Nobel Prize 2019 was awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for the development of lithium-ion batteries enabling to enter into the society free from fossil fuel.
John B. Goodenough born in 1922, Jena, Germany holding the position at University of Texas, M. Stanley Whittingham born in 1941, United Kingdom holding the position at Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino born in 1948, Suita, Japan holding the position at Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, Japan and Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan will share the prize of nine million Swedish kronor (about $914,000 or €833,000) equally.
“This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery are now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles… (and) can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society,” the jury said.
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“Lithium-ion batteries are a great example of how chemistry can transform people’s lives,” said Bonnie Charpentier, president of the American Chemical Society. “It’s wonderful to see this work recognized by the Nobel Prize.”
Stanley Whittingham, 77, a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and one of the three winners, said that he always hoped lithium-ion technology would grow, “but we never envisaged it growing this far. We never imagined it being ubiquitous in things like iPhones.”
Noble Prize Announcement: https://youtu.be/rgdDPHh_5es