Meet the Innovators Under 35

Gene Berdichevsky, Sila Nano

2017 Innovator Under 35: Exploring new materials for better lithium-ion batteries

Gene Berdichevsky, CEO, Sila Nano

Gene Berdichevsky is the CEO of Sila Nanotechnologies, an engineered materials company focused on dramatically improving the energy density of batteries. Gene cofounded the company with Professor Gleb Yushin (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Alex Jacobs (Tesla, MIT). He was the seventh employee at Tesla Motors, where he served as principal engineer on the Roadster battery: the world's first safe, mass-produced automotive lithium-ion battery system. Gene holds an MS in engineering with a focus on energy and materials and a BS in mechanical engineering, both from Stanford University. He has coauthored 37 patents in the areas of battery systems and energy storage materials.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.