Jonathan – Materials Technologist

Profile from STEMNET’s Leading Light series of a new generation of young people using their STEM skills to push the boundaries, and to make the world a better and more exciting place to live.

“I can be doing 1,000 different things in one day – there’s nothing routine about my job and that’s what makes it so fun.”

Jonathan Taylor

As a materials technologist at Rolls Royce, Jonathan Taylor takes new product ideas from jet engine designers and identifies the materials needed to turn each idea into reality.

Jonathan says: “Young people are the innovators of the future. Who knows how fast technology will develop and what positive impact this progress will have.”

Jonathan is pictured with the Zwick mechanical test machines that he uses to test how and when materials break.


Profile courtesy of STEMNET
Photography by Richard Cannon