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Chemix Appoints Ex-Tesla Operations Leader Praveen Sharma as Chief Operating Officer to Spearhead Product Commercialization

Sunnyvale, CA – WEBWIRE
  • Ex-Tesla leader Praveen Sharma adds significant value to the company’s leadership team with his proven track record in manufacturing and scaling operations, exemplified by his core role in building and launching Tesla’s first fully automated cell manufacturing factory.

  • His timing is aligned with the company’s forthcoming partnership announcement with a multi-national pack manufacturer.

  • Chemix is setting its sights on revolutionizing the battery industry by integrating AI throughout the battery development value chain.

Chemix, a Silicon Valley-based innovator in AI-driven battery development, proudly welcomes former Tesla operations leader Praveen Sharma as its Chief Operating Officer. Praveen’s decision to join Chemix after nearly two decades in the automotive industry is a testament to the company’s vision. With his deep track record in building and scaling manufacturing operations, including launching Tesla’s first automated lithium-ion cell production line, Praveen’s expertise will be pivotal in achieving Chemix’s goal of bringing transformative AI technologies throughout the battery development value chain. Additionally, his timing is critical as the company closes in on a partnership announcement with a multi-national battery pack manufacturer.

The landscape of today’s battery manufacturing is rapidly evolving, with major EV companies establishing their own battery plants. Chemix is meeting this industry dynamic head-on with an initial core focus on leveraging AI to develop high-performance batteries for electric vehicles. Chemix’s ultimate ambitions reach far beyond, as it aims to apply an AI-first, data-first approach to facilitate cell manufacturing and quality control, striving for end-to-end excellence in battery development.

Chemix believes that every key technological innovation should achieve two crucial goals: making things better and cheaper. From the Industrial Revolution to the recent wave of Industry 4.0, society has successfully democratized physical labor, liberating ourselves for more productive and creative pursuits. Now, the forthcoming wave of generative AI and a data-driven approach for critical material and hardware innovation is poised to seed a new Industrial Revolution, as it will rapidly democratize skills and knowledge that used to take significant time and resources to acquire. It will further free humans from tedious mental labor, allowing us to focus more on being productive and creative.

As a leader in the battery sector that recently announced MIX™ - its AI-powered design platform specifically developed to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation EV batteries - Chemix is proud to be at the forefront of this revolution, deploying cutting-edge AI to accelerate the adoption of sustainable energy. With Praveen joining its leadership team, Chemix is poised to lead the charge in delivering state-of-the-art battery solutions to the world.

To learn more about Chemix and its AI-powered battery solutions, visit

About Chemix

Chemix, a venture-backed developer of next-generation EV batteries, aims to revolutionize the battery design and production process with its AI-powered MIXTM design platform. Chemix reduces battery development time by 10x compared to traditional design approaches through the MIX platform’s proprietary AI algorithms and proprietary experimental datasets. Chemix’s battery designs are compatible with existing Li-ion battery manufacturing processes, providing a seamless transition to high-volume production to meet customers’ battery performance requirements.

Chemix’s mission is to practically apply cutting-edge AI technologies to revolutionize battery development, creating the most high-performance and sustainable battery chemistries. Chemix was founded in 2021 by researchers and business leaders from Harvard, Stanford, and UC Berkeley. Learn more at

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