Dr. Esther Takeuchi, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Director, Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M)
Stony Brook University
Energy Sciences Directorate
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and holds the William and Jane Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment in the Departments of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Stony Brook University. She also has a joint appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory as Chief Scientist in the Energy Sciences Directorate.
Prior to her academic appointment, she was employed at Greatbatch, Inc., where her research focused on lithium battery research for implantable applications. Her work was instrumental in the success of the lithium/silver vanadium oxide (Li/SVO) battery which is the power source of life-saving implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) enabling the widespread adoption of ICDs with >300,000 devices implanted per year. Dr. Takeuchi is inventor > 150 patents.
Dr. Takeuchi is a member of National Academy of Engineering, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and was elected as a Charter Member of the National Academy of Innovation. She received the E. V Murphree Award and Astellas Award from the American Chemical Society and the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Technology award. She is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
Dr. Takeuchi received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in chemistry and history and completed a Ph.D. in chemistry at the Ohio State University.