Akira Yoshino

Akira Yoshino
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Native name
吉野 彰
Born (1948-01-30) 30 January 1948 (age 71)
EducationKyoto University (BS, MS)
Osaka University (PhD)
AwardsIEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies (2012)
Global Energy Prize (2013)
Charles Stark Draper Prize (2014)
Japan Prize (2018)
Nobel Prize (2019)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrochemistry
InstitutionsAsahi Kasei
Meijo University
InfluencesKenichi Fukui
John B. Goodenough

Akira Yoshino (吉野 彰, Yoshino Akira, born 30 January 1948) is a Japanese chemist. He is a fellow of Asahi Kasei Corporation and a professor at Meijo University in Nagoya. He created the first safe, production-viable lithium-ion battery[1] which became used widely in cellular phones and notebook computers. Yoshino was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 alongside M. Stanley Whittingham and John B. Goodenough.[1]

Early life and education

Yoshino was born in Suita, Japan, on 30 January 1948.[2] He graduated from Kitano High School in Osaka City (1966). [3] He earned a B.S. (1970) and an M.S. (1972) in engineering from Kyoto University, and earned a doctorate in engineering from Osaka University in 2005.[4][5]

During his college years, Yoshino had attended a course taught by Kenichi Fukui, the first Asian to become a Nobel Laureate in chemistry.[6]

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magyar: Josino Akira
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日本語: 吉野彰
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українська: Йосіно Акіра
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中文: 吉野彰