2020 Balzan Prize for Environmental Challenges: Materials Science for Renewable Energy
For his exceptional contributions to basic and applied research in the field of electrochemical energy storage. For his work that led to the rapid development of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, and which improved our ability to manage electricity produced by intermittent renewable sources. For his drive in developing environmentally friendly sodium-ion batteries.
Excerpt from The Balzan Prizewinners’ Research Projects: An Overview 2020