LiNa Energy was created as a spin-out of Lancaster University, where founders Dr Gene Lewis and Dr Richard Dawson combined their world-leading expertise and successes in ceramics and electrochemistry.

We are a technology-driven business, led by a team with commercial, product development and energy sector experience



Based in Lancaster with newly expanded lab facilities, LiNa Energy is privately held  and boasts an energetic team of engineers and electrochemists alongside commercial and product development experts.  We are ambitious and galvanised around our mission: to help the energy and industrial sectors get to Net Zero faster.

Our Board

Will Tope


Dr Gene Lewis

Founder and Technical Advisor

Richard Dawson Photo

Dr Richard Dawson

Founder CSO

James Morrish


Mark Boland Photo

Mark Boland

Founder Company Secretary

Niall O'Keeffe

Non-executive director

Tom McColm Photo

Dr Tom McColm

Founder Non-executive Director

Arvind Sabharwal


Executive Team

Andreas Bäckström

Principal Designer

Joana Azevedo

Cell Development Manager

Kris Barr

Director of Operations

Aisha Ford

Finance Controller

Daniel Matthews

Engineering Director

Dr. Lauren Sammes

Chief Technical Officer

Expert Advisors

Jeetej Jandu


Lina Emilsson

Rick Dauch

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