Energy Technology Division Research Award

Nomination period: March 15 – August 1, annually
Presented: ECS spring meeting, annually

The Energy Technology Division Research Award was established in 1992 to recognize outstanding and original contributions to the science and technology of energy-related research areas in technical interest areas of the Energy Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society and to encourage excellence in energy-related research and publication in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.

Eligibility criteria
  • Active ECS membership.
  • Has made some recent outstanding achievement in, or contribution to, the science and technology of energy-related scientific research.
  • Is authors or co-authors of a paper or papers (one of which must have appeared in the Journal of Electrochemistry (JES) or another ECS publication) reporting this new achievement.
  • Patent literature may also be considered as supporting evidence if the achievement has been the subject of letters of patent.
  • The definition of the field of interest shall be that area of electrochemical knowledge which deals with the mechanisms, theory, materials, design, operation, control and application of devices that contribute to the understanding and applications of energy-related technologies.
Nomination guidelines

A complete nomination packet includes:

  • Electronic Nomination Form;
  • Nomination cover letter stating research interests and accomplishments;
  • Candidate’s CV, including a complete publications list;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Copies of six representative publications and/or patents that provide evidence of research
  • Accomplishments.

Judgement of the importance and significance of the achievement or contribution is based on the paper(s) where it is reported. Paper(s) considered are distinguished by:

  • Originality of experiment design concept;
  • Scientific excellence demonstrated by experimental thoroughness, theoretical treatment, and logic of conclusions;
  • Clarity of presentation;
  • Overall importance of the contribution to fundamental and/or applied aspects of electrodeposition.

Unsuccessful nominations are considered for one additional award cycle.

Energy Technology Division Research Award Committee members may not submit nominations or letters of support during their terms of service.


The award consists of:

  • Scroll;
  • USD $2,000
  • Energy Technology Division membership as long as the recipient maintains active ECS membership.

If the award is given jointly to two or more co-authors, each recipient receives all of the items listed.


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Review the Society’s robust Honors & Awards and Fellowships & Grants Programs.


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James Fenton
Piotr Zelenay
Not awarded
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Jai Prakash
Thomas F. Fuller
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Y. K. Sun

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A. Nozik
J. R. Selman
I. Uchida
A. W. Czanderna
R. Kunz
S. Srinivasan
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