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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2016 Workshop on Electrochemistry

The Center for Electrochemistry will host its annual workshop over the weekend of February 13-14 in Austin, Texas. Click here for information on the 2016 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry.

John Goodenough Shares Samson Prize for Innovation

John GoodenoughProf. John Goodenough, CEC faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Prof. Jay Keasling, of the University of California at Berkeley’s College of Chemistry, are the 2015 winners of the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation.

Adam Heller honored by The Electrochemical Society

Adam Heller on the cover of InterfaceCEC faculty member Adam Heller was the plenary speaker for the 228th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, held October 11-15, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Alan Cowley Retires

Alan CowleyAfter a distinguished 54-year career at the University of Texas at Austin, CEC faculty member Professor Alan Cowley retired on August 31, 2015. A retirement symposium was held on October 9-10.

Departmental Graduate Fellowship Awarded to Xiang Li of the Crooks Group

Xiang Li, a graduate student in the laboratory of Professor Richard M. Crooks, has been selected by the Graduate Fellowship Committee of the Department of Chemistry to receive a Fall 2015 White Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry.