Dr Shalini Divya
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Shalini is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of TasmanIon. She received her PhD in Chemistry in 2020, from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her PhD was based on non-aqueous aluminium-ion batteries. Her discoveries in novel cathode materials for aluminium ion batteries are a core part of TasmanIon's intellectual property. Dr Divya completed her BSc in Chemistry with Honors from Delhi University, and her MSc in Chemistry from Birla Institute of Technology, India. She won the Breakthrough Innovator Award at the 2021 KiwiNet Commercialisation Awards.
May is passionate about making the world a better place – very cliché! The main thing that gets May out of bed is working with awesome people to achieve exceptional outcomes and impact – which is why she is working at TasmanIon! May’s special sauce is organising all manner of things into efficient and effective systems and processes. May is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BCom majoring in Commercial Law and Accounting and a BSc majoring in Logic and Computational Studies.
Prof Thomas Nann
Cheif Science Advisor
Thomas is one of the founders and Chief Scientist of TasmanIon. Thomas is passionate about transforming the world into a circular, sustainable global economy. He believes that energy storage is the key to achieving this goal. Thomas leads the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and the Nanomaterials Research Group at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER). He has many years of experience in electrochemistry and nanomaterials research, documented by a significant number of scientific publications, patents, and successful industrial collaborations.
Dr Ashwath Sundaresan
Board Chair & Independent Director