Chemistry Nobel Laureate to speak at S&T

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On April 8, 2021

M. Stanley Whittingham

Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and director of the Institute for Materials Research at Binghamton University, in one of his laboratories. Photo by Binghamton University

Missouri S&T will host a winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry as part of the university’s 150th anniversary celebration events. Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Binghamton University, will deliver the fifth annual Stoffer Lecture virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16.

You may watch the lecture on Zoom or in Leach Theatre. Doors to Leach Theatre will open at 3:30 p.m. for in-person attendance. If you would like to attend in Leach Theater, please contact Tammy Heldenbrand, business support specialist in chemistry, at

Whittingham is one of three individuals to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 for developing the lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery is a lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power.

The Stoffer Lecture is co-sponsored by Brewer Science, MO-SCI and the 150th Anniversary Advisory Committee, which awarded a $3,000 grant to support the lecture. Details about the lecture and other upcoming events are available on the 150-anniversary website at

The lecture series was established by Dr. James O. Stoffer, Missouri S&T Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus of chemistry and provides the campus and Rolla communities an opportunity to learn from scholars and innovators in the field of polymer chemistry and related areas.

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