WPI Start-Up Companies in FY 2021: With over 100 Employees and $130,000,000 capital raised; WPI innovators are hard at work.
Lithium-ion batteries power electronics and electric vehicles, but very few of these ubiquitous energy storage devices are ever recycled due to challenges related to their chemistry. A new company, based on research by WPI mechanical engineer Yan Wang, may be the first to bring a viable recycling technology to market. And it all began with a friendship and a hunch.
A Virtual Lab for Learning
Currently a professor at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, Janie Gobert and two of her WPI graduate students, Michael Sao Pedro and Cameron Betts, started Apprendis, LLC. The company develops digital materials for performance assessment of skills in science, including the Inq-ITS (Inquiry Intelligent Tutoring System).