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.
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.
The 2010 CEC Electrochemistry Workshop "Mechanistic Electrochemistry and Electroanalysis" will be held on February 6-7, 2010 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus at Austin, Texas.
The University of Texas at Austin was named number three on a list of the top universities for spawning cleantech startups. In the recent article Shawn Lesser of Sustainable World Capital states, "Venture capital firms now have to keep tabs on chemical and engineering labs at some of the best U.S. universities as potential sources of new companies...[the rankings] identify whether there exists—and to what degree—a pipeline of collaboration of businesses, universities, state initiatives, investors and research dollars.
Professor Chris Bielawski has been promoted to full professor, and Professor Graeme Henkelman has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. Congratulations to these two outstanding scientists.
“Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design” has recently been released.