ECS Honors and Awards Program Comes Full Circle

Past ECS President Krishnan Rajeshwar (left) awarding Barry Miller (right) the Edward Goodrich Acheson Award.

Is it possible for an awards program to go full circle? Here at ECS, the answer is a resounding YES!

Consider this: every two years in the fall, The Electrochemical Society honors an outstanding scientist or engineer with the Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award and similarly acknowledges the legacy of career achievement through our oldest prize, the Edward Goodrich Acheson Award. In each case, your peers are recognized for scientific contributions within our multi-disciplinary sciences and sustained service to our Society.

So what are we asking of you?

Nominate someone. They say it’s an honor to be nominated because it is.

Who are the best candidates?

The Tobias award applicant will be 40 years of age or younger (by April 1, 2018), whose professional background and Society volunteerism demonstrates a desire for future excellence in teaching and/or research and leadership within ECS. S/he will receive a framed certificate, a $5,000 prize and life membership. The 2016 recipient was Shirley Meng, Associate Professor of NanoEngineering at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Meng is currently the secretary of our largest division and a member of the sponsorship committee.

Winners of the Acheson award have been renowned experts in electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology. Most notably, thirty-four of the four-four winners of this award have served as president of the organization, including the 2016 honoree, Barry Miller. In addition to his stellar volunteer track record, Miller taught Chemistry at Harvard and Case Western Reserve universities with decades of industry contributions at Bell Laboratories and AT&T. The award includes a gold medal, wall plaque, a $10,000 prize and life membership.

There is an extended deadline for nominations of October 30, 2017. See our applications tips for guidance and nominate a colleague today!

All Society awards are part of the ECS honors and awards program, one that has recognized professional and volunteer achievement within our multi-disciplinary sciences for decades. Learn more about various forms of recognition and those who share the spotlight as past award winners.

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