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

ECS Honors our UT-Austin Student Chapter

ECS logoCongratulations to the UT-Austin Electrochemical Society Student Chapter on receiving the prestigious Outstanding ECS Student Chapter Award for 2014 from The Electrochemical Society.

Kyle Knust and Richard Crooks featured in Popular Science

desalination graphicThe innovative desalination process invented by CEC graduate student researcher Kyle Knust and Prof. Richard Crooks was featured in the June 2014 issue of Popular Science.

Keith Stevenson Testifies on Capitol Hill about Nanotechnology

StevensonProfessor Keith Stevenson testified in Washington, DC to Congress at a special hearing on nanotechnology on May 20, 2014. Professor Stevenson represented Texas and discussed the impact of the national nanotechnology initiative and how UT is addressing STEM and workforce needs.

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.