Steven Visco is currently the founder and chief executive officer of PolyPlus Battery Company, which he co-founded in 1991 to research and develop next generation batteries. Visco’s company was selected by TIME magazine in its “50 Best Inventions” issue, as well as awarded the Gold Edison Award in 2012.
Aside from his role at PolyPlus Battery Company, Visco also serves as a guest scientist in the Materials Science Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where his research interests have included advanced batteries and fuel cells. He currently holds 103 U.S. patents, more than 200 international patents, and has authored over 70 publications.
His immense impact in battery technology and industry has yield Visco the City of Berkeley’s Visionary Award. Additionally, he was awarded the 2011 International Battery Association Award for “outstanding contributions to the development of lithium-air and lithium-water batteries.”