Nitash Balsara, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is an internationally recognized expert in polymer materials with 24 years of success across the innovation pipeline and diverse Fortune 500, national laboratory, university, and start-up organizations. His multidisciplinary Berkeley Lab research team developed the breakthrough nanostructured polymer electrolyte (NPE), a solid electrolyte designed for use in rechargeable lithium batteries.
Balsara built a unique research lab for developing nanostructured polymers for clean energy applications. In addition to batteries, his research group has developed membranes for biofuel separation, hydrogen fuel cells, and water filtration. Balsara has been a Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the founder of Blue Current, a venture-backed start-up that manufactures safe rechargeable lithium batteries. He is also the Founder and Director of Seeo, Inc., a venture-backed start-up that manufactures high energy density rechargeable lithium batteries.