Dr. Alex Yu is co-founder and President of Lionano SE, a solid-state battery materials development company based in Woburn, Massachusetts. Lionano SE is a spinout from Lionano Inc., a battery materials development and manufacturing company co-founded by Alex in 2013 to commercialize his PhD research at Cornell University. Alex served as CEO of Lionano Inc. through Dec. 2019; as CEO, he successfully led the development of Lionano Inc.’s first products, closed multiple rounds of funding, and oversaw the expansion of the company’s technology portfolio and production capability. Alex holds a PhD in electrochemistry from Cornell University, where he studied under Prof. Héctor Abruña. Alex is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt, has an H-index of 21, and his publications have been cited over 4,000 times.