Moe Mekata is a 3D printing materials researcher. We asked her about her passion for her work and the excitement she gains from developing Nissan’s 3D printing capabilities.
We also spoke to Hiroki Kawakami and Kazuhiro Yoshino about all-solid-state batteries, which represent the next-generation of batteries. Hiroki and Kazuhiro are working to achieve a breakthrough for the practical application of this new battery technology.
Hiroki is collaborating with researchers and students from around the world at Purdue University in the US, while Kazuhiro is working with researchers at Nissan Research Centre.
“The biggest advantage of all-solid-state batteries is the significant increase in energy density. By using electrode materials that store more lithium-ion and electrons, more energy can be stored in a smaller volume,” we were told.