San Francisco Section Award

The ECS San Francisco Section Award was established in 2021 to recognize excellence in the field of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology; acknowledge service to The Electrochemical Society; and advance and encourage electrochemistry and solid state science and technology as a profession.

Nomination Deadline: February 15, even years
Presented: Spring section meeting, even years

Recipient qualifications

The recipient is an individual or team residing in California or southwest states which has made a distinguished contribution to the field of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology. The individual and/or team members receiving the award are active ECS members, and preferably, ECS San Francisco Section members.

Nomination submissions

Candidates may be nominated from industry, government or universities. The nomination should address the recipient’s distinguished contribution to the advancement of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology, based on publications/patents and/or technical contributions to these fields (by developing an industrial electrochemical process of recognized commercial importance or by significant contribution to fundamental electrochemical science or/and solid state science).

Additionally, the nomination is encouraged to address one or more of the follow criteria:

  1. Distinguished contributions in education in the field of electrochemistry and/or solid state science, such as mentoring students or organizing and developing technical training courses in these areas.
  2. Accomplishments in advancing electrochemistry as a profession by promoting or stimulating applied electrochemical research and development.
  3. Significant service to ECS.

Note: Selection criteria include academic record; quality of prior research activities; and personal characteristics including the highest level of integrity, an innovative and probing mind, interpersonal skills, and joy for life. Community service and participation in other activities including, but not limited to, music, sports, theatre, and teaching are also considered.

The complete nomination package includes:

  • Electronic Nomination Form
  • Copy of publication(s)
  • Additional documents may be included:
    • Nomination letter
    • Curriculum vitae (individual or team members)
    • Up to five Letters of Support
Award

The award consists of an engraved plaque and US $2,000 prize. If a team of either two or three individuals receives the award, each team member receives a plaque, but the cash prize is split equally between the winners.

The recipient(s) receive the award at the designated Society or section meeting and are invited to deliver a general address on a subject of major interest to him/her in the field of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology.