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QuantumScape hires Mikolajczak to lead transition at solid-state battery pre-pilot facility

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 11:31 -- Paul Crompton
Solid-state battery hopeful QuantumScape has appointed Celina Mikolajczak as its vice president of manufacturing engineering.

Solid-state battery hopeful QuantumScape has appointed Celina Mikolajczak as its vice president of manufacturing engineering.

Mikolajczak will lead the transition of the company’s tools and manufacturing processes from research and development to production. 

Her primary projects will involve the deployment of the high-throughput continuous-flow processes at QuantumScape’s pre-pilot line facility in San Jose, US. 

As part of the transition to the company’s leadership team, Mikolajczak is resigning her seat on the QuantumScape board of directors, effective immediately.

Mikolajczak was most recently vice president of engineering and battery technology at Panasonic Energy of North America. 

She was a senior manager, battery technologies at Tesla.

Jagdeep Singh, CEO and co-founder of QuantumScape, said: “Celina is not only a battery technology expert, having spent virtually her entire career at leading battery-related companies, but has a profound understanding of what it takes to scale up battery production.”

Mikolajczak joins Clayton Patch, who started as vice president of manufacturing at the company in May.

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Solid-state lithium-ion battery developer appoints head of marketing

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 11:46 -- Paul Crompton

Solid-state lithium-ion battery developer QuantumScape has named Asim Hussain as its chief marketing officer.

The former VP of commercial strategy at hydrogen and fuel cell energy storage firm Bloom Energy will now head up marketing at QuantumScape, which merged with special purchase acquisition company (SPAC) Kensington Capital Acquisition in September at an enterprise value of $3.3 billion.

QuantumScape, which is backed by Bill Gates and Volkswagen, claims its lithium-metal battery has an energy density exceeding 400Wh/kg.

Hussain said on his LinkedIn page: “I joined Bloom to work to bring solid oxide fuel cells to the market and the world. For my next adventure, I am continuing the solid-state breakthrough energy technology theme. 

“I begin my new role at QuantumScape, a company with a revolutionary solid-state lithium-metal battery technology that will transform the energy storage landscape, starting with making EVs accessible, affordable, and safe for the mass market.”

The VW Group increases stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape to $300M

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:31 -- Paul Crompton

The Volkswagen Group is increasing its stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape by up to $200 million as the German OEM looks to future of electric vehicle drivetrains.

The companies formed a joint venture in 2018 to work together on solid-state batteries with Volkswagen investing $100 million at the time to enable industrial-level production of the technology.

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VW ups Quantumscape investment for solid-state batteries

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:11 -- John Shepherd
VW ups Quantumscape investment for solid-state batteries

Volkswagen is investing $100 million to increase its stake in US battery start-up Quantumscape and “accelerate” commercialisation of innovative solid-state battery technology.

VW said the deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, will make it Quantumscape’s largest automotive shareholder and will give the car giant a seat on the board.

 

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VW buys stake in ‘all electron’ battery startup

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:08 -- Editor
VW buys stake in ‘all electron’ battery startup

Volkswagen (VW) has reportedly bought a stake in battery startup QuantumScape with the aim of developing batteries that can more than triple the range of its EVs.

QuantumScape, founded in 2010 by former Stanford University researchers, is licensing tech from the ARPA-E funded ‘All Electron Battery’ Stanford project, which is developing a so-called ‘solid-state’ battery as an alternative to liquid electrolyte-based lithium-ion.

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