Dr Chris Jones

Operations Director

Chris Jones joined Imperial College in November 2015 to lead the operational aspects of the Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI).

After completing his PhD in heterogeneous catalysis (Cardiff, 2004), Chris has held significant roles across both public and private sectors ‎within research and innovation management. Chris joined the Sustainable Gas Institute from BlackBerry UK Limited where he spent almost five years working globally to advance collaborative university research programs and technology scouting within the company’s Advanced Concepts group.

Chris had previously been successful in a variety of roles at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Swindon working with the UK academic and business communities across sectors including Information, Communication Technologies, Physical Sciences and Nanotechnology. His focus there included development of investment strategy, corporate partnerships, research grants and peer review, research impact and evaluation.