NTU prof wins top prize in engineering

Published on : 13-Jan-2014


NTU Professor Rachid Yazami, the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor in Energy at NTU's School of Materials Science and Engineering, has become the first Singapore resident to win the Draper Prize, the Nobel equivalent for engineers. The NTU scientist won the prestigious prize for his work on making lithium-ion batteries safely rechargeable. The award, announced by the Washington-based National Academy of Engineering, recognises Prof Yazami's discovery in the 1980s that paved the way for lithium batteries to be used in a wide range of appliances such as phones, laptops, shavers, power tools and even cars.

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