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.
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.
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).
By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, CEC chemists in the Crooks group at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques.
Congratulations to CEC faculty member Simon Humphrey, who has been awarded by The University of Texas a Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.
These awards are offered annually in recognition extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction to faculty members selected across the nine academic and six health UT System institutions.
Congratulations to Stephen Fosdick on winning the William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship. Fosdick is a graduate student in the Crooks group researching bipolar electrochemistry.