Patents world: the woman who invented medical batteries

In 2014, women are still vast under-represented in many areas of science and technology, it seems to be too much as a “man’s world”.

That is why we would like to take the chance to talk about a great female chemical engineer, professor, Chief Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and one of the most prestigious inventors of our time: Esther Takeuchi, who holds more than 150 US-patents, more than any other woman in the United States.

The following video documentary, developed by David Friedman for PBS, is an interesting portrait of this revolutionary woman, one of the members of member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame: