We’re delving into our archives as part of our continuing Masters Series podcasts. In 1995, ECS and the Chemical Heritage Foundation worked to compile various oral histories of some of the biggest names in electrochemical and solid state science.

One key figure is Charles Tobias. Often referred to as the “father of electrochemical engineering.” Tobias took a field that deals with the effects of electricity produced by chemical reaction and gave it a sound scientific footing.

Throughout his years at Berkeley, Tobias influenced the lives of many students and faculty members. He was not only a scholar, but a role model and friend to many – especially at ECS where he served as the Society’s president from 1970-71.

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Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award

Application Deadline – October 1, 2015

Submit your nomination today!

Tobias-1The Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award is presented to a young scientist or engineer who shows outstanding scientific and/or engineering work in fundamental or applied electrochemistry, or solid state science and technology. Read the nomination rules.

The previous recipient of this award was Adam Weber in 2014, who exhibited outstanding leadership in research surrounding fuel cells and flow batteries.

The award honors the memory of Charles W. Tobias, former ECS President and pioneer in the field of electrochemical engineering. His example, counsel, and advice impacted many young people, encouraging them to pursue science and advance future innovations.

Submit your nomination today!