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The focus of research into batteries has undergone a shift from the blue-sky technologies of portable electronics and wearables to improving lithium-ion battery performance. Stephanie Moroz says this is good news for the future of electric vehicles and energy storage.

For accomplished entrepreneur and UQ alumnus Stephanie Moroz (Master of Business ’16) the decision to pursue a career in developing energy technologies came down to her determination to, ultimately, make the world a better place.

The Canadian-born engineer is the Chief Executive Officer of Sunshine Coast startup company Nano-Nouvelle. The young company is pioneering new-generation lithium-ion batteries that weigh less and store as much as 50 per cent more energy than existing technology.

“I’ve always been very excited about energy, both for how it can transform lives, especially the way it can improve life for people in developing countries as they gain access to electricity, and also the impact of energy systems on our environment,” said Ms Moroz.

“All of my jobs have been pointed towards energy solutions and improving energy efficiency, and I’ve tried to put my heart and soul into it.”