Richard Wang is the Founder and CEO at Cuberg, a startup commercializing a next-generation lithium metal battery that delivers a generational improvement in battery performance. In 2021, Cuberg was acquired by Northvolt to commercialize this technology and serve as Northvolt’s Advanced Technology Center in Silicon Valley. While at Cuberg, Richard raised $16M in private investment and grant funding from Northvolt, Boeing, the California Energy Commission, the Department of Energy, and others. Richard graduated with his PhD in materials science & engineering from Stanford in 2016, where his research with Prof. Yi Cui was supported by the NDSEG and NSF graduate research fellowships. He graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2011 and was selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy in 2017 and for the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 in 2022.