Leading the Charge in Ultra-Fast Batteries

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Join us on our journey as we reimagine a future where we never wait hours to charge a battery again.

Nyobolt offers high-performance battery and charging technologies to create a world where lengthy charge times no longer exist.

Cofounded in 2019 by Professor Clare Grey, DBE, FRS and Dr Sai Shivareddy, the company’s technology builds on over a decade of research to bring end-to-end fast charging solutions to applications ranging from power tools and home appliances to electric vehicles and industrial robotics.

Nyobolt has assembled a world-leading implementation team combining decades of experience in pioneering companies across the electric vehicle and battery value chains through operations in the UK, US, and Asia.

Professor Clare Grey

Chief Scientist and co-founder

Since the launch of lithium-ion batteries in the mid-1990s, award-winning Cambridge University chemist, Professor Clare Grey, has devoted her career to understanding how to improve the energy density and life cycle of batteries. 

Clare’s success started at the University of Oxford where, whilst studying a PHD in chemistry, her work on the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of tin materials, resulted in a paper in the famed Nature Journal. She then moved to chemical giant, DuPont, where she was responsible for discovering environmentally alternatives to the chlorofluorocarbons destroying the Ozone layer. It was here that her interest in the relationship between battery development and environmentalism grew.   

Following her time at DuPont, Clare returned to academia, opening a lab at Stony Brook University in New York, where she spent several years looking at how to enhance the capabilities of primary batteries for Duracell. 

Today, Clare is a Geoffrey Moorhouse-Gibson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, and a founding member of the new multi-million-pound Faraday Institution – the UK’s flagship battery research programme. 

In 2018, Clare and her team discovered that niobium tungsten oxide could be used to dramatically enhance the performance and lifetime of batteries. On the back of the niobium anode discovery, she co-authored the seminal 2018 paper, ‘Niobium tungsten oxides for high-rate lithium-ion energy storage’. The discovery led to the launch of Nyobolt, of which Clare is Co-Founder. 

Most recently, Clare was appointed Dame Commander of The Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to Science in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Birthday Honours List 2022.   

Sai Shivareddy

CEO and Founder

Sai is a leading expert on energy storage technologies arising from experience in R&D for over a decade in both academia and industry. He is inventor of a number of products relating to super capacitors, advanced materials and battery technologies, and has established and led product development and commercial teams globally within the battery industry in both start up and corporate environments. 

He was a co-founder and director of ASX listed battery Talga group’s UK operations and also worked for the Tata group, where he led research, commercialisation efforts, and strategy for energy storage technologies. 

Sai obtained his PhD from St John’s College, Cambridge, where he worked with Dyson in developing new concepts for high power energy storage technologies. His research work led to the commercialisation of novel printed energy storage concepts for IOT and power conversion technologies through a start-up he co-founded in San Francisco in 2012. 

Steve Hutchins

PdH, FIMMM

VP of Operations and Engineering

Steve has 30+ years hands-on experience in new product development, commercialization and scale-up from executive roles at Group Lotus (Commercial Head), Talga Group (Technical Sales Director), and Keronite (COO, CTO).  Steve has launched multiple new products and established materials manufacturing facilities in UK, China and USA with strict automotive, aerospace and ISO9001 quality controls. 

Prash Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Prash is an experienced Finance Director having qualified with KPMG in 1988.  Prash’s knowledge extends from start-up companies and multi $b corporations on a national and international scale.  He has led the finance functions within insurance, software, food, pharmaceutical and retail businesses. Most notably, Prash lead the European finance teams at Tesla Motors for several years, during their early build stage, focusing on reporting, tax and treasury structures. 

Mark Newman

Director of Strategy

Mark is a leading advisor, investor, and frequent speaker and commentator on battery technology, electric vehicles and semiconductors. 

Before joining Nyobolt in 2021, he spent 11 years as Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Technology at Bernstein, where he was lead author of numerous Bernstein Blackbooks including ‘The Battery Bible’, ‘Electric Revolution’ (2017 – 2020 editions), and ‘The New Memory Paradigm’, amongst others. 

Prior to Bernstein, Mark worked at Samsung in Korea for six years, during which time he held various strategy and business development roles, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning in Samsung’s Semiconductor Business. Before Samsung, he spent four years working in Field Operations at Applied Materials in California, where he supported the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturing companies in the United States, Europe and Asia. He also worked at Singapore Technologies in Singapore and Aker Kvaerner in New Jersey. 

Mark earned a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from University College London, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Anna Wise

Head of Strategic Programmes 

Anna is an ex-Innovate UK battery sector specialist spearheading our go to market strategy.  

She previously worked as the Head of Battery Technology at Innovate UK. Whilst there, she directed the £90m Innovation R&D programme of the UK Government’s £330m Faraday Battery Challenge and led its technical direction. The Battery Challenge supports the design, development and scale up of battery technology for electric vehicles. In this role, Anna worked with businesses and universities across the UK to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative battery technology. 

An experienced chemist with a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Anna has also worked at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the USA, carrying out collaborative research with businesses and academia on battery materials. At Nyobolt, she is overseeing the delivery of the company’s product strategy – working closely with the battery technology and commercial teams in the UK and US to bring its ultra-fast charging technology to market.  

Anna commented on her appointment: “Nyobolt is supercharging the electric revolution with its ultra-fast charging technology, and I’m delighted to be joining Nyobolt in a hands-on role at what is a hugely pivotal time for the company. With a strong presence across the globe already, Nyobolt has an immense opportunity to become a market leader in cutting edge battery solutions, of which my role will be fundamental.” 

Bez Manohar

Director of Operations

Bez joined Nyobolt with a vast background in hospitality operations and startups. He believes people are the fundamental part of a company and that fostering a culture of learning, innovation and relationships is required for people to thrive. This belief comes from a career starting as a housekeeping intern and eventually overseeing a company of 8 resorts spread across scenic remote areas of the US that had over 500 staff and multiple complex business operations.
He also co-founded and exited a few startups that included a mobile gift card program for small businesses and ultra-custom gift service for corporate gifting.
Aurelien Du Pasquier

VP for Cell Technology

Aurelian has over 20 years of Energy Storage R&D experience in both academic and industrial environments. He is an expert in electrode technology, active materials and testing methods for Li-ion batteries, super capacitors and Lead-acid batteries and also very knowledgeable in organic and dye sensitized solar cells, transparent conducting oxides.  

He previously worked as Lead Scientist at Cabot Corporation developing and testing capabilities for Li-ion and lead-acid batteries, Li-ion cathodes synthesis via spray conversion and supporting research and commercialization of conductive carbon additives for batteries. Before this he was Research Professor at Rutgers University. 

Rocco Iocco Jr

Director Cell Engineering 

Rocco is an experienced Research Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the battery industry. He has strong professional skilled in Root Cause Analysis, electrode formulation and fabrication, electrochemical testing and cell design. 

He previously worked as Project Manager for Motorsports at A123Systems. 

Sheel Sanghvi

Head of Electrification Projects 

Sheel was previously a Graduate Research Assistant of the Haile Group at North-Western University focusing on synthesizing fuel cell electrolytes using a variety of solid-state and aqueous synthesis techniques and characterized structural (XRD, XAS), thermal (DSC, TGA), and electrical (ACIS) properties and pioneering a new humidity-based synthesis technique for materials discovery. He discovered 12 compounds and 2 phases of interest (1970s to 2000s: 18 discoveries, 2000s+ 1 discovery). 
Sheel obtained his PhD at the North-Western University focusing on Superprotonic Solid Acids: Structure and Discovery. 

PK Chung

VP Cell Manufacturing – Asia

In 2014, A123 became a Featured Technical Partner to Porsche’s 919 Hybrid in the FIA World Endurance Championship Series which I am fortunate to apart of. In the ultimate test of power and performance, A123 dominates the world of motorsports with both high-power and high-energy cell technologies that consistently perform at world class levels. Our team first established leadership in energy recovery systems of Formula One racing beginning with the 2011 season and have been dominating the podium to present day. 

Accomplished technology and management professional with an extensive background in translating complex business objectives into deliverable solutions, specializing in new product introduction and production scale up in start-up environment. A successful leader in fast-growing organizations with operational excellence focus on building various core functions. Over 10 years of managerial and engineering experience in driving multiple strategic initiatives, with hands-on experience of the complete product development cycle. Extensive global experience working on all levels of the technical challenges with a proven track record of delivering quality products serving lithium-ion/polymer batteries in military, automotive and energy storage sector. 

Shane Davies

Engineering Director – Embedded Systems and Controls

Shane, an ex-Mercedes and Ricardo specialist, is leading Nyobolt’s Software and Controls department.

With over 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Shane has led development teams across multiple areas delivering high-end software, controls and electronics into the hybrid and electric vehicles segments.  

He began his career in 1996 in Cambridge-based start-up Tarragon Embedded technology as an embedded software engineer and has subsequently gone on to take technical lead and chief engineer roles at Ricardo, MathWorks and Mercedes AMG. During his time at Ricardo and Mercedes he worked on delivering advanced battery and hybrid applications into production.  

Shane said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining a company that’s establishing itself at the forefront of the electric revolution. Nyobolt is assembling an impressive team of industry experts to deliver on its cutting-edge battery and charging technology and I’m looking forward to leading the charge in the software and controls area.”

Mahesh de Silva

PhD (Cambridge), BSc Eng (Hon’s), CEng, MIET, Prince2 Practitioner, Six Sigma Green Belt 

Engineering Director – Power Electronics 

Mahesh has over 18 years’ experience in new product development, programme management, cross-functional team management, global customer support and stakeholder management in automotive, consumer electronics, medical, telecoms, industrial, space and scientific sectors.  

At Nyobolt, Mahesh is leading the development power electronics products and sub-systems to enable end to end ultra-fast charging solutions across multiple sectors.  

Prior to joining Nyobolt, Mahesh was the Engineering Manager at Biochrom, responsible for all new product development and product upgrade programmes. Before that he was a Technical Programme Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, leading the development of the Jaguar I-Pace electric car. He also led major engineering programmes at Teledyne e2v as a Technical Authority and Programme Manager to develop state of the art industrial microwave systems and space imaging products. Prior to that he held senior design/application engineering positions at Owlstone Medical, Nujira and Cambridge Semiconductor.   

Mahesh has PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Cambridge. He is a chartered engineer, member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and PRINCE 2 Practitioner. He has published over 20 papers and is an inventor on 10 patents.  

Iain Mosely 

Engineering Director – Charging Systems

Iain was previously a Senior Director at ChargePoint where he established and led the UK engineering organisation, creating a world leading facility for the development of DC rapid chargers which was a key contributor to ChargePoint’s successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange.  

Iain left ChargePoint in 2020 to grow his own company Electronic Minds, focusing on high performance power electronics for e-Mobility and energy management systems. Mosely brings over 20 years of experience across strategic and operational leadership in engineering to further strengthen Nyobolt’s expertise within the industry. 

Iain said: “As an avid technologist and engineer, it is exciting to see e-mobility and electrification industries driving global change. The experience in the team being built by Sai at Nyobolt is world leading and I am looking forward to working with them to help bring these high-performance battery and energy systems to market”. 

Alongside his role of Engineering Director for Charging, Iain will continue encouraging the future of engineering through STEM training programmes and seeks to empower the next generation of engineers to pursue their goals and aspirations. 

Dr Steve Hutchins

VP of Operations and Engineering

Steve has 30+ years hands-on experience in new product development, commercialization and scale-up from executive roles at Group Lotus (Commercial Head), Talga Group (Technical Sales Director), and Keronite (COO, CTO).  Steve has launched multiple new products and established materials manufacturing facilities in UK, China and USA with strict automotive, aerospace and ISO9001 quality controls. 

Prash Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Prash is an experienced Finance Director having qualified with KPMG in 1988.  Prash’s knowledge extends from start up companies and multi $b corporations on a national and international scale.  He has lead the finance functions within insurance, software, food, pharmaceutical and retail businesses.  Most notably, Prash lead the European finance teams at Tesla Motors for a number of years, during their early build stage, focusing on reporting, tax and treasury structures.

Dr Sai Shivareddy

CEO and co-founder

Sai is a leading expert on energy storage technologies arising from experience in R&D for over a decade in both academia and industry. He is inventor of a number of products relating to super capacitors, advanced materials and battery technologies, and has established and led product development and commercial teams globally within the battery industry in both start up and corporate environments.

He was a co-founder and director of ASX listed battery Talga group’s UK operations and also worked for the Tata group, where he led research, commercialisation efforts, and strategy for energy storage technologies.

Sai obtained his PhD from St John’s College, Cambridge, where he worked with Dyson in developing new concepts for high power energy storage technologies. His research work led to the commercialisation of novel printed energy storage concepts for IOT and power conversion technologies through a start-up he co-founded in San Francisco in 2012.

Mark Newman

Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Strategy

Mark is a leading advisor, investor, and frequent speaker and commentator on battery technology, electric vehicles and semiconductors.

Before joining Nyobolt in 2021, he spent 11 years as Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Technology at Bernstein, where he was lead author of numerous Bernstein Blackbooks including 'The Battery Bible’, 'Electric Revolution' (2017 - 2020 editions), and 'The New Memory Paradigm’, amongst others.

Prior to Bernstein, Mark worked at Samsung in Korea for six years, during which time he held various strategy and business development roles, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning in Samsung’s Semiconductor Business. Before Samsung, he spent four years working in Field Operations at Applied Materials in California, where he supported the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturing companies in the United States, Europe and Asia. He also worked at Singapore Technologies in Singapore and Aker Kvaerner in New Jersey.

Mark earned a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from University College London, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Professor Clare Grey

Chief Scientist and co-founder

Since the launch of lithium-ion batteries in the mid-1990s, award-winning Cambridge University chemist, Professor Clare Grey, has devoted her career to understanding how to improve the energy density and life cycle of batteries.

Clare’s success started at the University of Oxford where, whilst studying a PHD in chemistry, her work on the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of tin materials, resulted in a paper in the famed Nature Journal. She then moved to chemical giant, DuPont, where she was responsible for discovering environmentally alternatives to the chlorofluorocarbons destroying the Ozone layer. It was here that her interest in the relationship between battery development and environmentalism grew.  

Following her time at DuPont, Clare returned to academia, opening a lab at Stony Brook University in New York, where she spent several years looking at how to enhance the capabilities of primary batteries for Duracell.

Today, Clare is a Geoffrey Moorhouse-Gibson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, and a founding member of the new multi-million-pound Faraday Institution - the UK’s flagship battery research programme.

In 2018, Clare and her team discovered that niobium tungsten oxide could be used to dramatically enhance the performance and lifetime of batteries. On the back of the niobium anode discovery, she co-authored the seminal 2018 paper, ‘Niobium tungsten oxides for high-rate lithium-ion energy storage’. The discovery led to the launch of Nyobolt, of which Clare is Co-Founder.

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