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Brookhaven Scientist Honored for Battery Research

Esther Takeuchi

The hunt for renewable energy sources sits at the heart of the Department of Energy’s mission, and therefore, is a very important part of Brookhaven’s mission. Finding renewable energy sources is part of a plan to improve national security, diminish adverse environmental impacts, and raise people’s quality of life. Equally critical to the generation of power is effective storage of that power for later use.

Esther Takeuchi, an electrochemist and one of the world’s leading energy storage researchers, joined Brookhaven in June under a joint appointment with Stony Brook University’s Department of Chemistry and Department of Materials Science and Engineering and our Global and Regional Solutions Directorate. 

Takeuchi, a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovations, was recently selected as a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. She received this latest honor for the invention of compact lithium batteries for use in implantable cardiac defibrillators and other life-saving medical breakthroughs. Her expertise in battery storage technology helps position the Lab for future innovative work and to advance projects that will move a vibrant, sustainable energy economy closer to reality.

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