Saket Bhargava

The ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division Student Achievement Award recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in fields pertaining to this division. This year’s recipient, Saket Bhargava, is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His work with Paul Kenis’ research group focuses on using flow electrolyzers to develop system-level process intensification approaches and studying the effects of intensified process conditions on the activity, selectivity, and energy efficiency for CO2 electroreduction to value-added chemicals. His award talk is titled, “System-Level Approaches for Intensifying the CO2 Electrolysis Process.”

The IEEE Division Student Achievement Award was established in 1989. It includes a framed certificate and $1,000 (USD) prize. The annual nomination deadline is September 15. (more…)

ECS Honors & Awards Program

Upcoming Award Nomination Deadlines – Fall 2020

Society Awards

Carl Wagner Memorial Awardwagner-web 
Recognizes mid-career achievement, excellence in research areas of interest to the Society, and significant contributions in the teaching or guidance of students or colleagues in education, industry, or government. Award includes a framed certificate; medal; $7,500 (USD); $1,000 (USD) in travel expenses; complimentary meeting registration; and lifetime ECS membership.
Deadline: October 1, 2020

Olin Palladium Award
Recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of electrochemical or corrosion science. Award includes a medal; plaque; $7,500 (USD); complimentary meeting registration; and lifetime ECS membership.
Deadline: October 1, 2020 (more…)

2021 ECS IE&EE Division Awards

Nomination Deadline: September 1, 2020

Are you a student of electrochemical engineering and/or applied electrochemistry? Do you teach or mentor students within these areas? If the answer is ‘yes’ to either question, then the following information is for you! The ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division invites you to nominate qualified student(s) for the following division awards: (more…)

Support our Next Generation

Nominate a deserving student today!

While we often reflect on the Society’s impressive history, it is also important to look to the future. The next generation of scientists and engineers will solve the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing society today—sustainability, water cleanliness, climate change, and disease, to name just a few.  

Student awards—part of the ECS Honors and Awards Program—support the next generation of scientists by expanding opportunities as they progress in their careers. These awards acknowledge student and early career scientists’ dedication and outstanding achievements in their fields of study. (more…)

Corrosion Divison

The ECS Corrosion Division is currently accepting nominations for the following two awards:

Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award: established in 1991 to recognize and reward outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. The award consists of a framed scroll and $1,000 prize. The award, for outstanding Masters or PhD work, is open to graduate students who have successfully completed all the requirements for their degrees as testified to by the student’s advisor, within a period of two years prior to the nomination submission deadline. (more…)

Nomination deadline: August 1, 2020

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

The Electronics and Photonics Division (EPD) Award was established in 1969 to encourage excellence in electronics research and outstanding technical contribution 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. (more…)

On June 17, 2020, Dr. Arumugam Manthiram, winner of the 2020 Henry B. Linford Award for Distinguished Teaching, presented his talk on “Intricacies of High-Energy Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries” via a live webinar presentation.

Dr. Manthiram’s talk covered the fundamental science behind the development of high-energy density cathodes for lithium-ion batteries in the 1980s, the richness and complexity of layered oxide cathodes for lithium-ion batteries, and exposure to a perspective on high-energy, long-life, safe lithium-ion batteries.

View Dr. Manthiram’s webinar presentation, here.

Following the talk, attendees were given the opportunity to ask Dr. Manthiram questions in a Q&A session, available below. (more…)

The nomination deadline for the IE&EE Division New Electrochemical Technology (NET) Award has been extended to July 15, 2020!  Take advantage of this extension to submit your nominations today!



Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ECS Georgia Section Outstanding Student Achievement Award for a student pursuing a PhD at a university in Georgia.

The ECS Georgia Section Outstanding Student Achievement Award was established in 2011 to recognize academic accomplishments in any area of science or engineering in which electrochemical and/or solid state science and technology is the central consideration.

To qualify for the award, the nominee must be a student pursuing a PhD at a university in Georgia; nominated by a university faculty member; and a member of ECS at the time of the nomination.


Deadline for Nominations:  September 1, 2020



The Energy Technology Division Research Award was established in 1992 to encourage excellence in energy related research and to encourage publication in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. The award recognizes outstanding and original contributions to the science and technology of energy related research areas that include scientific and technological aspects of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources, energy management, and environmental consequences of energy utilization.


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