The CEC was established in 2006 to capitalize on a half century of excellence in electrochemistry at UT-Austin to foster collaborative research programs in the electrochemical sciences. Our broad mission is to advance research and solve problems, fundamental or applied, related to transfer of electrons or ions at interfaces. The CEC offers a strong coupling between fundamental electrochemistry and materials science, fields that are the foundation for widespread applications in diverse fields such as energy and health. We are comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of more than 250 faculty, staff, and student researchers spanning the chemistry, materials, and engineering aspects of electrochemical science.

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Students

Graduate electrochemistry research and curriculum.

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We seek the best and brightest students to join us in Austin. There is much to be done on interesting problems that will make important advances in energy, health, chemical  sensing and analysis, engineering and materials science. Our students are prepared for exciting careers in research and development, in a town that is truly a great place to live and work.

Faculty & Staff

Working with the Center for Electrochemistry.

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The Center was founded in a spirit of collaboration between the many disciplines of research that are connected with charge transfer or ionic mass transport. Chemistry, engineering, and materials science all play major roles in even the most fundamental research going on today. A primary strategy to meet the Center's mission is to foster and support these connections among researchers in all aspects of electrochemistry.

Industrial Affiliates

Partnerships between industry and academia.

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Industry alone cannot effectively deliver fundamental breakthroughs required to advance the field. The Industrial Affiliates Program connects CEC research to companies concerned with commercial electrochemical systems, so that the focus of academic research and development can be industrially relevant, and to communicate the latest advances rapidly to industry.

News & Upcoming Events Syndicate content

2015 Workshop on Electrochemistry

The Center for Electrochemistry will host its annual workshop over the weekend of February 7-8 in Austin, Texas. Click here for information on the 2015 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry.

Professor Richard Crooks to be awarded the Faraday Medal by the RSC

RSC logoIn recognition of very significant contributions to various areas of electrochemistry, Professor Richard Crooks has been invited to be the 2015 recipient of the Faraday Medal.

Graeme Henkelman promoted to Professor

Graeme HenkelmanThe Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin recently announced the promotion of CEC faculty member Graeme Henkelman to full professor.

ECS Honors our UT-Austin Student Chapter

ECS logoCongratulations to the UT-Austin Electrochemical Society Student Chapter on receiving the prestigious Outstanding ECS Student Chapter Award for 2014 from The Electrochemical Society.

Kyle Knust and Richard Crooks featured in Popular Science

desalination graphicThe innovative desalination process invented by CEC graduate student researcher Kyle Knust and Prof. Richard Crooks was featured in the June 2014 issue of Popular Science.