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release date:2019.07.12

Visiting Prof. Akira Yoshino wins European Inventor Award

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On June 20, Dr. Akira Yoshino, visiting professor of the Research Center for Green Technology, was awarded the European Inventor Award (Category : Non-EPO countries) in Vienna in recognition of his basic patents for the  lithium-ion battery (EP 2063435, EP 2063436) filed during his tenure at Asahi Kasei Corporation.

He is the third-ever Japanese researcher to receive this honor and the first since Professor Sumio Iijima of Meijo University, inventor of carbon nanotubes, in 2015.

Besides receiving the European Inventor Award, Prof. Yoshino also won the 34th Japan Prize in 2018. (https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/topics/view/287)

Prof. Akira Yoshino at the European Inventor Award ceremony in Vienna on 20 June 2019.

Prof. Akira Yoshino

Lithium-ion battery (after HP of European Patent Office
https://www.epo.org/learning-events/european-inventor/finalists/2019/yoshino.html)

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