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Since our inception, Solid State Battery Inc. has been totally focused on building a safer and more efficient battery.


Solid State Battery Incorporated has been focusing its efforts on developing a particular type polymer-based materials for solid- state electrolytes in high energy density lithium battery applications. Solid-state polymer electrolytes have several specific advantages such as easy fabrication, low cost, high energy density, and excellent compatibility with lithium salts. Most importantly, polymer electrolytes have been suggested to be thermally and electrochemically stable compared to conventional liquid electrolytes. Our solid-state separator provides a unique opportunity to be packaged into lithium batteries or even larger applications such as vehicles or planes.

Meet The Team





Freidoon Rastegar is an engineer and entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience. He is the founder of Du Fu Engineering LLC, an OEM for roll to roll coaters. Freidoon was the Director of Equipment at MiaSole. Freidoon was also the former Director of Engineering at NanoH2O and during his tenure, he successfully reduced the cost of polymer manufacturing. 


VP of Engineering 

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Mr. Joao (John) Cullen has over 35 years of engineering experience developing products and technologies for the automotive, construction, marine and defense industries. He has extensive background introducing advanced technology products into production for large on and off-road OEM and suppliers including Cummins, Metal Leve, Navistar, Jacobs Vehicle Systems as well as leading engineering consulting companies such as Ricardo and AVL. Mr. Cullen is also a subject matter expert in power cylinder systems and components including high strength, wear resistant materials and coatings. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fund. Almando Alvares Penteado, FAAP and a MS degree in Naval Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, USP. Both located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Ken Ravon, PE, MBA
Board Advisor

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Mr. Ravon is a seasoned senior executive with over 35 years of experience building market share and achieving revenue, profit, and business objectives within the energy and environmental startups and multi-million dollar companies worldwide.  He is a strategist and tactical executor with superb leadership and negotiation skills.  He has been highly successful in building relationships with decision-makers through his knowledge of international and multi-cultural environments.


Mr. Ravon is a member of our Board of Advisors and currently the CEO & President of Solutions Recovery International. He previously cofounded Energix Research, Inc. developing hydrogen cracking processes for the hydrogen market.  Mr. Ravon has also cofounded Catalyx Fluid Solutions, LLC, where he developed a treatment technology for wastewater produced from Coal Bed Methane (CBM). He successfully demonstrated this technology for Yates Petroleum, signed a $20 million Build-Own-Operate contract, and sold the contract to a publicly owned company called Sustainable Environmental Technology Corporation.


Mr. Ravon holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose, State University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has a professional engineering license in California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, and Ohio.

James Jung, PhD.

 Senior Chemist  


Dr. James Jung is a polymer chemist with 15 years of experience. His experience includes: polymer synthesis and characterization for polymeric components in lithium-ion batteries; organic-inorganic hybrid materials, polymer electrolytes, and analyses for structure-property relationships. He also has experience in the study on the mechanism of electrical short in Li-metal batteries caused by dendrite growth, the impact of processing choices such as formulation and deformation conditions on dimensional stabilities of battery separators. Additionally, he has experience with cycle-life evaluation in high capacity

next-generation batteries for EV using characterization tools of spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and nano-scale

thermo-mechanical measurement tools.





Matt Pope has over 30 years of experience in engineering, operations, business development and marketing. He has worked in a variety of industries including, telecommunications, photonics, and aerospace. Matt has successfully launched and advised multiple startups. 

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