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Meet the TEAM

Executive Team


Benson Lam, PhD


25 yrs of business management encompassing engineering development, product commercialization, licensing, & P&L management

Former SVP & GM of Qualcomm


Weikang Li, PhD


10 yrs in cathode synthesis, modification, and recycling.

Research Scientist, UC San Diego


Zheng Chen, PhD


15 yrs in recycling &  sustainable battery technologies

Co-founder of Unigrid

Associate Professor, UC San Diego

Board of Advisors


Shirley Meng, PhD


  • 20 yrs in energy technologies

  • Chief Scientist of ACCESS at ANL

  • Co-founder of Unigrid & South 8

  • Professor, U of Chicago

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Derek K Aberle, JD


  • Co-founder & vice chairman of XCOM Labs

  • CEO of Prospector Capital Corp

  • Former president of Qualcomm and head of its licensing program

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Mike Ferry


  • Director of Energy Storage & Systems at UC San Diego

  • Co-Founder of Smartville Inc

  • Former COO of Oxygen Initiative


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