Fray International Sustainability Award

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Dr. Stanley Whittingham

Stanley WhittinghamProfessor Stanley Whittingham was born in Nottingham in Great Britain. He studied at Oxford University and completed his doctorate there in 1968. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in the United States, he worked for the Exxon and Schlumberger oil companies before becoming a professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1988. Storing electrical energy in batteries is a key factor in solving the world's energy supply. The element lithium is useful in batteries since it willingly releases electrons. In the 1970s, Professor Whittingham developed an innovative cathode in a lithium battery. This was made from titanium disulphide which, at a molecular level, has spaces that can house lithium ions. Whittingham's contributions were crucial for the development of lithium-ion batteries, which are used in for example mobile phones and electric cars. He was granted the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry in 2019.

Dr. Stanley Whittingham receiving the Fray International Sustainability Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli at FLOGEN SIPS 2023

Dr. Florian Kongoli congratulating Dr. Stanley Whittingham during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Dr. Stanley Whittingham delivering an acceptance speech during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Video of the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 Award ceremony where Dr. Stanley Whittingham won the Fray International Sustainability Award. The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Florian Kongoli, chairman of FLOGEN.