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


229th ECS Meeting: Student Mixer!

Don’t miss out on one of the most popular and rewarding events of the 229th ECS Meeting—the Student Mixer!

Sponsored by Bio-Logic, the Student Mixer will be held in Sapphire Ballroom D of the Hilton in San Diego from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on May 30, 2016.


Attended by distinguished ECS members and staff, the Student Mixer offers the perfect opportunity to network and socialize with industry experts, fellow students, and like-minded thinkers.

Student Mixer at 228th ECS Meeting


The Student Mixer is a ticketed event. Add a ticket to your meeting registration or contact customerservice@electrochem.org for more information. Tickets are discounted for student members. Registration info

ECS Student Member Price: $5.00
Student Non-Member Price: $15.00

Not a student member? Join today to receive additional discounts on your registration as well as this exciting event!

Tickets are limited and likely to sell out, so purchase yours today!