Gerbrand Ceder is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received an engineering degree from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. Dr. Ceder’s research interests lie in the computationally driven design of novel materials for energy generation and storage, including battery materials, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, and photocatalysts. He has worked for 15 years in the Li-battery field, optimizing several new electrodes materials and has regularly served as scientific advisor to companies and investors in this area. He has published over 280 scientific papers, and holds several U.S. patents. His most recent scientific achievement has been the development of materials for ultra fast battery charging. He has received the MRS Gold Medal, the Battery Research Award from the Electrochemical Society for his work on understanding battery materials, the Career Award from the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Lansing Hardy Award from The Metals, Minerals and Materials Society, as well as several teaching awards at MIT. He is a co-founder of Computational Modeling Consultants, Pellion Technologies, and The Materials Project, and is currently an advisor to the Office of Strategic R&D Planning of the Korean Government.