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Materials Chemistry Group


James Moloney


Research Interests:

  • Solid-state electrolyte materials for lithium ion batteries, especially those based on lithium lanthanum zirconium oxide (LLZO).
  • The challenges that arise at the interface between the solid electrolyte and the anode, and the multitude of ways to mitigate these issues.


  • PhD Candidate, Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge (UK), 2020-Present
  • MSci in Materials Science, University of Cambridge (UK), 2018-19
  • B.A. in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (UK), 2015-18

Research Experience:

  • MSci Project: “Manufacture and Testing of Safer Lithium Ion Batteries
  • 2018 Summer Placement: Investigating the annealing conditions to improve crystallinity in α-Ga2O3 for use in solar-blind photodetectors


  • J. Moloney, O. Tesh, M. Singh, J. W. Roberts, J. C. Jarman, L. C. Lee, T. N. Huq, J. Brister, S. Karboyan, M. Kuball, P. R. Chalker, R. A. Oliver, F. C-P. Massabuau, “Atomic layer deposited α-Ga2O3 solar-blind photodetectors”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2019, 52, 47.

Non-Academic Interests:

  • Photography, travelling, learning languages