 2005.
Ryan T. Roper, MS, A STUDY OF RADIOFREQUENCY CARDIAC ABLATION USING ANALYTICAL AND NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES, 2003.
David G. Barker, MS, RECONSTRUCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE PROFILE ALONG A BLACKBODY OPTICAL FIBER THERMOMETER, 2003.
Mulford, R. B., Dwivedi, V. H., Jones, M. R., and Iverson, B. D., "Control of Net Radiative Heat Transfer With a Variable-EmissivitMulfordy Accordion Tessellation," Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 141, p. 032702, DOI: 10.1115/4042442 (2019).
Mulford, R. B., Collins, N. S., Farnsworth, M. S., Jones, M. R., and Iverson, B. D., "Total hemispherical apparent radiative properties of the infinite V-groove with diffuse reflection," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 32, pp. 1108-1112, DOI:0.2514/1.T5485 (2018).
R. B. Mulford, N.S. Collins, M.S. Farnsworth, M.R. Jones and B.D. Iverson, “Total hemispherical apparent radiative properties of the infinite V-groove with specular reflection,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 124, pp. 168-176, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.0041, (2018).
T. J. Moore, M. R. Jones, D. R. Tree and D. D. Allred, “An inexpensive high-temperature optical fiber thermometer,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 187 pp. 358–363 (2017)
C.M. Quist, R.B. Jones, M.R. Jones and R.S. Lewis, “Uncertainty Analysis and Design Guidelines of Biomass Cookstove Thermal Efficiency Studies,” Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. 34, pp. 54 – 61 (2016).
Balling, RJ; Schultz, GG; Clay, MJ; Jones, MR; Farnsworth, CB; Tripeny, PJ; “A Car-Free, Polycentric City”, CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Journal, Issue III (2016).
C.M. Quist, M.R. Jones and R.S. Lewis, “Estimation of transient thermal efficiency of a biomass cookstove”, Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. 33 pp. 122-128 (2016).
T. J. Blanc, M. R. Jones and S. E. Gorrell, “Reduced Order Modeling of Conjugate Heat Transfer Processes,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 138, p. 051703, DOI:10.1115/1.4032453 (2016).
M. J. Blanc, R. B. Mulford, M. R. Jones and B. D. Iverson, “Infrared Visualization of the Cavity Effect using Origami-Inspired Surfaces,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 138, p. 020901, DOI:10.1115/1.4032229 (2016).
R. B. Mulford, M. R. Jones and B. D. Iverson, ""Dynamic control of radiative surface properties with origami-inspired design,"" Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 138, p. 032701, DOI: 10.1115/1.4031749 (2016).
T. J. Moore and M. R. Jones, “Solving nonlinear heat transfer problems using variation of parameters,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 93, pp. 29 – 35 (2015).
T. J. Moore and M. R. Jones, “Experimental measurements of the spectral absorption coefficient of pure fused silica optical fibers,” Applied Optics, Vol. 54, No. 6 pp. 1374 - 1378 (2015).
L. L. Howell, C. D. Sorensen and M. R. Jones, “Are Undergraduate GPA and General GRE Percentiles Valid Predictors of Student Performance in an Engineering Graduate Program?” International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 30. No. 5, pp. 1145 – 1165, (2014).
T. J. Moore, M. R. Jones, “Analysis of the conduction–radiation problem in absorbing, emitting, non-gray planar media using an exact method,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 73, pp. 804-809, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.02.029 (2014).
J. LeFevre, W. J. Bowman, M. R. Jones, “Numerical Simulation of Convection in Triangular Cavities to Predict Solar Still Performance,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 482 – 488, DOI: 10.2514/1.T4025 (2013).
D. P. Cundick, D. Maynes, T. J. Moore, D. R. Tree, M. R. Jones, L. L. Baxter, “In Situ Characterization of Ash Thermal Conductivity for Three Coal Types Formed Under Oxidizing and Reducing Conditions in a Lab Furnace,” Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 4 / 041002 (2012).
T. J. Moore, D.P. Cundick, M. R. Jones, D. R. Tree, R. D. Maynes, L. L. Baxter, “In Situ Measurements of the Spectral Emittance of Coal Ash Deposit,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, Vol. 112, pp. 1978–1986 (2011).
T. J. Moore, M. R. Jones, D. R. Tree, R. D. Maynes, L. L. Baxter, “An experimental method for making spectral emittance and surface temperature measurements of opaque surfaces,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 112, pp. 1191–1196 (2011).
M. R. Jones and V. P. Solovjov, ""Green's Function Approach to Nonlinear Conduction and Surface Radiation Problems,"" Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 132/024502-1 (2010). An extend version of this paper appreared in Proceedings of HT2009, 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2009-88033, July 13 - 19, San Francisco CA (2009).
R. S. Larson and M. R. Jones, “Reduced Order Modeling of Time-Dependent Reflectance Profiles from Purely Scattering Media,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, Vol. 109, pp. 201–209 (2008).
B. C. Liechty, M. M. Clark, M. R. Jones, R. S. Larson and B. L. Woolford, “Non-Linear Thermal Model of Circular Foil Heat Flux Gages,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 468 - 474 (2007).
D. J. Frankman, B. W. Webb and M. R. Jones, “Investigation of Lightpipe Volumetric Radiation Effects in RTP Thermometry,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 128, pp. 132- 141 (2006).
M. R. Jones, V. P. Solovjov, B. W. Webb and S. M. Salisbury, “Identification of appropriate source models for accurate diffusion modeling of radiative transfer in a non-absorbing foam layer,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 93, No. 1 – 3, pp. 125 – 137 (2005).
R. T. Roper and M. R. Jones, “Benchmark Solution for the Prediction of Temperature Distributions During Radiofrequency Ablation of Cardiac Tissue,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 126, pp. 519 – 522 (2004).
D. G. Barker and M. R. Jones, “Inversion of Spectral Emission Measurements to Reconstruct the Temperature Profile along a Blackbody Optical Fiber Thermometer,” Inverse Problems in Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 495-513 (2003).
D. G. Barker and M. R. Jones, “Temperature Measurements Using a High-Temperature Blackbody Optical Fiber Thermometer,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 125, No. 3, pp. 471-477 (2003).
M. R. Jones and D. G. Barker, “Use of Blackbody Optical Fiber Thermometers in High Temperature Environments,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 16, No.3, pp. 306 – 312 (2002).
M. R. Jones, “Inverse Analysis of Radiative Heat Transfer Systems,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 121, pp. 481-484 (1999).
M. R. Jones and Y. Yamada, “Determination of the asymmetry parameter and scattering coefficient of turbid media from spatially resolved reflectance measurements,” Optical Review Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 72-76 (1998).
M. R. Jones, S. G. Proskurin, Y. Tanikawa and Y. Yamada, “Application of the zooming method in near infrared imaging,” Physics in Medicine and Biology Vol. 42, pp. 1993-2009 (1997).
M. R. Jones, S. G. Proskurin, Y. Tanikawa and Y. Yamada, “Optical Tomography by Using the Zooming Method in the Inversion Process,” Japanese Journal of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 55-63 (1997) [in Japanese].
M. R. Jones, M. Q. Brewster, and Y. Yamada, “Application of a Genetic Algorithm to the Optical Characterization of Propellant Smoke,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 372-377 (1996).
M. R. Jones, Y. Yamada, and A. Tezuka, “Simulation of Optical Computed Tomography by an Inversion Method,” Transactions of the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Series A, Vol. 62, No. 595, pp. 842-846 (1996) [in Japanese].
M. R. Jones, A. Tezuka, and Y. Yamada, “Thermal Tomographic Detection of Inhomogeneities,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 117, pp. 969-975 (1995).
M. R. Jones, Y. Yamada, and A. Tezuka, “An Inversion Technique for Optical Computed Tomography Based on the Photon Diffusion Equation,” Japanese Journal of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering Vol. 33, Supplement 2, pp. 81-82 (1995) [in Japanese].
K. H. Leong, M. R. Jones, D. J. Holdridge, and M. Ivey, “Design and Test of a Polar Nephelometer,” Aerosol Science and Technology Vol. 23, pp. 341-356 (1995).
M. R. Jones, A. Tezuka, and Y. Yamada, “Thermal Tomographic Methods,” Journal of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 32-43 (1995).
M. R. Jones, B. P. Curry, M. Q. Brewster, and K. H. Leong, “Inversion of Light Scattering Measurements for Particle Size and Optical Constants: Theoretical Study,” Applied Optics Vol. 33, No. 18, pp. 4025-4034 (1994).
M. R. Jones, K. H. Leong, M. Q. Brewster, and B. P. Curry, “Inversion of Light Scattering Measurements for Particle Size and Optical Constants: Experimental Study,” Applied Optics Vol. 33, No. 18, pp. 4035-4041 (1994).
M. R. Jones and M. Q. Brewster, “Radiant Emission from the Aluminum-Water Reaction,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 109-118 (1991)
“Improved Compression of Time-Varying Simulation Data” US Patent Pending, Utah Valley Patent Docket Number:3066-01, Submitted October 7, 2014.
"Method for Determining the Asymmetry Parameter and Scattering Coefficient of Turbid Media from Spatially Resolved Reflectance Measurements," Japanese Patent Number 2832338.
ME EN 312 – Fluid Mechanics
ME EN 321 - Thermodynamics
ME EN 340 – Heat Transfer
ME EN 422 – Applied Thermodynamics
ME EN 521 – Intermediate Thermodynamics
ME EN 540 – Intermediate Heat Transfer
ME EN 595R – Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems
ME EN 642 – Radiative Heat Transfer
Research InterestsProfessor Jones is involved in research projects related to dynamic control of radiative surface properties, power harvesting, waste heat recovery, clean burning biomass cookstoves, reduced order modeling and analysis, the characterization of thermal fabrics for personal protective equipment, radio-frequency ablation of cardiac tissue and optical fiber thermometry.
Teaching InterestsProfessor Jones teaches heat transfer and thermodynamics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
- PHD, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING , UNIV OF ILLINOIS URBANA (1993)
- MS, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING , UNIV OF ILLINOIS URBANA (1990)
- BS, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING , BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (1988)
- ASME (1992 - Present)
- Committee/Council Member, International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (2018 - Present)
- Committee/Council Chair, ASME Heat Transfer Division, Committee on Heat Transfer in Energy Systems (K6) (2001 - Present)
- Other, SoundVision Productions (2015 - 2016)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, ASEE (2014 - 2015)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2014 - 2015)
- Other, SeaPerch Utah (2012 - 2013)