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Akira Yoshino

Akira Yoshino

Japanese Chemist and winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

Dr. Yoshino is an honorary fellow of the Asahi Kasei Corporation and a professor at Meijo University. Akira Yoshino is a graduate of Kyoto University from the Faculty of Engineering.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 was given to Akira Yoshino along with John B. Goodenough and M. Stanley Whittingham “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”.

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October 9, 2019
American John Goodenough, at 97, became the oldest winner of a Nobel prize and shares the 9 million Swedish crown ($906,000) award equally with Stanley Whittingham from Britain and Akira Yoshino of Japan.
January 30, 1948
Akira Yoshino was born in Osaka.

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Akira Yoshino - Lithium-ion battery and its evolution

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Zee News
August 26, 2021
Zee News
Apple could enter into the automotive space as soon as 2021, according to a prediction by Nobel Prize winner Akira Yoshino, an honorary fellow at Japanese chemical manufacturing company Asahi Kasei. Yoshino, the pioneer behind lithium-Ion batteries, made his prediction in a recent interview with Re
August 26, 2021
The Indian Express
If autonomous electric vehicles can become practical, that will cause a huge change in the way people use vehicles, he says.
Steve Mirsky
October 9, 2019
Scientific American
A weekly exploration of the latest developments in science and technology.
Niklas Pollard
October 9, 2019
U.S.
Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for putting power in peoples pockets by developing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which made the global information technology, mobile and fossil-fuel free revolutions possible.
Josh Fischman
October 9, 2019
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Adam Rogers
October 9, 2019
Wired
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to an invention at the heart of modern life: the rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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