Professor wins presidential honor for work on lithium-ion batteries

Engineering Professor John Goodenough, developer of the materials critical to the creation of lightweight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, has been awarded the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the most distinguished science and technology honors given by the White House. Goodenough shares the presidential honor with Stanford University's Siegfried S. Hecker. Each will receive a gold medal and share a $375,000 honorarium. Both will be honored at a White House ceremony at a later date.