Professor Jane Howe (MSE, ChemE) is among 7 scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) who has been named a Battelle Distinguished Inventor. The honour recognizes scientists who have obtained 14 or more patents during their careers at the lab.
The honorees join an elite group of inventors recognized by Battelle, the Columbus, Ohio, research firm that co-manages the lab through the UT-Battelle partnership. Since UT-Battelle began managing ORNL in 2000, 85 ORNL researchers have reached this milestone.
Professor Howe worked at ORNL from 2003 to 2012. After her time at the lab, she spent six years with Hitachi High Technologies America and is now an associate professor in the Materials Science & Engineering and the Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry departments at the University of Toronto. Profsesor Howe and her colleagues developed novel materials for advanced batteries, some of which are licensed to Solid Power, which recently closed its initial public offering at $1 billion. She has been named in two R&D 100 Awards.