Jean-Marie Tarascon receives the CNRS Medal of Innovation

Today, Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon was announced a winner of the 2017 CNRS’ Medal of Innovation. CNRS is France’s public research organization, the medal is awarded each year to 4 scientists “in recognition of outstanding research in fields related to technology, medicine or the social sciences“.

Prof. Tarascon has been honoured for “his numerous breakthroughs in the synthesis of new electrode and electrolyte materials for batteries, the study of lithium reaction mechanisms and the development of new battery configurations […] he is also the inventor of more than 85 patented innovations, a quarter of which have been licensed.” Full story here