Alex Jacobs

Alex Jacobs

Formal First Name

Alex Jacobs is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering at Sila Nanotechnologies, an engineered materials company focused on dramatically improving energy storage. Before this, he designed and developed battery packs at Tesla, including those used in the Roadster and Daimler’s Smart Fortwo electric drive. Jacobs also served as Manager of Platforms and Systems at Amprius, a lithium-ion materials manufacturer where he oversaw battery cell build and test.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Earlier in his career, Jacobs worked in product design at IDEO, where he co-developed two novel medical devices for a Fortune 500 client, both now FDA approved and in production.
  • He has co-authored 18 issued or pending U.S. patents.