Dr. John Paul Jones
Dr. John-Paul Jones is currently a technologist at JPL working in the Electrochemical Research, Technology, & Engineering Group with research projects in lithium-ion batteries, primary lithium batteries, atomic layer deposition techniques, molten salt batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, electrochemical oxygen production, and astrobiology. He is primarily engaged in fundamental research to develop new battery chemistry and understand it, with an overall focus is on energy storage and conversion for space systems. After receiving his B.S. in chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2007, he worked on synthetic biofuels at Amyris Biotechnologies in Emeryville, California. He then went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Southern California in 2015 where he received the William P. Weber award for Outstanding Graduate Research in 2014 for research in synthetic fluorine chemistry, computational chemistry, and electrochemistry.