May 18, 2021

Commercializing New Batteries for a Zero Carbon Future: Q&A with Alex Girau

Alex Girau

Guest:

Alex Girau - Founder, Advano

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Fortnightly Description

In Episode 12, we’ll hear from Alex about what it takes to commercialize a new battery material: what are the biggest challenges facing the industry, where are the biggest opportunities, and what role can data and A.I. play in accelerating the process?

Guest Bio

Alex Girau - Founder, Advano

Alex Girau is Founder of Advano. He has 14+ years experience in advanced materials, named inventor on 16+ patents and has designed over $2B in assets as a chemical process engineer for F500 companies. He is a Senior Venture Partner at Pioneer Fund, previously Visiting Researcher at Tulane University Department of Chemical Engineering, and an alumni of Y Combinator (S17). He holds an MS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Tulane University and a BS in Chemistry (Honors) and Mathematics from Loyola University.

Co-hosts

Austin Sendek

CEO, Aionics

Venkat Viswanathan

Chief Scientist, Aionics

Lenson Pellouchoud

CTO, Aionics