In 2019, at the age of 97, Goodenough was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, becoming the oldest person to win the coveted award.
The German-American physicist John Goodenough, recognized for having developed rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, died on Sunday of last week at the age of 100, the University of Texas at Austin reported Monday.
“He was a leader at the forefront of scientific research over the many decades of his career, and he never stopped looking for innovative energy storage solutions,” said Jay Hartzell, president of the University of Texas, where Goodenough taught for 37 years. .
John Goodenough was born on July 25, 1922 in the German city of Jena. He is considered a pioneer in the field of orbital physics, as well as one of the founders of the modern theory of magnetism, known as the ‘Goodenough-Kanamori Rules’. In 2019, at the age of 97, Goodenough was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with scientists Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino, for their respective research on lithium batteries, becoming the oldest person to win the coveted award.