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Akira Yoshino
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Born 30 January 1948 (1948-01-30) (age 73)
Education Kyoto University (BS, MS)
Osaka University (PhD)
Awards IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies (2012)
Global Energy Prize (2013)
Charles Stark Draper Prize (2014)
Japan Prize (2018)
Nobel Prize (2019)
Scientific career
Fields Electrochemistry
Institutions Asahi Kasei
Meijo University

Akira Yoshino (吉野 彰 , Yoshino Akira, born 30 January 1948) is a Japanese chemist. He is a professor of Meijo University. He is the inventor of lithium-ion battery (LIB) often used in cellular phones and notebook computers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019.

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