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

"Electrochemically Mediated Seawater Desalination" Makes a Splash

microfluidic desalination deviceBy 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.

Simon Humphrey wins 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

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.

Stephen Fosdick Wins William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship

Stephen FosdickCongratulations to Stephen Fosdick on winning the William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship. Fosdick is a graduate student in the Crooks group researching bipolar electrochemistry.

Professor Su-Moon Park (1941 - 2013)

Su-Moon Park in his labProf. Su-Moon received his undergraduate chemistry degree from Seoul National University in 1964.  Immediately after college he worked in Korea for the Choong-Ju Fertilizer Corp. (1964-1967) and the Yong-Nam Chemical Co. (1967-1970). During this period he spent much of his free time studying, with the dream and end goal of someday pursuing further degrees in the United States.

Live Webcast of National Medal of Science Presentation

Allen Bard and John Goodenough each will be presented with the National Medal of Science by President Obama on Friday, February 1, 2013. The White House will have a live webcast of the ceremony, which begins at 2 PM EST, which can be viewed at