Lithium-ion battery co-inventor John B. Goodenough has been awarded a share of a $1 million prize for innovation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Goodenough, 93, was awarded the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation.
He shares the prize with Professor Jay Keasling, of the University of California, who is awarded for his work in bio-fuels.
Goodenough, who teaches in the engineering school at the University of Texas, said he would donate the award to his university’s Texas Materials Institute, where research into material science and engineering, including solar panels, is carried out.
The prize, to be presented on November 10 in Tel Aviv, is said to be the largest in the world in the field of alternative fuels.
Goodenough is currently heading an international team of scientists which has claimed to have discovered a new cathode material. Read here.