Biography: John B. Goodenough is Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Professor of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. in mathematics in 1943 at Yale University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics at the University of Chicago in 1951 and 1952, respectively. After receiving his Ph.D., he served as group leader at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory for 24 years. He was professor and head of the inorganic chemistry laboratory at the University of Oxford before assuming his current position in 1986. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 400 papers, more than 70 book chapters, and two books. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including being named a fellow of the National Academy of Engineering.
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