Nexeon® is a company founded on innovation. We encourage our diverse, multi-disciplined staff to generate great ideas, then nurture those ideas to maximise their potential.
We believe in taking a dynamic approach, high on flexibility and speed of action, yet we’re also relentlessly commercially focused. Our flat management structure ensures that everyone’s voice is heard.
In many ways, we’re the modern agile organisation, but make no mistake, we’re solidly grounded and professionally run, with elements of best practice learned from our time working with some of the world’s largest organisations.
At a glance:
Nexeon® is a battery materials and licensing company working with product OEMs and battery companies to enable the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.
Nexeon’s silicon materials incorporated in battery anodes enable significantly greater energy density and battery capacity to be achieved, providing lighter batteries with more power and longer lifetime between charges.
Nexeon has a strong multi-disciplinary technical team with a range of expertise in:
- Inorganic chemistry and synthesis
- Electronic design
- Battery technology
- Process engineering
- Characterisation and testing
Nexeon’s Japan facilities at Yokohama focus principally on supporting customers, applications engineering and materials and battery R&D.
Dr Scott Brown, Chief Executive Officer
Scott Brown has a strong track record of intellectual property management and licensing. His previous senior management roles include Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) and Dow Corning.
Scott has worked in the US and Japan where he worked closely with many of Asia’s leading electronics companies. He was a key member of the executive management team during CDT’s NASDAQ IPO in December 2004 and its eventual acquisition by Sumitomo Chemical. Scott joined Nexeon as CEO in June 2009. Scott has a PhD in Chemistry, and an MBA with Distinction from Oxford Brookes University.
David Lamb, Chief Financial Officer
David Lamb’s background is in cleantech, life sciences, materials science, transport and manufacturing sectors. His career has seen rapid growth, achieving the role of CFO before the age of 35. He recently joined Nexeon from Bowman Power Group where he was Finance Director, and also acted as company secretary and administered the IT and HR functions.
Before Bowman, he was Consultant CFO at ONI (Oxford Nanoimaging) during a $25m Series ‘A’ fundraise. Prior to that he was Financial Planning Controller when Raymarine floated and over six years grew from £60M to £150M turnover. He began his career at Transport for London. David has BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Leicester.
Board of Directors
Dr Andrew Hosty, Chairman
Andrew Hosty combines global company experience with that of early stage businesses, and has a strong background in engineering and technology. He spent over twenty years in senior positions at FTSE 250 multi-national engineering group Morgan Advanced Materials plc, including as CEO of Morgan Ceramics, and has extensive international experience in the US and Asia. After Morgan, he helped set up the Henry Royce Institute, working with a wide network of universities and government departments. He is Senior Independent Director at James Cropper plc, and an experienced non-executive director of several other commercial and private equity organisations. Andrew Hosty has a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Sheffield, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Materials.
Christoph Kowitz, Investor Director
Chris has a strong background in business growth and M&A restructuring in leading specialty chemicals companies. He is currently leading WACKER Chemie AG’s research & development, having previously been responsible for its Performance Silicones business unit. Before joining Wacker, he led the MBO of Henkel Chemie’s fiber and textile chemicals division Pulcra Chemicals. He was responsible for corporate development and M&A at Henkel’s specialty chemicals spin-off Cognis, and started his career with McKinsey & Co. Chris has a PhD in Chemistry from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz.
Tony Posawatz, Non-Executive Director
Ian Jenks, Non-Executive Director
Russ Cummings, Non-Executive Director
Scientific Advisory Board
Dr Paul Atherton, Founder and Chair of Scientific Advisory Board
How we got here
2006 Nexeon founded out of work carried out at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at Imperial College, London
2006 Initial seed funding
2009 Fully operational pilot plant commissioned
2009 £10 million funding secured in B funding round
2010 Company moves to new facilities at Milton Park in Oxfordshire, and commissions a second pilot plant for higher production volumes
2010 Nexeon produces world’s highest capacity cells for their size at 3.2Ah – better than the capacity of equivalent commercial cells
2011 Nexeon raises £40 million for the creation of major production facility
2014 Nexeon completes commissioning of state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
2016 Completion of £30 million funding round, with funding from existing and new investors
2016 Nexeon opens office and development laboratory in Yokohama, Japan
2018 Nexeon leads £7 million project to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries – promising greater range for electric vehicles
2019 Nexeon strengthens strategic partnership with WACKER, which invests in the company
At Nexeon we are working on some of the most challenging technological problems of our day. We are developing exciting technology with potentially global reach in applications that will directly affect people’s lives.
Our science is cutting edge – so we need exceptional people in the fields of chemistry, physics, and cell technology who get excited about making a real difference.
If you are a radical, ground-breaking thinker, not bound by convention, a robust thought leader with a questioning and probing mind, and with a strong track record of innovation, contact us now.