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LAUREATES

DEMONSTRATING EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

In the 15 years since its foundation, the Global Energy Prize has been awarded to 35 scientists and researchers around the world who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their field. The laureates come from nine different countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the USA.

Vladimir Fortov (Russia)

Awarded for the research into thermophysical properties and powerful impulse energy devices that are used as a basis for the creation of impulse generators, high-current limiters, lightning stroke simulators for high-voltage lines, and efficient energy conversion devices.

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Akira Yoshino (Japan)

Awarded for the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, an essential element for mobile electronic devices and various types of electric vehicles, including hybrids Mr. Yoshino is also credited with the concept, development and commercialization of storage battery systems based on his invention.

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