Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Student Award

Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

The ECS Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Student Award Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific was established in 2021 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists pursuing a PhD in the field of electrochemical engineering and applied electrochemistry; and to encourage the recipients to continue careers in electrochemical engineering or applied electrochemistry.

Nomination Deadline: February 28, annual
Presented: ECS Pacific Northwest Section meeting, annual

Recipient qualifications

The award is given annually to a candidate who is pursuing, at a university in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, an advanced degree in which electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology is the central consideration. No person (A) currently (or in the reasonably anticipated future) in a position of procurement authority with respect to Thermo Fisher Scientific and its affiliates’ products (a “Relevant Procurement Official”) or (B) affiliated with a government entity, or having an affiliation through a family relationship, may receive the award. Likewise, no member of a Relevant Procurement Official’s family may receive the award. The applicant must be an ECS member.

Nomination submission:

Candidates must be nominated. Nominations must be supported by a letter of recommendation from the candidate’s PhD advisor. One (optional) additional letter of support from university, industry or government is allowed.

A complete nomination package includes:

  • Electronic Nomination Form
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) for the student, listing publications and work experience, as well as the month and year when all university degrees were initiated or completed. In particular, an estimate must be made of the date of completion of the currently pursued degree. The student should expect to retain his or her status as a graduate student at least until after September of the year for which the award is given.
  • A Letter of Recommendation for the nominee from his/her PhD advisor outlining the student’s strong points and weaknesses in electrochemical research. It should answer the question: “Why are you singling out this student for the award?”
  • A brief (up to one page) outline of the proposed and completed research project written by the student. The student should answer the question: “What is the impact of your research to the Pacific Northwest?”
Award

The award consists of a check in the amount of US $1,000. The award is presented at an ECS Pacific Northwest Section meeting. At that time, the recipient may be asked to speak on a subject of major interest to him/her in the field of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology. The winning student is expected to submit at least one paper to JES before completing his/her degree.

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