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With 400 patents spanning a 50-year career, Stan Ovshinsky, together with his wife Iris, developed an array of energy and information-related inventions that advanced many technologies and industries--all in pursuit of a vision of a hydrogen-based economy.
Driven by a love of science as well as strongly held social convictions, Stan Ovshinsky's wide-ranging interests took him from the study of how certain types of materials perform to how the human mind itself processes information. His striking insights and surprising connections have helped to enable the devices we use every day--from computer memory, liquid crystal displays, electric and hybrid vehicles to solar energy systems and more.
Stan Ovshinsky on Wikipedia
Ovshinsky receives honorary degree from the University of Michigan
New York Times Op Ed
Michigan Business Review's Lifetime Innovator: Stanford Ovshinsky
Mother Earth News: Energy Genius
Time.com: Heroes for the Planet
1997 General Motors EV1
Why We Love This Innovator
Methods and Philosophy
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 3:46
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 2:05
Big Problems Big Solutions
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 2:34
Nickel Metal Hydride Battery
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 1:11
The Role of Science
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 4:41
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 3:54
Innovation in Tough Times
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 5:21
Vision and Opposition
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 2:29
The Process of Invention
with Stan OvshinskyLength: 3:07
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