SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– QuantumScape Corporation (“QuantumScape”), a leader in the development of next generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles (EVs), announced today that it will be providing a first look at its solid-state electric vehicle battery technology at its “Solid-State Battery Showcase” on December 8, 2020, at 11am ET. The event can be accessed via the following link: quantumscape.com/livestream.
Jagdeep Singh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of QuantumScape, will unveil new performance data on QuantumScape’s unique solid-state battery technology, demonstrating how the company has addressed some of the fundamental issues that are holding back widespread adoption of solid-state batteries. The innovation in QuantumScape’s technology is designed to enable the EV industry to move beyond the performance and physical limits of the current lithium-ion design, which should facilitate more widespread electrification of the transportation sector and enable a lower-carbon future.
The event will also feature an all-star panel of battery scientists and automotive experts who will discuss their views on solid-state batteries and QuantumScape’s technology, and what this technological advancement could mean for the EV industry. The panel will include Prof. Stan Whittingham, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery and winner of the 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry; Prof. Paul Albertus, former head of the US DOE ARPA-E IONCS solid-state battery program and professor of chemical engineering at the University of Maryland; Prof. Venkat Vishwanathan, battery expert, former lithium-air researcher, and professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University; Prof. Juergen Leohold, former head of group research at Volkswagen; JB Straubel, co-founder and former CTO of Tesla, and co-founder and CEO of Redwood Materials. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Dave Danielson, first employee at ARPA-E, former head of the US DOE’s EERE program, Precourt scholar at Stanford University, and managing director at Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
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QuantumScape is a leader in the development of next generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles. The company’s mission is to revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.
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Pamela Fong is QuantumScape’s Chief of Human Resources Operations, leading people strategy and operations, including talent acquisition, organizational development and employee engagement. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Fong served as the Vice President of Global Human Resources at PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: PDFS), a semiconductor SAAS company. Before that, she served in several HR leadership roles at Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Inc., a multinational electronics manufacturer, and NUMMI, an automotive manufacturing joint venture between Toyota and General Motors. Ms. Fong holds a B.S. in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley and a M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.