GS Class of 1988
Kang Sun ’88 PhD was elected as Asia’s Most Influential Entrepreneur 2020 by Fortune Times for his accomplishments in the renewable energy industry. He is currently the chief executive officer of Amprius, Inc., an advanced lithium ion battery business. He also built two successful solar companies: RayTracker, acquired by First Solar; and JA Solar, which launched an IPO on NASDAQ. He can be reached at email@example.com or (408) 887-1937.
Susan Signe Morrison ’88 AM, ’91 PhD, edited a collection of her mother’s poetry in her new chapbook Another Troy, published by Finishing Line Press. Her mother, Joan Wehlen Morrison, wrote her verse from 1938-44, when she was 17 to 21 years old, and it was discovered only upon her death.
Denice Spero ’88 PhD, president and chief business officer of ProThera Biologics, announced the company had entered into a licensing agreement with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to develop plasma-derived therapies for the treatment of acute inflammatory conditions. ProThera was co-founded by Yow-Pin Lim and Douglas Hixson, faculty members at Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School.
Laura Hendrickson ’88 AM, ’08 PhD (see Patricia MacBride Hendrickson ’52).
Ann Harleman ’88 AM published her fifth book Tell Me, Signora, a novel set in Italy just after 9/11. Its heroine, an archaeologist caught up in efforts to aid refugees from the Kosovo War, must make the choice of a lifetime.
Kang Sun ’88 PhD is working on his third company in renewable energy. He is currently CEO of Amprius Inc, a high energy density lithium ion battery developer and manufacturer based on silicon anode technology. His solar battery company, JA Solar, launched an IPO on NASDAQ in 2007 and his solar tracking system company, RayTracker, was acquired by First Solar Inc in 2011.