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.
Professor Chris Bielawski, a CEC faculty member, has been named to the Editorial Advisory Board of MACROMOLECULES. The journal focuses on all fundamentals of polymer science, including synthesis, polymerization mechanisms and kinetics, chemical modification, solution/melt/solid-state characteristics, and theory and simulation, as well as surface properties of organic, inorganic, and naturally occurring polymers.
In a public panel discussion hosted by the Austin Clean Energy Group, CEC faculty member Professor Jeremy Meyers will be featured, together with other distinguished subject matter experts in the science, technology, and business of electrical energy storage and batteries. The other panel members are Mr. Jeff Bruce, Director of Product Management, Valence Technology, Inc,. Dr. Sam Stimson, Senior Fellow, Boston-Power, Inc., and Mr.
CEC faculty member Dr. Jeremy Meyers talked about ideas for utility level storage with Joel Greenberg and Garry Golden during today's podcast at Tech2Energy.com. The recent push for more renewable energy requires integrating renewable energy into the grid. This creates a need for energy storage at the utility scale. Dr.
Professor Allen Bard has been invited to become an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Each year the Council of the RSC celebrates excellence in the chemical sciences by inviting a small number of eminent individuals to become Honorary Fellows. Currently eighty five Honorary Fellows have each been admitted in recognition of their unique achievements in the chemical science community, ranging from public engagement to extraordinary research.
On January 13, 2010, President Barack Obama presented the 2009 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Center for Electrochemistry faculty member Professor Chris Bielawski was among those to receive the award; it is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.