Graduate student Yuto Katsuyama (Kaner group) has been selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list – Class of 2023 in the Health Care & Science category.
Forbes magazine released its eighth annual “30 Under 30 Asia” list, which includes 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders, and trailblazers under the age of 30 from across the Asia-Pacific region who are effecting positive change and driving innovation in the face of global economic uncertainty and a challenging environment.
A third-year chemistry (materials chemistry) graduate student in Professor Richard Kaner’s group, Katsuyama is also Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Satoyama Engineering, a start-up company originating from Tohoku University in Japan.
In December 2022, Katsuyama was named one of MIT Technology Review’s list of Innovators Under 35 (IU35) Japan for his development of a “next-generation battery” that does not use rare materials.
From Forbes – 30 Under 30 Asia list:
About Yuto Katsuyama
Katsuyama, who is a Ph.D. candidate in materials chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, seeks to develop a new battery technology for electric cars that utilizes earth-abundant substances like carbon and hydrogen rather than rare metals such as lithium and cobalt. Hoping to commercialize the technology, Katsuyama cofounded Satoyama Engineering in 2022, a startup developing eco-friendly and safer — as lithium-ion batteries can explode and catch fire — batteries from wood.
30 Under 30 – Asia – Healthcare & Science (2023)