Laureates of the Japan Prize


Dr. John B. Goodenough

2001 Japan Prize Laureate

Science and Technology of Environment Conscious Materials
Discovery of environmentally benign electrode materials for high energy density rechargeable lithium batteries
Commemorative Lecture
Nationality: USA
Date of Birth: 1922
Academic Degrees:
1943 B.A. Yale University, Connecticut
1952 Ph. D. (Physics) University of Chicago, Illinois
Professional Career:
1951-1952 Research Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation
1952-1976 Group Leader & Res. Physicist, Lincoln Laboratory, M.I.T.
1976-1986 Prof. & Head Inorg. Chem. Lab., University of Oxford, Eng.
1986-Present Professor, University of Texas
Title: Professor, University of Texas
Major Publications and Scientific Papers:
  1. Mizushima, K., Jones, P. C., Wiseman, P. J., and Goodenough, J. B., "LixCoO2 (0 < x < 1): A New Cathode Material for Batteries of High Energy Density," Materials Research Bulletin 15, 783-799 (1980).
  2. Thomas, M. G. S. R, Bruce, P. G., and Goodenough, J. B., "Lithium Mobility in the Layered Oxide Li(1-x)CoO2," Solid State Ionics, 17 (1), 13-19 (1985).
  3. Thackeray, M. M., David, W. I. F., Bruce, P. G., and Goodenough, J. B., "Lithium Insertion Into Manganese Spinels," Materials Research Bulletin 18, 461-472 (1983)
  4. Padhi, A. K., Nanjundaswamy, K. S., and Goodenough, J. B., "Phospho-olivines as Positive Electrode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries," Journal Electrochemical Society 144, 1188-1194 (1997).
  5. Padhi, A. K., Nanjundaswamy, K. S., Masquelier, C., and Goodenough, J. B., "Mapping of Transition-Metal Redox Couples in Phosphates with NASICON Structure by Lithium Intercalation," Journal Electrochemical Society 144, 2581-2586 (1997).
Major Awards and Honors Received:
  • Honorary Degree, Doctor, University of Bordearux (1967)
  • Centenary Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry (1976)
  • Solid State Chemistry Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry (1980)
  • Von Hippel Award, Materials Research Society (1989)
  • University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement (1996)
  • John Bordeen Award, Mining, Metallurgy, & Materials Society (1997)
  • Olin Palladium Award, The Electrochemical Society (1999)
Membership in Academic Institutions and Societies:
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • American Association for Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • L'Academie des Sciences de L'Institut de France
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • The Physical Society of Japan
  • Foreign Associate, Indian Academy of Science

( At the time of receipt of the Prize )

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