Richard Wang is the CEO and co-founder at Cuberg, which is based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory within the prestigious Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial fellowship program. Since founding the company in 2015, he has closed a funding round led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures, raised $900,000 in private investment from an industrial battery manufacturer, signed a multimillion-dollar joint development and licensing agreement to commercialize Cuberg’s technology, and secured over $900,000 in grant funding.
With Cuberg, he competed as a finalist in major cleantech pitch competitions at Caltech and UC Berkeley and qualified Cuberg as one of the top 7 new cleantech startups in the U.S. at the National Cleantech University Prize in 2016. He was selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy in 2017.
Richard graduated with his PhD in materials science & engineering from Stanford in 2016, where his battery research with Prof. Yi Cui was supported by the NDSEG and NSF graduate research fellowships. He studied battery degradation mechanisms while at Tesla Motors in 2014 and graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2011.