Society Awards

The ECS Society awards being presented in New Orleans at the Plenary Session on Monday, May 29 at 1700h in the the St. Charles Ballroom will be the Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science to Doron Aurbach, and the Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science & Technology to Paul Kohl.


Doron AurbachAllen J. Bard Award
in Electrochemical Science

Monday, May 29 | 0800-0840
Grand Salon C – Section 15

Electroanalytical Techniques Coupled with in-Situ Structural Characterization of Electrodes in Devices for Energy Storage and Conversion
By Doron Aurbach

Doron Aurbach is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan Univerity in Israel, where he founded and currently leads the Electrochemistry Group. Under his supervision, 50 PhD and 70 MSc students received their degrees.

Aurbach’s team researches the electrochemistry of active metals, non-aqueous electrochemical systems, electrochemical intercalation processes, electrochemical water desalination, and electronically conducting polymers. Additionally, they develop rechargeable high energy density batteries and supercapacitors, as well as novel electro-analytical and spectro-electrochemical methods for sensitive electrochemical systems.

Aurbach has published more than 540 peer-reviewed papers, which have received more than 37,000 citations. He serves as a technical editor for the Journal of The Electrochemical Society and has been named fellow by ECS (2008), ISE (2010), and MRS (2012). He is the head of the Israel National Research Center for Electrochemical Propulsion.


Paul KohlGordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement
in Solid State Science and Technology

Tuesday, May 31 | 1000-1040
Churchill B2

Transient Polymers for Low-k Dielectrics and Vaporizing Devices
By Paul Kohl

Paul Kohl received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Texas in 1978. After graduation, Kohl was employed at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1978-1989.

In 1989, he joined the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, where he is currently a Regents’ Professor and holder of the Hercules Inc. Thomas L. Gossage Chair.

Kohl is the past editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, and Interface. He is a past president of ECS and past director of the Semiconductor Research Corporation Interconnect Focus Center.