Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science

Allen J. Bard Award The Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science was established in 2013 to recognize distinguished contributions to electrochemical science. The award is named in honor of Allen J. Bard, in recognition of his outstanding advancements in electrochemical science.

Nomination Deadline: April 15, even years
Presented: Spring meeting, odd years

Eligibility criteria

The recipient will be distinguished for paradigm shifting contributions in the fields of electrochemical science and recognized for exceptionally creative experimental or theoretical studies that have opened new directions in electroanalytical chemistry or electrocatalysis. The recipient does not need to be a member of The Electrochemical Society.

Nomination guidelines

Nominations are considered for two consecutive award cycles.

A complete nomination package includes:

  • Completed electronic nomination form
  • At least two, but not more than five letters of support (one page in length)
  • Optional materials:

– Candidate’s curriculum vitae
– Publications list
– Other pertinent information that supports and strengthens the candidate’s nomination


The award consists of a plaque containing a glassy carbon medallion, the sum of US $7,500, complimentary meeting registration for award recipient and companion, a dinner held in recipient’s honor during the designated meeting, and Life Membership in The Society. The recipient will receive the award in person at the designated meeting of the Society and deliver a general address to the Society on a subject related to the contributions for which the award is being presented.

About Allen Bard

Allen J. Bard (1933-2024) was the Norman Hackerman-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry and Director of the Center for Electrochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. A well-published expert in electrochemistry, he was responsible for over 1,000 peer-reviewed research papers, 75 publications, and three books: Chemical Equilibrium, Electrochemical Methods – Fundamentals and Applications, and Integrated Chemical Systems: A Chemical Approach to Nanotechnology. Bard is best known for developing the scanning electrochemical microscope, co-discovering electrochemiluminescence, and his contributions to photoelectrochemistry and semiconductor electrodes.


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