Energy storage expert Ji-Guang (Jason) Zhang was named the 2019 Inventor of the Year by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He received the honor at the Laboratory’s annual Pathways to Excellence event on September 17th. The event, held virtually this year, recognizes staff members who received major awards, contributed to patents, and made key contributions to the Laboratory’s research. The PNNL Inventor of the Year is recognized for significant scientific advancements that result in intellectual property or have the potential to develop into intellectual property.
Zhang, a Laboratory Fellow, dedicated over 25 years to pioneering work in developing energy storage devices, including a wide spectrum of lithium-metal and lithium-ion batteries as well as thin-film, solid-state batteries.