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England's Royal Society Elects John Goodenough to Membership

Dr. John Goodenough

Dr. John Goodenough

John Goodenough, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom's national academy of science. The society elected Goodenough for his pioneering contributions to solid state science and technology.  Goodenough identified and developed the oxide material now used worldwide for high energy-density rechargeable lithium batteries, ubiquitous in today's portable electronic devices.

Goodenough has been an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering in the United States since 1976, and is a recipient of the 2001 Japan Prize, the annual $1 million award honoring contributors to the progress of science and technology and the advancement of world peace and prosperity.