Battery Division M. Stanley Whittingham Mid-Career Award

Nomination period: March 15 – June 15, annually
Presented: ECS spring meeting, annually

The ECS Battery Division M. Stanley Whittingham Mid-Career Award was established in 2024 to recognize mid-career achievement and contributions to the field of electrochemical energy storage.

The award is granted based on the importance and significance of the applicant’s science and technology (S&T) achievement or major contribution to the field of electrochemical energy storage, intercalation chemistry, solid state ions, interface and interphase and energy materials synthesis and manufacturing.

Eligibility criteria
  • ECS member at the time of nomination and presentation of the award;
  • Graduated with their final degree a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 25 years prior to the award nomination deadline.
Nomination guidelines

A complete nomination package includes:

  • Electronic nomination form;
  • Nomination letter;
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae;
  • Three letters of support;
  • Any additional information pertinent to assessing the candidate. 

If the nominee remains eligible, unsuccessful nominations are considered for one additional award cycle. Nominations may be updated.

ECS Battery Division M. Stanley Whittingham Mid-Career Award Committee members may not submit nominations or letters of support during their terms of service.


The award consists of:

  • Framed certificate
  • USD $3,000
Recipient obligations

The recipient presents a lecture at the Whittingham Young Investigator and Student Slam Symposium at the ECS spring meeting at which the award is presented.

About M. Stanley Whittingham

Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and of Materials Science, Director of the Institute for Materials Research and the Materials Science and Engineering program at Binghamton University, and Director of the Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES), the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) at Binghamton. The British-born American citizen shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Dr. Akira Yoshino and Dr. John B. Goodenough for developing the lithium ion battery. An ECS member since 1970, Prof. Whittingham is still actively involved with the Society. He has delivered more than 50 ECS biannual meeting presentations and publishes regularly in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society.


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