John B. GoodenoughThe Electrochemistry Society announced the creation of a new biannual award at Nobel laureate John B. Goodenough’s 100th Birthday Celebration on July 25, 2022. “When we announced the new award at his 100th Birthday Celebration, Prof. Goodenough turned to the audience and said, ‘Thank you. Thank you all very much, and remember this: one step at a time!’ John’s unprecedented years of service to the scientific community are an inspiration to us all,” said Christopher Jannuzzi, ECS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.

The John B. Goodenough Award of The Electrochemical Society

The new award recognizes distinguished contributions to the fundamental and technological aspects of electrochemical materials science and engineering. The recipient will be renowned for paradigm-shifting contributions in the fields of electrochemical and/or solid state science and exceptionally creative experimental or theoretical studies that opened new directions in electrochemical energy storage, electrocatalysis, and/or solid ion conductors and high temperature materials for electrochemical devices. The first recipient will receive the award and present a general address at the 243rd ECS Meeting in Boston, MA, in May 2023.


Congratulations to the 2022 Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division student award winners: Arghya Patra and Matthew Liu. Learn about the award winners below!

Matthew LiuIE&EE Division Student Achievement Award

Award Recipient: Matthew Liu

Matthew Liu is a PhD student in the Chemical Engineering Department at Stanford University and a NASA space technology graduate research fellow. A member of William Tarpeh’s lab, Matthew researches electrochemical reactive-separation processes to recover ammonia from nitrogen-rich wastewaters. He has a particular focus on electrocatalytic nitrate reduction, which has led him to investigate systems driven by heterogeneous catalysis, molecular catalysis, and single atom catalysis. Matthew is also interested in how the structure and composition of the microenvironment at the electrode-electrolyte interface directs nitrate reduction performance. (more…)

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Sho FujitaCongratulations to Sho Fujita of Queen’s University, Canada, recipient of the 2022 ECS Canada Section Student Award! For over 20 years, the section has recognized promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources with this award. To qualify, students must be pursuing PhDs at Canadian universities in any area of science or engineering in which electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology is the central consideration. A Canadian university faculty member nominates them.


Support your colleagues, students, and fellow scientists and engineers’ noteworthy contributions by nominating them for an ECS award! They deserve to be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments.

Follow the links below for further details on these honors and awards. (more…)

Dr. Eddy Simoen

2022 EPD Award winner, Dr. Eddy Simoen (IMEC and Ghent University, Belgium)

You are invited to nominate qualified candidate(s) for the ECS Electronics and Photonics Division Award.

The award was established in 1969 to encourage excellence in electronics research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of electronics science. The award recognizes authors who have made noteworthy scientific contributions and enhanced the scientific stature of the Society by the presentation of well-received papers in ECS journals and at Society meetings.

The 2023 award recipient is recognized at the 243rd ECS Meeting in Boston, MA, in May 2023, and presents their award talk there. Explore the full award details on the ECS website prior to completing the electronic application.

The award consists of a scroll; US $1,500 prize; and either ECS lifetime membership or up to US $1,000 for non-reimbursed travel expenses to the conference. Award winners join a long list of distinguished recipients including the most recent, Eddy Simoen.


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Mitchell KaiserThe winner of the first ECS Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Student Award has been named: Mitchell Kaiser of the University of Washington. Join us in congratulating him! Kaiser will receive the award at this summer’s ECS Pacific Northwest Section meeting.

The section established the award in 2021 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists pursuing PhDs in electrochemical engineering and applied electrochemistry, and to encourage recipients to continue careers in these fields. The winner receives a US $1,000 prize. Visit the award page for the full award description. (more…)

Note these April and June deadlines

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.

ECS uses an electronic portal for all applications. Here are some tips for the best results. Questions or concerns? Send a message as we are here to help. (more…)

Support ECS Student Members

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!

Society Awards

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…)

Dr. Thalia Standish

Dr. Thalia Standish

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…)

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