Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award

Sponsored by BioLogic

Nomination Period: March 15 – June 15, annually
Presented: Spring meeting, annually

The Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award was established in 2012 to recognize and reward promising young engineers and scientists in the division’s Technical Interest Areas. The award is intended to encourage the recipients to initiate or continue careers in this field. Beginning in 2017, BioLogic has sponsored the award.

Eligibility criteria

Candidate requirements:

  • Enrolled in a college or university as a graduate student or has been accepted for enrollment by the nomination deadline;
  • Expressed or demonstrated interest in current and future energy sources, energy conversion, and energy storage through research;
  • ECS membership is not a requirement.
Nomination guidelines

The nominee’s research supervisor or anyone familiar with the nominee’s research work may submit nominations. In the latter case, the nomination must also include a letter from their research supervisor.

A complete nomination package includes:

  • Completed Electronic Nomination Form;
  • Nomination letter;
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary school academic work;
  • Description of the research project and results;
  • Statement describing the project’s relationship to current and future energy sources, conversion, and storage;
  • Biography, resume or curriculum vitae including a record of the applicant’s achievements (e.g., publications, technical presentations, patents, etc.);
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s research supervisor including a clear statement of the student’s contributions to the research project, results, and products. The letter should be no longer than two typewritten pages with a font no smaller than 11 point.

Nominations are valid for one award cycle.

Members of the Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award Subcommittee may not submit a nomination or letters of support during their term of service on the committee.


The award consists of:

  • Scroll;
  • USD $1,000;
  • Complimentary student registration for the designated Society meeting;
  • Complimentary admission to the Division Business Meeting at that Society meeting.

The division may elect to confer the award to more than one individual. Recipients can only win the award once.

Recipient obligations

The recipient is required to:

  • Present a lecture in an ETD-sponsored symposium at the Society meeting where the award is presented;
  • Provide a written report to the division chair on the research accomplished during the award period.
About BioLogic

BioLogic is a highly respected scientific instruments company which designs and manufactures high performance research laboratory instruments for electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and rapid-kinetics. The company is well-known by the ECS community because of their long-standing involvement as a member and ECS biannual meetings sponsor and exhibitor.


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