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 can be felt far into the longer term,” Government Vice President and Provost Sharon Wooden stated in an e-mail announcement.
In 2019, Goodenough turned the oldest particular person awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in creating 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 carefully all through his profession with scientists and engineers from quite a lot of disciplines,” Wooden stated.
Goodenough started his profession on the College at 64 years previous, the place he served as a college member within the Cockrell College of Engineering for 37 years, in keeping with a press launch.
“John’s legacy as a superb scientist is immeasurable — his discoveries improved the lives of billions of individuals world wide,” 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 adjustments the world — and he can be significantly missed amongst our UT group.”