We are a team of scientists, engineers and designers passionate about changing the way research is done to tackle big material science and chemistry challenges

The Holy Grail Core Team
Nuno Pereira
Nuno started his first company while still in college building and selling high end downhill longboards and accessories. He has mechanical engineering background and holds a degree in product design. He led multiple design/engineering hardware and software projects and started a battery company with three US based scientists, led by his drive to work on impactful challenges. He later joined Deep Science ventures to lead the Energy Storage space, which led to the creation of Holy Grail

David Pervan
David holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering specialising in nanotechnology. He is a PhD candidate in 3D printing of metal nanomaterials for printed electronics applications. He has deep expertise in material synthesis and characterization. David's previous experiences span from building decentralised energy storage solutions and cooking facilities in Nepal to researching the impact of global warming on coral reefs in Seychelles Islands
Martin Hansen
Martin is a Ph.D. in Physics & Nanotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark. For the last two years before joining Holy Grail he lived in San Francisco and worked as a postdoc at SUNCAT, Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at Stanford School of Engineering
where he developed Bayesian optimization algorithms to calculate new catalyst materials. He enjoys kayaking around the San Francisco Bay or canals in Copenhagen. He also holds a Pilot's license and flies sailplanes in the skies above

Peter Littlewood
Peter served as the 13th Director of the US Argonne National Laboratory and was the head of the Cavendish Labs and the Department of Physics at Cambridge for 14 years. He was a MTS at Bell labs for 21 years and Head of Theoretical Physics. He is internationally recognized for his research in superconductivity, semiconductor optics, and magnetic materials. Peter is the Executive Chairman of the Faraday Institution and Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago
Christian Steinruecken
Christian completed his PhD under the supervision of David MacKay at the University of Cambridge, and is a specialist in machine learning. He has led several engineering projects in artificial intelligence, data compression and probabilistic programming. Christian is the CTO of Invenia Labs, and leads the Cambridge University Automatic Statistician Project together with Zoubin Ghahramani, Chief Scientist at Uber
Mike Payne
Mike holds the Chair of Computational Physics in the University of Cambridge. He has worked on first principles total energy calculations since 1985, is the author of the first principles total energy pseudopotential code CASTEP and has been involved in the development of the linear scaling code ONETEP and the LOTF (Learn-On-The-Fly) hybrid modelling scheme. His CASTEP software package has cumulative sales of $30million
Peter Bruce
Peter Bruce is a founder and Chief Scientist of the Faraday Institution. He is also leading the first fast start project on solid state batteries at Oxford University. Peter's research interests embrace materials chemistry and electrochemistry. His research has been recognised by a number of awards and fellowships, including the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the German Chemical Society and The Electrochemical Society