Dr. Qichao Hu

Dr. Qichao Hu, founder and CEO of SES AI

Dr. Qichao Hu

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SES AI

Dr. Qichao Hu is the founder and CEO of SES AI (NYSE: SES), the Boston-based company pioneering the world’s lightest long-range Li-Metal battery and transparent EV battery supply chain. SES is the only Li-Metal battery company to enter into three major joint development agreements with the world’s largest automotive companies General Motors, Honda, and Hyundai.

Dr. Hu has a BS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University. He is currently a board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge and one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35. 

“The world doesn’t need another battery company. The world doesn’t need another battery breakthrough. What the world needs is someone who can take a battery breakthrough and make it work.”
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“SES may thus be first among the Li-Metal startups to commence the multi-year formal validation, giving it a potential edge over solid-state rivals like VW-backed QuantumScape.”

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“When you truly believe in something and are working on something that you are meant to do, you just do it without much thinking, and you never give up. It’s like driving on a one-way lane in spacetime curvature. It’s hard to explain it, but it just feels right.”
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“Today’s battery and car industries are poised on the brink of seismic changes. Not every company will be around to take part in the next era, and it will take innovative thinking on both sides to succeed.”