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

Save the Date for the 2011 Workshop on Electrochemistry

The date for the third annual Workshop on Electrochemistry has been set for February 19-20, 2011. Specific topics will be announced later this year, and more information is available on the Events page.

Frontiers of Energy Storage Mini-Symposium

Monday, April 19th, 2010
9:15 am — 12:30 pm

ACES AVAYA Auditorium (ACE 2.302)

Presented by
The Center for Nano- and Molecular Science’s Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)

Short Course on Polymers for Energy Generation and Storage at the American Physical Society

CEC faculty member Jeremy Meyers will present at the American Physical Society short course "Polymers for Energy Generation and Storage" on March 13–14, 2010 in Portland, Oregon.

Susie Myers to Attend Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany

Susie MyersSusie Myers, a graduate student in the research group of Professor Richard M. Crooks, will attend this year's 60th Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany, June 27th to July 2nd. It will be an interdisciplinary meeting bringing together young researchers from around the globe with Nobel Laureates from the fields of physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry.

Charles N. Reilley Award Presented to Crooks at Pittcon 2010

Professor and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Chairman Richard M. Crooks was presented today with the Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry at the Pittcon Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida.