The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded on Tuesday to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the invention and development of lithium-ion batteries.
"I am overcome with gratitude at receiving this award, and I honestly have so many people to thank I don't know where to begin," says Binghamton University Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham. "The research I have been involved with for over 30 years has helped advance how we store and use energy at a foundational level, and it is my hope that this recognition will help to shine a much-needed light on the nation's energy future."
Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable and often used in smartphones and laptops as well as other electronic devices.
On 8 October, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Canadian-American physicist James Peebles, Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor and his colleague, astronomer Didier Queloz.