Qichao Hu, PhD

Founder & CEO - SolidEnergy Systems

Dr. Qichao Hu is the Founder and CEO of SolidEnergy Systems, an MIT-spinoff developing the lightest rechargeable cells in the world, disrupting transportation both on land and in air.

Dr. Hu started SolidEnergy in 2012 from Prof. Sadoway’s lab and MIT entrepreneurship center to commercialize his doctoral research in rechargeable lithium metal battery technology at MIT. He has recruited a world-class team from top universities and Fortune 100 companies, raised three financing rounds, and built strategic partnerships worldwide.

Dr. Hu received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard, a BS in Physics from MIT, and was named Forbes 30 Under 30.

Panel: The Future of Energy Storage