Volume 95 Issue 37 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 18, 2017 | Web Date: September 13, 2017

Goodenough wins 2017 Welch Award

Texas researcher recognized for pioneering work in lithium-ion batteries
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Awards, energy storage, Goodenough, lithium ion battery, Welch award

At an age when most people have long stopped working, John B. Goodenough, 95, is still going strong. Goodenough, who holds the Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, is recognized worldwide as the inventor of the commercially successful rechargeable lithium-ion battery—the workhorse that powers most portable electronic devices, as well as electric automobiles.

For his “contributions to chemistry and humankind,” the battery pioneer will receive . . .

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