OXIS Energy Alumni Directory
Finding a new home for the talented staff at OXIS
In this special issue, we’re covering the recent news of OXIS Energy’s closure and sharing a directory of former employees who are on the job market. If you’re looking to hire talented engineers, scientists, technicians, or admin in the United Kingdom (or if you know someone who is), reach out to the folks in the directory below. If you’re a former Oxis employee and would like to be included on the list, please fill in this form.
📰 OXIS Energy Alumni Directory
UK-based lithium-sulfur pioneers OXIS Energy have been placed in administration as a result of an apparent bankruptcy. In a press release provided to electrive.com and eVTOL.com, joint administrator and authorized insolvency practitioner Simon Girling has stated “the company was unable to secure the investment required to continue its product development.”
In recent years, Oxis has focused on developing quasi-solid-state technology for its cells. Pairing a sulfur cathode with a lithium metal anode is an important goal for realizing sulfur’s high energy density, and solid-state technology is thought to be crucial for achieving this. Some 200 patents covering solid-state, Li-S, and other IP are currently being auctioned off, in addition to R&D and production equipment.
In addition, around 60 employees have been made redundant as a result of insolvency. They include research, production, and administrative staff at the company’s headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and a manufacturing facility in Kenfig Hill, Wales.
We at Intercalation Station are saddened to see our friends and colleagues in the battery community have their jobs terminated so suddenly. To raise visibility and help with the transition to new roles, we’ve worked with the Oxis HR team to put together a directory of the amazing talent at OXIS:
If you’re a former Oxis employee and would like to be included on the list, please fill in this form.
For inquiries, please reach out!
📝 One Last Note
Below is a personal note from a former OXIS employee who wishes to remain anonymous:
It's been an emotional and difficult time for everyone at OXIS Energy since the announcement of the company going into administration. Although we made huge strides forward, unfortunately the clock ran out sooner than we had hoped.
The last decade or so has seen great improvements to the performance and understanding of lithium-sulfur cells, both in industry and academia. At OXIS we were incredibly lucky to be surrounded by so many intelligent and talented people from around the globe, working on one of the most challenging chemistries in the battery field. With its considerable potential for high energy density using cheap and environmentally benign cathode materials, I remain hopeful that we will see sulfur-based batteries in electric vehicles someday in the future.
To my colleagues, I wish you all the best in your future pursuits. We shared so many highs and lows, and learned so much in our efforts to tame this wild beast. Whether in research, production, engineering or admin, my only certainty is that your talents and drive will go on to contribute to many great companies around the world. Good luck!
And to The Railway Inn pub, we carry you in our hearts wherever we go.
🌞 As always, thanks for reading!
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About the writers: Andrew is a PhD researcher at the University of Oxford (@ndrewwang). Nicholas is a Business Manager at UCL Business and Venture Fellow with Berkeley SkyDeck (@nicholasyiu). Ethan is a battery scientist set to join the Jeff Dahn Research Group in September (@ethandalter).