Leadership Team

Cyrus Rustomji

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Cyrus earned his PhD from UC San Diego for his original work on developing South 8’s Liquefied Gas Electrolyte technology. Prior to earning his PhD, he worked with Eaton, ZPower, and Space Micro on developing products ranging from electrochemical capacitors, batteries, and space electronics. He has successfully led fundraising activities and teams on multiple projects including several federal, state, and industry grants and contracts and is author of several issued and pending patents and scientific publications.

Jungwoo Lee

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Jungwoo earned her PhD from UC San Diego for her work on thin-film battery technology and pioneering battery characterization efforts. Prior to her PhD, she spent four years as an Optical Engineer at Panasonic where she developed high-end laser systems and processing techniques for manufacturers as well as a Research Engineer with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and managed development efforts on advanced solar cell technology. She has several scientific publications and patents.

Hamid Sayadi

Chief Commercial Officer

Hamid brings two decades of experience successfully launching new products, establishing new markets and increasing revenue across battery, clean energy, consulting, and start-up markets. He previously served in leadership positions at Romeo Power, Alexander Technologies, and GP Batteries and founded Vertical Power Integration. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Sweden’s Dalarna University and a dual master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from San Diego State University.


We are always looking for bright, passionate individuals to join our team.