Europe Section Volta Award

Nominations Deadline: February 15, 2016


Volta_frontThe Europe Section has established the Alessandro Volta Medal, an award to recognize outstanding contributions in electrochemistry and solid-state chemistry and technology in Europe.

The award consists of a silver medal and a check for $2,000. The recipient will be required to attend a Europe Section sponsored meeting, at which the award will be presented, and deliver a lecture on a subject related to the contribution for which the award has been granted. The nominations for 2016 are now open. The nomination form can be downloaded here. The completed nomination (including supporting letters) should be submitted to the ECS Awards website.

Please keep in mind that if you are making a nomination, you will also need to obtain and submit the supporting letters. Allow extra time to do so before the deadline.

2016 Roger Taylor Award

229th ECS Biannual Meeting – Special Travel Grant
The 2016 Roger Taylor Award
Application Deadline: March 2, 2016

Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor’s scientific contributions helped propel the high international reputation of chemistry at Sussex.

Roger Taylor Award

The Roger Taylor Award is a travel grant for students and early career researchers who have achieved up to ten years of postdoctoral experience to attend the 229th meeting of The Electrochemical Society and submit to Symposium B: Carbon Nanostructures and Devices. The Roger Taylor Award is generously funded by the Taylor family as an endowment to the British Carbon Group.

Recipient Qualifications

This international award is open to scientists living and working in any country and of any nationality. Anyone living or working, at the time of the conference, in the country where the conference is held is not eligible. As the 229th ECS meeting takes place in the USA, the 2016 Roger Taylor Award is not open to U.S. residents or employees.

The award is made upon the basis of an appraisal of the following three requirements:

  • the extended abstract or paper as submitted to the conference (only one paper is permitted for the purposes of the award),
  • a short CV (with the date of the award of PhD if applicable) and
  • a commentary provided normally by the candidate’s supervisor or close colleague.

Self-nomination is not permitted.


ECS Elections

(Really, if you have one, add it to the comment below, immediately after you cast your vote)

ECS elections are now open! Members can vote now.

Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.

– Robert Frost

Did you know

The very first President of ECS was Joseph W. Richards, a metallurgical engineer of international reputation? Prof. Richards was a charter member and principal organizer of The Electrochemical Society. He was the only ECS president to serve two consecutive terms, in 1902 and 1903.

Fast forward to over one hundred years later where you, as a valued voting member of The Electrochemical Society, have to power to select the next president, vice-president and secretary. The exceptional candidate pool are proven professionals within the field who are also dedicated Society volunteers.

Take a moment to vote for those who will continue to lead the organization as a steward of electrochemical & solid state science and technology.

Electronic Voting Instructions

Read the candidate biographies offer background information and candidate statements

Proceed directly to the electronic proxy to access the balloting system.

Enter your ECS ID and password. Your password for the electronic proxy is your last name entered in lower case.

After you log on, your electronic proxy ballot will appear. Enter your vote for each office. Space is provided if you choose to write in a candidate. You can only vote once.

NOTE: If you don’t know your ECS ID go to and log in. It’s at the top of the screen. Use your ECS username and password. Click on MY ACCOUNT. You’ll see ECS ID right under the title MY PROFILE.

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact Marcelle Austin at 609.737.1902, ext. 124 or

The voting deadline is midnight ET March 15, 2016.

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2016 Fellow Nominations OpenWe are currently accepting nominations for the prestigious honor of Fellow of The Electrochemical Society. This award was established in 1989 for advanced individual technological contributions in the field of electrochemical and solid-state science and technology and for active membership and involvement in the affairs of The Electrochemical Society. The award consists of a scroll, lapel pin and eternal bragging rights.

Now is the time to look around the room at your colleagues, recall that Division Member who you shared a meal with at our last bi-annual meeting or the committee member who you work with to further the ECS mission and question whether s/he is a Fellow. You may be very surprised at who has achieved this recognition and who has not. View the full list of ECS Fellows and take a moment to nominate the 2016 class.

Read the rules and submit a nomination form today.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016.


David-C -GrahameECS is currently accepting nominations for the ECS Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division’s (PAED) David C. Grahame Award, which was established in 1981 to encourage excellence in physical electrochemistry research and to stimulate publication of high quality research papers in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society.

This award recognizes Society members who have made outstanding contributions to the field and enhanced the scientific stature of the Society by the presentation of well-recognized papers in the journal and at Society meetings.

The award consists of a scroll, and a $1,500 prize. The recipient is required to attend the Society meeting at which the award is given and present a lecture in the general session or a division sponsored symposium. In the event that the award is made jointly to two or more co-recipients, each co-recipient will receive a scroll and a check for an amount to be decided by PAED.

Take a look at the award rules and submit a nomination form today!

About David C. Grahame

David C. Grahame was a pioneering American physical chemist and professor at Amherst College. He is well known for his ground-breaking paper entitled “The Electrical Double Layer and the Theory of Electrocapillarity” of 1947 which outlined the fundamental principles that govern electrical double layer formation at metal-solution interfaces.

Deadline: January 1, 2016

Gasteiger-imageHubert Gasteiger of Technische Universität München’s Institute for Technical Electrochemistry will be awarded the 2015 Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division David C. Grahame Award for his work focusing on materials, electrodes, and diagnostics development for fuel cells and batteries.

The prestigious award was established in 1981 to encourage excellence in physical electrochemistry research.

Hubert A. Gasteiger has touched many aspects of electrochemical science, from academia to industry. He studied at UC Berkeley before he went on to do a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, followed by academic research with Jürgen Behm at Ulm University—where he established a research group in heterogeneous gas-phase catalysis and electrocatalysis.


abernathyCammy Abernathy of the University of Florida will be awarded the 2015 Electronics and Photonics Division Award for spearheading research in materials science and engineering through thin-film electronic material innovation and novel research in metal organic chemical vapor deposition.

The prestigious award was established in 1968 to encourage excellence in electronics research and outstanding technical contribution to the field of electronics science.

Dr. Abernathy started her journey through solid state science at MIT in 1980, where she received her degree in materials science and engineering. After furthering her education at Stanford University, Dr. Abernathy continued in the world of academia at the University of Florida. She was appointed the College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2004, and currently holds the position of Dean of the College of Engineering.


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