ABOUT SOTERIA

At Soteria, we understand the risk you take by using batteries built with potentially unsafe technology. We’re all anxious about another field event. Are you confident that you have the safest technology available?

As a consortium for the battery industry, Soteria is dedicated to solutions for the root cause of battery safety events. Our technology and global network of experts enable your products to be powered by inherently safe cells.

You deserve to feel confident in the safety of your products, knowing you’ve done everything in your power to safeguard your company against the next multi-million dollar recall.

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Soteria Consortium

Build your tech better on your own terms. We exist solely to help you power up your batteries – safely. When you collaborate with Soteria in our consortium you’ll:

  • Join collaborative network of over 120 companies
  • Access our 70+ issued patents

  • Execute commercialization projects

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Patented Technology

Our core intellectual property revolves around two components that go inside a battery to dramatically improve safety. Our technology results in batteries that:

  • Function after damage, reducing risk of recalls

  • Improve design freedom

  • Increase energy density

Explore Our Technology
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Join the Consortium today!
Join the Consortium today!

Speak with one of our experts so they can learn more about your application or business to determine how we can help.

Leverage safe cell technology that will allow you to explore more aggressive product designs and build consumer confidence.

Deliver with confidence as we connect you with trusted suppliers to commercialize and produce products with the safest battery technology available.

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We’re joined by the best in the industry…
We’re joined by the best in the industry…

OUR PEOPLE

OUR PEOPLE

We envision a world where inherently safe cells are used everywhere.

We envision a world where inherently safe cells are used everywhere.

Brian Morin

Brian Morin

CEO & Co-Founder

Dr. Brian Morin received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Ohio State University and began his career at DuPont and Milliken. Brian loves children and has served as a Guardian ad Litem, serves the youth in his church and hosted foreign orphans in his home. As Co-Founder and CEO, Brian serves the consortium by leading the commercialization of innovative technology.

Carl Hu

Carl Hu

CTO & Co-Founder

Carl Hu earned his MS-EE from Michigan Technological University and started his career at General Motors electronics division, Delco, and progressed through RCA, and Motorola. Carl is a car enthusiast and avid cyclist who appreciates reading nonfiction, spy novels and science-fiction. As Co-Founder and CTO, Carl provides technical support to the consortium.

Maddy Cox

Maddy Cox

VP of Business Development

Maddy Cox received her B.S. in Sports & Rec Management with a Business Minor from James Madison University and is attending Clemon University’s MBA program. As a former collegiate golfer, Maddy is an avid sports fan who loves to travel. Maddy supports the global consortium for business development and commercialization.

Juergen Kellner

Juergen Kellner

European Consortium Director

Fluent in German and English, Dr. Juergen Kellner earned his Doctorate of Natural Sciences from the Technical University of Munich. Juergen enjoys sport, music, and reading, is interested in science and likes finding exceptional wines that are not mainstream. Juergen utilizes his expertise in R&D and business development to support the European consortium members.

Jianli Wang

Jianli Wang

Jianli Wang

Chinese Consortium Director

Dr. Jianli Wang has ten years of experience in international investment and serves as Director at Duke Kunshan University. With a Ph.D. in polymer physics from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Duke University, Jianli brings his experience in leadership and research & development to the success of many business ventures in the renewable energy and battery industry. Jianli previously worked with Brian at Milliken & Company.

Amy Brinson

Amy Brinson

Global Consortium Director

Amy Brinson earned her B.A. from The University of New Hampshire and miniMBA in Marketing from Rutgers University. Amy enjoys painting portraits, watching too many sci-fi movies, and spends most of her down time playing with her son. Amy assists consortium members with project development and collaboration opportunities.

Kai Poehler

Kai Poehler

European Business Development Director

Kai Poehler received his degrees in Industrial Engineering and Process Engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences. Kai loves bringing people together and developing more new markets. He is new to the battery world and fascinated by the idea of sustainability. Kai brings his background in international business development and product growth to support European consortium members.

Drew Pereira

Drew Pereira

Senior Electrochemical Engineer

Drew obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina where he focused on battery modeling; and gained experience through an internship at GM and fellowship at NREL. Outside of work, Drew makes time for golf, mountain/road biking, and snowboarding. Drew aids the consortium in technology development, cell testing and addressing technical challenges.

Joanna Brady

Joanna Brady

Strategic Finance Director

Having received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Furman University, Joanna has spent 10 years working in both the public and private accounting sectors. In her free time, she enjoys taking vacations somewhere sunny, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Archie. Joanna coordinates communications with investors and provides financial support to Consortium members regarding billings and payments.

Sebastian Zheng

Sebastian Zheng

Battery Engineer

Sebastian Zheng received his M.S. from Jiangsu University in Battery Engineering and matriculated at UNSW for his Ph.D. with experience in material synthesis and cell design. Fluent in Chinese and English, Sebastian enjoys cooking, hiking and cycling in a natural environment. Sebastian provides technical support as a battery engineer for the consortium in China.

Lex Elkins

Lex Elkins

Market Development Coordinator

Lex is an experienced sales professional that’s worked in a variety of industries throughout his career and has a B.S. in Business Management from Clemson University. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and watching Clemson Football with his wife and two young children. As the Market Development Coordinator, Lex works to grow the North American market of Soteria’s consortium.

Daniel Garrison

Daniel Garrison

Project Coordinator

Dan is a former licensed insurance producer for South Carolina and holds a B.S. in Business Marketing from Anderson University. As a newlywed, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Kaitlyn and their basset hound, Noopy. As a project Coordinator at Soteria, Dan works with both internal and external teams to achieve consortium project objectives.

Ben Hartings

Ben Hartings

Battery Engineer

With a B.S. in Physics and minor in Economics from Purdue University, Ben Hartings has experience working in aerosol research platforms electronics and xenon dark matter detection electrical systems. Ben’s industry & research experience brings a focus on supporting R&D projects with industry and academic partners.

Haley Thompson

Haley Thompson

Investor Relations & Marketing Coordinator

Haley received a B.S. in Management and Entrepreneurship from Miami University and has experience in the financial industry as well as the non-profit world. When she’s not working, she enjoys being outside & active in many different capacities, from hiking to skiing. Haley helps organize events, investor communications, and business development projects.

Saurabh Bopte

Saurabh Bopte

Materials Engineer

Saurabh received his degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT Madras and worked as a Research Assistant at the Eduard-Zintl-Institute at TU Darmstadt. In his spare time, Saurabh enjoys chess and iceskating. Saurabh brings his expertise in materials characterization and metallization to the aid of the consortium.

Brian Morin

CEO & Co-Founder

Brian Morin

CEO & Co-Founder

Dr. Brian Morin received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Ohio State University and began his career at DuPont and Milliken. Brian loves children and has served as a Guardian ad Litem, serves the youth in his church and hosted foreign orphans in his home. As Co-Founder and CEO, Brian serves the consortium by leading the commercialization of innovative technology.

Carl Hu

CTO & Co-Founder

Carl Hu

CTO & Co-Founder

Carl Hu earned his MS-EE from Michigan Technological University and started his career at General Motors electronics division, Delco, and progressed through RCA, and Motorola. Carl is a car enthusiast and avid cyclist who appreciates reading nonfiction, spy novels and science-fiction. As Co-Founder and CTO, Carl provides technical support to the consortium.

Mady Cox

Maddy Cox

Maddy Cox

VP of Business Development

Maddy Cox received her B.S. in Sports & Rec Management with a Business Minor from James Madison University and is attending Clemon University’s MBA program. As a former collegiate golfer, Maddy is an avid sports fan who loves to travel. Maddy supports the global consortium for business development and commercialization.

Juergen Kellner

European Consortium Director

Juergen Kellner

European Consortium Director

Fluent in German and English, Dr. Juergen Kellner earned his Doctorate of Natural Sciences from the Technical University of Munich. Juergen enjoys sport, music, and reading, is interested in science and likes finding exceptional wines that are not mainstream. Juergen utilizes his expertise in R&D and business development to support the European consortium members.

Jianli Wang

Jianli Wang

Chinese Consortium Director

Jianli Wang

Chinese Consortium Director

Dr. Jianli Wang has ten years of experience in international investment and serves as Director at Duke Kunshan University. With a Ph.D. in polymer physics from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Duke University, Jianli brings his experience in leadership and research & development to the success of many business ventures in the renewable energy and battery industry. Jianli previously worked with Brian at Milliken & Company.

Amy Brinson

Amy Brinson

Global Consortium Director

Amy Brinson

Global Consortium Director

Amy Brinson earned her B.A. from The University of New Hampshire and miniMBA in Marketing from Rutgers University. Amy enjoys painting portraits, watching too many sci-fi movies, and spends most of her down time playing with her son. Amy assists consortium members with project development and collaboration opportunities.

Kai Poehler

European Business Development Director

Kai Poehler

European Business Development Director

Kai Poehler received his degrees in Industrial Engineering and Process Engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences. Kai loves bringing people together and developing more new markets. He is new to the battery world and fascinated by the idea of sustainability. Kai brings his background in international business development and product growth to support European consortium members.

Drew Pereira

Senior Electrochemical Engineer

Drew Pereira

Senior Electrochemical Engineer

Drew obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina where he focused on battery modeling; and gained experience through an internship at GM and fellowship at NREL. Outside of work, Drew makes time for golf, mountain/road biking, and snowboarding. Drew aids the consortium in technology development, cell testing and addressing technical challenges.

Joanna Brady

Strategic Finance Director

Joanna Brady

Strategic Finance Director

Having received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Furman University, Joanna has spent 10 years working in both the public and private accounting sectors. In her free time, she enjoys taking vacations somewhere sunny, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Archie. Joanna coordinates communications with investors and provides financial support to Consortium members regarding billings and payments.

Sebastian Zheng

Battery Engineer

Sebastian Zheng

Battery Engineer

Sebastian Zheng received his M.S. from Jiangsu University in Battery Engineering and matriculated at UNSW for his Ph.D. with experience in material synthesis and cell design. Fluent in Chinese and English, Sebastian enjoys cooking, hiking and cycling in a natural environment. Sebastian provides technical support as a battery engineer for the consortium in China.

Jessica Putallaz

Marketing Manager

Jessica Putallaz

Marketing Manager

After receiving her master’s in communications from the University of South Carolina, Jessica built a decade of experience in brand strategy & marketing, public relations, website management, and sales enablement. Jessica enjoys paddleboarding, gardening, and spending time with her husband, two children and crazy Boston Terrier. She is responsible for marketing, communications & event planning at Soteria.

Lex Elkins

Market Development Coordinator

Lex Elkins

Market Development Coordinator

Lex is an experienced sales professional that’s worked in a variety of industries throughout his career and has a B.S. in Business Management from Clemson University. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and watching Clemson Football with his wife and two young children. As the Market Development Coordinator, Lex works to grow the North American market of Soteria’s consortium.

Daniel Garrison

Project Coordinator

Daniel Garrison

Project Coordinator

Dan is a former licensed insurance producer for South Carolina and holds a B.S. in Business Marketing from Anderson University. As a newlywed, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Kaitlyn and their basset hound, Noopy. As a project Coordinator at Soteria, Dan works with both internal and external teams to achieve consortium project objectives.

Ben Hartings

Battery Engineer

Ben Hartings

Battery Engineer

With a B.S. in Physics and minor in Economics from Purdue University, Ben Hartings has experience working in aerosol research platforms electronics and xenon dark matter detection electrical systems. Ben’s industry & research experience brings a focus on supporting R&D projects with industry and academic partners.

Haley

Investor Relations & Marketing Coordinator

Haley

Investor Relations & Marketing Coordinator

Haley received a B.S. in Management and Entrepreneurship from Miami University and has experience in the financial industry as well as the non-profit world. When she’s not working, she enjoys being outside & active in many different capacities, from hiking to skiing. Haley helps organize events, investor communications, and business development projects.

Join us on a mission
to make the world a safer place.

Join us on a mission
to make the world a safer place.

When we started Soteria, we knew if even one person got hurt using unsafe batteries, that was one too many. This drives our passion for empowering our global community with the safest lithium-ion batteries on the market.

When we started Soteria, we knew if even one person got hurt using unsafe batteries, that was one too many. This drives our passion for empowering our global community with the safest lithium-ion batteries on the market.

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Be Good Stewards
Be Good Stewards

“‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’”

Matthew 25:21

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Help People
Help People

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. … Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Matthew 25:35, 36, 40

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Have Fun

“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 8:15

Gain peace of mind with every product launch
Gain peace of mind with every product launch
Gain peace of mind with every product launch
Imagine how it will feel knowing that your company is building a better reputation – with enhanced customer trust because you are using inherently safe cells in every product.
Imagine how it will feel knowing that your company is building a better reputation – with enhanced customer trust because you are using inherently safe cells in every product.
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