John Goodenough, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry for Developing Lithium Batteries, Dies

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John Goodenough, awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with two other scientists for developing lithium batteries, has died at the age of 100, reported the University of Texas.

The scientist died on Sunday, said the university, where he worked for 37 years, in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

His contributions to the development of lithium batteries paved the way for create smart phones and achieve a partnership Less dependent on fossil fuels.

John Goodenough became the oldest person to win a Nobel Prize in 2019when, at the age of 97, he shared the Chemistry award with the British Stanley Whittingham and the Japanese Akira Yoshino, for the invention of the lithium battery.

“John’s legacy as a brilliant scientist is immeasurable.: His discoveries have improved the lives of millions of people around the world,” Jay Hartzell, president of the University of Texas at Austin, said in a statement.

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