Battery Division Student Research Award

Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development

The Battery Division Student Research Award was established in 1979 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources. The awards are intended to encourage the recipients to initiate or continue careers in the field.

Nomination Period: October 15 – January 15, annually
Presented: Fall meeting, annually

Recipient qualifications

The recipient will be enrolled in a college or university at the nomination deadline. The recipient cannot receive a second award or grant from ECS during the same year.

Nomination Submission

A complete nomination package includes:

  • Completed electronic nomination form;
  • transcripts of all post-secondary school academic work;
  • a record of achievements (e.g. publications, technical presentations, patents);
  • a statement that describes the relationship of the student’s research to the field of electrochemical power sources (the outline and statement should be no longer than two double-spaced typewritten pages); and
  • a letter of recommendation from the candidate’s research supervisor.

The award consists of a scroll, a US $1,000 prize, complimentary student meeting registration and travel expenses of up to US $1,000 to facilitate meeting attendance. The recipients will not be expected to attend a Society meeting to receive their awards.

About Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, a part of the Daimler Group and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, consists of four divisions including Group Research & Advanced Engineering, eDrive & Powertrain, TechCenter and Advanced Design. Through supporting Daimler R&D, MBRDNA serves a vital role in the Daimler 2020 vision of becoming the top selling luxury brand in the world.


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