US Cypriot Joanna Patsalis included in Forbes Under 30s Powering The Future Of Energy And Sustainability

Meet The Under 30s Powering The Future Of Energy And Sustainability

Now, although lithium ion batteries have been vital in enabling large-scale adoption of EVs, there’s no reason why the technology can’t eventually be supplanted by a new entrant. Would you drive a car powered by an atomic battery? Joanna Patsalis, 29, is the chief operating officer at Direct Kinetic Solutions, which has raised $3.68 million to commercialize advances in radioisotopic batteries–that is, long-lasting batteries that run off of tiny amounts of nuclear material. These nuclear batteries have energy densities 1,000 times higher than chemical batteries. It’s not a new idea, but it is out of this world. NASA put an early nuclear battery on the moon to power the Apollo 12 landing.

Joanna Philippou Patsalis said “I am thrilled to be part of 2023 Forbes 30 under 30 Energy list. As the first female Cypriot to be included in this list for North America, I feel truly honoured to be alongside so many incredible leaders in the industry.

This has been a remarkable journey and such recognition is attesting to the hard work of the whole team at Direct Kinetic Solutions, Everlasting Power. From FedTech program in 2019 to receiving contracts with United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force and National Security Innovation Capital and participating in Startupbootcamp with NYK Line and Mitsubishi Corporation.

This is just the beginning on how we can transform a world that depends on lithium batteries to use nuclear energy and power applications for decades without recharge at the scale of a postage stamp”.

Joanna Philippou Patsalis who was born in Nicosia, Cyprus was educated in Management Studies, Business Administration and Management, GeneralManagement Studies, Business Administration and Management, General
2011 – 2014 at University of Nottingham this was followed
NYU Stern School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA), Entrepreneurship and FinTechMaster of Business Administration (MBA), Entrepreneurship and FinTech
2016 – 20192016 – 2019