Carnegie Mellon University professor Viswanathan is TVS Motor e-mobility technical advisor, Auto News, ET Auto

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 Prof. Venkat Viswanathan is also a technical advisor and Scientific Advisory Board Member at QuantumScape, a company developing next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles.
Prof. Venkat Viswanathan is also a technical advisor and Scientific Advisory Board Member at QuantumScape, a company developing next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles.

New Delhi: TVS Motor Company on Wednesday said it has appointed Professor Venkat Viswanathan as Technical Advisor for electric mobility.

An Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Prof. Viswanathan is a global leader in advanced batteries for electric mobility. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, ONR Young Investigator Award and MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Finalist, the company said.

Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director, TVS Motor Company, said, “We are delighted to associate with Prof. Venkat Viswanathan, who will play an important role in guiding us in the electric mobility journey. He is a thought leader in the field of innovations of advanced battery technology.”

“His major strides in battery technology will give us a competitive edge in delivering value for money, superior technology, and aspirational electric vehicles to meet the fast-evolving customer needs,” he said.

Prof. Venkat Viswanathan said, “I look forward to working in great synergy with the company known for its pioneering technologies in future mobility. Together we will go miles to create a more sustainable EV ecosystem.”

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Prof received his PhD from Stanford University and did postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is also a technical advisor and Scientific Advisory Board Member at QuantumScape, a company developing next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles, and Chief Scientist at Aionics, a company bringing cutting-edge machine-learning methods for battery materials innovation.

TVS Motor had earlier committed INR 1,000 crore for the EV business. The company said it is working on a complete portfolio of two and three-wheelers in the range of 5kW-25kW, all of which will be in the market within the next 24 months.

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