Khalil Amine (USA)
Professor Khalil Amine - renowned expert and the most cited scientist in the world on the topic of accumulator batteries. He is awarded within "new ways of energy application" nomination.
His research is related to the new cathodes and anodes for lithium-ion batteries, development of new liquid-polymer electrolyte systems, lithium-oxygen, lithium-sulfur, sodium-ion batteries and many more. He stood at the origins of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 5-volt spinel cathode, which is being now actively and internationally introduced into power systems.
NMC cathode is considered to be the scientist's major accomplishment. At present, it is widely used in household electric appliances and in electric vehicles such as Chevy Volt, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Fiat Chrysler, BMW I3 and I8, Ford, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai.