Dr Andrew Minnett

Dr Andrew Minett is co-founder and CTO of Sicona Battery Technologies, a battery materials company scaling next generation Silicon graphite composites as a final anode materials product. Andrew holds a PhD in electromaterials science, and has 20 years’ post PhD experience designing and commercialising materials, interfaces and processes for a range of technologies. A prominent academic, he held prestigious fellowships at the Max-Planck Institute fuer Festkoerperforschung in Stuttgart, Germany, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, an Australian QEII Research Fellowship, and most recently spent 7 years as Director of the Laboratory for Sustainable Technology and 2 years as the Energy Theme Leader and Deputy Director of the Energy Storage Flagship at the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.  Leveraging his strong commercial acumen, Andrew left academia to extend his career in providing technical, innovation, scale-up and techno-economic advisory services to ASX listed businesses, investment funds and private enterprise. This commercial acumen has led Andrew to involvement in various start-up enterprises and roles at accelerators and incubators around Sydney.