Our Market


Smart Phones

Electric Cars

Our Advantages

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Ultra-thin metal anode can double energy density and achieve 1200 Wh/L and 400 Wh/kg.



Non-flammable and non-volatile, and can safely operate at elevated temperatures.



Can be manufactured using existing Li-ion infrastructure, and leverage an open ecosystem.

Latest News

Sep. 8, 2016: SolidEnergy is the proud sponsor of Nature Energy focus issue on Post Lithium-ion Batteries.

Jan. 29, 2016: SolidEnergy raises $12M in Series B financing led by a major US auto company, and syndicated by SAIC, Applied Ventures, and all existing investors who participated in Series A.

Oct. 28, 2015: SolidEnergy is the proud sponsor of Nature Outlook on Batteries


Our Team

Tom Abdou
Director of Facilities
Previously worked at A123 Waltham, has more than 20 years of experience as an electrician and facility management.
Lu Chen
Product Engineer
Previously worked on advanced electrode materials (especially sulfur cathode) and gummy electrolyte. Possesses several years of experience with battery design in academia and industry. Received her M.S. in Materials Science from Washington State University.
Jason Cheng
Senior Product Engineer
Previously worked at Schlumberger, Contour Energy and Eagle Picher, has >15 years of experience in product development and lean manufacturing.
Qichao Hu
Founder & CEO
Dropped out of Harvard to pursue clean tech entrepreneurship. Started SolidEnergy and worked out of the bankrupt A123 in the early days. Has observed and learned from the failures in the battery industry and is determined to change it.
Jaehee Hwang
Senior Project Lead
Previously worked as a scientist at Pellion and research assistant at Northeastern University with K. M. Abraham.
Mackenzie King
VP of Product Development
Previously worked at Entegris and ATMI, has >20 years of experience in leading change management, developing core competence, and executing strategic initiatives, across semiconductor, electrochemistry, and materials industries.
Jody Klaassen
Senior Product Technologist
Previously worked at Medtronic and Cymbet on various lithium batteries. Received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from MIT. He enjoys working on home improvement projects and woodworking, and building “imagination” projects with his son, Ben.
Wentao Li
Principal Scientist
Previously worked at BASF/Novolyte on electrolyte additives for high voltage Li-ion cathodes
Yury Matulevich
Senior Product Engineer
Previously worked at Samsung SDI as a senior engineer for 9 years on silicon-based anodes and solid electrolytes for lithium batteries. Received his PhD in Physics from Moscow State University. He likes traveling and hiking near the ocean.
Bruce Lei Peng
Received his Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and BS in Economics from Peking University.
Board Director
Board Director
Managing director at a US auto ventures
Board Director
Board Director
Managing Director at Shanghai Auto (SAIC)
Prof. Donald Sadoway
Chief Science Advisor
John F. Elliot Professor of Materials Chemistry at MIT. A noted expert on electrochemistry and batteries for both portable and stationary energy storage applications.
Rajendra P. Singh
Principal Chemist
Has over 15 years of experience as a synthetic chemist in organic synthesis, battery electrolytes, additives, salts, and ionic liquids.
YK Son
Principal Engineer/Product Lead
Previously worked at Apple, Johnson Controls, SK Innovation, A123 Korea and Samsung SDI, has 15 years of experience in product development and cell design, and is passionate to do something that will have a big impact on society.
Rajesh Swaminathan
Board Observer
Investment director at Applied Ventures
Yang Tang
Project Leader
Previously worked at Reresearch. Received her Masters in Chemistry from Boston College and Bachelors from Fudan University. She’s too cool to share any personal information with the public.
ChoonChong Tay
Board Director
Managing partner at Vertex Ventures
Arun Tiru
New Material Project Leader
Previously worked at Contour Energy on Li/CFx chemistry. Received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Texas at Austin under Dr. Arumugam Manthiram.
Ralph Wise
VP of Business Operations
Previously worked at BASF and Ultralife, has >23 years of experience in Li-ion and Li primary battery and materials, ranging from product development to business development, across consumer, industrial and military applications.
Jian Xia
Product Technologist
Previously worked as a postdoc with Jeff Dahn at Dalhousie University researching electrolyte and additives for high voltage cathodes.
Wenxiang Xue
Board Director
Managing director at Longsiang Investment
Leran Larry Zou
Product Technologist
Received his masters in NanoEngineering from UC San Diego and bachelors in Chemistry from Peking University. He came a long way here trying to make the world a battery place.


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