Professor Jonathan Parker is a Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He provides expert technical support for projects associated with understanding the factors affecting damage in critical components in both traditional and advanced power plants.
Previous employment includes positions with the Central Electricity Generating Board (UK), Ontario Hydro (Canada), Replication Technology Inc, Failure Analysis Associates and Structural Integrity Associates, Inc (USA). Professor Parker has expertise in solving a wide range of engineering problems, particularly related to power utilities. As Head of Department of Material Science and Engineering at Swansea University (UK), he was responsible for advanced collaborative research, training, and consultative programs involving companies worldwide.
Personal expertise in characterization of materials structures and properties has been applied to specific industry relevant issues such as damage assessment including failure analysis and prevention, life prediction and asset management, and optimization of manufacturing processes with particular emphasis on welding and joining. This technical expertise, leveraged by extensive international contacts from industry, research organizations and Government Agencies complements the established engineering and inspection capabilities within EPRI.
Evaluation of options for weld repair of Grade 91 piping and components: Metallographic characterization
Science and Technology of Welding and Joining (2013) 18(6) 507-517