Jun 26, 2023
By Christine Ross
You may not know his name, but you definitely know and have used his invention.
John B. Goodenough, the Nobel-winning creator of the lithium-ion battery has died at 100. The professor – who remained active into his 90’s – is credited with the breakthrough that gave rise to the batteries powering our electronic devices.
He won the Nobel Prize at 97, making him the oldest to win the prestigious award.
He was relatively unknown beyond scientific and academic circles and achieved his lab breakthrough in 1980 at the University of Oxford, where he created a battery now used all over the planet with smartphones, laptops, lifesaving medical devices like cardiac defibrillators, Teslas and more.