Evan M. Erickson is the CEO and Co-Founder of TexPower. Evan is an established energy storage scientist having worked on oxygen reduction electrocatalysis during his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Evan went on to study lithium-ion battery cathodes at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and the University of Texas at Austin.
Wangda Li is the CTO and Co-Founder of TexPower. Wangda earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin for his original work on TexPower’s cobalt-free lithium battery technology. Under the guidance of lithium-ion battery pioneers Profs. Arumugam Manthiram and John B. Goodenough, Wangda developed a deep insight of the composition-structure-morphology-property relationship of energy storage materials. He has co-authored 2 patents, 28 academic publications, and several federal and industry grants and contracts.
Ryan Pekarek is proud to be a Staff Scientist at TexPower. He is a well-rounded electrochemist, having earned his doctorate in photoelectrochemical solar fuel generation at the University of Texas at Austin, then broadening to spectroelectrochemistry and lithium-ion anode chemistry as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His specialties include analytical tool development and impedance techniques in addition to a broad suite of synthetic techniques.
Alise Reneau serves as Business Operations Associate for TexPower. In this role, she oversees the day-to-day administrative and operational needs of the company. Alise received her Bachelor’s degree from Towson University and brings over a decade of experience in project management, onboarding, and customer service to the team.
Gabe Martins is a Staff Scientist at TexPower. He is experienced in the Li-ion research industry having worked in novel electrode processing methods as well as solid-state batteries. Gabe earned his Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is an expert in materials and electrochemical characterization techniques using both to understand the amazing world of energy storage devices.
Lauren Chtourou is an Associate Scientist with TexPower. She is an analytical chemist with over 5 years of industrial experience in material characterization and process control. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Alexey Domakhin joined TexPower in 2021 to accelerate business development and improve day-to-day operations, as well as to manage construction of Cathode Pilot Facility in Houston, TX, capable of producing 100+ tons per year. Alexey holds an MBA from Ross School of Business at University of Michigan. He previously worked in Operations and Investment positions in energy, metals and mining companies, as well as technology and alternative energy startups in the US and overseas.