2019 Awards Nominations

Apply now (or nominate someone you know) for a 2019 ECS award and join an elite group of Society, division and section past winners. Deadlines are this summer and fall. Click on the links below for further details.

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Society Awards Nomination Deadline
Carl Wagner Memorial Award October 1, 2018
Olin Palladium Award October 1, 2018
Division Awards
DS&T Division Thomas D. Callinan Award
August 1, 2018
Electronics and Photonics Division Award August 1, 2018 (annual)
Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division New Electrochemical Technology (NET) Award August 31, 2018 (extended deadline)
Energy Technology Division Research Award September 1, 2018 (annual)
Energy Technology Division Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award September 1, 2018 (annual)
Nanocarbons Division Richard E. Smalley Research Award September 1, 2018
Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division David C. Grahame Award October 1, 2018
Student Awards
Georgia Section Outstanding Student Achievement Award
August 1, 2018
Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award September 1, 2018 (annual)
IEEE H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award September 15, 2018 (annual)
IEEE Division Student Achievement Award September 15, 2018 (annual)
India Section S.K. Rangarajan Graduate Student Award September 30, 2018 (annual)
Korea Section Student Award September 30, 2018 (annual)
Section Award
Europe Section Heinz Gerischer Award
September 30, 2018
Soo Kim, IE&EE winner

2018 Soo Kim, IE&EE Division H.H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award winner

The winner of the 2018 Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division H.H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award is Soo Kim!

Each year, the ECS IE&EE Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical engineering and applied electrochemistry. The award was established in 1990 by a gift from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation and offers a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The nomination deadline is September 15 of each year.

Soo Kim received his PhD in materials science and engineering at Northwestern University in 2017 specializing in research and development of advanced battery materials. He received his BSE in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2008 and MS in chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009.

Before pursuing a doctorate degree in computational materials research, he worked at Samsung to develop Li-ion battery cathodes at industrial-scale (2010-2011), and as a staff scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology with Byung-Won Cho and Kyung Yoon Chung (2011-2013) to experimentally synthesize more advanced cathode materials.

Kim has co-authored over 30 patents and peer-reviewed journal papers, and has been a recipient of multiple awards including the ECS Edward G. Weston Summer Research Fellowship (2016), Northwestern Computational Research Day Poster Competition Award (2016), ECS Battery Division Travel Grant (2014), and Fifty for the Future Award from Illinois Technology Foundation (2013). Kim is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is supervised by Yang Shao-Horn. He is concentrating on the synthesis in conjunction with performing density functional theory calculations to design functional materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications.

Spring 2018 division awards were conferred at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle, WA in May. It was there that Soo delivered his award lecture called “Understanding the Mn-Based Oxide Electrode Materials and Beyond from First Principles and Experiment.”

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Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, the 2018 ECS IEEE Student Achievement Award winner.

Each year, the ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in fields pertaining to this division. The IE&EE award was established in 1989 and offers a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The nomination deadline is September 15 of each year.

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Mench. He also received his MS in mechanical engineering with a minor in computational sciences from UTK. He holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tabriz.

Ashraf Gandomi has worked on multiple projects funded by the Department of Energy and industry. His research has focused on the design, engineering, modeling, and prototyping of electrochemical conversion devices including redox flow batteries, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, and electrochemical sensors.
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2018 IEEE Award WinnerEach year, the ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in fields pertaining to this division. The IEEE Division Student Achievement Award was established in 1989 and offers a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The nomination deadline is September 15 of each year.

This year’s winner, Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Mench. He also received his MS in mechanical engineering with a minor in computational sciences from UTK. He holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tabriz.

Ashraf Gandomi has worked on multiple projects funded by the Department of Energy and industry. His research has focused on the design, engineering, modeling, and prototyping of electrochemical conversion devices including redox flow batteries, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, and electrochemical sensors.
He is a member of four honor societies and is a contributing author for the International Association of Hydrogen Energy electronic newsletter and Assistant Subject Editor for its International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. His accomplishments have been recognized via several institutional awards at UTK with honors that include the Outstanding Graduate Student Award and Extraordinary Professional Promise Award. Ashraf Gandomi also won a best presentation award at the Fifth International Education Forum on Environmental and Energy Science in 2016. He is the recipient of a University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship and an IAHE Fellowship.

Spring 2018 division awards will be conferred at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle, WA from May 13-17, 2018. Join Yasser as he delivers his award talk called “Mitigating Ionic and Water Transport through Polymeric Membranes in All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries Via Design, Engineering, and Prototyping Novel Asymmetric Cell Topologies.”

Award winner DeijunThe winner of the 2018 Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award sponsored by Bio-Logic is Deijun Xiong!

Each year, the ECS Energy Technology Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in fields pertaining to this division. The award was established in 2012 and is intended to encourage the recipients to initiate or continue careers in this field. ECS is proud to acknowledge Bio-Logic for its generous sponsorship of this award. Recipients receive a framed certificate, a $1,000 prize, complimentary student meeting registration and complimentary admission to the onsite division leadership meeting. The nomination deadline is September 1 of each year.

Deijun Xiong completed his PhD in chemistry at Dalhousie University in October 2017 under the supervision of Jeff Dahn.

During his PhD, he mainly focused on understanding the failure of high voltage LiNixMnyCo(1-x-y)O2 (NMC) cells and developing functional electrolyte for high voltage NMC cells. He put forward a novel “pouch bag” method to deepen understanding of the crosstalks occurring in Li-ion cells. He provided new support that oxygen can be released from charged polycrystalline NMC materials rather than single crystal NMC materials at mild temperature at high voltage. He also made contributions to develop ethylene carbonate-free electrolytes for high voltage NMC cells.
In December 2017, Deijun joined Shenzhen Capchem Technology Co. Ltd (one of the leading Li-ion battery and supercapacitor electrolyte companies in the world) as vice director of research and development to develop functional electrolytes for Li-ion battery and supercapacitor.

Spring 2018 division awards will be conferred at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle, WA from May 13-17, 2018. Join Deijun as he delivers his award talk called “Understanding Crosstalks in Li-Ion Cells” on Wednesday, May 16 | 0820h in Room 608 of the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.

Electrodeposition Division logoThe ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

You are invited to nominate qualified candidates for the following electrodeposition division awards that will be recognized at the 234th ECS biannual meeting, also known as AiMES 2018, which takes place in Cancun, Mexico from September 30 thru October 4.

ELDP Early Career Investigator Award: established in 2015 to recognize an outstanding early career researcher in the field of electrochemical deposition science and technology. Early recognition of highly qualified scientists is intended to enhance his/her stature and encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field. The 2017 winner of this award was the University of Akron’s Jiahua Zhu who presented an award talk called “Magnetocapacitive Carbon Nanocomposites” at our last biannual meeting.

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Battery Division Awards

Battery DivisionNominations Deadline: March 15, 2018

The ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

The ECS Battery Division is currently accepting nominations for four awards that will be recognized at AiMES 2018, a joint meeting between ECS and SMEQ in Cancun, Mexico from September 30 through October 4.

Battery Division Research Award: established in 1958 to encourage excellence in battery and fuel cell research, and to encourage publication in ECS journals. The winner receives a framed certificate, a $2,000 prize and lifetime division membership.

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India Section Student AwardThe winner of the inaugural ECS India Section S.K. Rangarajan Graduate Student Award is Anantharaj S of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

The S.K. Rangarajan Graduate Student Award was established last year to assist a deserving student in India in pursuing a career in disciplines related to electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. The award consists of a certificate, a $500 (US) prize, and a complimentary one-year ECS membership. Moving forward, the ECS India Section will recognize one such winner annually at its acclaimed India School, which is a weeklong teaching program in electrochemistry for young researchers. The recipient may be invited to speak at that meeting about his or her work or on another topic of interest to the field of electrochemistry.

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Sensor DivisionDeadline: March 1, 2018

The ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

The Sensor Division Outstanding Achievement Award was established in 1989 to recognize outstanding achievement in research and/or technical contributions to the field of sensors and to encourage work excellence in the field. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The next award winner will be recognized at the 234th ECS biannual meeting, also known as AiMES2018, which takes place in Cancun, Mexico from September 30 thru October 4.

The 2016 winner of this award was Rangachary Mukundan of Los Alamos National Laboratory who presented an award talk, “Mixed Potential Sensors for Hydrogen Safety and Automotive Applications at our last PRiME meeting in Hawaii.”

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Leah Ellis Student AwardThe ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

The Canada Section Student Award was established in 1987 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources. The award is intended to encourage the recipients to initiate or continue careers in the field. The award recipient will receive a $1,500 (CAD) prize and have the chance to present an award talk to section constituents. The next award winner will be recognized at the Canada Section annual meeting in fall 2018.

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