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.
StudentsGraduate electrochemistry research and curriculum.
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 & StaffWorking with the Center for Electrochemistry.
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 AffiliatesPartnerships between industry and academia.
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.
Dr. Delia Milliron is recognized with the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research.
She is working to open new windows into understanding nanomaterials, including the new area of plasmonic oxide nanocrystals. Her goal is to develop a robust chemical knowledge of how things work with a goal of ultimately providing solutions to real world needs.
A recent article in the New York Times describes Professor Goodenough's story and states, the "new kind of battery that, if it works as promised, would be so cheap, lightweight and safe that it would revolutionize electric cars and kill off petroleum-fueled vehicles".
A recent publication in the journal Nature Materials describes a new flexible composite material and how it can be successfully integrated into high-performance flexible electrochromic devices, such as smart windows.
Professor Arumugam Manthiram will serve as chief scientist for Battery500, a national consortium to advance battery technology for electric vehicles.