IE&EE Division New Electrochemical Technology (NET) Award

The IE&EE NET Award was endowed by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation in 1997 to recognize significant advances in industrial electrochemistry. The primary motivation in establishing this award is to promote high quality applied electrochemical research and development.

Nomination Period: March 15 – June 15, even years
Presented: Spring meeting, odd years

Recipient qualifications

The recipient will be an organization with one or more members of ECS in good standing sponsoring novel electrochemical technology which has been practiced on a commercial scale. Commercial scale implies that products, technology, software or intellectual property has been sold to a customer as a result of the invention. To be considered for the award, the electrochemical technology must have been commercialized within 10 years of the award date. Commercial advances involving applied electrochemical science as a major development vehicle are eligible for consideration. Award preference may be given to technological achievements in areas particularly served by the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division: electrolytic cells, processes, electrodes, separators and other electrolytic process components including software based developments. Organizations are encouraged to self-nominate.

Nomination Submissions

Nominations are for one award cycle. Eligible applicants may continue to re-apply until they receive the award or they no longer meet the time requirements. 

No member of the Award Subcommittee for this award may submit a nomination during their term of service on the committee.

The complete nomination package will include:

  • Completed electronic nomination form by a designated corporate, government or other officer of the sponsoring organization (same information for nominee and nominator required fields);
  • Principal publications (technical articles, patents and news items) describing the technology;
  • Curriculum vitae for each contributor (combined in one document) that includes patent and publication lists;
  • Award criteria narrative – in no more than ten typed pages, provide specific and effective responses to the following criteria:

1. Non-confidential description of the nominated technology (include dates of the development and commercialization efforts;
2. Principal honors or citations won by the company or individuals associated with this technology;
3. Description of the impact this technology has had on the company, the environment, society in general, energy usage, etc.;
4. Description of how was electrochemical science applied to this technology;
5. What impact will this technology have on the future practice of electrochemical engineering?

A designated officer must certify that all information contained in the application is non-confidential.  This certification must be included at the beginning of the application, and must be the following: “I, (certifying officer, position with organization), certify that this application to the NET Award contains only non-confidential information (signature of certifying officer, date).”


Key contributors to the success of the technology development project, as identified by the sponsoring organization, will be recognized individually.  Commemorative plaques will be presented to up to 6 key contributors as well, as identified by the sponsoring organization.  Recipients will receive complimentary tickets to the IE&EE Division business lunch at which the award will be presented.  The recipient(s) will be asked to present a paper on the technology development during a Division sponsored symposium at the designated meeting. 

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