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 Deadline: March 15, annual
Presented: Fall meeting, annual

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. The application for the award must include:

  • 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 applicant’s research supervisor.

The award consists of a scroll, a $1,000 prize, complimentary student meeting registration and travel expenses of up to $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.

Past Recipients

Matthias Kuenzel
Julian Self
Peter Attia
Leo Duchene
Fudong Han
Steven Lacey
Lin Ma
Billur Deniz Polat Karahan
Matteo Bianchini
Martin Ebner
Mohammed Ati
Yuhui Chen
Christopher Fell
Yi-Chun Lu
Nonglak Meethong

F. Jiao
K. Kang
C. Delacourt
A. Weber
K. W. Park
L. Fransson
V. Subramanian
M. Zhao
V. Srinivasan
G. Rousse
I. A. Courtney
S. Horn
J. Xu

S. Motupally
P. De Vidts
D. Qu
G. E. Gray
E. J. Podlaha
M. G. Lee
J. Weidner
C. C. Streinz
T. I. Evans
C. Y. Mak
W. A. van Schalkwijk
J. R. Waggoner
K. E. Yee