Virtual Learning Series

Extracting Lithium for a Clean Energy Future

Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall
CEO & Founder, Summit Nanotech Corp.

Thursday, February 4th, 2021 – 12:00 PM MST



Innovation keeps us on our toes. It can yank us out of our everyday routines forcing us to operate differently, whether we like it or not. Innovation has brought us to a place of energy transition, and it has not been easy. However, if we look at patterns of innovation from the past, analyze energy systems today and position ourselves adaptively for the future, then we can explore the exciting new opportunities that come with change.


Amanda Hall is the CEO of Summit Nanotech, a company developing lithium extraction technology for the growing lithium ion battery sector. She is a recognized leading Canadian innovator and a selected finalist in the Women in Cleantech Challenge, offered by MaRS Discovery District and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

A professional geophysicist, Amanda has 13 years of experience working in the oil and gas and mining industries in Calgary, Alberta and four years in an industrial laboratory in Toronto, Ontario. Amanda graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biology and with minors in Physics and English. After moving west, she attended the University of Calgary to obtain a second Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics, while raising her three young daughters.

Amanda is passionate about growing a humancentric company, employing innovative, resourceful people who feel responsible for rapidly creating the change that is needed in our energy landscape today using wisdom, technology and adaptive solutions.