Dr. John Goodenough Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

TMI is proud to announce that Dr. John B. Goodenough has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

With the election of the 2016 class, there are now 757 NAI fellows representing 229 research universities and governmental and nonprofit research institutes. The 2016 fellows are named inventors on 5,437 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all NAI fellows to more than 26,000.

He will be inducted April 6, 2017, as part of the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. In honor of his outstanding accomplishments, he will be presented with a special trophy, medal and rosette pin.

Dr. John B. Goodenough holds the Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering. Dr. Goodenough identified and developed the critical materials that provided the high-energy density needed to power portable electronics, initiating the wireless revolution. Today, lithium-ion batteries incorporating Goodenough’s cathode materials are used worldwide for mobile phones, power tools, laptops, tablets and other wireless devices, as well as electric and hybrid vehicles. He is the author of eight books and more than 800 journal articles, and he has 21 active patents in the U.S. and abroad. He is the recipient of numerous national and international honors, including the Japan Prize (2001), the Enrico Fermi Award (2009), the National Medal of Science (2011) and the Charles Stark Draper Prize (2014).

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