Eesha Khare is an American student and an inventor of a supercapacitor to replace conventional batteries in portable electronics, that charges faster and lasts for more charging cycles. Khare, an 18-year-old graduate of Lynbrook High School in California, demonstrated a electrochemical supercapacitor prototype that can be fully charged within 20 seconds. Her technology is expected to be scalable to power cell phones and even cars, with similar performance. Moreover, it holds the charge longer than other devices. Khare’s invention won her $50,000 in prize money at the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award held in Phoenix, Arizona.[2][3] She held her specialization in Nanochemistry responsible behind the invention. Afterwards, she got the attention of Google and other technological giants.[4]

Under the supervision of Dr. Yat Li at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz [1], she designed, synthesized, and characterized a novel core-shell nanorod electrode with hydrogenated TiO2 (H-TiO2) core and polyaniline shell, fabricated into a flexible solid-state device. Tests showed 238.5 Farads per gram, 20.1 Watt-hours per kilogram, 20540 Watts per kilogram, and only 32.5% capacitance loss over 10,000 charging cycles.[5]

Eesha Khare is an American student and an inventor of a supercapacitor to replace conventional batteries in portable electronics, that charges faster and lasts for more charging cycles. Khare, an 18-year-old graduate of Lynbrook High School in Californiademonstrated a electrochemical supercapacitor prototype that can be fully charged within 20 seconds. Her technology is expected to be scalable to power cell phones and even cars, with similar performance. Moreover, it holds the charge longer than other devices. Khare’s invention won her $50,000 in prize money at the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award held in PhoenixArizona.[2][3] She held her specialization in Nanochemistry responsible behind the invention. Afterwards, she got the attention of Google and other technological giants.[4]

Under the supervision of Dr. Yat Li at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz [1], she designed, synthesized, and characterized a novel core-shell nanorod electrode with hydrogenated TiO2 (H-TiO2) core and polyaniline shell, fabricated into a flexible solid-state device. Tests showed 238.5 Farads per gram, 20.1 Watt-hours per kilogram, 20540 Watts per kilogram, and only 32.5% capacitance loss over 10,000 charging cycles.[5]