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.
Center for Electrochemistry Executive Director Allen J. Bard has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS). This is the highest honor that CCS can bestow on an individual and it is only conferred on eminent chemists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of chemistry.
On October 10, 2010, during the fall meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Las Vegas, Professor Jeremy Meyers will present a short course on grid-scale energy storage. This course is intended for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers to better understand the specific requirements for energy storage on the electric grid.
The University of Texas at Austin's nanoscience building has been named the Larry R. Faulkner Nano Science and Technology Building by the UT System Board of Regents, in recognition of former President Faulkner's leadership in bringing the university's nanotechnology program to national prominence.
Job opportunities are available from many of the CEC Industrial Affiliates. To review the latest openings, visit the Jobs page. For more information about the Industrial Affilates and links to each company, visit the Industry page.
Today on Leonard Lopate's "Please Explain" radio show on WNYC 93.9 fm / am 820, CEC faculty member Jeremy P. Meyers was featured along with M. Stanley Whittingham, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, and Director, Institute for Materials Research, SUNY at Binghamton. The discussion centered around batteries of all kinds, but encompassed varied topics as well, such as the development and history of electrochemistry and some common misconceptions about batteries and electricity. The show can be heard online here.