“The best way to drive innovation and new ideas (in STEM) is to have the broadest set of minds at the table,” Esther Takeuchi
Anyone you know of who has a pacemaker, literally owes their life to Dr. Esther Takeuchi of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab. She invented the pacemaker battery and is in the Inventors’ Hall of Fame as a result. This remarkable woman is now innovating batteries for the 21st century – for everything from cars to the electric grid — to enable greater expansion of renewable energies by addressing the storage-intermittency issues.
Listen Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Esther.
You’ll hear about:
- A new battery that looks like felt and is continually reusable.
- Earth-abundant materials in the next generation of batteries making them eco-friendly
- Managing conflict as “a necessary component of driving innovation.”
- “Seeing what everyone else is seeing, but thinking what no one else is thinking.”
Career tips – like: “don’t underestimate your abilities” – and more!
Live from the ElectroChemical Society 2017 conference.
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