UT professor talks about winning Nobel Prize in Chemistry

University of Texas and Nobel Prize winning professor John Goodenough continues to celebrate his accomplishment.

Goodenough was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for co-developing lithium ion batteries which is the power source that gave rise to cellphones and electric cars.

Goodenough, a professor at UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering, was awarded the 2019 prize with Stanley Whittingham of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University in Japan.

At the age of 97, Goodenough is the oldest person to recieve a Nobel Prize. He says you have to have good people around you to do good work.

"You stay inspired because you have colleagues that are interesting. They have ideas, you bounce them off each other. Remember, dialogue is sacred. It's sacred for reconciliation, and it's also sacred for learning. So don't be afraid to expose your ignorance and be sure to enter into dialogue," Goodenough says.

Goodenough joined the UT faculty in 1986 after being told he had to retire from Oxford University. 



UT professor becomes oldest person to win Nobel Prize in Chemistry