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Dr Edmund Cussen

Senior Lecturer

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

Dr Eddie Cussen obtained his degree in Materials Chemistry at the University of Nottingham in 1995. He then moved to the University of Oxford to study for his doctorate under the supervision of Dr Peter Battle. After carrying out postdoctoral research with Prof. Matthew Rosseinsky at the University of Liverpool Eddie was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2002. He initially held this at the University of Nottingham before taking up a Lectureship in at Strathclyde in 2006.  In 2010 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer.


NASICON LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte (M=Zr) and electrode (M=Ti) materials for all solid-state Li-ion batteries with high total conductivity and low interfacial resistance
El-Shinawi Hany, Regoutz Anna, Payne David J., Cussen Edmund J., Corr Serena A.
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A, (2018)
Scalable continuous production of high quality HKUST-1 via conventional and microwave heating
McKinstry Colin, Cussen Edmund J., Fletcher Ashleigh J., Patwardhan Siddharth V., Sefcik Jan
Chemical Engineering Journal Vol 326, pp. 570-577, (2017)
Enhancement of the lithium ion conductivity of Ta-doped Li7La3Zr2O12 by incorporation of calcium
El-Shinawi Hany, Cussen Edmund J., Corr Serena A.
Dalton Transactions Vol 46, pp. 9415-9419, (2017)
Insulating to metallic behaviour in the cation ordered perovskites Ba2Nd1xFexMoO6
Coomer Fiona Claire, Corr Serena, Cussen Edmund
Journal of Materials Chemistry C Vol 5, pp. 3056-3064, (2017)
Synthesis and ionic conductivity studies of In- and Y-doped Li6Hf2O7 as solid-state electrolyte for all-solid state Li-ion batteries
Amores M., Corr S. A., Cussen E. J.
Journal of the Electrochemical Society Vol 164, pp. A6395-A6400, (2017)
Low-temperature densification of Al-doped Li7La3Zr2O12 : a reliable and controllable synthesis of fast-ion conducting garnets
El-Shinawi Hany, Paterson Gary, MacLaren Donald A, Cussen Edmund, Corr Serena
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A Vol 5, pp. 319-329, (2017)

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Research interests

Our research examines the structural and bonding arrangements that underpin a diverse range of properties of complex crystalline solids.  Currently active projects include:

  • synthesis of new electronic materials the show metal/insulator transitions and magnetoresistance
  • examination of the gas sorption properties of coordination polymers
  • synthesis and characterisation of new ceramic compounds that contain highly mobile ions for use as solid-state electrolytes
  • development of new low-temperature syntheses to give functional materials that are inaccessible by conventional high temperature preparative routes

Our laboratory is well equipped for solid state synthesis with a range of furnaces as well as facilities for preparing and handling air-sensitive materials.  We use in-house diffraction facilities to follow the progress of reactions and make extensive use of large-scale neutron and X-ray facilities both within the UK and overseas.

Professional activities

16th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry
Invited Presentation at "Advances in Li-Battery Research UK 2015"
RSC Solid State Group Christmas Meeting 2014
"Cheap batteries will not provide miracle boost to renewable energy market" Letter in the Guardian.
XXII International Materials Research Congress
Invited speaker
XXII International Materials Research Congress

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All-Solid-State Batteries with Li and Na Anodes - Equipment
Cussen, Edmund (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2018 - 28-Feb-2021
Design and high throughput microwave synthesis of Li-ion battery materials
Cussen, Edmund (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 30-Sep-2019
Lithium diffusion in fast ion conducting garnets for solid-state batteries
Cussen, Edmund (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2013
New Energy Materials for Hydrogen Storage and Lithium Batteries
Cussen, Edmund (Principal Investigator)
A project being run jointly and equally between Prof. Duncan Gregory (Chemsitry, Univ. of Glasgow) and Dr Cussen to develop lithium based materials that undergo superionic transitions associated with hydrogen release and uptake. These phases strong candidates for entirely new energy materials in either high-gravimetric density hydrogen storage or in electrolytes for solid state lithium batteries.
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 01-Apr-2016
BTG- Pump-Priming Award
Fletcher, Ashleigh (Principal Investigator) Cussen, Edmund (Principal Investigator)
This multidisciplinary novel project proposes exploiting biological methodologies for preparation and optimisation of green nanostructured silicas for use as adsorbents for effective CO2 capture (an EPSRC Priority area: Carbon Capture & Storage – CCS). The proposed green method produces superior materials without attendant pollution and high energy usage. This will be the first study utilising bioinspired silicas for CCS – giving the UK the opportunity to be a world leader. Outcomes envisaged include an invention disclosure on preparation of materials for CO2 capture, a 4* publication and two EPSRC proposals.
Period 05-Sep-2011
Royal Society Fellowship for Dr Edmund Cussen
Cussen, Edmund (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2007 - 30-Sep-2010

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