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Yi Cui

Inaugural Faculty Director, Sustainability Accelerator, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability; Fortinet Founders Professor, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

At Stanford University, Yi Cui is the Founding Director of Sustainability Accelerator, Fortinet Founders Professor of materials science and engineering, energy science and engineering.  As a preeminent researcher of nanotechnologies for better batteries and other sustainability materials technologies, Cui has published more than 550 studies and is one of the world’s most cited scientists with H-index 264 (Google). In 2014 he was ranked NO.1 worldwide in Materials Science by Thomas Reuters. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, fellow of the Materials Research Society, fellow of the Electrochemical Society, and fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His selected honors include Global Energy Prize (2021), Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award (2021), Materials Research Society Medal (2020), Electrochemical Society Battery Technology Award (2019) and Blavatnik National Laureate (2017).  He has founded five companies to commercialize technologies from his lab: Amprius Inc. (NYSE: AMPX), 4C Air Inc., EEnotech Inc., LifeLabs Design Inc. and EnerVenue Inc.