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.