Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Yimin Zhu has extensive experience in battery, fuel cell and their hybrid system development, as well as the development and production of nanomaterials for these platforms.

Since 2007, Dr. Zhu has been instrumental in leading the development, production, commercialization of SiNANOde® battery and fuel cell technologies first at Nanosys (as Executive Director, Energy Storage) and later at OneD Material (as Chief Technology Officer). 

He has led the R&D team at Nanosys and since 2014 at OneD Material as well as the collaboration with R&D and manufacturing teams at several large industrial partners in United States, Japan, China, Korea, and Europe. 

 Dr. Zhu has authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers and presented in various conferences and holds more than 36 energy storage worldwide-patents & applications. He has dedicated himself to R&D and commercialization of energy storage nanomaterials and devices since 1998, first at Yamanashi University (NEDO Researcher Zero Emission EVs, Japan) and then in 2001 at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Scientist – Catalyst and Fuel Cells). He earned his PhD in Electrochemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences


CEO & Member of the OneD Material Board of Directors

Vincent Pluvinage co-founded OneD Material in 2013, together with Todd Carter and Yimin Zhu (Dr. Zhu has led the SiNANOde technology development since 2007 and became the CTO of OneD Material).

Prior to OneD Material, Vincent Pluvinage co-founded Invention Capital Partners in 2011, after leaving Intellectual Ventures, where he headed the IP Private Equity team. Vincent started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, before co-founding ReSound Corporation (Nasdaq IPO in 1993); Preview Systems (Nasdaq IPO in 1999) and IPValue Management Inc.

Vincent holds degrees in Applied Physics (UCL Belgium), and Bioengineering (PhD, University of Michigan).


CFO & Head of IP

Carlo Segantini has worked at OneD since 2015, where he has a dual role as CFO and Head of IP, managing OneD’s industry leading patent portfolio.

Prior to OneD, Carlo joined Invention Capital partners as partner, after managing strategic IP acquisitions and licensing at Intellectual Ventures and before that at IPValue Management Inc.

Earlier in his career, Carlo worked as Senior Consultant at BAIN & COMPANY and as partner at ISYI, a technology consultancy start-up which was later acquired by ISS (IBM).

Carlo has an MS in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova (Italy), and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (NH, US).

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