introducing: John B. Goodenough.
He is known around the world for his pioneering work that led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
He identified and developed the critical materials that provided the high-energy density needed to power portable electronics, initiating the wireless revolution. Today, 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.
source: University of Texas at Austin
Many thanks to DSM and their Bright Minds Challenge.