Marcus International Managing Award

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Dr. Claudio Capiglia

Claudio Capiglia Claudio Capiglia, PhD (Dr Eng.), is the Senior Vice President - Head of Battery Manufacturing at Reliance Industries in Mumbai. With thirty years of research and executive management experience in the lithium-ion battery industry (of which twenty-five years are in Japan), he is overviewing the vertically integrated battery gigafactory operation for Reliance Industries.

Previously to joining Reliance Industries, he was the Director of Battery Technologies at Talga and has led anode battery materials research & process development and built the first anode plant ever established in Europe for lithium-ion batteries. Before being the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of one of the first Lithium-ion cell manufacturers in Europe and as the Head of Battery Technologies for a Japanese multinational corporation, he established and managed several global operations in the lithium-ion battery and electric mobility market.
In Japan, he has proposed and developed Silicon Oxide-Graphitic based anode materials. Introduced the concept, produced the first solid-state battery prototype for Toyota Motor Corporation and set the gel polymer electrolytes used for the first worldwide mass production of lithium-ion polymer batteries.

Since 2021 he has been awarded the position of Honorary Professor at Deakin University. In addition, he was Visiting Professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology and, at earlier times, Professor & Battery Group Leader at the Italian Institute of Technology and Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Turin. Furthermore, in the Executive Program of Cooperation in Science and Technology field between the Government of Italy and Japan, he was awarded project coordinator for Japan for five years under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Dr. Claudio Capiglia receiving the Marcus International Managing Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli at FLOGEN SIPS 2023

Dr. Florian Kongoli congratulating Dr. Claudio Capiglia during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Dr. Claudio Capiglia delivering an acceptance speech during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Video of the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 Award ceremony where Dr. Claudio Capiglia won the Marcus International Managing Award. The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Florian Kongoli, chairman of FLOGEN.