Amy Prieto, PhD
“Every single device you touch has a sensor in it, or will have a sensor in it, and all of them have to be battery-powered — so batteries are here to stay.”
Amy Prieto is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Prieto Battery and a professor of chemistry at Colorado State University.
In her lab, she studies lithium-ion batteries and develops nanoparticles and structures for application in renewable energy. With her advanced synthetic technologies, Prieto is building and commercializing a three-dimensional solid-state rechargeable battery.
She has been honored with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Prieto received her B.A. in chemistry and philosophy from Williams College and her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Harvard University, where she focused her research on the electronic properties of single molecules and nanoparticles.