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Dr James Elliott

Dr James Elliott

Reader in Molecular Materials

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Office Phone: +44 1223 335987


James Elliot is a Reader in Molecular Materials at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in the University of Cambridge, with over 10 years’ experience of studying polymeric and polymer nanocomposite
. His most recent work focuses on the optimization of mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of carbon nanotube fibres, and modelling of carbon nanotube synthesis in collaboration with Q-Flo and Tortech. He was a Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo in 2008, where he led a collaborative project on modelling processes to control of chiral angle in nanotube synthesis by floating catalyst method.

Subject groups/Research projects

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Research Interests

Multiscale Materials Modelling - polymer electrolytes for fuel cell and battery applications, carbon nanocomposites with enhanced mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, and biomimetic composite materials.

Pharmaceutical Materials Science - packing, flow and compaction of pharmaceutical powders for tabletting and inhalation delivery, in situ imaging of particle motion during compaction, and comparison with finite element modelling.