Dr Katie Jones
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
2018 - Present Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - University of Plymouth
2017 - 2019 Environmental Scientist - Angus International Safety Group
2013 - 2018 Book Keeper - PoreXpert Ltd
2013 - 2018 Environmental Consultant and Customer Support Manager - PoreXpert Ltd.
2014- 2018 PhD - Physical Chemistry - University of Plymouth.
- Thesis title: A study of the effects of irradiation and radiolytic oxidation of the pore-level structure of Gilsocarbon nuclear graphite
2011 - 2013 BSc(hons) First Class - Chemistry - University of Plymouth
2020-2021: Undertaking ISO9001:2008 audit training.
2018: Completed gas cylinder handling.
2017: Completed general laboratory ISO9001:2008 training.
2015: Completed nuclear handling and monitoring course.
MRSC - Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
STEM Ambassador for the South West
Member of women in Science, Technology and Mathematics in Plymouth (WISP)
Member of South West Outreach
Friend of the Earth Training
I have assisted and covered lectures for both the Chemistry and Environmental Science programme, primarily:
- Physical Chemistry
- Environmental Pollution.
I have also assisted in the supervision of many undergraduate research projects (BSc) and am currently part of the supervisory team for a PhD graduate.
Characterisation of porous materials specifically:
- Nuclear graphites
2020 - Present Research project on the computational modelling of the porous structure, permeability and diffusion properties of graphite used in Advanced Gas-Cooled nuclear reactors (funded by EDF Energy).
2019 Research project on the experimental characterisation and investigation of irradiation and radiolytic oxidation on the open/closed pore volume of nuclear graphites (funded by EDF Energy).
2018 Research Project on the Effects of Irradiation on Micro-Pores Space \& Surface Properties of Nuclear-Grade Graphites (funded by EDF Energy).
2018 Research project on the experimental and visual characterisation of Vaca Muerta shale samples using Mercury Porosimetry, Pycnometry and FIB-SEM (in collaboration with PoreXpert and funded by YPF).
2017 Research project on the simulation of dimethyl ether enhanced water-flood EOR for selected Vaca Muerta shale samples using viscometery, FTIR and void network modelling approaches (in collaboration with PoreXpert and funded by YPF).
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Jones, Katie. L., Laudone, Giuliano M. and Matthews, G. Peter. 2019 'Modelling of the combined void size distributions obtained for pycnometry; gas adsorption and mercury porosimetry.' Proceedings of the 6th EDF Energy Nuclear Graphite Symposium. Southampton, UK. EMAS Publishing.
Jones, Katie. L., Laudone, Giuliano M. and Matthews, G. Peter. 2016 'Characterisation of Gilsocarbon Graphite by Pycnometry and Surface Area Analysis.' Proceedings of the 5th EDF Energy Nuclear Graphite Symposium. Southampton, UK.EMAS Publishing.
Laudone, Giuliano M., Gribble, Chris .M., Matthews, G. Peter and Jones, Katie. L. 2014 'Measurement and modelling of void structure and diffusion processes within Gilsocarbon graphite.' Proceedings of the 4th EDF Energy Nuclear Graphite Symposium. Engineering Challenges Associated with the Life of Graphite Reactor Cores, Nottingham, UK. EMAS Publishing.