Honors and Recognition

Honors Spotlight:

John Goodenough

John B. Goodenough, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cockrell School of Engineering

Recipient of the Nobel Prize

John B. Goodenough has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry — jointly with Stanley Whittingham of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University — for the development of lithium-ion batteries. Goodenough identified and developed the critical materials that provided the high-energy density needed to power portable electronics, initiating the wireless revolution. The Nobels are considered to be among the most prestigious prizes in the world and have been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace since 1901 by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.