Professor Hari Dharan is an internationally renowned expert in materials science and the design of machines. Prior to joining Indian Energy, LLC, as Chief Technology Officer, Professor Dharan worked at Quantum Energy Storage Corporation, a start-up that he co-founded, after serving several years at the University of California, Berkeley as a tenured Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His early career was spent as Senior Research Scientist at Ford Motor Company’s Scientific Research Laboratories, Dearborn, Michigan, Space Systems Loral (Palo Alto, California), and Communications Satellite Corporation (Washington DC). He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, and his master’s and Ph. D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Dharan is also CEO and founder of Omnes Energy Storage Corp.