Texas is home to a deregulated energy market, the most wind-generated power in the country, and the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry. Dr. John B. Goodenough, a professor of engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, made waves last year with his role in developing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Alongside colleagues Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino, Goodenough received this honor at the age of 97 – beating out the previous record holder, Arthur Ashkin, who was 96 when he won the award.
In a statement, Goodenough said, “Live to 97 and you can do anything. I’m honored and humbled to win the Nobel Prize. I thank all my friends for the support and assistance throughout my life.”