Professor Jenny Jones

Professor Jenny Jones


Prof. Jones is a past EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow and a Professor in Sustainable Energy at the University of Leeds.  She is Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy.  She was Financial Manager and Co-Director of the £6.4 million EPSRC SUPERGEN Bioenergy Consortium (2003-2011), and is an executive member of the current SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub.  Prof. Jones holds a Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from the University of Calgary, Canada (1992), and a M.Sc. in Surface and Colloid Science from the University of Bristol.  She joined the Department of Fuel & Energy, University of Leeds in 1995, and was promoted to Professor in March 2008.  Prior to this, she pursued post-doctoral research at Northern Carbon Research Laboratories, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the area coal and carbon science.  She is author or co-author of approximately 250 journal and conference papers.


  • Director, Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy

Research interests

  • Sustainable Energy from Biomass
  • Torrefaction of Biomass and other pretreatment technologies
  • Ash behaviour
  • Biomass and Energy Crops Characterisation Methods
  • Biomass, Coal Combustion Models and Validation
  • Sustainable Energy with Low Carbon and Low Pollutant Emissions
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Applied Chemistry
  • MSc Surface and Colloid Science
  • BSc (Hons.) Chemistry

Professional memberships

  • FRSC (C.Chem)
  • M.Inst.E

Student education

My current teaching duties include research-led teaching in biomass and bioenergy, as well as directing projects on the research modules in the school.  I also lead skills and professional development training for post-graduate students as part of my role as Director for the CDT Bioenergy.


Research groups and institutes

  • Clean Combustion
  • Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-waste
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Futures

Current postgraduate researchers

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