ECS Announces 2023 San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award Recipients

Congratulations to Sang Cheol Kim and John Petrovick

Sang Cheol Kim of Stanford University has been awarded the 2023 ECS San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award. John Petrovick of KTH Kungliga Tekniska högskolan has been awarded the Honorable Mention.

Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award

The award recognizes a deserving undergraduate student from a college or university in Northern California pursuing a career in the physical sciences. First prize recipients receive an etched metal plaque and $2,000 prize. In addition, the San Francisco section recognizes up to two additional students with Honorable Mention. They receive a framed certificate and $500 prize. The award is named in honor of Daniel Cubicciotti and his contributions to the areas of fuel cladding materials and stress corrosion cracking in the nuclear industry.

2023 Cubicciotti Student Award Winner
Sang Cheol Kim

Sang Cheol Kim

Sang Cheol Kim recently completed his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on electrolytes for electrochemical energy storage, particularly lithium metal batteries. He has made numerous contributions to the field, including developing novel potentiometric techniques for electrolyte solvation characterization, data-driven methods that led to new insights and state-of-the-art cycling performance for lithium metal anodes, and design of the high entropy electrolyte for long-cycling and fast-charging lithium metal batteries. In addition to his scientific contributions, Sang Cheol is passionate about energy policy, having served as a Stanford Emerging Technology Review Fellow and on the panel at the Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue. He has been active in communities in and outside Stanford, serving as 242nd ECS Meeting Session Chair, Stanford MSE (Management Science & Engineering) Rising Stars Committee Co-Chair, Stanford StorageX Industrial Student Liaison, and President of Stanford’s Korean Student Association. After completing his PhD, Sang Cheol joined Prof. Steven Chu’s group as a Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellow, working on various novel electrochemical solutions for tackling energy and sustainability challenges.

2023 Honorable Mention
John Petrovick

John Petrovick

John Petrovick is a postdoctoral researcher in the Chemical Engineering department at KTH Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, advised by Prof. Göran Lindbergh. John’s research focuses primarily on understanding the role of liquid electrolyte in the performance of anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers. This is investigated via experimental characterization of, and modeling of, transport phenomena within the catalyst layer. Before arriving at KTH, John completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Dr. Adam Weber and Prof. Clay Radke. When not in the lab, John likes to read, hike, and play ultimate frisbee and games of all types.

2024 Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award

Nominations for the 2024 award are accepted from December 15, 2023, through February 15, 2024. Review selection criteria and submission requirements.


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