Liminal Insights Inc.

  • Co-Founder/CEO:
    Anderw Hsieh



Accelerating the transition to electric mobility by transforming battery manufacturing with data analytics. 

Liminal is working to create a future in which electric vehicles (EVs) are the default choice for everyone. Liminal leverages the power of data and analytics to transform battery manufacturing and improve the cost, performance, and reliability of batteries. Liminal’s solutions address key challenges in EV scalability, and in doing so help address the global climate crisis.



Liminal was founded in 2016 by top technologists from Princeton University and fellows in the Activate entrepreneurial fellowship program, partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Cyclotron Road Division. Liminal CEO Andrew Hsieh, the co-inventor of the underlying technology, is an Activate Entrepreneurial Fellow and holds a Ph.D. in Chemical & Materials Engineering from Princeton and B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from UCLA. 


Liminal’s proprietary technology leverages ultrasound and machine learning analytics for advanced battery inspection throughout manufacturing stages. The non-destructive ultrasonic inspection provides a detailed look inside battery cells, offering a better understanding of their physical integrity during the production process.

UTEC’s value add

UTEC provides Liminal with global perspectives to support business alliances and business development in Asia and Japan in particular, as East Asia remains to be important region for battery technology development and manufacturing.   
  • Cofounders
    Shaurjo Biswas, Ph.D. (CTO), Andrew Hsieh, Ph.D. (CEO), Barry Van Tassell, Ph.D. 

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