A Canadian carbon science firm has hired a lithium-ion and zinc-air anode specialist to help it move into the energy storage sector.
Saint Jean Carbon (SJC) has named Dr. Zhongwei Chen as the company’s new chief technology officer.
Dr. Chen will lead the technology planning, engineering and implementation of the company’s clean energy storage and energy creation initiatives.
Dr. Chen’s research work covers advanced materials and electrodes for PEM fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries and zinc-air batteries.
He has worked with SJC during the last year, specifically with their advanced spherical coated graphite for lithium-ion batteries.
He said: “The very promising results [in the past year] have me hopeful that we, together with my global partners, will build the best and most advanced graphite electrode materials for the growing electric car and mass energy storage industries.”
Saint Jean is a publicly traded carbon science company, with interest in graphite mining claims in the province of Quebec in Canada.