Prof. John Goodenough honored with Copley Medal

Legendary Engineering Prof. John Goodenough has added yet another prestigious award to his mantelpiece – the Royal Society of London’s Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize. Already a fellow of the Royal Society, Goodenough has been honored for his exceptional contributions to materials science, including his discoveries that led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium battery, used in devices such as laptops and smartphones worldwide. The Royal Society first awarded the Copley Medal in 1731 — 170 years before the first Nobel Prize — and gives it annually for outstanding achievements in scientific research. As the 2019 recipient, Goodenough joins an elite group of past awardees including Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein and Dorothy Hodgkin. Read more.