Dr Katie Jones
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Dr Katie Jones

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Qualifications

Experience

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. 

Education

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

Additional training includes

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.

2015:   Completed Quality Management System protocols in Environmental Radioactivity.

Professional membership

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 

Teaching interests

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.

Research interests

Characterisation of porous materials specifically: 

  • Nuclear graphites
  • Shale 

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

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Laudone, Giuliano M., Jones, Katie. L. 2021. 'A Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulation for the evaluation of pore size distribution of graphite and activated carbon from Kr adsorption isotherms.' Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Submitted for publication.

Jones KL, Matthews GP & Laudone GM. 2020. 'The effect of irradiation and radiolytic oxidation on the porous space of Gilsocarbon nuclear graphite measured with mercury porosimetry and helium pycnometry' Carbon 158, 256-266, DOI Open access

Matthews GP, Levy C, Laudone GM, Jones K, Ridgway C, Hallin I, Gazze SA, Francis L, Whalley WR & Schoelkopf J. 2018. 'Improved Interpretation of Mercury Intrusion and Soil Water Retention Percolation Characteristics by Inverse Modelling and Void Cluster Analysis' Transport in Porous Media, DOI Open access

Jones KL, Laudone GM & Matthews GP. 2018. 'A multi-technique experimental and modelling study of the porous structure of IG-110 and IG-430 nuclear graphite' Carbon 128, 1-11, DOI Open access

Laudone GM, Gribble CM, Jones KL, Collier HJ & Matthews GP. 2015. 'Validated a priori calculation of tortuosity in porous materials including sandstone and limestone' Chemical Engineering Science 131, 109-117, DOI


Articles
Jones KL, Matthews GP & Laudone GM 2019 'The effect of irradiation and radiolytic oxidation on the porous space of Gilsocarbon nuclear graphite measured with mercury porosimetry and helium pycnometry' Carbon 158, 256-266 , DOI Open access
Matthews GP, Levy C, Laudone GM, Jones K, Ridgway C, Halllin I, Gazze SA, Francis L, Whalley WR & Schoelkopf J 2018 'Improved Interpretation of Mercury Intrusion and Soil Water Retention Percolation Characteristics by Inverse Modelling and Void Cluster Analysis' Transport in Porous Media , DOI Open access
Jones KL, Laudone GM & Matthews GP 2017 'A multi-technique experimental and modelling study of the porous structure of IG-110 and IG-430 nuclear graphite' Carbon 128, 1-11 , DOI Open access
Laudone GM, Gribble CM, Jones KL, Collier HJ & Matthews GP 2015 'Validated a priori calculation of tortuosity in porous materials including sandstone and limestone' Chemical Engineering Science 131, 109-117 , DOI
Conference Papers

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.

Links

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5999-8472

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-jones-63972179/