John B. Goodenough
Goodenough is Professor
and Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at the
University of Texas, Austin. He specializes in the electronic and
ionic properties of oxides. As a young man he volunteered to be a
meteorologist during WWII, after which he studied physics at Northwestern
University. He has worked at MIT's Lincoln Lab and at the Inorganic
Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University. His research straddles
many fields. He received the Material Research Society's Von
Hippel Award in 1989 for "distinguished contributions to
the field of solid state sciences, where his insight, ideas, knowledge,
and research have consistently drawn together the basic concepts of
physics and chemistry in the conquest of wide-range fundamental topics."
The solid state ionics field also recognizes Goodenough as one of
the most influential scientists.
Do read our interview with Prof.
Goodenough. He has also delivered a talk
with much of the same content to the Science and Technology Foundation
This page was written and last updated on 3 September
2001 by Arne Hessenbruch.