New ECS Battery Division Award Honors Nobel Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham

The ECS Honors and Awards Program and the ECS Battery Division proudly announce the creation of the new ECS Battery Division M. Stanley Whittingham Mid-Career Award recognizing mid-career achievement and contributions to the field of electrochemical energy storage.

When the pandemic caused the cancellation of a PRiME 2020 event honoring his winning the Nobel prize, Dr. Whittingham requested that donations to the event be used for an award. The Battery Division Early M. Stanley Whittingham Mid-Career Award is partially funded through these donations.

M. Stanley Whittingham

Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and of Materials Science, Director of the Institute for Materials Research and the Materials Science and Engineering program at Binghamton University, and Director of the Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES), the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) at Binghamton. The British-born American citizen shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the lithium ion battery with Dr. Akira Yoshino and Dr. John B. Goodenough. An ECS member since 1970, Prof. Whittingham is still actively involved with the Society. He has delivered more than 50 ECS biannual meeting presentations and publishes regularly in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society.

The Award

The award is comprised of a framed certificate and USD $3,000. Recipients present a lecture at the Whittingham Young Investigator and Student Slam Symposium at the ECS spring meeting at which the award is presented.


Nominations are now being accepted through June 15, 2024.

Review the award details and nominate a deserving mid-career ECS member as the first Battery Division M. Stanley Whittingham Mid-Career Award winner!

Nomination deadline: June 15, 2024



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