NEO Battery Materials Appoints Lithium-Ion Battery Binders and Polymer Technology Expert Dr Byeong-Su Kim to Scientific Advisory Board


Vancouver, British Columbia – (Newsfile Corp. – November 23, 2021) – NEO Battery Materials Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange: NBM) (OTCQB: FFNB) (“NEO“or the”Society“) is pleased to announce that the company has appointed Dr. Byeong-Su Kim to the Scientific Advisory Board. His research and expertise is in polymeric materials with an emphasis on lithium-ion battery binder technologies, synthesis of functional polyethers and polymeric therapies; and intelligent hybrid nanomaterials.

Dr. Kim maintains a total of 162 publications with over 10,000 total citations and owns over 30 patents that include robust binder technologies for lithium-ion battery electrodes. His exceptional research on polymeric materials led him to receive the Excellent Mid-Career Polymer Research Award by the Polymer Society of Korea in 2019 and was elected Member of the Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) in 2017.

The binder is an essential component when manufacturing silicon anodes because the binder holds the electrode material with the copper current foil. The use of robust binder technologies with characteristics such as high modulus of elasticity can help contain and control the volume expansion of silicon, reducing the likelihood of particle sputtering and anode cracking. .

Mr. Spencer Huh, President and CEO of NEO, said, “We are pleased to have Dr. Byeong-Su Kim on the Scientific Advisory Board. All the components in terms of technology and intellectual ability are being shaped, and we are more confident in bringing NEO’s silicon anode materials to market with our proprietary one-container nanocoating technology. The company is ultimately aiming for a 100% pure silicon anode for use in high power electric vehicle applications; therefore, we consider the implementation of excellent binder technologies to be a crucial aspect in our materials. “

Dr Kim is Professor of Chemistry at Yonsei University in South Korea, where he currently heads the Soft and Hybrid Nanomaterials Laboratory. Dr Kim received his doctorate. in Polymer / Materials Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 2007 and was a postdoctoral research associate at MIT under the supervision of Dr. Paula T. Hammond. Prior to joining Yonsei University, Dr Kim was Associate Professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).

About NEO Battery Materials Ltd.

NEO Battery Materials Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company specializing in metals and battery materials. NEO focuses on the production of silicon anode materials through its proprietary one-step nanocoating process, which improves capacity and efficiency compared to lithium-ion batteries using graphite in their anode materials. The Company intends to become a supplier of active silicon anode materials for the electric vehicle industry. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at:

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