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Korybalski Lecture to Feature Dr. Marshall Jones


Dr. Marshall JonesOn May 6, the ME department will welcome Dr. Marshall Jones to the Chrysler Center for the 4th Annual Korybalski Lecture in Mechanical Engineering. Jones’ lecture, “Never Give Up, the Marshall Jones Story,” will take place at 4pm in the Chesebrough Auditorium, and will be followed by a reception. Anyone interested in attending the lecture should register online.

This presentation will chronicle the journey of Dr. Marshall G. Jones from his birth at Southampton Hospital on Long Island where he grew up on a duck ranch to his current position as a Principal Engineer and a Coolidge Fellow at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY. This journey will highlight some of the challenges that he overcame in elementary and high school which led him to U of M and how U of M help prepare him for a wonderful career at GE Global Research. Dr. Jones will briefly highlight a few of his contributions to GE in his area of research in laser technology. He will also address his contribution to society in inspiring youth, with his laser show, to consider the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields.

Dr. Marshall G. Jones joined GE Global Research in 1974 as a mechanical engineer after receiving his M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts. He received his B.S. in the same field from the University of Michigan. Dr. Jones, a Principal Engineer, has performed research and development work for all the industrial business segments of GE. He has spent most of his GE career addressing laser material processing, laser device development and fiber optics which has afforded him 49 U.S. patents, 31 foreign patents, and over 45 publications. Dr. Jones is a GE-Global Research Coolidge Fellow and is member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering and the Laser Institute of America (LIA). He serves or has served on both local and national boards. Dr. Jones has received many community and technical awards including the GE Phillippe Award (community service) in 1992 and the 2007 Arthur Schawlow Award (LIA’s highest technical achievement award).