The ECS Korea Section Student Award was established in 2005 to recognize a Korean university PhD student’s academic accomplishments in any area of science or engineering in which electrochemical and/or solid state science and technology is the central consideration. The winner receives a US $500 prize. Dr. Ham joins a distinguished list of ECS Korea Section Student Award winners.
Sponsored by BioLogic
Through this award sponsored by BioLogic since 2012, the ECS Energy Technology Division recognizes the accomplishments of a promising young engineering or science graduate student in the fields pertaining to this division. Congratulations to Charles Tai-Chieh Wan, the winner of this year’s ECS Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award!
Charles Tai-Chieh Wan
Charles Tai-Chieh Wan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S., under the co-supervision of Prof. Fikile R. Brushett and Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang. In 2017, he completed a BS summa cum laude in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell University, U.S.
Wan’s graduate thesis work focuses on developing designer electrode microstructures and surfaces for redox flow batteries by advancing unconventional yet potentially beneficial paradigms. His research efforts include leveraging principles of phase separation to synthesize and probe new electrode microstructures, investigating thin-film organic coatings to mediate the electrode-electrolyte interface, and examining biomass-derived materials for use in redox flow batteries.
ECS Honors & Awards Program
Sarah Berlinger and Eric McShane awarded Honorable Mentions
Each year, a deserving undergraduate student from a college or university in Northern California is acknowledged through the ECS San Francisco Section’s Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award. Established in 1994, the award honors distinguished researcher Daniel Cubicciotti and assists a praiseworthy student to pursue a career in the physical sciences or engineering. First prize recipients receive a plaque and US $2,000 prize. In addition, up to two students receive Honorable Mentions consisting of framed certificates and US $500 prizes. (more…)
Dr. Francis D’Souza, Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT), is one of the most recent recipients of the prestigious Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal. The award recognizes, promotes, and fosters talent in Chemistry and Chemical Sciences in order to improve the quality of Chemical Education at all levels.
Dr. D’Souza, an ECS member since 1993 and ECS Nanocarbons Division member since 2014, says he is honored to receive recognition from his motherland, in an article by UNT.
“Previous awardees have been from top-rated institutions across the globe. Getting this award while at UNT is something special for me,” says Dr. D’Souza.
The ECS Corrosion Division is currently accepting nominations for the following two awards:
Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award: established in 1991 to recognize and reward outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. The award consists of a framed scroll and $1,000 prize. The award, for outstanding Masters or PhD work, is open to graduate students who have successfully completed all the requirements for their degrees as testified to by the student’s advisor, within a period of two years prior to the nomination submission deadline. (more…)
The nomination deadline for the IE&EE Division New Electrochemical Technology (NET) Award has been extended to July 15, 2020! Take advantage of this extension to submit your nominations today!
Endowed by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation to recognize significant advances in industrial electrochemistry, the IE&EE Division New Electrochemical Technology (NET) Award is the only award in the ECS Honors & Awards Program presented to an organization. The award promotes high quality applied electrochemical research and development, and highlights novel electrochemical technology practiced at a commercial scale.
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Allen J. Bard, regarded as the “father of modern electrochemistry,” was recently announced the winner of the 2019 King Faisal International Prize in Science. According to UT NEWS, the University of Texas at Austin professor of chemistry received $200,000 and a gold medal from the King Faisal Foundation, as a result of the big win.
Bard, an ECS member for over 50 years, is a big believer in chemistry—the chemistry found among people.
“There’s a chemistry that can develop in a group, and that chemistry can lead to very good science,” says Bard.
So it’s no surprise that his team player mentality has indeed led him to “very good science,” so good it earned him the international award, given to only those who have made outstanding contributions in physics, chemistry, biology, or mathematics through original scientific research that brings major benefits to humanity.
The ECS Canada Section has four awards within the recognition program. The Canada Section R.C. Jacobsen Award was established in 1986 to recognize notable and significant contributions to the functioning of the Canada Section. The award is for dedicated members who have and continue to make a difference to the Canada Section and ECS as a whole. (more…)
The Battery Division Student Research Award (see all of the winners) was established in 1979 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources with the intention to encourage recipients to initiate or continue careers in the field. With the generous sponsorship of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, the Battery Division is now able to provide two deserving students with an annual prize of $1,000 each and travel support to attend the ECS biannual meeting at which their achievements are recognized. ECS extends many thanks to Mercedes-Benz Research & Development for its support.