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

Prof. Goodenough Among Battery Pioneers to Receive Draper Prize, Engineering’s Top Honor

John Goodenough with a lithium ion batteryThe rechargeable battery pioneers who laid the groundwork for today’s lithium ion battery will be presented with engineering’s highest honor during a Feb. 18 ceremony in Washington. Among them will be CEC faculty member John Goodenough.

Enrico Fermi Award for CEC Director Dr. Allen Bard and Dr. Andrew Sessler

Enrico Fermi MedalPresident Obama has named Dr. Allen J. Bard and Dr. Andrew Sessler as recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government's oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement.

Recent CEC Research Featured on the Cover of Journal of Materials Chemistry

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 13443-13453 DOI: 10.1039/C3TA12987JResearch from CEC faculty member Keith Stevenson's group, with graduate student Donald A. Robinson as first author, was recently honored with a feature on the cover of J. Mat. Chem. A.

Michael Rose Awarded Funding For Outreach Program

CEC faculty member Michael Rose has been awarded funding for “H2 from H2O: A Water-Splitting Outreach Kit for High School Chemistry Students” from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

NASA Fellowships for Josephine Cunningham and Nicholas Brenes

Congratulations to CEC graduate students Josephine Cunningham and Nicholas Brenes, both of the Crooks group, on receiving fellowships through the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program, a program funded by NASA’s Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP).