Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Stony Brook University

Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry at Stony Brook University with a joint appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Previously, she was employed at Greatbatch Inc., conducting research on batteries for unique environments. She led development of several systems including lithium/silver vanadium oxide, which powers the majority of implantable cardiac defibrillators. She holds over 150 patents. Dr. Takeuchi is a member of National Academy of Engineering, an inductee of National Inventors Hall of Fame, and was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama. She was a Charter Member of the National Academy of Innovation and received the E. V Murphree and the Astellas Awards from the American Chemical Society and the Battery Division Technology award from the Electrochemical Society. She is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

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