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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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

Prof. Manthiram Selected as Chief Scientist for National Battery Research Consortium

Prof. ManthiramProfessor Arumugam Manthiram will serve as chief scientist for Battery500, a national consortium to advance battery technology for electric vehicles.

JES Focus Issue Honors Allen Bard

Allen J. Bard AwardA special focus issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES) honoring Allen Bard has been published, including an introductory commentary co-authored by Shelley Minteer and Henry White of the University of Utah.

Lecture and Reception for new ECS Honorary Member Adam Heller

Adam Heller honored at the 228th ECS meetingIn honor of his recent induction as the 78th Honorary Member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting a special lecture by Research Professor Adam Heller.

Advanced Electrochemistry Workshop by Metrohm USA

The day following our annual Workshop, the CEC will welcome Metrohm USA for an afternoon session on electrochemical instrumentation and measurements on Monday, February 15, 2016, 1 to 4 pm in Welch Hall.

Crooks Group Honored with Cover of New ACS Journal

ACS Sensors 1(1) cover imageThe first edition of a new technical journal, ACS Sensors, was published this week featuring a publication from Prof. Crooks's group and cover art by graduate student Josephine Cunningham.