St John's College Oxford
Dr Josh Makepeace

Dr Josh Makepeace

Junior Research Fellow in Chemistry


I recently completed my D.Phil in Inorganic Chemistry at Lincoln College, Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Bill David and Professor Peter Edwards. I continue to work at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory in Oxford and am a visiting scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at the Harwell Campus.

Research Interests

The transition to a sustainable energy system is a key technological and scientific challenge of this century. Suitable energy storage technology will enable this transition by balancing the supply of energy from intermittent renewable sources and replacing fossil fuels in transportation. I am interested in the chemistry of energy storage materials, particularly materials for the storage of hydrogen and catalysts for the decomposition of ammonia. My research spans the design, characterisation and understanding of these materials.