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.

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Professor Richard Crooks Selected for 2010 Charles N. Reilley Award

Professor and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Chairman Richard Crooks is the 2010 recipient of the Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry. The C. N. Reilley Award is given in memory of one of the most distigushed analytical chemists of the 20th century. Reilley's interests were both fundamental and broad. He made seminal contributions not only to electroanalysis, but also optical spectroscopy, NMR, chromatography, data analysis, instrumentation, and surface analysis.

Allen Bard speaks at ACS Congressional Briefing

Allen J. Bard at 2009 Congressional briefinThe American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project, together with Representative Rush Holt and Representative Vernon Ehlers hosted a luncheon briefing at U.S. Capitol entitled "Understanding the U.S. Energy Profile." This briefing explored how energy is currently used by different sectors of the economy, what resources we have available, and what challenges we face for the future.

Bard Awarded 2008 Wolf Prize in Chemistry

Dr. Allen Bard, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, was awarded the 2008 Wolf Prize in Chemistry jointly with Professor William Moerner of Stanford University. The award, announced by Israel's minister of education, Professor Yuli Tamir, was given to the two scientists for their "creation of a new field of science," single-molecule spectroscopy and imaging.

Allen J. Bard, 2004 William H. Nichols Medalist

Professor Allen J. Bard has received the William H. Nichols Medal Award in White Plains, NY from the New York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Medal was presented at an Award Dinner following the Nichols Distinguished Symposium. Professor Bard was honored “For the Invention and Development of the Scanning Electrochemical Microscope (SECM) which has Allowed High Resolution Chemical Imaging of Surfaces and Reactions on the Nanometer Scale.”