Dr. Kumar is the founding CEO of Envia Systems Inc. Previously, he served as Director of Technology for Nanoexa. Prior to that, Dr. Kumar worked as a senior scientist for Greatbatch, leading the development and scale-up of nano-crystalline silver vanadium oxide cathode material for high rate lithium batteries. He has also served as principal scientist at Nanogram Devices Corporation (NDC), where he developed battery components used in implantable medical devices, and as a project manager at NDC where he led several energy storage photonics device projects. His inventions related to laser pyrolysis and aerosol delivery systems revolutionized the synthesis of nano-materials having complex compositions. Dr. Kumar has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Rochester and Bachelors in Ceramics from I.I.T. B.H.U, Varanasi. He is the inventor of over 40 patents.