Solving the toughest problem in batteries

Leadership Team

Charlie Hamilton, CEO, co-founder and Board Member

15 plus years of experience commercializing new materials for global products. Co-inventor of multiple pieces of intellectual property on the composition of matter for novel cathodes. Former President of Novomer through launch of first global product.

Bart Riley, CTO, co-founder and Board Member

30 plus years as a global leader advancing new materials, launching disruptive products and building innovative companies in energy storage. A123 co-founder and CTO through IPO in 2009. Former QuantumScape CDO/CSO through 2016. Advisor and director for multiple world-leading battery companies.

Stephen Burkhardt, Vice President Research and Development

15 plus years of hands-on technical leadership in energy storage R&D. Research lead for DuPont Energain® fluorinated electrolytes. Led development of new EV battery thermal management products for DuPont Electronics and Communications. Researcher for GE Durathon® Na-NiCl2 battery characterization and performance testing.

Jay Farmer, Vice President Innovation

15 plus years leading IP strategy from licensing though global product launch. Hands on experience defending IP through litigation with global chemical manufacturers. Technical lead of Novomer chemical scale-up and process development. Chief architect of Novomer IP portfolio that transacted to Aramco for $100 million as the basis of a global product line in 2016.

Robert Pangborn, Chairman of the Board

Former VP Central R&D at The Dow Chemical Company. Board chair for multiple successful VC backed new material companies. Executive Chair of Sirrus through acquisition by Nippon Shokubai.

Primary Investors


March 9, 2021, International Battery Seminar and Exhibit
The Long and Winding Road to Electric Vehicles
Bart Riley, Conamix CTO

Abstract: Tremendous progress has been made developing/commercializing Li-based batteries for automotive. With superlative energy density and increasingly competitive cost – coupled with regulatory trends world-wide, Li-based batteries have gained traction in all auto applications. With my experience at A123Systems, Quantumscape, and now Conamix, I will review the history of Li-based batteries since the turn of the century, current events and trends and make some follow-on projections of things to come. LEARN MORE