Esther Takeuchi, Stony Brook University, USA
Esther Takeuchi

Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and the William and Jane Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment at Stony Brook University.  She holds a joint appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory as Chief Scientist and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Science Department.  Prior to academics, her industrial work was instrumental in the development of the Li/SVO battery to power life-saving implantable cardiac defibrillators.  Dr. Takeuchi holds > 150 patents.

Dr. Takeuchi is a member of National Academy of Engineering, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Innovation was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She received the E. V Murphree and Astellas Awards from the ACS, the ECS Battery Division Technology award. She is a Fellow of the ECS, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the European Inventor Award, the Sigma Xi Walston Chubb Innovation Award, an honorary PhD from Notre Dame University, the ECS Acheson Award and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received the National Academy of Sciences Chemical Sciences Award, the Yeager Award from the IBA.

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