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.
Recent work by CEC researchers including Allen Bard, on harnessing the power of sunlight to produce fuels that can substitute for oil, was a featured story on the main University of Texas at Austin web site.
On October 11, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) published a CEC Director Allen J. Bard's guest editorial entitled “It’s Not the Money, Stupid!”. In the editorial, Bard considers the influence of money and the creation of intellectual property on the culture of academic research in chemistry.
Solar technology has the potential to advance beyond bulky, heavy solar panels for home and commercial use. Can you imagine using solar paint applied to your home or car to create electricity to run them? Think "solar ink."
Chemistry Professor Paul F. Barbara, 57, one of The University of Texas at Austin’s most prominent scientists, died on Oct. 31 due to complications following cardiac arrest.