About Us

AdvEn Industries Inc., founded in October 2011, is an electrochemical materials science innovator. Our mission is to build a fundamental "Materials Technology Platform" to enable real life applications for ever better performance and ever lower costs.

Board and Management


Out of 30 years in international operations, business development, corporate strategies, tech venture incubation, Kyle spent recent 12 years in developing novel energy technologies in North America and incubating early stage companies. 

Earlier, Kyle was Vice President - Telecom and Technology at RR Donnelley (US$6.8 billion) and was instrumental in starting up its first manufacturing JV in China, a US$24 million initial investment and developed and managed subsequent partners for the company's later JVs in China.  His organization consistently met growth and profitability targets and became the single largest market share holder in China in the industry.  Kyle championed and managed cross-border technology transfers and introduced novel business model to the nascent telecom advertising industry in China.  As a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft Corporation, Kyle led strategic engagement with field organizations in APAC region in the Server & Tools business group (US$10 billion business group), setting growth and profitability targets, and optimizing human, technical and financial resources in the group's product launches.  The Go-to-Market plan led and produced by him became a “Best Practice” in Microsoft STB Group.  He holds an MBA from University of Chicago and a B.A. from Yale University.


An expert on material degradations for oil & gas, and petrochemical infrastructures, Weixing spent 5 years in oil & gas and petrochemical industries and over 20 years in material engineering R&D that has led to many industrial applications.  As the founder of AdvEn Industries Inc., and co-inventor of ASAC technology, Weixing provides technical leadership in new material innovation, process optimization making ASAC technology and products highly transformational in the activated carbon industry.  

In the recent 15 years, Weixing has developed various carbon-based materials including synthesized carbon nanotubes, nanostructured coatings, high-performance activated carbons, functionalized graphene materials and the utilization of these materials in energy storage, CO2 capture and water treatment, etc.  He has completed projects sponsored by industries and Canadian and US governments.  Weixing has published over 170 technical papers and 2 book chapters, and given over 100 technical keynote talks and presentations; and has been a reviewer or professional editor for over 10 international scientific journals.  He holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from University of Manitoba in Canada; M.S. and B.S. in physical metallurgy from Dalian University of Technology in China. 


After serving as a research scientist with Imperial Oil in 2000, Dr. Yuan founded BitCan Geoscience and Engineering Inc. He invented and developed BitCan’s FUSETM technology (Fast and Uniform SAGD Start-up Enhancement), providing total solution to formation containment integrity in oil & gas exploration. The FUSE technology is being widely deployed in Canada providing clear economic benefits for oil exploration customers. It has applications in China and Middle East as well. Dr. Yuan is also in the process of developing a novel heavy oil recovery process as a part of BitCan’s technology portfolio.

Dr. Yuan is known in Canada and overseas as a trusted industry consultant, research scientist, scientific author and speaker in the field of Petroleum Geomechanics. His practical knowledge in the oil and gas exploration industry, coupled with his strong interests in material science, offers valuable guidance to AdvEn industries’ product/solution development in this sector. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma in U.S.


Philip has 30 years of international business and investment experience. He spent first 9 years of his career in banking industry both in Hong Kong and Toronto, with responsibilities in project finance, corporate finance, trade finance, M&A and I-banking at CITIC Ka Wah Bank, Ltd. and CIBC.

For past 20 some years, Philip has been a highly successful entrepreneur. He established and has been managing KNP Group, Inc. in Toronto, a manufacturer and distributor of fashion accessories with offices and facilities in Toronto; Vancouver BC; Buffalo, NY; Sydney Australia and Shanghai, China. An active investor, Philip has invested in various industries including real estate, data centers, digital cinema, bio-fuel, sporting goods, organic & life science product and thermal and clean energy.

Mr. Chong has a B.S. in Business Administration, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec Canada


Alfred spent 10 years of his early career as a data analyst in Hunan Provincial Economic Information Research Center where he applied various quantitative models to predict economic, industrial and population growth outcomes in China.  In subsequent 25 years, Alfred has built a successful career in security industry performing various roles.  He was a Sales Manager in Shenzhen Security Department of CITIC bank; Director of Business and Sales in Dapeng Security Exchange Co.; Vice-Chairman of Hunan Security Exchange Co.; Chairman and CEO of Jia De Xin Investment Co.; and currently the Chairman and CEO of Worldlink Investment Co.

Alfred’s partial accomplishments include restructuring four state-owned enterprises and brought three of them to IPO; restructuring Dapeng Security and made the company among top 5 on the list of successful companies in China in 1998; establishing and growing Jia Xin De Investment Co. and its private equity business by bringing 3 companies to IPO and achieving high investment returns ahead of schedule and advising over a dozen companies to go public; establishing Worldlink and sold its controlling interests to Goldman Sachs and established credit relations with Goldman Sachs.

Alfred is a graduate of Beijing University in China majoring in Mathematics and Mathematical Mechanics. 

Cheryl Liu

Cheryl has over 8 years of R&D experience, in both academic and commercial settings, to develop novel electrochemical materials and relevant applications. She’s worked on multiple battery systems from both the cathode and anode side, including Li-S, Li-ion, Na-ion and others.  Cheryl has mastered various state-of-the-art research techniques used in the material science field today. She leads AdvEn’s energy storage application development, including advanced batteries and super capacitors, working with strategic partners.   Cheryl has published 21 scientific papers and given numerous research presentations in international conferences in Asia, Australia and Europe.  She is the co-inventor of AdvEn’s ESAC technology, using a proprietary method to build high tensile strength and economical electrodes for super capacitors. 

Cheryl holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Engineering in Nano and Advanced Materials for Li-ion Batteries from Gyeongsang National University, South Korea; and Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing from Shenyang Science and Technology University, China

Tianfei Wang

Tianfei has spent 7 years in material design and synthesis, four of which have been with AdvEn Industries Inc.  He is the principle inventor and chief designer of ASAC technology, providing continued optimization of ASAC’s recipe, feedstock utilization and economization of the finished products. 

Previously Tianfei was a recipe designer and production engineer at Hainan Tianyi Cosmetics Co. Ltd., for over 3 years.  He holds a Ph.D. in material engineering from University of Alberta, Canada.