Our mission

Our mission is to support the development of a decarbonized global economy through materials innovation.

We work closely with our partners to identify the right balance of tools and services for their needs.

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Our story

Aionics, Inc. was founded in 2018 by Drs. Austin Sendek and Lenson Pellouchoud, with the goal of empowering companies to apply cutting-edge A.I. approaches to accelerate their in-house R&D. Aionics has since become a recognized leader in the field of battery informatics, guiding research efforts at universities, high-visibility battery startups like Form Energy, and international corporates like Showa Denko in Japan.

The Aionics cloud-based materials informatics platform was launched in 2019; among the first users was Cuberg, Inc., an innovative lithium metal battery startup that has since been acquired by European giant Northvolt. Prof. Venkat Viswanathan of Carnegie Mellon University joined the company as Chief Scientist in 2020 after being inspired by Aionics’ rapid growth and success in driving improved R&D outcomes across the industry.

Today, Aionics is committed to providing the best tools, data, and models, so materials innovators can spend less time on data infrastructure and more time on the activities that build lasting internal expertise and enduring company value.

Our timeline


    Venkat launches SEED: System for Electrolyte Exploration and Discovery.

    Early 2017

    Austin publishes the first ML-guided screening of battery materials study.

    Late 2017

    Austin presents this work in Venkat's group seminar at CMU.

    Early 2018

    Inspired by Austin's work, Venkat publishes ML-guided screening study for solid electrolytes to suppress dendrites.

    Late 2018

    Austin begins materials informatics consulting as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    Early 2019

    Aionics is founded in close partnership with data science incubator Rho AI, and Lenson joins as the technical lead.

    Late 2019

    Venkat receives ARPA-E award for ML-accelerated energy materials discovery.

    Early 2020

    Aionics, Inc. spins out of Rho AI incubator as standalone corporation.

    Late 2020

    Venkat joins as Chief Scientist.


    The Aionics platform expands beyond ML materials discovery to include cycle life prediction, process optimization, searchable materials databases, and technoeconomic sensitivity analysis.

Meet our team

Dr. Austin Sendek

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Lenson Pellouchoud

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Venkat Viswanathan

Chief Scientist

Constantine Athanitis

Data Scientist

Sahil Batra

VP of Marketing & Growth

Kezia Badulid

Operations Manager

Dr. Peter Schindler

Senior Scientist

Kristine Badulid


Eugen Bleck

Web Developer

Tyler Martin


Sibora Seranaj

Data Scientist

Meet our interns

Meet our amazing group of summer 2021 interns! We are so thrilled to have these individuals on our team.

Schedule a meeting with our team

Schedule a 15-minute introductory consultation with the Aionics team to assess the applicability of materials informatics to your R&D.