Friday, January 15, 2010
Here are a couple of photos from the ceremony. Others are available at the Department of Energy Web site.
The award recognizes Goodenough “For his lasting contributions to materials science and technology, especially the science underlying lithium-ion batteries.”
Goodenough shared the award with Siegfried S. Hecker of Stanford University.
Goodenough developed materials critical to the development of lightweight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which have been essential to the development of laptop computers, cellphones and other mobile devices.Steven Chu, secretary of the Department of Energy, presented the Fermi Prize to Goodenough on Jan. 12, 2010 at the National Academies building.