Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award

The award was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding scientific and/or engineering work in fundamental or applied electrochemistry or solid-state science and technology by a young scientist or engineer.

Nomination Deadline: October 1, odd years
Presented: Fall meeting, even years

Recipient qualifications

The nominee must be a young scientist or engineer who has contributed an accumulation of outstanding theoretical and/or experimental work in the fields of electrochemistry, electrochemical engineering, or solid-state science and/or engineering. The nominee’s fortieth (40) birthday may not precede April 1 of the year in which the Award is made. The recipient must be a member of The Electrochemical Society.


The award consists of a framed scroll, the sum of $5,000, complimentary meeting registration for award recipient and companion, a dinner held in recipient’s honor during the designated meeting, and Life Membership in The Society. The award winner may receive up to $1,000 for un-reimbursed travel in order to receive the award in person at the designated Society meeting and deliver a general address on a subject related to the contributions for which the award is being presented.

About Charles W. Tobias

The award honors the memory of Charles W. Tobias who played a seminal role in electrochemical engineering, and nearly every practitioner in this field was associated with him, directly or indirectly. His example, counsel, and advice impacted many young people, encouraging them to seek excellence in teaching, research, and professional contributions to basic and interdisciplinary science and engineering.

Past recipients

Bryan McCloskey
Michael Arnold
Y. Shirley Meng
Adam Weber
Bryan S. Pivovar
Bilge Yildiz
Thomas J. Schmidt
Yang Shao-Horn
Hock Min Ng
Stuart B. Adler