Founded by some of the foremost experts in aerospace thermal management, KULR is joined by industry veterans in semiconductor and industrial manufacturing. The Company’s investors and advisors include industry leaders from US, Japan, and China in the field of electrical vehicles, energy storage, communications, and semiconductors.
serves as KULR’s CEO. He is a technology entrepreneur and successful investor with over 20 years of experience in technology management, product development and marketing. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Mo served as Senior Director of Business Development at Amlogic, Inc. Prior to Amlogic, he was co-founder and CEO of Sympeer Technology, a peer-to-peer network company. Mr. Mo received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara in 1995.
Dr. Timothy Knowles
serves as KULR’s CTO and has over 30 years of thermal management R&D experience having led teams that developed high-performance thermal management products for numerous high-caliber aerospace and industrial applications. Previously, he served as president of Energy Science Laboratories, where his team developed the core Carbon Fiber Cooling technology utilized in KULR’s products today. Dr. Knowles received a Ph.D. in Physics from UC San Diego in 1977.
serves as KULR’s CFO. In 2009, Mr. Westbrook founded Aargo, Inc., a company specializing in financial consulting services to corporations in various tech-related industries. Prior to Aargo, Mr. Westbrook was CFO of Amber Networks, Inc., and the Chief Financial Officer of Sage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGI), a Silicon Valley company specializing in flat panel displays. Before Sage, Mr. Westbrook held senior level financial positions at Creative Technology (NASDAQ: CREAF) and Atari Corp (AMEX: ATC). Simon is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University.
serves as KULR’s Vice President of Sales. Mr. Ching was former VP of World Wide Sales for semiconductor company ARM Holdings (acquired by Softbank for $32B in 2016) where he led a sales team of 165 employees responsible for generating over $1.2B in bookings and revenue. Stuart is a proven leader with an exemplary record of building and managing overachieving global sales teams. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Michael G. Carpenter
serves as KULR’s Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Carpenter was former Director and Safety Officer of Energy Science Laboratories PCM Heatsink Group. He also served as Quality Manager and Facility Security Officer in the Defense Industrial Security Program from 1988 to 1995. Mr. Carpenter received a B.S. in Applied Mechanics from UC San Diego in 1983.
Mr. Xia ZuoquanCo-founder of BYD Co. Ltd. and Zhengxuan Capital
Mr. Xia is a co-founder of BYD Co. Ltd. which is one of the largest rechargeable battery makers in the world, the largest in China and recently announced plans to build the largest battery production facility in the world. BYD’s largest equity holder is Berkshire Hathaway and a BYD subsidiary, BYD Auto, makes automobiles, buses, forklifts, and trucks. In 2016, BYD Auto was the world's top selling plug-in electric car manufacturer and has announced a joint venture with Daimler AG to build electric cars.
In addition to his leadership with BYD, Xia founded Zhengxuan Capital in 2004, an investment firm with more than 10 billion RMB ($1.5 billion USD) in assets under management. Among more than 30 investments under Zhengxuan Capital, Xia is a Director and early investor in robotics company UBTech, which is the world’s most valuable consumer robotics company with a $5B valuation. Xia was named to the 2018 Forbes China Rich List, with an estimated net worth $1.1 billion USD.
Mr. Xia ZhongruiEx-President of Hua Hong Micro-Electronics Corporation
Mr. Xia has more than 30 years experience in the IT area, initially responsible for building the Shanghai government computer system as well as promoting information technologies throughout the greater mainland China region. In 1995 Mr. Xia was responsible for planning the Shanghai Information Port and designing policies and implementing the construction of information application projects as Director of the Information Office of Shanghai Municipal Government. After organizing Hua Hong Group, Mr. Xia served as its first President. He served as President of Shanghai Hua Hong Micro-Electronics Corporation until 1998.
In addition Mr. Xia started Hua Hong Design Corporation, which was later acquired by Beijing Semiconductor Company and Jitong Intelligent-Card Company. As Director of the Shanghai 909 Project Office Mr. Xia was also responsible for supporting and coordinating the Hua Hong NEC project, which was China's first 8 inch semiconductor processing line. Currently Mr. Xia serves as Chairman of Ruizhang Technology Co., Ltd., President of Hua Hong International USA LLC., Vice President of Hua Hong Group, Advisor at iGlobe Partners, and a Managing Partner of Shanghai Lianwan Investment Management Limited Partnership. Mr. Xia served as a Director of Atrua Technologies, Inc. and has been a Director of Spreadtrum Communications Inc. since 2009. Mr. Xia holds a Bachelor in Economics from Shanghai Fudan University.
Mr. Morio KurosakiPresident of IT-Farm Corporation in Japan
Mr. Kurosaki started his business career at Intel Japan. Later he joined Western Digital Corporation as one of the earliest members of WDC’s Japanese division. In 1988 he founded Aisys Corporation, a firm helping Silicon Valley start-ups penetrate the Japanese market. Aisys provides a wide range of support helping companies establish solid business ties in Japan including arrangement of strategic partnerships with major Japanese corporations, recruiting local management, business development, etc. In 1999, Mr. Kurosaki founded IT-Farm as one of very few hands-on style venture capital firms in Japan.
Throughout his entire carrier Mr. Kurosaki has built incomparable networks in both the Japanese IT industries as well as executive relationships in Silicon Valley. In addition to his main roles in the above companies Morio served as Project Manager of the Unexplored Technology Project under the Information Technology Program Agency (part of of METI), an APAC advisory member of ARM, advisor for Nvidia Japan, and board director of Treasure Data (Silicon Valley), Ubitus (Taiwan), Gaiax (Japan), and GES (Silicon Valley and Vietnam).
Dr. Gang ChenHead of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering at MIT
Dr. Chen is the Director of the "Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC Center)" - an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy. He received his bachelor and master degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and his PhD degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley in 1993.
Dr. Chen was an assistant professor at Duke University, a tenured associate professor at UC Los Angeles before accepting tenured professorship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a recipient of the K.C. Wong Education Foundation fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Dr. Chen also received a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, a R&D 100 award, and an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Memorial Award.
In 2010, he was elected a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Chen is currently a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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