Dr Katie Jones

Dr Katie Jones

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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


BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree

PhD entitled "A study of the effects of irradiation and radiolytic oxidation of the pore-level structure of Gilsocarbon nuclear graphite"
Additional training includes: 
  • Formally trained and working in an ISO 9001:2008 laboratory
  • Formally trained in the application of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System protocols in Environmental Radioactivity.
  • Trained in the handling and analysis of radioactive materials. 

Professional membership

Royal Society of Chemistry

STEM Ambassador operating in Cornwall 

Teaching interests

Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Environmental Science.

Research interests

Characterisation of porous materials specifically: 

  • Nuclear graphites
  • Shale 

Key publications

Laudone,Giuliano M., Gribble, Chris .M., Matthews, G. Peter and Jones, Katie.

L. 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. 2014. URL: https://www.fesipublishing.org.uk/product/the-4th-edf-energy-nuclear-graphite-symposium-engineering-challenges-associated-with-the-life-of-graphite-reactor-cores/

Jones, Katie. L., Laudone, Giuliano M. and Matthews, G. Peter. Characterisation

of Gilsocarbon Graphite by Pycnometry and Surface Area Analysis. Proceedings

of the 5th EDF Energy Nuclear Graphite Symposium. Southampton, UK. EMAS

Publishing. 2016. URL: https://www.fesipublishing.org.uk/product/science-and-engineering-in-collaboration-to-support-safe-operation-of-the-graphite-reactor-cores/

Jones, Katie. L., Laudone, Giuliano M. and Matthews, G. Peter. A multi-technique

experimental and modelling study of the porous structure of IG-110 and IG-430

nuclear graphite. Carbon. 2018, 128 (0008-6223), pp 1–11. ISSN: 0008-6223, URI

http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/10403. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2017.11.076

Matthews, G. Peter., Levy, C. L., Laudone,Giuliano M., Jones, Katie. L., Ridgway, Cathy., Hallin, Ingrid., Gazze, S. Andrea., Francis, Lewis., Schoelkopf,

Joachim ., Gane, Patrick A. C. Improved interpretation of mercury intrusion

and soil water retention percolation characteristics by inverse modelling and void

cluster analysis. Transport in Porous Media.  ISSN: 1573-1634, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-018-1087-1, URL:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-018-1087-1  

Laudone,Giuliano M., Jones, Katie. L. 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. Submitted

Key publications are highlighted

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