The application process for the fourth (2015) BASF/VW “Science Award for Electrochemistry” (earlier post) is now open. Researchers have until 24 July 2015 to apply. The International Science Award offers total prize money of €100,000, including €50,000 for the first rank.
The entries submitted will be judged by a jury made up of experts from BASF and Volkswagen and representatives from academia. The awards ceremony will take place on October 28, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan.
The international Science Award for Electrochemistry supports outstanding work in natural and engineering science and aims to provide a stimulus for the development of high-capacity energy storage systems. The Science Award has been offered annually since 2012 and is aimed at scientists in the global academic research community.
The 2014 award went to Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH Zürich), Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Switzerland, for her work on how the microstructure of electrodes influences the efficiency of Li-ion batteries.