Our Mission

No more outdated battery tech.

At Natrion we focus on alternative battery technologies, specifically solid-state batteries and sodium-ion batteries. We believe that large advances in the mass market viability of clean power systems will take equally large advances in battery technologies. At all levels from fundamental science to scaled solutions, we prioritize our customers and the needs of the renewable energy market.

Our Story

Founded from a college dorm.

Natrion was started by two college students out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who wanted to break away from the standard mold of how battery companies are built. After seeing too many of our peers take academic research findings and try to find a market for them (only to run out of time and money), we pioneered our own R&D approach that is customer-centric, lean, and pivotable.

important milestones

Our Progress

2018
Natrion's Founding

In August of 2018, Natrion is organized in Delaware as a Limited Liability Company by founders Alex Kosyakov and Tom Rouffiac.

2019
First Patents Filed

In April 2019, Natrion filed for its first patents with the USPTO for the company’s innovation in ceramic solid-state electrolytes and solid-state sodium-ion batteries.

2020
Affiliation with JCESR

In February 2020, Natrion became affiliated with the Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). Spearheaded by Argonne National Lab, JCESR is an Energy Innovation Hub that advances the development of emerging battery technologies.

2020
Partnership with CUNY Medgar Evers College

In June 2020, Natrion partnered with the lab of Michele Vittadello of the City University of New York’s Medgar Evers College Chemistry and Environmental Science Department on a sponsored research collaboration for the development of solid-state sodium-ion batteries.

2020
Partnership with Binghamton University

In July 2020, Natrion partnered with the lab of Hao Liu of Binghamton University on collaborative research towards the development of new solid-state lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery systems. 

2020
Joined KSTI and NYSERDA

In July of 2020, Natrion moved into its new lab in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI) in Binghamton, and also became a part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Incubator.

2020
Agreement with University of Illinois MRL

In November 2020 Natrion entered into a facility use agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (MRL). Natrion now conducts materials characterization and analysis at the MRL.

2021
Grant Funding from the Department of Defense

In January 2021, Natrion received SBIR grant funding from the United States Air Force to develop a plug-and-play solid-state electrolyte component for existing lithium-ion batteries that would improve battery life and eliminate fire risk. 

meet our team

People Make Progress

Management

Research & Development

Hao Liu
Mentor/Collaborator

Hao Liu

Hao is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from…
Michele Vittadello
Mentor/Collaborator

Michele Vittadello

Michele is a Professor of Chemistry at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY, which is part of the larger City…
Ritin Joseph
Materials Technologist

Ritin Joseph

Emily Bancroft
Laboratory Technician

Emily Bancroft

Kaveen Sandagiripathira
Laboratory Technician

Kaveen Sandagiripathira

Advisors

Ben Jen
Advisor

Ben Jen

Ben is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in multitudes of startups as a founder, executive, strategist, investor, and…
Jon Tuck
Advisor

Jon Tuck

Jon is the Principal Consultant of Silent Koala Materials and Technology and former Chief Scientific Officer of ultra-fast energy storage…

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