Dr. Liya Wang Joins XG Sciences as Vice President of Research & Development

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XG Sciences' graphene nanoplatelets provide ideal job for materials scientist

This is a dream job for a materials scientist.

XG Sciences, Inc. announced today that it has added Dr. Liya Wang to its management team as Vice President of Research and Development.

“Liya is a great addition to our management team,” said Michael Knox, XG Sciences’ CEO. “He brings significant capabilities both as a materials scientist and an energy storage expert. He is a world-class researcher with experience in battery and capacitor development who has worked in Spain and China as well as the United States.”

In addition to his recent job as Principal Scientific Director with CIC Energigune in Spain, Dr. Wang has held high-level research positions with A123 Systems, Pacific Industrial Development Corp., and T/J Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Wang received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Metallurgy from Beijing University of Science and Technology in China, and a Master’s and a PhD degree in Materials Science from the University of Michigan in the United States. He is a Guest Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Michigan.

“I am really pleased to be back in Michigan,” said Dr. Wang. “I enjoyed my work with CIC Energigune in Spain, but a technology like XG Sciences offers a much broader range of application areas. In addition to capitalizing on my past experience developing better batteries, my position at XG Sciences' offers challenges in conductive inks and coatings, thermal management systems, and structural composites. This is a dream job for a materials scientist.”

XG Sciences, Inc., a private company headquartered in Lansing, MI, manufactures a type of advanced material, called xGnP® Graphene Nanoplatelets. This is a high-purity material, produced by proprietary low cost processing methods, which can be used to improve the performance of batteries and capacitors, printed electronics, coatings, and plastic structural components. XG Sciences is a spin-off from Michigan State University. Its corporate investors include Hanwha Chemical Corporation of Korea and POSCO, a global steelmaking and advanced materials company. For more information, visit: http://www.xgsciences.com.

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