Dr. Lonnie Johnson Featured in Faces Of Change

JTEC founder Dr. Lonnie Johnson featured in this week’s profile for “Faces of Change” by Pattrn.

Transcript provided by TheGrio.

Many know Lonnie Johnson for his invention of the high-performance water gun toy known as the Super Soaker. But, not many know him for his contribution to the Galileo spacecraft as a jet propulsion designer. After striking gold, while testing an in-craft water pump system, the former NASA employee knew he had a gift that could change the world. Now, more than four decades later, Johnson has set his eyes on a much more worldly path, one that focuses on innovating the possibilities of storing solar and renewable energy into a much smaller and more reliable battery packet, one that would dethrone lithium-ion batteries as the world’s default.