THE GASTON PLANTÉ MEDAL

In the eve of the first LABAT conference, on the initiative of the Organizing Committee of the conference, the Board of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences established – The Gaston Planté medal named after the inventor of the lead-acid battery.

On a special ceremony of each LABAT conference the Gaston Planté medal is awarded to a prominent scientist for his significant contribution to the lead-acid battery science and technology. The selection is made on a two-step procedure. First, all members of International Advisory committee send their rating of the three most distinguished scientists who should compete for this award. Second, the Nominating Planté Medal Committee summarizes all proposals, nominates the three highest ranked candidates for this award and raises the winner.

Four scientists (out of a total of 27 proposed) have been ranked highest by the members of the two international committees of LABAT'2014. As there were two third-ranked candidates with equal number of rating points, both of them were nominated. The four nominees for the 2014 Gaston Planté Medal were:

Dr. Boris Monahov, ALABC/ILZRO, USA
Dr. Eberhard Meissner, Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA, Germany
Dr. Geno Papazov, IEES, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Dr. Jun Furukawa, The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd, Japan
Dr. Boris Monahov and Dr. Eberhard Meissner received the greatest number of votes and become joint winners of the most respected accolade in the lead-acid battery industry.

GASTON PLANTÉ MEDAL COMMITTEE OF LABAT’2014

Dr. Juergen Bauer, JCI Power Solutions EMEA, GERMANY
Dr. Kathryn Bullock, Coolohm, USA
Prof. Andrzej Czerwinski, Warsaw University, POLAND
Prof. Carlos V. D'Alkaine, Federal University of Sao Carlos, BRAZIL
Prof. Yonglang Guo, Fuzhou University, CHINA
Dr. Eckhard Karden, Ford Research Aachen, GERMANY
Prof. Ivan Kazarinov, Saratov State University, RUSSIA
Dr. Lan T. Lam, CSIRO Energy Technology, AUSTRALIA
Dr. Karel Micka, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, CZECH REPUBLIC
Dr. Patrick T. Moseley, ILZRO/ALABC, U S A
Dr. Tetsuro Okoshi, Shin Kobe Electric Machinery, JAPAN
Prof. Detchko Pavlov, IEES-BAS, BULGARIA
Dr. Ken Peters, ILA Consultant, UK
Dr. R. David Prengaman, RSR Technologies, U S A
Dr. David A.J. Rand, CSIRO Energy Technology, AUSTRALIA

GASTON PLANTÉ MEDALLISTS

Up to now the Planté medal is awarded to:

Dr. Ernst Voss, Varta Batterie AG, Germany

1989

Dr. Paul Ruetschi, Leclanche S.A., Switzerland

1993

Prof. Detchko Pavlov, CLEPS, Bulgaria

1994

Dr. Kathryn Bullock, Medtronic Inc., USA

1996

Dr. David A.J. Rand, CSIRO, Australia

1996

Dr. Norman Bagshaw, NEB Consultants, UK

1999

Mr. John Devitt, Consult. Electrical Engeneer, USA

1999

Dr. David Prengaman, RSR Corporation, USA

2002

The International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO)
Dr. Jerome Cole, President of ILZRO

2002

Prof. Zen-Ihiro Takehara, Japan

2005

Dr. Patrick Moseley, ILZRO/ALABC, USA 2008
Dr. Lan Trieu Lam – CSIRO, Australia 2011
Mr. Kenneth Peters – Battery Consultant, UK 2011
Dr. Boris Monahov – ALABC/ILZRO, USA 2014
Dr. Eberhard Meissner – Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA, Germany 2014

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