Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Dr. Akira Yoshino

October 10th, 2019

Charlotte, NC - Daramic, LLC (http://www.daramic .com), a fully owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei is honored to announce that Dr. Akira Yoshino, honorary fellow of Asahi Kasei Corporation, will jointly receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with two scientists for the development of the lithium-ion battery (LIB). Dr. Yoshino joined Asahi Kasei in 1972 and created the first commercially viable lithium-ion battery in 1985. To learn more, click on the links below.

Asahi Kasei’s understanding of electrochemistry through Dr. Yoshino’s work have led to continued innovation in advanced electrification and energy storage technologies. These advanced capabilities help support Daramic in enhancing the lead-acid battery.