Professor Abbie Jones
Research Area Lead: Nuclear Materials
Professor Abbie Jones is the Research Area lead for the Nuclear Materials Research Area
Abbie Jones is the Research Area Lead for Nuclear Materials within the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials and a Professor of Nuclear Graphite Engineering within the Department of MACE. Her research focuses on the fundamental behaviour nuclear graphite for use in reactor systems. Prof Jones’ research team undertakes independent research and advice of graphite behaviour of Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGR) to support the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
Prof Jones’ is actively involved in many UK and international coordinated research programmes, including FP7, EPSRC, Innovate UK and the IAEA. Prof Jones has attracted over £10 Million in grants as PI and Co-I from various bodies including UK Government, funding councils (UK and EU) and consultancy to support R&D in nuclear. She is Co-I for a £2M National Nuclear user group facility for Molten Salts in Nuclear Technology and currently has a patent pending in graphite decontamination using molten salt processes. Professor Jones’ research underpins one 4* Research Excellence Framework impact case (2015) and leads one Impact Case for REF 2021. Abbie is also a member of the Graphite Technical Advisory Committee for the ONR, a committee member and work package leader of an IAEA International decommissioning network on Irradiated Graphite Processing Approaches (GRAPA) and has extensive collaborations with UK and worldwide industrial nuclear organisations.