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Science Award 2012


Volkswagen and BASF present the first “Science Award Electrochemistry” to Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi, Tokyo University of Science


Wolfsburg/Ludwigshafen, Germany – October 22, 2012 – The first international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen goes to Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi, Tokyo University of Science, Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. The jury of experts from BASF, Volkswagen and representatives from the world of science selected Yabuuchi for the outstanding results of his research on different battery technologies. Yabuuchi showed among other things how new battery materials can improve the efficiency of lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries – a fundamentally new battery concept, which is currently a focus of research. Hans Dieter Pötsch, Member of the Board of Volkswagen AG and Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of BASF SE with the winner Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi.

Hans Dieter Pötsch, Member of the Board of Volkswagen AG and Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of BASF SE with the winner Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi.


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2016

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Dr. William Chueh

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Dr. Martin Ebner

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2015

Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Bryan McCloskey

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2014

Science Award Electrochemistry
Prof. Dr. Vanessa Wood

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2013

Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Karl Mayrhofer

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2012

Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi

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