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

Paul Barbara Symposium at Fall ACS

ACS logoA symposium in honor of Paul Barbara will be held at the upcoming American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Denver. More than fifty of the late Dr. Barbera's colleagues and group alumni will be presenting, including four physical chemists from The University of Texas at Austin.

Soladigm’s Dynamic Glass Exceeds NREL Durability Tests for Electrochromics

Soladigm Dynamic Glass electrochromic windowsRigorous Testing Verifies Long-Term Durability of Soladigm’s Dynamic Glass

The University of Texas at Austin Announces Agreement for Rechargeable Battery Patents with Hydro-Quebec

LiFePO4 structureThe University of Texas at Austin has announced an agreement with Canada-based Hydro-Quebec for lithium-ion material technology invented and patented by Dr. John Goodenough, a world-renowned scientist at the university.

Low-cost Biodiagnostic Sensor Developed at UT

Trypsin sensor Zaccheo CrooksA new low cost test for acute pancreatitis that gets results much faster than existing tests has been developed by scientists in the Center for Electrochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin.

The sensor, which could be produced for as little as a dollar, is built with a 12-cent LED light, aluminum foil, gelatin, milk protein and a few other cheap, easily obtainable materials.

Teaching Excellence Award for Allen Bard

Professor Allen BardProfessor Allen Bard, CEC Director, will be honored with a College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award at a banquet later this month. Natural Sciences Dean Mary Ann Rankin established this award to increase recognition of the College’s many exceptional faculty who are committed to teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level.