Unifrax delivers groundbreaking innovation for lithium-ion batteries

Introducing SiFAB by Unifrax

Unifrax, a leading manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials, has launched another proprietary technology, SiFAB. After years of advanced research, development, and testing, Unifrax is taking its first step into the silicon fiber space for lithium-ion batteries, building on its deep history of fiber-based technology and manufacturing, as well as an existing track record of supplying components for battery systems for many leading OEMs. Other Unifrax solutions include large-format lithium-ion glass separators, interstitial thermal runaway barriers, and battery compartment fire protection systems.

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Leadership team

John Dandolph

President & CEO

Chad Cannan

Chief Innovation & NBD Officer

Clint Filipowicz

Chief Operating Officer

Adam Kelsall, PhD

General Manager, Battery

Ana Kiricova

SiFAB Sales Manager

Chris Hawley, CEng IMechE

Director, Platform Technology Engineering

Mark Travers

Global Director, New Process Engineering

Bruce Zoitos, PhD

Manager, Materials Research
Senior Scientist

Donghui Zhao, PhD

Manager, Materials Research


Battery board members

Dr. Prabhakar Patil

Former CEO, LG Chem Power and chief engineer of hybrid technologies, Ford Motor Company

Rita Lane

Former VP, Apple, Operations and SVP, Motorola, Integrated Supply Chain

Dr. Arumugam “Ram” Manthiram

Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jennifer Rupp

Professor of electrochemical materials and group head, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)