ECS Toyota Fellowship
The Electrochemical Society with Toyota North America
2017-2018 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship
for Projects in Green Energy Technology

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017

ECS, in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.

Global development of industry and technology in the 20th century, increased production of vehicles and the growing population have resulted in massive consumption of fossil fuels. Today, the automotive industry faces three challenges regarding environmental and energy issues: (1) finding a viable alternative energy source as a replacement for oil, (2) reducing CO2 emissions and (3) preventing air pollution. Although the demand for oil alternatives—such as natural gas, electricity and hydrogen—may grow, each alternative energy source has its disadvantages. Currently, oil remains the main source of automotive fuel; however, further research and development of alternative energies may bring change.

Fellowship Objectives and Content

The purpose of the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship is to encourage young professors and scholars to pursue research in green energy technology that may promote the development of next-generation vehicles capable of utilizing alternative fuels. Electrochemical research has already informed the development and improvement of innovative batteries, electrocatalysts, photovoltaics and fuel cells.

Through this fellowship, ECS and TRINA hope to see more innovative and unconventional technologies borne from electrochemical research.

The fellowship will be awarded to a minimum of one candidate annually. Winners will receive a restricted grant of no less than $50,000 to conduct the research outlined in their proposal within one year. Winners will also receive a one-year complimentary ECS membership as well as the opportunity to present and/or publish their research with ECS.

Meet previous winners.

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National Inventors Hall of FameThe National Inventors Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 and continues to honor individuals among us who strive to make the world a better place through innovation. With a simple mission to recognize inventors and invention, the National Inventors Hall of Fame announces a call for nominations for 2017 recognition.

ECS is proud to partner with the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The chair of the ECS Honors & Awards Committee serves as our representative for the four-year term; Dr. Peter Fedkiw is currently in both roles. The Honors & Awards Committee has an External Awards Subcommittee specifically designated to assist in applications such as these.

Take time to consider a scientist or engineer among us who is worthy of a nomination. View the new National Inventors Hall of Fame web site for details about the award program, the corresponding STEM education initiatives and the list of inventors whose ingenuity we take advantage of each day. Then reach out to us for assistance is the nomination process via awards@electrochem.org.

ECS has an inductee that you might be familiar with Dr. Esther Takeuchi — materials scientist, chemical engineer, ECS member since 1985 and former Society President — was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2011 for developing the battery that enabled implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs). The invention afforded Dr. Takeuchi the 2009 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

The deadline for nominations for the class of 2018 is March 31, 2017.

The Electrochemical SocietyThe San Francisco Section is currently accepting nominations for the following award:

Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award: established in 1994 to assist a deserving student in Northern California in pursuing a career in the physical sciences or engineering. Qualified candidates will be full or part-time graduate or advanced undergraduate student(s) in good standing at a university or college in Northern California.

The award consists of an etched metal plaque and a $2,000 prize which is intended to assist with the educational expenses. In addition to the main award, up to two honorable mentions will be given consisting of a framed certificate and a $500 prize.

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High Temperature Materials Division
J. Bruce Wagner, Jr. Award
Nomination Deadline: January 1, 2017

J. Bruce Wagner, Jr., ECS President (1983-1984)

J. Bruce Wagner, Jr., ECS President (1983-1984)

ECS is currently accepting nominations for the following award:

J. Bruce Wagner, Jr. Award was established in 1998 to recognize a young Society member who has demonstrated exceptional promise for a successful career in science and/or technology in the field of high temperature materials. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The division will recognize the recipient at the 232nd ECS meeting in National Harbor, MD in fall 2017.

Please review the award rules carefully before completing the application.

High Temperature Materials Division Awards are part of the ECS Honors & Awards Program, one that has recognized professional and volunteer achievement within our multi-disciplinary sciences for decades. Learn more about various forms of ECS recognition and those who share the spotlight as past award winners.

The Canada Section is currently accepting nominations for the following award:

W. Lash MillerCanada Section W. Lash Miller Award: established in 1967 to recognize publications and/or excellence in the field of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology. The award consists of a $1,500 CAD prize.

About W. Lash Miller
William Lash Miller was an eminent Canadian chemist and best known as one of the first proponents of Gibbsian thermodynamics in North America, a subject he first became acquainted with in Wilhelm Ostwald’s laboratory in Germany. Miller was the head of the chemistry department at the University of Toronto for sixteen years and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1935. He was an active ECS member and served as President from 1912-1913.

Visit the award page for full description and list of notable past recipients.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The ECS Honors & Awards Programs defines peer-to-peer recognition of distinguished professionals if the fields in electrochemistry and solid state science. Extend an award nomination today!

Corrosion DivisionThe Corrosion Division is currently accepting nominations for the following two awards:

Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award: established in 1991 to recognize and reward outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. The award consists of a framed scroll and $1,000 prize. The award, for outstanding Masters or PhD work, is open to graduate students who have successfully completed all the requirements for their degrees as testified to by the student’s advisor, within a period of two years prior to the nomination submission deadline.


Herbert H. UhligHerbert H. Uhlig Award: established in 1972 to recognize excellence in corrosion research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of corrosion science and technology. The Award consists of $1500 and a framed scroll. The recipient is eligible for travel reimbursement in order to attend the Society meeting at which the Award is presented.

About H. H. Uhlig
Professor Herbert H. Uhlig was head of the Corrosion Laboratory, teacher, and graduate advisor at MIT for over thirty years. He authored hundreds of publications on the subjects of passivity, pitting, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, and the oxidation of metals. Through the application of basic first principles to his research on corrosion phenomena, he is widely recognized as being one of the leaders responsible for establishing the field of corrosion science on a firm fundamental basis. Uhlig was an active ECS member and served as President from 1955-1956.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

Student Poster Session winners

Congratulations to the PRiME 2016 Student Poster Session winners!

It is with great pride that ECS honors the winners of the General Student Poster Session Awards for the PRiME 2016 meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.  In following with the meeting tradition, awards recognized the top poster presentations in electrochemical and solid state categories.

ECS established the General Student Poster Session Awards in 1993 to acknowledge the eminence of its students’ work. The winners exhibit a profound understanding of their research topic and its relation to fields of interest to ECS.

In order to be eligible for the General Student Poster Session Awards, students must submit their abstracts to the Z01 General Society Student Poster Session symposium and present their posters at the biannual meeting. First and second place winners receive a certificate in addition to a cash award.

The winners of the General Student Poster Session Awards for the PRiME 2016 Meeting are as follows:

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ECS would like to formally commend the University of South Carolina for being presented the Outstanding Student Chapter Award this year at PRiME 2016! The chapter has proven an incredible asset to the organization, and it was an honor to recognize its prodigious achievements.

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award was established in 2012 to recognize distinguished student chapters that demonstrate active participation in The Electrochemical Society’s technical activities, establish community and outreach activities in the areas of electrochemical and solid state science and engineering education, and create and maintain a robust membership base.

The award consisted of a recognition plaque, $1,000 toward student chapter funding, and chapter recognition in Interface.

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ECS FellowWe are currently accepting nominations for the prestigious honor of Fellow of The Electrochemical Society. This award was established in 1989 for advanced individual technological contributions in the field of electrochemical and solid-state science and technology and for active membership and involvement in the affairs of The Electrochemical Society. The award consists of a scroll, lapel pin and eternal bragging rights.

Now is the time to look around the room at your colleagues, recall that Division Member who you shared a meal with at our last bi-annual meeting or the committee member who you work with to further the ECS mission and question whether s/he is a Fellow. You may be very surprised at who has achieved this recognition and who has not.

Find out how to apply and view the full list of ECS Fellows and take a moment to nominate the 2017 class.

Read the rules and submit a nomination form today.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

ECS Honors & Awards Program

Upcoming Call for Nominations

 

Society Awards

Fellow of The Electrochemical SocietyECS Fellow: recognizing advanced individual technological contributions in the field of electrochemical and solid-state science and technology, and active ECS membership. Certificate and gold lapel pin. February 1, 2017.

 

Vittorio de Nora AwardVolta Medal: recognizing distinguished contributions to the field of electrochemical engineering and technology. Gold medal, wall plaque, $7,500, complimentary meeting registration, awards dinner, and Society Life Membership. April 15, 2017.

 

Henry B. Linford AwardLinford Award: recognizing excellence in teaching in subject areas of interest to the Society. Silver medal, wall plaque, $2,500, complimentary meeting registration, awards dinner and Society Life Membership. April 15, 2017.

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