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Aionics Named Honoree in “Small and Mighty” Category of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards

From a solution to repurpose cold plasma to treat seeds to 3D printed living seawalls, the eighth annual awards honor new and inspiring solutions to the most daunting challenges of today. PALO ALTO, Calif. [May 14, 2024] — The winners and honorees of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, highlighting freshContinue reading “Aionics Named Honoree in “Small and Mighty” Category of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards”

Aionics Named to CB Insights’ AI 100 2024

CB Insights today named Aionics to its eighth-annual AI 100, showcasing the 100 most promising private AI companies of 2024. “AI is taking off at lightning speed, and it’s not just big tech companies at the forefront of it,” said Deepashri Varadharajan, director of AI research at CB Insights. “Our AI 100 winners – many of themContinue reading “Aionics Named to CB Insights’ AI 100 2024”

Aionics partners with Cellforce, featured in TechCrunch and MIT Technology Review

We are excited to unveil that Aionics has entered into a joint development partnership with CELLFORCE GROUP to design the next generation of batteries for electric vehicles on beyond. The announcement was initially made on October 5th, 2023 by CEO Austin Sendek on the stage of the UP.Partners UP Summit 2023 and, at the sameContinue reading “Aionics partners with Cellforce, featured in TechCrunch and MIT Technology Review”

Record-Breaking Solid Electrolyte Discovered by Machine Learning, Confirmed by Experiments

Can machine learning and quantum mechanical simulation techniques actually lead to real discoveries for battery applications? According to a new study in ACS Energy Letters, the answer is yes. The study, co-authored by Aionics co-founder Austin Sendek and a team from Stanford University, reports experimental measurements on a new solid lithium-ion electrolyte material that appears to break recordsContinue reading “Record-Breaking Solid Electrolyte Discovered by Machine Learning, Confirmed by Experiments”

Aionics Is All-In On Next-Generation Electrolytes: International Battery Seminar 2023

Aionics is going all-in on designing and commercializing next-generation electrolytes for batteries and beyond, CEO Austin Sendek announced at the International Battery Seminar in Orlando last week. The announcement reflects a commitment to commercializing new materials, not software tools, for the energy transition, Sendek said. Highlighting the enormous size of the chemical design space forContinue reading “Aionics Is All-In On Next-Generation Electrolytes: International Battery Seminar 2023”

Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes Aionics Fortnightly guests Dr. Nicholas Grundish and Shashank Sripad

Forbes released 2023’s 30 Under 30 in Energy list last week, and it included two guest speakers from the Aionics Fortnightly series: Dr. Nicholas Grundish (Ep. 27) and Dr. Shashank Sripad (Ep. 21). Dr. Nicholas Grundish is the Vice President of Battery Technology at Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. where he leads the technical and businessContinue reading “Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes Aionics Fortnightly guests Dr. Nicholas Grundish and Shashank Sripad”

Aionics Senior Scientist Peter Schindler Joins Northeastern University

Dr. Peter Schindler, former Senior Scientist at Aionics, has joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. Schindler joined Aionics in 2021 and went on to become a key contributor in several areas of Aionics’ growth, most notably in the development and launch of its Centaur DFT simulation capabilities.Continue reading “Aionics Senior Scientist Peter Schindler Joins Northeastern University”

Aionics Unveils Centaur Computing, Sepion Technologies Partnership at International Battery Seminar

Aionics CEO Dr. Austin Sendek unveiled Aionics’ new Centaur Computing approach to materials design from the stage of the International Battery Seminar and Exhibit in Orlando last week, explaining that Aionics’ newest workflow blends both physical experimentation and targeted quantum mechanical simulation to build better AI models for battery materials discovery and optimization. Citing bothContinue reading “Aionics Unveils Centaur Computing, Sepion Technologies Partnership at International Battery Seminar”

Aionics Battery AI Partnerships Featured in Steve LeVine’s The Electric

“If you think you have to sample 100 electrolytes until you find one that works…we can come along and say, ‘Well, now it’s 20 you have to try instead of 100,’” Sendek said. “That’s a total win.” – Why EV Battery Makers Need to Start Using Machine Learning, The Electric Should battery makers start usingContinue reading “Aionics Battery AI Partnerships Featured in Steve LeVine’s The Electric”

Austin Sendek discusses founding journey on Echelon’s Data-Driven Startup series

Last week, Aionics founder and CEO Dr. Austin Sendek spoke about his journey as a climate entrepreneur with Echelon. According to Echelon: Aionics has become a recognized leader in the field of machine learning-accelerated battery design, guiding research efforts at universities, high-visibility battery startups like Form Energy, and large international corporations like Showa Denko inContinue reading “Austin Sendek discusses founding journey on Echelon’s Data-Driven Startup series”

Aionics advisors Profs. Yuzhang Li and Chibueze Amanchukwu receive NSF CAREER Awards

Two members of the Aionics Scientific Advisory Board are celebrating this week. Prof. Chibueze Amanchukwu of UChicago and Prof. Yuzhang Li of UCLA have both received the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award — one of the nation’s top awards for early-stage faculty members beginning their careers as independent researchers. According to the University of Chicago’s announcement:Continue reading “Aionics advisors Profs. Yuzhang Li and Chibueze Amanchukwu receive NSF CAREER Awards”

Perspective on electric aviation, led by Chief Scientist Viswanathan, published in Nature

The prestigious scientific journal Nature has published a perspective article from an all-star group of scientists on the challenges and opportunities of battery-powered flight. The inclusion in Nature represents just how much electric aviation has elevated into the scientific and popular mainstream in recent years — while the article itself highlights how much work is yet to be done. The analysisContinue reading “Perspective on electric aviation, led by Chief Scientist Viswanathan, published in Nature”