Canada Section W. Lash Miller Award

The Canada Section W. Lash Miller Award was established in 1967 to recognize excellence in publications and/or technical contributions in the field of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology.


Nomination Deadline: December 31, even years
Presented: Section meeting, odd years

Recipient qualifications

The recipient must have demonstrated independent research in academia, industry or governmental laboratories in the areas of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology. The recipient will be a Canada resident who has obtained his/her last advanced education degree no more than 15 years before the year of the award. The recipient does not need to be a member of ECS.

Nomination Submissions

Candidates must be nominated by at least one ECS Member.

The complete nomination package will include:

  • Completed electronic nomination form;
  • Personal information about the candidate: name, DOB, address, profession, affiliation, and title;
  • A summary statement of one page or less, setting out clearly the main reason why, in the opinion of the nominators, the candidate should be considered for the Award. This statement should refer to the originality, usefulness, or other merit of the work of the candidate;
  • A detailed statement setting forth all the information which, in the opinion of the nominators, the Award Committee should have in order to appraise the qualifications of the candidate. This would be expected to include the following:

— a brief description of the more important works and the significance of the resultant contributions to electrochemical science and technology or to solid science and technology;
— a list of publications, both in technical and in patent literature;
— a list of the more significant unpublished internal reports;
— professional experience in the academic, government and industrial areas;
— membership and activities in professional societies;
— academic record: university attendance, degrees, awards;
— other professional awards received;
— up to three (3) reference letters.


The award consists of a C $1,000 prize. The recipient of the Award is obliged to present a lecture on a subject of major interest to him/her in the field of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology at the designated section meeting where the award is recognized.

About W. Lash Miller

William Lash Miller was an eminent Canadian chemist and best known as one of the first proponents of Gibbsian thermodynamics in North America, a subject he first became acquainted with in Wilhelm Ostwald’s laboratory in Germany. Miller was the head of the chemistry department at the University of Toronto for sixteen years and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1935. He was an active ECS member and served as President from 1912-1913.

Past recipients

Fiorenzo Vetrone
Edouard Asselin
Yurij Mozharivskyj
Federico Rosei
Hua-Zhong (Hogan) Yu
Aicheng Chen, Lakehead University
Jamie Noel, University of Western Ontario
Daniel Bizzotto, University of British Columbia
Alireza Zolfaghari-Hesari, University of Ottawa
J. Dahn, Simon Fraser University
J. Bardwell, NRC
K. Tomantscher, Energy Conversion Devices
D. Leaist, University of Western Ontario

1987 – 1969
S. Das Gupta, Electrofuel
V. I. Birss, University of Calgary
A. Belanger, Hydro-Quebec
D. W. Shoesmith, AECL Research, Pinawa
B. MacDougall, National Research Council
W. A. Adams, DREO
A. J. SpringThorpe, BNR
W. R. Fawcett, University of Guelph
A. K. Vijh, Hydro-Quebec
J. E. Desnoyers, INRS Energie
J. L. Ord, University of Waterloo