John B. Goodenough Award of The Electrochemical Society

John B. Goodenough Award medalThe John B. Goodenough Award was established in 2022 to recognize distinguished contributions to the fundamental and technological aspects of electrochemical materials science and engineering. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to materials innovations in the areas of batteries, solid ion conductors, fuel cells, transition-metal oxides, and/or magnetic materials.

Nomination Deadline: June 15, even years
Presented: Spring meeting, odd years

Eligibility criteria

The recipient shall be distinguished for paradigm-shifting contributions in the fields of electrochemical and/or solid state science and recognized for exceptionally creative experimental or theoretical studies that opened new directions in:

  • Electrochemical energy storage
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Solid ion conductors and high-temperature materials for electrochemical devices
  • Magnetic materials and phenomena
  • Narrow band materials and phenomena (including oxides, sulfides, superconductors)
  • Photoelectrochemistry and solar energy conversion

Membership in The Electrochemical Society is not a requirement.

Nomination guidelines

Nominations are considered in effect for two consecutive award cycles.

A complete nomination package includes:

  • Completed Electronic Nomination Form
  • At least two, but no more than five supporting letters (one page in length)
  • List of publications and patents
  • List of professional and educational experience
  • Other documented contributions should also be included 

The award consists of a gold medal; plaque containing a bronze replica of the medal, both bearing the recipient’s name; US $10,000; complimentary meeting registration for the award recipient and companion; dinner in the recipient’s honor during the designated meeting; and ECS Life Membership. The recipient receives the award in person at the designated Society meeting, and delivers a general address on a subject related to the contributions for which the award is presented.

About John B. Goodenough

John B. Goodenough is a Nobel laureate in chemistry and internationally prominent solid state scientist, widely recognized for his role in developing the rechargeable Li-ion battery.


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