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NOVONIX™ provides revolutionary clean energy solutions to the battery industry

As a leading battery materials and technology company – with operations in both Canada and the United States – NOVONIX provides advanced, high-performance materials, equipment, and services for the global lithium-ion battery industry.

The early beginnings

NOVONIX has been critically focused on technologies and materials that support long-life, high-performance battery applications since its formation.

Dr. Chris Burns, CEO and Co-Founder of NOVONIX, worked under Dr. Jeff Dahn at Dalhousie University as a graduate student researching more efficient ways to determine the lifespans of lithium-ion batteries. This led to the development of the Ultra-High Precision Coulometry (UHPC) systems and technique that NOVONIX is known for today.

As NOVONIX has grown, it has expanded from providing equipment and services to support the development of longer-life battery technologies, but now utilizing that expertise to develop and scale key battery materials and technologies that will play a significant role in the global expansion of lithium-ion batteries.

Powering forward

NOVONIX provides advanced, high-performance materials, equipment, and services for the global lithium-ion battery industry. Our business units provide critical services and products to our customers, which are among the largest companies in the world.


Our vision is to provide revolutionary clean energy solutions to the battery industry


Our mission is to develop innovative, sustainable technologies and high-performance materials to service the electric vehicle and energy storage industries

Core Values

Curiosity, Collaboration, Commitment

The opportunity

The battery industry has been growing and evolving at a rapid pace and the demand for electric vehicles and grid scale energy-storage systems are flourishing. The need for advanced materials and technologies that support long life, high-performance, battery applications has become more pronounced. 

The challenge and opportunity soon became clear:  Where will the North American suppliers of these batteries source their materials into the 2020’s and beyond?

There has been massive progress in the performance and adoption of EVs and with that the global demand for them is significantly increasing.

Battery cell manufacturing to support the automotive transition to EVs has gained momentum in the United States, but the supply chain is lagging. NOVONIX anticipated the shortage of materials early on and in 2017 founded its NOVONIX Anode Materials division based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Today, the Company is a leading supplier of high-performing materials technology with plans to scale significant domestic volumes of synthetic graphite to the U.S. to help meet critical demand.

Our battery testing equipment and research and development services are already being used by our partners and customers to support the development of better cell technology for their products across vehicle, energy storage systems, and other applications.

Explore the solutions NOVONIX brings to the industry and how it’s making a significant impact.

Anode Materials

Battery Cell Testing

Research & Development Services

Our leadership team

NOVONIX is led by a team with a wealth of experience that values curiosity, collaboration, and commitment.

NOVONIX notable milestones

Leading researcher, Dr. Jeff Dahn appointed as Chief Scientific Advisor, effective July 2021
NOVONIX Anode Materials selected to receive US $5.57m grant from the US Department of Energy for development of high efficiency continuous graphitization furnace technology with Harper International
NOVONIX entered a new five-year research sponsorship agreement with Mark Obravac's Research Group of Dalhousie University
Emera and NOVONIX partner on innovative residential energy storage technology
Completion of ASX equity raise $115m to support growth of NOVONIX Anode Materials with an additional $16m from directors
Phillips 66 announced US$150m strategic investment in NOVONIX, advancing NOVONIX's production of synthetic graphite for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
Ceremonial opening of NOVONIX's new Riverside facility attended by US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm
Phillips 66 and NOVONIX sign Technology Development Agreement to advance the production and commercialization of anode materials for lithium-ion batteries
Executed supply and investment agreements for ~12,000 tonnes with US-based KORE Power to advance and strengthen the domestic lithium-ion battery supply chain
American Depository Receipts commenced trading on the Nasdaq and celebrated the milestone by ringing the Closing Bell
Announced final results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by Minviro, demonstrating NOVONIX's GX-23 synthetic anode graphite provides an approximate 60% decrease in global warming potential relative to conventional anode grades
Selected for US$150 million in DOE grant funding to support build-out of NOVONIX's next 30,000 tonnes of synthetic graphite manufacturing facility
NOVONIX launches new pilot production facility for cathode materials, aimed to position NOVONIX as an industry leader in cathode technology
NOVONIX enters into joint venture agreement with TAQAT Development Company to produce battery materials in the MENA region
NOVONIX and LG Energy Solution enter into a JDA for artificial graphite anode material and a US$30 million investment agreement
All-dry, zero-waste cathode pilot line fully commissioned
Collaboration between NOVONIX and SandboxAQ on breakthrough AI solutions for battery technology is announced
Results of Hatch Ltd. engineering study on all-dry, zero-waste cathode synthesis process highlights potential improvements over conventional cathode synthesis
Key milestones and path to profitable anode material production in the U.S. announced
Support from Government of Canada for cathode and data product research and development secured by NOVONIX
NOVONIX finalizes US$100 million grant award from U.S. Department of Energy
Panasonic Energy and NOVONIX sign binding off-take agreement
NOVONIX releases inaugural sustainability report
U.S. government selects NOVONIX to receive US$103 million in qualifying advanced energy project tax credits
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NOVONIX Chief Scientific Advisor and sponsored researcher are pioneers in the lithium-Ion battery industry.

Dr. Jeff Dahn

Chief Scientific Advisor

Dr. Mark Obravak

Sponsored Researcher

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Dr. Jeff Dahn

Chief Scientific Advisor

Jeff Dahn is the Chief Scientific Advisor to NOVONIX.

Professor Jeff Dahn is a leading researcher in the field of lithium-ion batteries and materials and currently holds the title of NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research Chair with Dalhousie University.

Having a long career across both industry and academia, he has spent the last 25 years as a professor at Dalhousie University, with support from 3M Company and most recently, from Tesla.

Dahn has co-authored 730 papers and has 73 inventions with patents issued or filed, including some of the early patents related to Li[NiMnCo]O2(NMC) cathode material in 2001.

NOVONIX CEO, Dr. Chris Burns, received his Ph.D. under Professor Jeff Dahn at Dalhousie University where he co-founded NOVONIX BTS and spun out of Dahn’s research group in 2013.

Dr. Mark Obrovac

Sponsored Researcher

Professor Mark Obrovac is a leading battery materials innovator having authored over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, twenty issued US patents, with a further four patents pending in the field of battery science covering anodes, cathodes, electrolyte, and binder materials.

Marc currently serves as the NSERC/NOVONIX Industrial Research Chair since 2018. Prior to that role he was the NSERC/3M Canada Industrial Research Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Dalhousie University, in Halifax, N.S., Canada from 2010 to 2018.

Prior to his appointments with Dalhousie University and after completing his PDF at Cornell, Dr. Obrovac was a Research Specialist with 3M Corporation where he was the Project Leader for the Anode Materials Group. Dr. Obrovac also worked as the Principal Investigator for the DOE’s Advanced Negative Electrode Project as part of 3M’s Electronics Marketing Material Division.

BSc in Chemical Physics, Simon Fraser University (1995); MSc in Physics, Dalhousie University (1997); PhD in Physics, Dalhousie University (2001); PDF in Chemistry, Cornell University (2002)