John B. Goodenough wins the Chemistry Nobel Prize

Departamento de Engenharia Física (DEF)
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. Portugal

por Jaime Villate – 9 de outubro de 2019

John Goodenough e Helena Braga

John B. Goodenough, Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and visiting Professor in this Department, has been awarded the Chemistry Nobel Prize of 2019.

Professor Goodenough is well known as the father of lithium batteries, which have made possible the development of several modern technologies, such as smart cellular phones. With more than 90 years of age, Goodenough remais very active in the research for new types of batteries. Currently, he collaborates in that area with our Department's chairwoman Helena Braga.