Sprenkle named Inventor of the Year

Vince Sprenkle, CerE’92, PhD CerE’96, was named 2014 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Inventor of the Year for his work in electrochemical energy conversion and storage.

These emerging technologies help make the electric grid more reliable by deploying efficient, distributed energy resources, such as fuel cells and energy storage.

The PNNL Inventor of the Year award recognizes innovation that has resulted in the creation of intellectual property or the potential to create intellectual property and focuses on achievements in the last one to two fiscal years.

Sprenkle holds 15 patents on fuel cells, batteries and high-temperature electrochemical devices with 33 pending patent applications.

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