Nobel Prize winner and UT professor John Goodenough dies at 100

John B. Goodenough, UT professor and developer of the lithium-ion battery, died Sunday on the age of 100.

“John’s legacy is a shining instance of advancing our analysis and educating mission, and his contributions to battery science and engineering will probably be felt far into the longer term,” Government Vice President and Provost Sharon  Wooden stated in an electronic mail announcement. 

In 2019, Goodenough turned the oldest individual awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in growing the lithium-ion battery, the rechargeable energy supply for telephones, laptops and different modern-day electronics. 

“He was an early adopter of interdisciplinary analysis, working intently all through his profession with scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines,” Wooden stated.

Goodenough started his profession on the College at 64 years outdated, the place he served as a college member within the Cockrell Faculty of Engineering for 37 years, in keeping with a press launch

“John’s legacy as an excellent scientist is immeasurable — his discoveries improved the lives of billions of individuals around the globe,”  UT President Jay Hartzell stated on Instagram. “John’s work and dedication to our mission are the last word reflection of our aspirations as Longhorns – that what begins right here modifications the world — and he will probably be vastly missed amongst our UT neighborhood.”