Making History: Lithium and a Nobel Laureate

Article Dec. 5, 2023

We don’t often get to meet our heroes in person, but our very own Patrick Howarth did. 

Patrick leads our new lithium business – and he recently met Dr. Stanley Whittingham, whose groundbreaking research in an ExxonMobil lab in the 1970s earned him a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. That research also paved the way for the lithium-ion batteries that power today’s electric vehicles and portable electronics. 

Click below to join Patrick as he takes a trip to Binghamton University in New York, and spends a day with the Nobel laureate chatting about his thoughts on electric vehicles, his excitement about our lithium production announcement, and why he thinks, “If anyone can do it, ExxonMobil can.”  

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