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AquaEnergy with Dr. Lingchen Kong

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Monte Jade Greater Washington DC Science and Technology Association, Tsinghua Alumni Association in Greater Washington DC, and Xi’an Jiaotong University Alumni Association of Washington DC are thrilled to announce an inspiring hybrid seminar/webinar titled “AquaEnergy,” featuring Dr. Lingchen Kong, the visionary co-founder of Ellexco LLC, pioneering in the novel idea of chemical-free extraction of lithium from aqueous sources. This exclusive event is set to take place on April 14, 2024, from 3pm to 5pm EDT both online and in-person, and promises to be a beacon of insight for technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and professionals alike.

Event Details:
 Date: April 14, 2024
 Check-in/Networking: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
 Main Program: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
 Venue: BEX at 8260 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA, 22102
 Online: Zoom meeting info in EventBrite registration confirmation email.
 Registration: EventBrite


About the Speaker: Dr. Lingchen Kong is the co-founder of Ellexco LLC. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from George Washington University, Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech and Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University. He was selected into the Special Class for the Gifted Young of Xi’an Jiaotong University at the age of 15. He was recognized as the DC regional winner of 2023 Global Student Entrepreneur Award and one of the 2023 All America Chinese Youth Federation Top 30 Under 30 (AACYF30U30). Currently, he serves as the president of Xi’an Jiaotong University Alumni Association of Washington D.C.

Founded in 2023 by Dr. Lingchen Kong and Dr. Xitong Liu, Ellexco LLC (www.ellex.co) is at the forefront of lithium extraction technology. With a vision to meet the burgeoning demand for lithium through innovative and sustainable means, Ellexco’s technology represents a significant leap forward in the extraction of lithium from geothermal brine, garnering recognition and awards from the U.S. Department of Energy and beyond.

Seminar Highlights:

  1. Personal Journey: Delve into Dr. Kong’s remarkable journey from a prodigious student admitted to Xi’an Jiaotong University’s Special Class for the Gifted Young at the tender age of 15, to becoming an award-winning entrepreneur and innovator.
  2. Entrepreneurial Odyssey: Explore the founding story of Ellexco, from its nascent stages to becoming a leader in sustainable lithium extraction technologies, winning accolades such as the 2023 George Washington University New Venture Competition and 2023 Cleantech Open Northeast.
  3. Technological Innovations: Unravel the cutting-edge technology behind Ellexco’s success – a novel, chemical-free, and electricity-driven process to extract lithium, paving the way for the future of energy.

Why Attend? This seminar is not just an opportunity to hear from a leading voice in technological innovation but also a chance to network with like-minded individuals from the Monte Jade Association, the Tsinghua Alumni Association, and the Xi’an Jiaotong University Alumni Association. Whether you’re a student, a budding entrepreneur, or a seasoned professional, Dr. Kong’s insights into entrepreneurship and innovation in the technology sector are bound to inspire and enlighten.

Reserve Your Spot: Admission is free, but seats are limited. Ensure your participation in this once-in-a-lifetime seminar by registering today!

We look forward to welcoming you to an afternoon of inspiration, innovation, and networking. See you there!


Monte Jade Washington DC


Monte Jade Washington DC
Tsinghua Alumni Association in Greater Washington DC


8260 Greensboro Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
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