Christine Ho is the CEO and co-founder of Imprint Energy, Inc. The company is commercializing an ultrathin, flexible, printed zinc battery technology that Dr. Ho invented while completing her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. By leveraging conventional screen print manufacturing tools and an inherently safe and stable battery chemistry, Imprint Energy enables new paradigms for manufacturers to achieve unparalleled, cost-effective production, and for product designers to gain unprecedented design freedom.

“Over the years, we’ve had success in choosing young innovators whose work has been profoundly influential on the direction of human affairs,” says editor in chief and publisher Jason Pontin. “Previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; and Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple. We’re proud of our selections and the variety of achievements they celebrate, and we’re proud to add Dr. Ho to this prestigious list.”

This year’s honorees will be featured online at starting today, and in the September/October print magazine, which hits newsstands worldwide on August 29. They will appear in person at the upcoming EmTech MIT conference October 18–20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (

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About Imprint Energy, Inc.
Imprint Energy, Inc., is a battery technology company pioneering ultrathin, dynamically flexible, rechargeable batteries based on its proprietary ZincPoly™ chemistry. The company’s batteries offer significant performance, safety, and processing advantages that will enhance the design of today’s electronic devices and enable the development of new devices, particularly in the Wearable Electronics and Internet of Things markets. The company secured Series A financing in 2014 and has additional financial support from strategic partners, commercial development agreements, and research grants. The company was founded in 2010 building on original research conducted at UC Berkeley and is based in Alameda, California. For additional information, please visit and @imprintenergy on Twitter.