J. Simon Xue

Independent Director, Chair of Compensation Committee

J. Simon Xue has approximately 40 years’ experience in nuclear chemistry, solid state chemistry, superconductivity, and materials for lithium-ion batteries. His research career witnessed his 21-year dedication to research and development of lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Xue is currently the Senior Director of National Institute for Low & Clean Energy in China, a member of China’s National ‘Thousand Talent’ Plan, and a member of Expert Committee for Chinese Industrial Association of Power Sources. Prior to that, Dr. Xue had served Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., from 2011 to 2012. From 2010 to 2011, he had been the Chief Executive Officer for Yintong Energy, a subsidiary of Canon Investment Holding Ltd. Besides, Dr. Xue has positions in a variety of companies, including Ultralife, Duracell, B&K Electronics, Valence Energy-Tech, A123 Systems, and International Battery Inc. He enjoys an extensive reputation in the entire lithium-ion battery industry in China. In addition, Dr. Xue has authored or co-authored over 50 research articles and has 12 patents in relation to battery chemistry and materials. He participated and delivered presentations in over 30 battery- or material-related international conferences. Dr. Xue completed his Ph.D. degree in Solid State Chemistry in McMaster University in 1992.