Prof. Janina Molenda
- National Science Centre Poland
- AcademiaNet member since 04.11.2013
- AcademiaNet- Selection Criteria
- Department of Hydrogen Energy, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow
- Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Area of specialisation
Materials for lithium-ion batteries, materials for sodium-ion batteries, materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, nonstoichiometric compounds, fundamental studies of transport properties of solids, metal – insulator transitions, HTc superconductors, electrochromic effect
Research activity of Prof. J. Molenda is carried out in three main fields: Lithium ion Batteries, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and High Temperature Superconductors.
Her studies focus on basic research concerning physicochemical properties of materials and their optimization as well as on technological aspects of application of the studied materials in Li-ion batteries and SOFC. The main area of interest in Li-ion batteries covers mechanisms of electrochemical intercalation of alkaline metal ions into transition metal compounds MaXb (M = transition metal, X = O, S) with layered or 3D framework structure. Proposed electronic model of the intercalation process allow for prediction and design of operational properties of intercalated electrode materials.
Her comprehensive study of structural, transport and electrochemical properties of transition metal oxides lead to the designation of an important relationship between the crystallographic structure, electronic structure, transport properties and reactivity in relation to lithium.
Establishing this relationship is extremely important for the design of functional properties of the materials for Li-ion batteries. Professor J. Molenda is the author of over 140 publications in the field of Li-ion batteries and fuel cells with international circulation.
Distinctions and Awards
- Membership in scientific bodies
English, French, Polish, Russian
1979: Semiconducting properties of ferrous sulphide at high temperatures
- 1984: Correlation between electronic and electrochemical properties of NaxCOO2 bronze. Electronic model of intercalation process
PostDoc qualification, e.g. Habilitation
1988: Relation between electronic structure and electrochemical properties of AxMX2 layered compounds