Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

Drop-In Graphene Encapsulation for Li-ion Cathode Materials. Drives Comprehensive Performance Improvement, reaching 30%+ Energy Density Increase vs. today's State of the Art

Specialty applications

Immediate value proposition in power and low-temperature performance (e.g., power tools, drones)

Electric Vehicles

Enabling high-energy materials for longer driving range, improved safety, and lower costs

Low-Cobalt Materials

Comprehensive performance improvement and improved stability, safety of Low-Cobalt materials

Damien Despinoy

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Hersam

Chief Scientific Officer

Chao Li

Battery Materials Scientist

Nikhil Chaudhari

Battery Materials Scientist

Zehua He

Battery Materials Engineer

Xiaoyu Sui

Research Fellow

Steve Foster

Board Director

David Miller

Board Director

Sara Chamberlain

Board Observer

Jeffery Weiss

Board Observer

Simon Xue

Technical Advisor

 

Chain Reaction Innovations (Argonne National Lab)

Learn MoreAug 01, 2018
 

NSF STTR Phase I

Jul 01, 2019
 

$2M Seed Investment led by Clean Energy Ventures and Energy Foundry

Learn MoreApr 08, 2021
 

DOE SBIR Phase I

Jun 28, 2021
 

NSF STTR Phase II

Nov 26, 2021

Volexion : Semi-Finalist of Nature's Spinoff Prize

6/24/2021

Graphene coating firm secures funding to scale-up battery cathode technology

4/19/2021

Clean Energy Ventures leads investment battery startups Nth Cycle and Volexion; upstream, downstream

4/9/2021

Volexion secures $2 million in seed funding to scale battery cathode technology

4/9/2021

These energy storage startups just got a big cash injection

4/8/2021

Volexion Secures $2 Million in Seed Funding to Scale Battery Cathode Technology

4/8/2021

Volexion - NAATBatt Top 10 Emerging Company

2/8/2021

Volexion recognized as a Top 10 emerging company working in Advanced Battery Technology by NAATBatt

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Advanced battery material startup lands two employees on “40 Under 40” list

10/15/2020

Argonne-led Center Receives Award for Pivotal Discovery in Battery Technology

8/1/2019

Argonne-led center receives award for pivotal discovery in battery technology

7/31/2019

Director of R&D

Evanston, IL, USA - 002
What you'll do
The Director of R&D leads the technical team in developing and scaling-up our innovative coating solution. The Director of R&D is the primary contributor in defining and executing the company’s technology vision, strategy, and plans for growth. The role entails improving, and resolving, certain technological challenges of the company. In addition to coordinating the technical staff, the role entails interfacing with external stakeholders such as customers, development partners, and investors.

Key Responsibilities
■ Lead the definition and execution of the Company’s technology vision, including defining roadmap, milestones, timelines, experiment plans, and activities
■ Effectively communicate the company’s technology overview, status, and progress to industry partners, investors, federal agencies
■ Manage and guide the technical team, creating a collaborative environment that promotes effective teamwork and maximum impact
■ Develop new technological solutions and reduce time to practice through implementation of state-of-the-art testing
■ Ensure that best-in-class technology standards and lab operations are in the company’s DNA
■ Build partnerships to effectively manage complex R&D projects, including coordinating internal and external resources (e.g., customers, service providers, federal agencies)
Required Qualifications
■ BS or MS or PhD in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or related field
■ 5+ years Industry or R&D experience with advanced coatings and/or
■ 5+ years Industry or R&D experience with battery materials synthesis, processing, and characterization and/or
■ 5+ years Industry or R&D experience with battery cell design, testing, and troubleshooting
■ Effective and confident communicator, collaborator, and project leader
■ Demonstrated ability to effectively manage people
■ Ability to align multiple points of view and articulate a shared common goal
■ Excellent analytical and time-management skills

More Importantly
Volexion combines diverse approaches from unique disciplines to drive step change improvements in an industry with exponential growth and technological innovation. To build on this strength, we encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Benefits
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision insurance and 401k
Apply Now

Battery Materials Scientist

Evanston, IL, USA - 003
What you’ll do
We are looking for a Battery Materials Scientist to support and lead the development of our drop-in solution. Your role entails working in close collaboration with internal teams, with Senior Management and with External Stakeholders to iterate and create meaningful results.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage research projects focusing on material processing scale-up, material & electrochemical characterization, and Li-ion cell development and testing
  • Design and execute experiments to validate electrochemical performance of battery prototypes, incl. troubleshooting and iteration
  • Collaborate with industry partners to develop commercial cell prototypes based on Volexion's materials
  • Provide guidance and manage a technical team to maintain lab equipment and ensure operational continuity

Required Qualifications
  • B.S./M.S./PhD in electrochemistry, materials science, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in battery materials synthesis, processing, and characterization
  • 3+ years of experience in battery cell formulation and testing
  • Ability to lead independent and joint research projects to success
  • Effective communicator, collaborator, and project leader
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Direct experience with cathode surface coating and/or doping technologies
  • Direct experience with commercial-scale Li-ion cell production and testing
  • Knowledge of next-generation Li-ion technologies
We invite you to join our team if you
are a self-starter, who operates independently and goes the extra mile
enjoy teamwork, seek immediate impact, and want to grow with a rapidly evolving company,
proactively give constructive feedback and ask for resources critical to your mission,
are excited to take technology from pilot to industrial scale, and
can work with us in Chicago and Evanston, IL with US work authorization

Importantly
Volexion combines diverse approaches from unique disciplines to drive step change improvements in an industry with exponential growth and technological innovation. To build on this strength, we encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Our team is hiring multiple candidates in batteries and materials science and we encourage you to share this and related postings with your colleagues.
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision insurance and 401k
Apply Now

Battery Materials Engineer

Evanston, IL, USA - 003
What you’ll do
We are looking for a Battery Materials Engineer to support and lead the development of our drop-in solution. Your role entails working in close collaboration with Volexion’s internal teams, with Senior Management and with External Stakeholders to iterate and create meaningful results.

Key Responsibilities
  • Graphene precursor and battery materials synthesis and testing
  • Seek and validate optimization and scale-up opportunities
  • Characterization of materials’ physical, chemical and electrical performance (e.g., SEM, XPS)
  • Build prototype batteries and validate electrochemical performance
  • Develop and maintain Volexion’s operating procedures and quality control system
  • Generate reports and presentations for customers, investors, and internal deliverables

Required Qualifications
  • M.S. or B.S.in chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or related field
  • Ability to lead joint research projects with industrial customers
  • Effective communicator, collaborator, and project leader
  • Ability to build out new process systems and develop best-in-class Operation and Quality Systems
  • Proficiency in Excel or Matlab or equivalent software for data management and analysis
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience in materials synthesis and materials characterization
  • 3+ years of experience in Li-ion electrode formulation, battery prototyping, and electrochemical testing
  • Knowledge of commercial and emerging Li-ion battery materials
  • Experience with battery systems (design, development, prototyping)
We invite you to join our team if you:
  • are a self-starter, who operates independently and goes the extra mile
  • enjoy teamwork, seek immediate impact, and want to grow with a rapidly evolving company,
  • proactively give constructive feedback and ask for resources critical to your mission,
  • are excited to take technology from pilot to industrial scale, and
  • can work with us in Chicago and Evanston, IL with US work authorization

More importantly
Volexion combines diverse approaches from unique disciplines to drive step change improvements in an industry with exponential growth and technological innovation. To build on this strength, we encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Our team is hiring multiple candidates in batteries and materials science and we encourage you to share this and related postings with your colleagues.
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health (medical, dental, vision) and 401k
Apply Now

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