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Visiting Professor at FEUP, John Goodenough is awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
10-10-2019

John Goodenough, professor at the University of Texas (Austin, USA), and visiting professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


Goodenough is widely credited for the identification and development of the Lithium-ion battery and has recently donated 500 thousand dollars to the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), with the aim of supporting the work developed by the team of Maria Helena Braga, researcher and professor at FEUP.

Maria Helena Braga's research on solid-state battery has gained reputation in specialized journals and the registration of patents, which has drawn Goodenough's attention to her work. Professor Maria Helena Braga was invited to take part in the Professor's team, at The University of Texas at Austin, where he currently holds the position of professor of mechanical engineering and materials science.

The German born American Professor had also been awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2011 and the Charles Stark Draper Prize for his contributions to the lithium-ion battery, in 2014.