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Center for Electrochemistry

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.

CEC research is focused in 3 key areas:

  • Electrocatalysis and electrochemical energy systems focuses on the discovery, characterization, and mechanistic understanding of new electrocatalysts and materials for electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells batteries, solar cells, and supercapacitors.
  • Photoelectrochemical (PEC) systems are the most efficient chemical systems to date for solar energy utilization, and offer an important route to direct production of hydrogen (and potentially other chemicals) by sunlight.
  • Bioelectrochemistry and sensors encompasses areas like membrane transport, toxicity screening, and ultrasensitive biosensor probes where electrochemistry plays a key role in the electroanalytical characterization of living biological systems.
BARD, ALLEN J
Allen J Bard
Professor
Norman Hackerman - Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry

512-471-3761
WEL 2.426
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CAMPION, ALAN
Alan Campion
Professor
Dow Chemical Company Endowed Professorship in Chemistry | Distinguished Teaching Professor

512-415-8610
WEL 3.132C
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COWLEY, ALAN H
Alan H Cowley
Professor Emeritus
The Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry

CROOKS, RICHARD M
Richard M Crooks
Professor
The Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry (Materials Chemistry)

512-475-8674
NHB 5.112A
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HENKELMAN, GRAEME A
Graeme A Henkelman
Professor, Core Faculty
George W. Watt Centennial Professorship

512-471-4179
WEL 3.426
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HUMPHREY, SIMON M
Simon M Humphrey
Associate Professor
512-471-0312
WEL 4.428
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JONES, RICHARD A
512-471-1706
WEL 4.414
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ROSE, MICHAEL
Michael Rose
Assistant Professor
Synthetic Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Solar Fuels Energy Conversion, Heavy Main Group
512-471-4456
WEL 4.420
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