A Nobel Laureate from New College

Huge congratulations to Stanley Whittingham, currently at Binghamton University (SUNY), who has been awarded a share of the 2019 Nobel Prize for work carried out at Exxon in the 1970s exploring the possibility of using lithium titanium sulphide as the cathode in a rechargeable battery system making use of reversible intercalation chemistry.

This paved the way for the future discovery of the high voltage LiCoO2 cathode by Goodenough, which was later integrated into a commercial full battery with the development of the anode system by the third co-recipient Akira Yoshino.

Whittingham was an undergraduate in Chemistry at New College, Oxford in the 1960s and obtained his D.Phil. in Inorganic Chemistry with Peter Dickens. Read more on the Nobel website.

photo of Stanley Whittingham