Dr. Susan H Jones

Dr. Susan H Jones

Lecturer in Chemistry

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB063

+44 (0) 1772 89 4023

shjones@uclan.ac.uk; susan.jones@cageconcepts.com

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Forensic Science, Materials Chemistry

Susan, a Materials/Composites Chemist has expertise producing Zeolite Monoliths/Structures, Carbon/Zeolite Composite Structures and in the field of Materials/Nanomaterials. She has Patents (granted and pending) for producing Channelled, High Fluid Transport Zeolite Monolithic Structures to adsorb Greenhouse Gases (specifically HFC-134a (hydrofluorocarbon134a - Freon) GWP100 = 1300, Methane GWP100 = 25 and Carbon Dioxide GWP100 = 1.  These materials can be used for Forensic Science and Biomedical Science purposes.  However, her main aim/mission in life is to use these Zeolite Monolithic High Fluid Transport Structures for their Catalytic Properties to Convert Greenhouse Emissions to Usable Products (Reforming).


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Along with being an Lecturer at UCLan and teaching in the areas of Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Science, Susan is the CEO and owner of her own company (Cage Concepts Ltd). She has patents (pending and recently granted) in the US, and Europe pertaining to channelled, high fluid transport zeolite monolithic materials and zeolite/carbon composites (for use in environmental management i.e. greenhouse gas capture, ion exchange and also in medical devices). She has a PhD in Zeolite/Carbon Materials /Composites Chemistry obtained from Surrey University (2010), Dissertation entitled: ‘Nanoporous Carbon/Zeolite Composites for the Adsorption of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC)’. Her undergraduate degree was in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry (MChem 2.1 Honours, also Surrey University - 2004) and she has a PGCE from Oxford University (2012). She previously worked as an Analytical Chemist for TATATM, a Composites Chemist for MASTcarbonTM and carried out a Post Doctoral Research project for the Dstl (MoD) on Nano Thin Films.  Prior to her scientific career she worked as a Manager in the Leisure Industry and has lived in places as far flung as Gabon, Liberia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Austria, France, Bolton, Worsley, Liverpool, The Wirral, Manchester, Bristol, Surrey, Oxford and Cheshire


Susan Hilda Jones and Paul Sermon.  US Patent No. 9,339,788.  Zeolites and Composites Incorporating Zeolites (Granted May 2016)

Susan Hilda Jones.  Divisional US Patent Application No. 15/130,522, Attorney Docket No. 0124221_Div1, EFS ID 25510664 "Zeolite Monolith And Method Of Making The Same, Composite With Zeolite Monolith And Method Of Making The Same, And Method For Incorporating Two Or More Zeolite Monoliths" (Patent pending 2018)

A European Patent, a second US Divisional Patent and a Continuation in Part US Patent are currently pending (2018-2019).

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Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Member of the Institute of Physics (IoP)
  • Member of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
  • Member of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining (IoM3)
  • Member of the Woman’s Engineering Society (WES)
  • Member (associate) of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Research Activities

Materials Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry:

Channelled, high fluid transport, zeolite monolithic structures and zeolite/carbon composite materials for use in medical devices (kidney dialysis, electronic breath materials) and for environmental pollution control i.e. adsorption and catalytic conversion of GHG’s and TIC’s, ion exchange for polluted waste water clean-up (radioactive elements, heavy metals etc.)


Module tutor for: Foundation Chemistry (Year 0), Introduction to Chemistry for Students of Forensic Science (Year 1), Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry (Year 2), Forensic Chemistry, Chemical Analysis and Alcohol Toxicology (Year 3) and Advanced Analytical Toxicology (Year 4).  Susan is on the Health and Safety Committee, a member of the Business Development Group and a Staff Champion.


  • Materials for Intensifying Bio Markers in Breath Samples of Substance Abusers
  • Materials for Room Temperature Preservation of Forensic Samples.
  • Digestion and Elemental Analysis of Hair and Nail Samples
  • Analysis of Biomedical Science Materials for metabolite analysis
  • Analysis and Assessment of E-Cigarettes v IQOS Cigarettes
  • Analysis of Cigarette smoking v E-Cigarettes Metabolites
  • Analysis of Markers in Oil Spill Media (water, soils etc.)
  • Materials to Concentrate Metabolites for Electronic Breath Analysis.
  • Nano Thin Films for Use in Fuel Cells and/or Photovoltaics
  • Materials as Catalysts for the Conversion/Reforming of Greenhouse Gases to Usable Products.
  • Analysis of Reservoir, River, Sea and Tap Water for Gaseous Molecules and Elemental Content.
  • Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Content of Soil Samples
  • Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon and Other Markers in Oil Spills


  • Synthesis of LTA zeolite in the pores of unmodified carbon supports. ACerS, 31st Inter. Confer. Proc. US - January 2007.
  • LTA and NaX zeolite/carbon composite materials. Presented at the Chemistry Innovations Annual Conference, Loughborough, November 2007.
  • Synthesis of zeolite in the pores of unmodified carbon supports for ammonia adsorption and other TIC. Presented to the British Zeolite Association, Annual Conference, Keele, June 2008.
  • LTA and NaX zeolite/carbon composites materials for GHG and TIC adsorption. Presented at the Euromat (Euromaterials) Annual Conference, Glasgow, Sept. 2009.
  • Synthesis of LTA, NaX and H-SOD in the pores of unmodified carbon supports for HFC-134a (GHG) and ammonia (TIC) adsorption. Presented at the Surrey ‘Local Heroes’ Colloquium, November 2010.
  • CO2-sequestration using zeolite/carbon nanocomposites and zeolite-only replicas of carbon templates. 11th Inter. Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization - ICCDU XI - France, June 2011.
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) on Carbon/zeolite composites, RSC Early Career Energy Sector Chemists Symposium, Cranfield University, November 2012.
  • Nominated for the American Ceramic Society Future Leaders Program Award, attended ACerS Conference, Baltimore, USA, April 2014.