AFFILIATION: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
COUNTRY OF BIRTH: INDIA
Venkat Viswanathan, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon, has made major strides in developing anodes made out of pure lithium, promising a new class of batteries that pack more energy and deliver more power for a given amount of weight. That could enable cheaper electric vehicles and low-emissions aircraft.
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