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)

Biography

Biography

Qualifications

Experience

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

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

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 

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 

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

CHM1015 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 2

CHM1016 Physical and Computational Chemistry 2

CHM2013 Physical Chemistry

CHM3016 Advanced Physical Chemistry

ENVS001 Environmental Science

ENVS2007 Environmental Pollution

CHM5004 Quality Assurance and Accreditation

I have also assisted in the supervision of many undergraduate Chemistry students during their third-year research projects and am currently a third supervisor for a PhD graduate.

Research

Research

Research interests

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
  • Shale 
  • Electrodes
  • 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.

Publications

Publications

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

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.

Kelly S, White R, Harris W, Volkenandt T, Tordoff B, Laudone G, Jones K & Veater B (2021) 'Non-destructive Correlative 3D Characterization of Nuclear Graphite: From the Micro-scale to the Nano-scale' Springer International Publishing 553-562 , DOI Open access
Personal

Personal

Links

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

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