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Friday, January 22, 2010

Dr. Goodenough goes to Washington

John Goodenough and Steven Chu at the Enrico Fermi award ceremony.

John Goodenough and Steven Chu at the Enrico Fermi award ceremony on Jan. 12, 2010.

It was the first day of the spring 2010 semester and two students were in John Goodenough’s office conferring about experiments and research papers. On Goodenough’s desk were papers he was to referee. Later, there were classes to teach.

Of course, it was a career of such tasks and a lot of work in the lab that made Goodenough the toast of the town in Washington, D.C.,
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Photos from the Fermi ceremony

Steven Chu and John Goodenough

Steven Chu and John Goodenough

John Goodenough, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Fermi Prize at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Battery included

John Goodenough

John Goodenough

John Goodenough, whose work led to the lithium ion battery off of which your laptop is running right now if it’s not plugged in, was interviewed by Eric Berger, who covers science for the Houston Chronicle.

Goodenough, a professor of mechanical engineering, recently won the Enrico Fermi Prize.

Check out the Q&A at Berger’s SciGuy blog.