Battery Division Postdoctoral Associate Research Award

Sponsored by MTI Corporation and the Jiang Family Foundation

The ECS Battery Division Postdoctoral Associate Research Award was established in 2016 to encourage excellence among postdoctoral researchers in battery and fuel cell research. This award defines the field of interest covered as “that area of electrochemical knowledge which deals with the mechanisms, theory, materials and design of devices (primary and secondary cells and batteries and fuel cells) in which the chemical energy can be converted into usable electrical energy by an electrochemical process.” The award’s primary purpose is to recognize and support development of talent and future leaders in battery and fuel cell science and technology among postdoctoral researchers affiliated with the Battery Division.

Recipient qualifications

A successful application will highlight the importance and significance of the science and technology (S&T) achievement(s) or major contribution(s) to the field of batteries or fuel cells. Candidates will be judged on the basis of the publication(s) in which those are reported. The award recipient(s) will be a leading author or major contributor to a paper or papers, at least one of which must have appeared in an ECS journal. To be considered, the paper(s) must show novelty and scientific excellence of high order. Factors to be considered include:

  • originality of concept and impact of the work;
  • thoroughness of the experimental approach and/or robust theoretical analysis and modeling;
  • logic of the conclusions;
  • clarity of presentation.

Candidates must be under (or at) the age of 35 at the nomination deadline date. Only current members of The Electrochemical Society may be considered. The candidates should show exceptional promise that includes leadership, advocacy, outreach or teaching, in addition to excellence in scientific research during their postdoctoral assignment. The nomination package should include:

A complete nomination package would include:
  • Electronic Nomination Form
  • Cover letter with a statement of research interests and accomplishments
  • Support letter from the postdoctoral advisor
  • Copy of the publication(s) that describe the science and technology achievement
Award

The award consists of a scroll, a $2,000 prize and complimentary meeting registration at the designated meeting. Two awards will be granted each year. Recipients are also invited to deliver a talk on a subject related to the contributions for which the award is being presented.

About the MTI Corporation

MTI Corporation was founded in 1994 by Dr. Xiao P. Jiang who received a Ph.D. in materials Science and Engineering from Chinese Academy of Science and served as a post-doctoral researcher for superconductor crystal under the supervision of Prof. M.C. Flemings at MIT. MTI Corporation formed KJ Group and currently operates multiple production factories in China while striving to become the world’s leader in bench-top machines for material labs.