Our Mission

Batteries that enable mass market electric vehicles.

At Natrion we focus on developing battery technologies that can push the capabilities of electric vehicles by solving the biggest issues being faced by our automaker and battery manufacturer customers. Our mission is to service the industry with solutions that will enhance the mainstream market viability of electric vehicles and advance the world closer towards a future of clean mobility.

important milestones

Our Progress

2018
Natrion's Founding

Natrion was founded in August 2018.

2020
Affiliation with JCESR

In February 2020, Natrion became affiliated with the Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). Spearheaded by Argonne National Lab, JCESR is an Energy Innovation Hub that advances the development of emerging battery technologies.

2020
Partnership with CUNY Medgar Evers College

In June 2020, Natrion partnered with the lab of Michele Vittadello of the City University of New York’s Medgar Evers College Chemistry and Environmental Science Department on a sponsored research collaboration for the development of solid-state sodium-ion batteries.

2020
Partnership with Binghamton University

In July 2020, Natrion partnered with the lab of Hao Liu of Binghamton University on collaborative research towards the development of new solid-state lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery systems. 

2020
Joined KSTI and NYSERDA

In July of 2020, Natrion moved into its main office in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI) in Binghamton and also became a part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Incubator.

2021
Contract from the US Air Force

In January 2021, Natrion received a SBIR contract from the United States Air Force to develop a plug-and-play solid-state electrolyte component for existing lithium-ion batteries that would improve battery life and eliminate fire risk. From this project sprung Natrion’s LISIC product.

2021
New R&D Facility at the University of Illinois

In May 2021, Natrion received an investment from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and Illinois Ventures. Natrion opened its new primary research and development facility at the University of Illinois Research Park.

2021
First Commercial Cell Evaluation

In June 2021, Natrion began its first commercial cell evaluations of its LISIC solid-state lithium-ion battery solution with a battery manufacturer implementation partner.

2021
Contract from US Navy

In September 2021, Natrion received a $200,000 STTR research contract from the Naval Air Systems Command to develop and demonstrate solid-state rechargeable batteries using a lithium-metal anode for enhanced energy capacity and fast charging capability.

2021
MassChallenge Boston Gold Award

In October 2021, Natrion became a Gold Award finalist in the MassChallenge Boston Early-Stage Startup Accelerator.

2021
Full-Scale Battery Form Factor Demonstrated

In December 2021, Natrion presented at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in San Diego the company’s successful performance demonstration of its LISIC full-sized lithium-ion battery solid electrolyte sheets for electric vehicle battery cells.

meet our team

People Make Progress

Management

Alex Kosyakov
CEO

Alex Kosyakov

+1 (607) 208-7463
Tom Rouffiac
COO

Tom Rouffiac

+1 (607) 208-7464
Duke Shih
CTO

Duke Shih

Duke is a materials engineer who brings over eight years of novel materials research experience to Natrion. Duke received his…

Advisory Board

Alex Gorsuch
Advisor

Alex Gorsuch

Alex is a serial multidisciplinary engineer. He has built over 100 products (predominantly for the defense industry) concentrating on low…
Ben Jen
Advisor

Ben Jen

Ben is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in multitudes of startups as a founder, executive, strategist, investor, and…
Jon Tuck
Advisor

Jon Tuck

Jon is the Principal Consultant of Silent Koala Materials and Technology and former Chief Scientific Officer of ultra-fast energy storage…
Hao Liu
Mentor/Collaborator

Hao Liu

Hao is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from…
Michele Vittadello
Mentor/Collaborator

Michele Vittadello

Michele is a Professor of Chemistry at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY, which is part of the larger City…
Dennis Lockhart
Advisor

Dennis Lockhart

Dennis is the Principal Consultant of CIMSEE Consulting. Over the last 35 years Dennis has completed over 130 "green field"…

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Dah-Shyang Tsai
Senior Engineer

Dah-Shyang Tsai

Soheil Malekpour
Battery Engineer

Soheil Malekpour

Dipobrato Sarbapalli
Battery Engineer

Dipobrato Sarbapalli

Gavin Depew
Laboratory Technician

Gavin Depew

Jake McFarland
Operations Manager

Jake McFarland

Stephan Todorovic
Research Analyst

Stephan Todorovic

Connor Kniaz
Laboratory Technician

Connor Kniaz

Valeria Cruz
Laboratory Technician

Valeria Cruz

Matthew Jester
Research Analyst

Matthew Jester

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