Scientist And Inventor Stan Ovshinsky Dies

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Scientist and inventor Stan Ovshinsky has died. As WDET’s Jerome Vaughn reports…he was integral to the creation of many modern technologies.

Ovshinsky is credited with developing the rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery, which is now widely used to power laptop computers, cell phones, and electric cars.

He also contributed to the development of flat screen liquid crystal displays and hydrogen fuel cells.

Ovshinsky and his wife founded Energy Conversion Devices in 1960. The company focused on his work in the fields of energy and information.

He left the company in 2006 and later formed two new companies, Ovshinsky Innovation and Ovshinsky Solar.

Stan Ovshinsky died from prostate cancer. He was 89 years old.