Prestigious student awards presented at ECS 244th Meeting

Congratulations to Gustavo Hobold, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and KyuJung Jun, University of California, Berkeley, winners of the 2023 ECS Battery Division Student Research Award Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research and Development. Hobold and Jun presented their award talks at the 244th ECS Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gustavo Hobold
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A07—0984   Quantitative SEI-based Descriptors For Li metal Liquid Electrolyte Design

Gustavo M. Hobold is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working with Prof. Betar Gallant. His research focuses on developing a quantitative understanding of the functional properties and chemical composition of solid electrolyte interphases (SEI) formed natively on Li anodes. Hobold’s work leverages in situ experiments and high-throughput post-mortem titration-based techniques to precisely quantify the formation of a wide range of SEI phases and decipher capacity loss mechanisms in modern high Coulombic efficiency (CE) electrolytes. Ultimately, his work revealed several quantifiable SEI-based descriptors that can guide future liquid electrolyte discovery, aiming to breach >99.9% CE. Prior to MIT, Gustavo received his Engineering degree and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.


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.


Doris Hung

Doris Hung

Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific 

The ECS Pacific Northwest Section is pleased to announce that Chih-Hsuan (Doris) Hung of the University of Washington received the 2023 Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Student Award Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

The award recognizes Hung’s contributions to modeling, analysis, and design of three-dimensional Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) and her contributions to K-12 education through the development and dissemination of science and engineering educational materials with an emphasis on clean energy and inclusivity. (more…)

Nomination Period: September 1 through February 1

Do you know an ECS member who has advanced individual technological contributions in the field of electrochemical and solid state science and technology and is actively involved in the affairs of The Electrochemical Society? Why not nominate them to receive the prestigious title of Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Class of ECS Fellows! (more…)

Voting open from September 1-29

The 2023 election for ECS High-Temperature Energy, Materials, & Processes (H-TEMP) Division officers and members at large takes place via electronic proxy from September 1 through September 29.

We urge all ECS H-TEMP Division members to take part in this important election!

We have a great slate with two candidates for division treasurer. Their biographical sketches and statements follow along with voting instructions. (more…)

ECS Fellow Professor Yury Gogotsi was inducted into the 2022 Class of National Academy of Inventors Fellows at the NAI Annual Meeting from June 25-27, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Yury Gogotsi

Professor Yury Gogotsi

Since 2012, the National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit organization founded and dedicated to encouraging academic inventors with U.S. patents, has inducted a yearly class of fellows into the organization. “The NAI Fellows Program was established to highlight academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding invention that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.” (From the NAI Fellows Program website.)

With more than 190 patent applications filed and more than 70 issued patents, over 30 of which have been licensed to industry, Prof. Gogotsi is certainly worthy of this esteemed accolade. He thanks his nominators, co-inventors, and companies that acquired licenses for using his patented carbon and MXene materials and technologies for their support in reaching this honor. (more…)

Congratulations to the 2023 Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division student award winners – Barirav Sabarish Vishnugopi and Lauren Clarke. Keep reading to learn more about the winners! (more…)

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) named 15 new members to the 2023 Class of ECS Fellows. The designation “Fellow of The Electrochemical Society” was established in 1989 for advanced individual technological contributions to the fields of electrochemistry and solid state science and technology, and for service to the Society. Fellows are recognized for scientific achievements, leadership, and active participation in the affairs of ECS. Each year, their peers choose up to 15 renowned scientists and engineers for this honor.


Nominating period: March 15-June 15, 2024

Ralph E. WhiteThe ECS Honors & Awards Program and ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division are pleased to announce the new Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division Ralph E. White Outstanding Student Award.

Ralph E. White

The award is named of longtime ECS member Ralph E. White, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Westinghouse Distinguished Scientist at the University of South Carolina (USC). In 1995, he founded the university’s Center for Electrochemical Engineering. Professor White has made significant contributions to the field of modeling and simulation of electrochemical systems. As a department chair and Dean at the University of South Carolina, he was instrumental in training the next generation of students, researchers, and colleagues who have gone on to make significant contributions in academia and industry.


The ECS Energy Technology Division recognized Yirui Zhang of Stanford University as the winner of the 2023 Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Sponsored by BioLogic at the 243rd ECS Meeting in Boston, MA. She presented her award talk, “Probing and Engineering Electrode-Electrolyte Interfaces in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion” on May 30, 2023.

ECS Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Sponsored by BioLogic

The Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Sponsored by BioLogic was established in 2012 to recognize and reward promising young engineers and scientists in fields pertaining to this division. The award is intended to encourage recipients to initiate or continue careers in this field. The winner receives a framed award certificate, USD $1,000 prize, and complimentary meeting registration. The recipient presents a lecture in an ETD division-sponsored symposium at the Society meeting where the award is presented.


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