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

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Dr. Ahok Vijh

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

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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.

Wei Wang

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!

Society Awards

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.
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Holly Fruehwald, a PhD student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech), Canada, is the recipient of the 2021 ECS Canada Section Student Award. The award recognizes a promising young engineer or scientist in whose work electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology are the central consideration.

ECS Canada Section Student Award

The section established the award, which is bestowed annually, in 1987. The winner receives a $1,500 USD prize which is awarded at an ECS Canada Section meeting. The award recipient is invited to give a lecture on the topic of his/her research.

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The ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering (IE&EE) Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in the fields of electrochemical engineering and applied electrochemistry with two special awards. Congratulations to Akshay Subramaniam who received the IE&EE Division Student Achievement Award, and Eric McShane, winner of the IE&EE Division H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award.

The IE&EE Division Student Achievement Award was established in 1989. The IE&EE Division H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award was established in 1990 with a gift from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation to encourage recipients to continue careers in electrochemical engineering or applied electrochemistry. Both awards require that nominees describe a research project that they will pursue during the award year, and how that project relates to the field of electrochemical engineering or applied electrochemistry. The recipients of the awards each receive a framed certificate and US $1,000 prize. The IE&EE Division H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award restricts use of the award to expenses associated with the recipient’s education or research project, i.e., tuition, books, equipment, or supplies. (more…)

Looking back and forward to the 240th ECS Meeting

On June 14, 78 graduate and undergraduate students from around the world received notification that their posters had been chosen for exhibition at the Z01 General Student Poster Session at the 240th ECS Meeting in Orlando, FL, from October 10-14, 2021. The poster session is a forum for students to present research results to ECS meeting attendees including the most active researchers in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. Students choose to be part of the competition for cash awards recognizing the best poster presentations.

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New Corrosion Division Award

ECS Corrosion Division Rusty Award for Mid-Career Excellence

Nominations are now being accepted for the new ECS Corrosion Division Rusty Award for Mid-Career Excellence. The award was established recently by the ECS Honors and Awards Program and Corrosion Division to recognize a mid-career scientist or engineer’s achievements and contributions to the field of corrosion science and technology.

Award

A framed certificate; US $1,000 prize; and complimentary meeting registration are awarded to the recipient. The award is bestowed at the fall ECS biannual meeting; the recipient is expected to lecture on their research at a designated ECS Corrosion Division symposium during that meeting. Up to US $1,000 may be available to assist with travel expenses to facilitate attendance at the meeting. (more…)

Sarah Berlinger and Eric McShane awarded Honorable Mentions

Each year, a deserving undergraduate student from a college or university in Northern California is acknowledged through the ECS San Francisco Section’s Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award. Established in 1994, the award honors distinguished researcher Daniel Cubicciotti and assists a praiseworthy student to pursue a career in the physical sciences or engineering. First prize recipients receive a plaque and US $2,000 prize. In addition, up to two students receive Honorable Mentions consisting of framed certificates and US $500 prizes. (more…)

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