Apply now or nominate someone you know for an ECS award or travel grant. Award recipients join an elite group of past Society, division, and section winners. Click on the links below for further details.
Student awards are a significant part of the ECS Honors & Awards Program. These awards support and provide opportunities for students as they progress in their careers—and acknowledge their dedication and outstanding achievements in electrochemical and solid state science and technology fields of study.
The Society, its sections, and divisions field these student awards: (more…)
The ECS Honors & Awards Program provides many opportunities to honor the outstanding achievements and contributions to electrochemistry and solid state science made by ECS members at every level, and recognize exceptional service to the Society. In addition, each year ECS provides for, and facilitates the use of, thousands of dollars in fellowships and biannual meeting travel grants to support students’ and early career researchers’ efforts to advance electrochemistry and solid state science.
Please note these upcoming deadlines and submit applications and nominations as soon as possible!
Fellow of The Electrochemical Society
Advanced individual technological contributions in the field of electrochemical and solid state science and technology, and active ECS membership, are recognized by the Fellow designation. The award consists of a framed certificate and ECS Fellow lapel pin.
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2022 (more…)
Congratulations to Thalia Standish of the University of Western Ontario for receiving the 2021 ECS Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award. Each year, the division recognizes and rewards outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. Such early recognition of highly qualified corrosion scientists and/or engineers is intended to encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field after their graduate research is completed.
Dr. Thalia Standish
Thalia Standish is a Research Scientist at Surface Science Western, where she conducts material analyses to advance academic research and help solve industrial problems. She received her PhD in Chemistry from Western University in 2019. Her graduate research focused on evaluating the galvanic corrosion behavior of copper-coated carbon steel for used nuclear fuel containers, using a combination of electrochemical techniques, x-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), and surface analytical techniques. Dr. Standish is currently developing expertise in Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and thermal analysis techniques, focusing on polymeric materials in particular. (more…)
2021 Recipients of the Battery Division Student Research Award Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research & DevelopmentPosted on November 2, 2021 by Genevieve Goldy
Congratulations to Muhammad Mominur Rahman of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and Yang Yu of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the 2021 recipients of the Battery Division Student Research Award Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development.
Muhammed Mominur Rahman
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 240th ECS Meeting Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers (PEFC&E) symposia-funded best poster and presentation awards!
Every meeting, ECS presents several awards of this type through the generous funding of individual symposium sponsors. Please take a moment to help celebrate the excellent work of the authors listed below.
If you missed the opportunity to view these presentations, there is still time! All presentations are accessible until November 7, 2021. Pre-registration is required.
Poster and presentation winners
The ECS Canada Section is now accepting nominations for the Canada Section Electrochemical Award, established in 1981 to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of electrochemistry in Canada. The recipient’s achievements are recognized with a gold medal at the section’s 2022 annual meeting.
This award is conferred every four years. Ashok Vijh, a distinguished scientist and founding member of the Hydro-Québec Institute of Research, received the last award in 2018.
Consider your fellow Canada Section electrochemists and acknowledge their hard work by submitting a nomination today! Please review the full award details carefully before completing the application.
The ECS Canada Section bestows four awards that are part of the ECS Honors and Awards Program—a program that has recognized scientific accomplishments in the Society’s disciplines for decades.
Learn more about the ECS Canada Section awards and the ECS Honors and Awards Program!
Sponsored by BioLogic
Through this award sponsored by BioLogic since 2012, the ECS Energy Technology Division recognizes the accomplishments of a promising young engineering or science graduate student in the fields pertaining to this division. Congratulations to Charles Tai-Chieh Wan, the winner of this year’s ECS Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award!
Charles Tai-Chieh Wan
Charles Tai-Chieh Wan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S., under the co-supervision of Prof. Fikile R. Brushett and Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang. In 2017, he completed a BS summa cum laude in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell University, U.S.
Wan’s graduate thesis work focuses on developing designer electrode microstructures and surfaces for redox flow batteries by advancing unconventional yet potentially beneficial paradigms. His research efforts include leveraging principles of phase separation to synthesize and probe new electrode microstructures, investigating thin-film organic coatings to mediate the electrode-electrolyte interface, and examining biomass-derived materials for use in redox flow batteries.
ECS Honors & Awards Program
Dr. Wei Wang is First to Receive ECS Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Research Award Sponsored by Gamry InstrumentsPosted on September 30, 2021 by Daniel Grunberg
The newly formed ECS Pacific Northwest Section is happy to announce that Dr. Wei Wang, Director of the Energy Storage Materials Initiative at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is the first recipient of the section’s Electrochemistry Research Award Sponsored by Gamry Instruments.
The award was established to recognize excellence in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology research by an independent scientist or engineer working in Washington, Oregon or Idaho.
Dr. Wei Wang is Director of the Energy Storage Materials Initiative, a multi-million-dollar, multi-year project at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to fundamentally transform energy material discovery and development through a combined experiment/modeling/data approach. He also serves as the chief scientist and technical lead on stationary energy storage research at PNNL, with a primary focus on developing advanced redox flow battery technologies. (more…)
Outstanding achievements in electrochemical and solid state science and technology—and exceptional service to the Society—are recognized through ECS honors and awards. Take note of these upcoming deadlines and submit nominations as soon as possible!
Edward Goodrich Acheson Award
The Acheson Award acknowledges distinguished contributions to the advancement of any of the objects, purposes or activities of The Electrochemical Society. The award consists of a gold medal and plaque containing a bronze replica of the medal thereof; US $10,000; complimentary meeting registration for the award recipient and companion; dinner held in recipient’s honor during the designated meeting; and Life Membership in the Society.
Deadline: October 1, 2021
Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award
A young scientist or engineer’s outstanding scientific and/or engineering work in fundamental or applied electrochemistry or solid state science and technology is recognized by this award. The recipient receives a framed scroll; US $5,000; complimentary meeting registration for the award recipient and companion; dinner held in the recipient’s honor during the designated meeting; Life Membership in the Society; and up to US $1,000 for un-reimbursed travel expenses to attend the designated meeting.
Deadline: October 1, 2021 (more…)