Maria Telkes was a great scientist. Dr. Maria Telkes whom Google remembered through Doodle on the occasion of the birthday of Dr. Maria Telkes.
Google remembered her today by making a doodle. Dr. Maria was also invited by the US government to develop a solar distiller during World War II. Today Google is remembered as a Hungarian American biophysicist scientist as she was born on December 12, 1900. She worked on Solar Energy Technologies. Prior to her time in the United States. Maria studied physical chemistry at the University of Budapest in 1920 and earned her Ph.D. in 1924.
Dr. Telkes believed that the power of the sun can change human life and she was right. On this day in 1952, she was the first woman to be honoured with the Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award. She became a US citizen in 1937 and also became a part of the Solar Energy committee at the prestigious Massachusetts Institutes of Technology MIT. Dr. Telkes then built the Dover Sun House in 1948 in partnership with architect Eleanor Raymond.
Dr. Maria Telkes’s inspiring career was full of success and innovation. She was hired by the Ford Foundation to create a solar oven design that is still used today. She also has to research solar energy at prestigious institutions such as NYU Princeton University and the University of Delaware.
She has earned more than 20 patents and also served as a consultant for several energy companies. Today Dr. Maria Telkes is also remembered as the ‘Sun Queen’. As she was one of the first pioneers of solar energy and was often also known as the sun Queen due to her exceptional work in the field. Maria Telkes is the reason behind us using solar cookers and other sun-powered technologies in the present day.
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