Dr Katie Jones
Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
2021 - Present Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry.
2019 - Present Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - University of Plymouth.
2017 - 2019 Environmental Research Consultant - PoreXpert Ltd.
2013 - 2018 Book Keeper 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
2021 - Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)Training
2021 - SALT-e Supporting Assessment, Learning and Teaching - extended
2021 - PGR Good Supervisory Practice
2020 - ISO9001:2015 auditor
2017 - General Laboratory and management training for ISO9001:2015
2015 - Nuclear Handling and Monitoring
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
I lecture on the Chemistry and Environmental Science program supporting modules from foundation through to masters level.
During my employment, I have completed a number of projects centred around the study, characterisation, and modelling of porous materials and their pore-level properties, including:
- Nuclear graphites
- Building materials
Details of the most recent projects are listed below:
2020 - Principal Investigator: EDF Energy, 24-months, £230k. Computational modelling of the porous structure, permeability and diffusive properties of nuclear graphite used in Advanced Gas-Cooled nuclear reactors.
2019 - Principal Investigator: EDF Energy, 6 months, £60k. Experimental characterisation and investigation of irradiation and radiolytic oxidation on the open/closed pore volume of nuclear graphites.
2019 - Principal Investigator: EDF Energy, 6 months, £60k. Effects of Irradiation on microporous space & Surface Properties of Nuclear-Grade Graphites.
2018 - Co-Principal Investigator: PoreXpert and YPF, 3 months, £30k. Experimental and visual characterisation of Vaca Muerta shale samples using Mercury Porosimetry, Pycnometry and FIB-SEM.
2018 - Co-Principal Investigator: PoreXpert and YPF, 3 months, 30k. Simulation of dimethyl ether enhanced water-flood EOR for selected Vaca Muerta shale samples using viscometry, FTIR and void network modelling approaches.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Kelly, S., White, R., Harris, W., Volkenandt, T., Tordoff, B., Laudone, G., Jones, Katie. L., Veater, B. (2021). Non-destructive Correlative 3D Characterization of Nuclear Graphite: From the Micro-scale to the Nano-scale. (pp. 553-562). Springer International Publishing. DOI
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.