John B. Goodenough (SM’50, PhD’52) shares Chemistry Nobel Prize for invention of lithium-ion battery

Goodenough, SM’50, PhD’52, revolutionized the field of battery science with new cathode.

University of Chicago alumnus John B. Goodenough was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering role in developing the lithium-ion batteries that now power our cell phones, laptop computers and electric cars.

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