The Electrochemistry Society (ECS) is pleased to announce that Professor Arumugam Manthiram, George T. & Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named the first recipient of the newly created John B. Goodenough Award of The Electrochemical Society. The Goodenough award recognizes distinguished contributions to the fundamental and technological aspects of electrochemical materials science and engineering. Professor Manthiram’s major contributions to the field include pioneering fundamental and technological contributions to electrochemical energy conversion and storage, involving the development of new materials, advanced characterization, structure-property-performance relationships, and prototype devices. Key examples include the development of sustainable, low-cost, durable materials for batteries and fuel cells, as well as delineation of the intricacies involved with ion and electron transport and magnetic interactions in transition-metal oxides. The award will be presented during the 243rd ECS Meeting in Boston, MA, from May 28 to June 2, 2023. Prof. Manthiram will deliver his award address at that meeting.
Ram Manthiram urges the science community to step up
In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Arumugam “Ram” Manthiram urges the science community to be proactive in confronting the pandemic and climate change challenges threatening the global community. Ram is Director of the Texas Materials Institute and the Materials Science and Engineering Program at the University of Texas Austin (UTAUS). He holds a co-appointment as the Joe C. Walter Chair in Engineering and Jack S. Josey Professor in Energy Studies. Ram’s research group focuses on the design and development of affordable, efficient, durable materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage—specifically, batteries and fuel cells—to address global energy and environmental challenges. (more…)