Chief Executive Officer

  • Chief Executive Officer of NOVONIX
  • Previously led all company divisions including NOVONIX Battery Technology Solutions and NOVONIX Anode Materials
  • Co-developed the breakthrough Ultra-High-Precision-Coulometry (UHPC) technology with Professor Jeff Dahn
  • Co-founded NOVONIX Battery Technology Solutions in Canada in 2013
  • Former Senior Research Engineer with TESLA. As TESLA’s first technical hire in Canada in 2015, Dr. Burns led projects in materials and battery characterization with the goals of selecting EV and ESS battery chemistry and materials
  • Dr. Burns holds multiple patents related to Li-ion batteries and is a co-author on peer reviewed journal articles that have been cited over 4,000 times
  • Received his PhD and MS in Physics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and his BS in Physics from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia