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.
Professors Allen Bard and John Goodenough, both CEC faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin, were among twelve eminent researchers named by President Obama as the next recipients of the National Medal of Science. The National Medal of Science is highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists and engineers. The recipients will receive their awards at a White House ceremony in early 2013.
The Center for Electrochemistry will host its annual workshop over the weekend of February 9 in Austin, Texas. Session topics include photoelectrochemistry, batteries, and electrocatalysis. Click here for information on the 2013 Workshop on Electrochemistry.
The John B. Goodenough Symposium in Materials Science and Engineering will be presented by The University of Texas Texas Materials Institute in honor of Dr. Goodenough's 90th birthday.
Oxides: Fundamental Chemistry and Physics to Designing Materials for Energy Storage
The University of Texas at Austin
October 26–27, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin has another faculty member among the nation’s distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research.
Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project has awarded $3.5 million to five universities to develop new technologies that improve energy storage on the grid.