Eesha Khare

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Eesha Khare
Born 1995 (age 21–22)
California
Residence Saratoga, California

Eesha Khare (born 1995) is an American student who worked to develop a supercapacitor prototype that may charge significantly faster and would last for more charging cycles. Khare, an 18-year-old graduate of Lynbrook High School in California was the runner up at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix on 17 May 2013 where 1,600 other finalists from more than 70 countries participated.[1]

On 13 June 2013, she was invited to speak on the talk show Conan.

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Khare's electrochemical supercapacitor prototype could be fully charged within 20 to 30 seconds, and would hold charge longer than other similar devices. The technology could potentially be scalable to power cell phones or cars.

Khare's invention won $50,000 in prize money at the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award held in Phoenix, Arizona.[2][3] Afterwards, she got the attention of Google and other technological giants.[4]

Specifically, under the supervision of Dr. Yat Li at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz,[5] she designed, synthesized, and characterized a novel core-shell nanorod electrode with hydrogenated TiO2 (H-TiO2) core and polyaniline shell, fabricated into a flexible solid-state device. Her tests showed 238.5 Farads per gram, 20.1 Watt-hours per kilogram, 20540 Watts per kilogram, and only 32.5% capacitance loss over 10,000 charging cycles.[6]

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