Meet the Innovators Under 35

Qichao Hu, SolidEnergy Systems

2019 Innovator Under 35: On the cusp of the next big battery breakthrough

Qichao Hu, Founder and CEO, SolidEnergy Systems

Dr. Qichao Hu is the founder and CEO of SolidEnergy Systems, a venture-backed Li-Metal battery technology company based in Boston that designs and manufactures the lightest practical rechargeable cells in the world. Dr. Hu started SolidEnergy in 2012 to commercialize his post-doctoral research at MIT. Since then, he has recruited a multinational team, raised multiple funding rounds, and built several partnerships and customer relationships worldwide. A Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and Department of Energy Clean Energy prize winner, Dr. Hu is passionate about deep science based entrepreneurship and disruptive transportation technologies both on land and in air.


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.

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