Stanford R. Ovshinsky
|Stanford Robert Ovshinsky|
Stanford R. Ovshinsky, August 2005
|Born||November 24, 1922
Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
|Died||October 17, 2012
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.A.
|Occupation||American inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur|
Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (November 24, 1922 – October 17, 2012) was an American inventor and scientist. He had well over 400 patents over fifty years. Most of these were in the areas of energy and information. Many of his inventions have had many uses. Among the most important are:
- An environmentally friendly nickel-metal hydride battery. These are used in laptop computers, digital cameras, cell phones, and electric and hybrid cars
- solar energy laminates and panels
- Flat screen liquid crystal displays
- Rewritable CD and DVD discs
- Hydrogen fuel cells
- Nonvolatile phase-change memory.
References[change | edit source]
- Inventor, solar innovator Stanford R. Ovshinsky dies at 89
- Avery Cohn, "A Revolution Fueled by the Sun," Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (Spring 2008): p. 22.
- "The Edison of our Age?" The Economist, December 2, 2006, pp. 33–34.
- Hellmut Fritzsche and Brian Schwartz, Stanford R. Ovshinsky: The Science and Technology of an American Genius (Singapore: World Scientific, 2008), p. 1.