We were recently commissioned by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to photograph Dr Rachid Yazami, one of their distinguished awards recipient for the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering 2014, for engineering the rechargeable lithium-ion battery that enables compact, lightweight mobile devices. Dr. Yazami invented the lithium graphite anode, which is still the most commonly used anode in commercial Li-ion batteries today.
Dr Yazami has been the research director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
Currently, he is a Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). We met up with him at the campus where he was really friendly and kind enough to spare us an hour to two of his time to show us around and for us to take some photographs of him in the various environment he worked in. Here are some of the images captured on that day and the published article of him.