Khalil Amine, a senior materials scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.
An Argonne distinguished fellow and leader of the lab’s Electrochemical Energy Storage technology development group, Amine is recognized for his innovation and prolific spirit in research and development of advanced materials and battery systems. Amine is the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology, and he currently holds 113 patents and 56 patent applications. He has also published over 643 papers in high impact journals. His research and development in battery systems has led to applications in fields ranging from medicine to the military. For his contributions, Amine received Scientific American’s Top Worldwide 50 Research Leader Award in 2003.
“I’m honored for my name to be among such an accomplished and innovative group that is committed to recognizing inventors and encouraging them to use their creativity to benefit society.” — Khalil Amine, Argonne Distinguished Fellow
The recipient of six R&D 100 Awards, Amine also takes an active professional role in his field. He has advised the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council on battery-related technology. He is also a fellow of both the Electrochemical Society and the International Association of Advanced Materials, chairman of the Automotive Lithium Battery Association and president of the International Meeting on Lithium-Ion Batteries.
“I look forward to working with the fellows at NAI to promote innovation and invention,” said Amine. “I’m honored for my name to be among such an accomplished and innovative group that is committed to recognizing inventors and encouraging them to use their creativity to benefit society.”
The NAI is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and fellows worldwide. The organization’s fellowship program highlights academic inventors who have created or facilitated outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Among the NAI fellows, there are 42 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame; 63 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation and U.S. National Medal of Science; and 38 Nobel Laureates.
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