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Biography

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Archival as AuthorPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

John B. Goodenough

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Dates

July 25, 1922 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Goodenough, John B.

Additional Forms of Names

Goodenough, J. B. (John B.)

Goodenough, John Bannister

Biography

Abstract

John B. Goodenough is Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Professor of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin (1986-present). Other institutional affiliations include Oxford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include lithium ion batteries and ferrimagnetism.

Important Dates

July 25, 1922Birth, Jena (Germany).

1943Obtained AB, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1951Obtained MS, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1951 – 1952Research Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

1952Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1952 – 1976Research Physicist and Group Leader, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1965 – 1968Member, Executive Committee, Division of Solid State Physics, American Physical Society.

1974 – 1976Member, Solid State Science Panel and Committee, National Research Council.

1975 – 1977Member, National Materials Advisory Board.

1976 – 1986Professor of Chemistry and Director, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University, Oxford (England).

1983Visiting Raman Professor, Indian Institute of Science.

1986 – presentVirginia H. Cockrell Centennial Professor of Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Austin (Tex.).

1989 – 1990Member, Presidential Commission on Superconductivity.

2009Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, United States Department of Energy.

2011Member, National Medal of Science.

2012Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Jena (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Oxford (England)

Austin (Tex.)

Subjects

Antiferromagnetism.

Ferrimagnetism.

Lithium ion batteries.

Solid state chemistry.

Solid state physics.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Zener, Clarence, 1905-

PhD advisor at University of Chicago in solid state physics.

Colleagues

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Biondi, Manfred Anthony, 1924-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Meservey, Robert, 1921-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Slepian, Joseph, 1891-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Cockrell School of Engineering

Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Visiting Raman Professor.

Lincoln Laboratory

Research Physicist and Group Leader.

University of Oxford. Department of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry and Director, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Research Engineer.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Member, Executive Committee, Division of Solid State Physics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Materials Advisory Board (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Solid State Science Panel and Committee.

United States. Department of Energy

Received 2009 Enrico Fermi Award.

United States. National Commission on Superconductivity

Member.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1951) and PhD in Physics (1952).

Yale University. Department of Mathematics

Obtained AB (1943).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Interview of John B. Goodenough, March 2001, by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Arne Hessenbruch.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

Magnetism and the chemical bond.

Subject

ETS15 Fireside Chat: Dr. John B. Goodenough on energy, storage, and life [video recording]

John Goodenough - 2011 National Medal of Science [video recording]