Who we are – What we do

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Electrochemistry, with all its applications, is indispensible to industrial society today. The most important areas are:

  • Environmental engineering, purification and separation of substances
  • Electrochemical power engineering
  • Surface technology
  • Micro- and nanotechnology
  • Corrosion protection
  • Electrochemical analysis and sensor technology

Despite all those applied topics, electrochemistry is a basic science. Electrochemistry encompasses all processes with electric charge transport (electrons, ions) at phase interfaces and ion transport in homogeneous phases. Technological processes, however, are still driven empirically. With the requisition of fundamental knowledge of the aforementioned processes and process engineering, electrochemistry bridges science and industry.

When the Division was founded in 1960, interest in electrochemistry was still limited and the circle of members was small. Rather rapidly though, the dynamics of the numerous interdisciplinary topics proved to be a stimulant for growth. Whereas electrolysis and power engineering dominated in the beginning, now also high-tech fields, novel systems and materials questions are being tackled. The Division’s established aim is to comprehensively foster and support electrochemistry - from fundamentals to applications. The constantly increasing number of members (close to 600 in 2019) mirrors the success of the Division's endeavors.


Annual Conferences

In odd years, the Division conferences take place within the scope of the GDCh Science Forum. In even years, the Division organizes the international “Electrochemistry” conference series in cooperation with befriended learned societies.

Support of Young Scientists

The support of young scientists is especially important to the Division. The Division, therefore, offers travel grants for Division members who actively participate in selected scientific conferences (oral or poster presentation). It also annually awards the "Förderpreis" for excellent research works (dissertation, publication) to a young scientist.

zuletzt geändert am: 02.06.2020 19:30 Uhr von C.Kniep