Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

Technology


Drop-In Graphene Encapsulation for Li-ion Cathode Materials. Drives Comprehensive Performance Improvement, including >35% Energy Density Increase, >30% Battery Cost Reduction, and Moving the Battery Industry 10-years Forward

Applications


Drones, Power tools, e-bikes

Immediate value proposition in power and low-temperature performance.

Electric Vehicles

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

Recycled materials

Comprehensive performance improvement enables direct recycle of cathode materials in new batteries

Team


Damien Despinoy

Chief Executive Officer

"Ted" Jung Woo Seo

Chief Technology Officer

Mark Hersam

Chief Scientific Officer

Sibo Niu

Battery Materials Engineer

Kelly Ogiesoba

Director of Business Development

Faith John

Research Fellow

"Vincent" Zhangyuan Gao

Research Intern

Matthew Bland

Research Intern

Timeline


 

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

News


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

Read More

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

Careers


Senior Battery Materials Scientist - Chicago, IL, USA

What you’ll do
We are looking for a Senior Battery Materials Scientist to support and lead the scale-up 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. This role reports to the Chief Technology Officer.
Key Responsibilities
  • Manage research projects focusing on material processing scale-up, material and electrochemical characterization, and commercial cell development and testing
  • Design and execute experiments to validate electrochemical performance of battery prototypes from coin cells to MLP / cylindrical cells
  • Design and execute experiments to troubleshoot and understand cell-level issues
  •  Collaborate with industry partners to help develop commercial cell prototypes around Volexion's materials
  •  Supervise a technical team to maintain lab operation and equipment
Required Qualifications
  • B.S./M.S. in electrochemistry, materials science, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Li-ion material synthesis, processing, and characterization
  • 3+ years of experience in Li-ion cell formulation and testing
  •  Ability to lead independent and joint research projects to success
  •  Effective communicator, collaborator, and project leader
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in electrochemistry, materials science, or related field
  • 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 (e.g., solid state)
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.
Benefits
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health (medical, dental, vision) and 401k
  • Competitive Paid Time-Off policy
Apply Now

Laboratory Supervisor - Chicago, IL, USA

What you’ll do
We are looking for a Laboratory Supervisor to actively enable, support and guide 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. This role reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

Key Responsibilities
  • Operate and maintain Volexion’s laboratory and pilot line equipment
  • Ensure safe, smooth and reliable operation
  • Develop and maintain Volexion’s operating procedures and quality control system
  • Operate graphene synthesis and battery materials production equipment
  • Characterize materials’ physical, chemical and electrical performance (e.g., SEM, XPS)
  • Build and test prototype batteries
  • Identify, suggest, design and implement process and operational improvement opportunities
Required Qualifications
  • Lab setup, lab operation, lab management and improvement tools (including EHS)
  • Laboratory and mechanical equipment operation and maintenance
  • Procurement and inventory management of chemicals, consumables, parts, and tools
  • Materials characterization equipment (e.g., SEM, XPS, TGA, electrochemical, titration)
  • Battery cell assembly equipment and processes
  • Battery cell testing (e.g., battery cyclers)
  • Organizational skills and ability to communicate (oral and written) with a multidisciplinary team
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3+ years of professional experience in material science laboratory and pilot line production
  • 3+ years of experience in battery prototyping and testing
  • Knowledge of commercial and emerging Li-ion battery materials and systems
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
Benefits
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health (medical, dental, vision) and 401k
  • Competitive Paid Time Off policy


Apply Now

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