Alum of the Week: Jagdeep Singh, Founder and CEO, Quantumscape
Jagdeep Singh, ’87, graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science at the age of 19. After working at Hewlett Packard for a few years, he went on to found several companies including Airsoft, Lightera Networks (sold to CIENA) and Infinera. After he and his cofounders sold Infinera in 2010, Mr. Singh went on to found QuantumScape, a stealth battery start-up in Silicon Valley.
With QuantumScape, Mr. Singh's is goal is make a battery that solves the ‘materials problem,’ is solid state, and has the density of fossil fuels. QuantumScape is the subject of a great deal of speculation, and it will be exciting to see how Mr. Singh will change the way our devices consume energy.
Alum of the week: Over the next several weeks, we will highlight diverse graduates of the department and we will highlight their accomplishments. Our graduates go on to do many things: found companies, research, teach, and work in a variety of fields from tech to law to education to medicine.
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