Dr. John B. Goodenough

Professor | University of Texas

Zpryme and ETS are proud to make Dr. John B. Goodenough of The University of Texas at Austin the distinguished special guest for ETS15. The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 will take the stage in a fireside chat with Andrew Johnston ETS president on March 25th at 1pm. Dr. Goodenough will share his views on the technological and scientific leaps of energy and the world’s need for a super-battery.

“Dr. John B. Goodenough produced one the building blocks of our consumer electronics, and a key to the grid of the future” said Andrew Johnston, ETS President. “Dr. Goodenough will share insight from a career that spans working with Fermi and Teller in Chicago, UT, MIT, Oxford, and culminating in his quest for the super-battery, will all be shared at ETS15. The thoughtleaders of today learned from this man, and he will be our most honored Special Guest.”

Dr. Goodenough joined the Cockrell School of Engineering in 1986 on retirement from the University of Oxford, England. Before going to England, he spent 24 years at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory as a Group Leader and Research Scientist. He has authored two books and co-authored one. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences; a foreign associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, L’Academie des Sciences de L’Institut de France, Academia de Ciencias Exactas Fisicas y Naturales of Spain, and the Royal Society of the United Kingdom. Among other awards, he received the prestigious Japan Prize in 2001 and the Presidential Enrico Fermi Award in 2009. Recently, he received two honorary awards for his achievements. He has been named an Honorary Engineer by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas and received the IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.

ETS15, held in Austin, Texas on March 25 – 26 2015 at The AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas, will bring leaders together to debate the state and future of energy. Attendees can expect smart dialogue, and an engaging setting on-and offline. ETS focuses on the convergence of technology, energy, policy, innovation, STEM education, and customer needs. Candid discussions in a multi-sectoral setting are used to examine new opportunities, partnerships, and solutions to address the most pressing issues in energy.