KeraCel Team


Robert H. Bagheri 
Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Robert is an executive leader with a reputation of delivering rapid and substantial change. He has joined 7 startups with 3 that ended in successful IPOs or M&As. His specialties include 3D printing, semiconductor, systems design, and manufacturing. He holds an EE from Cleveland Institute of Electronics.

Arwed Niestroj 
Chief Operating Officer 

Arwed is the COO of KeraCel where he leads the development and operations. He has broad global executive experience in building and leading companies ranging from electric vehicle product development and launch, technology and business innovation, digital technologies and in the mobility sector. Arwed Niestroj holds a master degree in physics from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Philip E. Rogren
Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

Philip is the CTO of KeraCel responsible for building the technical team and driving the development of a high performance solid-state cell and the manufacturing methods that will make it commercially viable. He is a dynamic leader with a record of finding unique applications of technology to solve high value problems and extensive business development experience which enables the definition of problems worth solving. He is the inventor of Inventor of KeraCel solid-state battery and CSI lead carrier for manufacture of CSP semiconductor packages. He has been a key member of six startups, three of which ended in successful M&As. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington, and author of seven issued patents and ten pending patents.

Steven Shi
VP of Engineering

Steven Shi is the VP of Engineering at KeraCel, responsible for leading all aspects of KeraCel’s development efforts on materials, processes, and battery system integrations, including defining technology and product roadmaps, engaging with customers, planning and executing projects. He is a proven leader and electrochemist with a track record of discoveries and breakthroughs in chemistry, electrochemistry, surface science, materials science, energy storage and conversion, nanotechnology, and molecular systems design and engineering. He has 72 pending/issued patents and 20 refereed publications. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Shandong University, M.Sc. in Chemistry from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Guelph.

Siamak Azizi 
VP of Operations, Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Siamak Azizi is the VP of Operations, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner. He is a skilled executive developing new initiatives, capabilities, and cost effective strategies to excel organizations and sustain growth. His specialities include 3D printing, semiconductor, and manufacturing. He holds a BS in Physics from Moravian College and MSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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