Dr. Steven Chu, former US Secretary of Energy and Nobel Laureate, recently joined the Board of Directors at Amprius.
Amprius is developing and currently sampling high capacity lithium-ion batteriy silicon anodes, which together with Li-S batteries are one of the two most likely next-generation battery technologies
Chu’s presence gives credence to the company, so the is hope that it will not collapse like Envia did.
Dr. Steven Chu stated:
”Higher-energy and longer-lasting batteries are in high demand for numerous applications, from consumer electronics to electric transportation. Amprius has exciting technology and strong scientific and commercial leadership. I look forward to advising Amprius’ development of silicon-based anodes, advanced cathodes, and next-generation batteries.”
Earlier this month Amprius secured $30 million funding.
Amprius CEO Kang Sun commented:
”Amprius is currently sampling and selling high-energy density batteries. We are delighted that former Energy Secretary Steven Chu is joining Amprius’ Board of Directors. Dr. Chu is a world-renowned scientist and leader whose ideas and experience will help Amprius accelerate the development of even higher-energy batteries.”
Dr. Yi Cui, Amprius Co-Founder, Board Member, and Stanford University Professor, remarked:
”Dr. Chu will bring incredible intellectual horsepower, vision, and experience to Amprius. I am thrilled to have him on board.”
We too are thrilled to see Dr. Chu back in action.