Ann Marie Sastry
SASTRY, Ann Marie, American Engineering Professor, University of Michigan. Co-author of more than 80 scientific publications and 70 awarded and filed patents, has been working on battery technology for two decades.
Founder and CEO of Sakti3 a company which aims to revolutionise battery production. Satki3 is derived from Sakti - Sanskrit for 'power' and 3 - the atomic number for lithium.
The batteries are solid state and manufactured by deposition, in a similar way to television screens. Sastry believes that her batteries will be as easy and inexpensive to produce as computer chips.
Her company has received considerable financial backing including a substantial investment by Dyson.