About the Company

Out of the Box Thinking is Creating Innovative Battery Materials

Based in Los Angeles since spinning out of UCLA in 2017, Nuvola is a privately held battery materials company rapidly commercializing a breakthrough direct deposition polymer separator technology for the next generation of high-energy batteries. Nuvola's advanced materials products are targeted at dramatically improving battery safety, performance, yield, and overall profitability. The company holds an extensive and growing patent portfolio spanning several new battery materials for high-energy and microbattery applications. Nuvola founders Dr. Janet Hur and Dr. Leland Smith performed some initial materials work while doing post-doctoral research at UCLA. The Nuvola team is developing deep business and technical partnerships with leading battery manufacturers worldwide.

Meet the Team

Janet Hur, founder of MilliBatt
CEO & Cofounder

Janet Hur

Microstructure design & processing

Leland Smith
COO & Cofounder

Leland Smith, PhD

Materials for batteries & supercapacitors

Thomas Lee
VP Business Development

Thomas Lee

Customer engagement & deeptech marketing

Bruce Dunn
Science Advisor

Prof. Bruce Dunn

Nippon sheet glass
Chair in Materials Science, UCLA

Peter Santos
Business Advisor

Peter Santos

11-year CEO at Audience, from idea stage to IPO

Cathal Phelan
Business Advisor

Cathal Phelan

5-year CTO at Cypress Semiconductor

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