The GDCh division for Electrochemistry gives usually annually the sponsorship Electrochemistry to a person of young scientists for an outstanding dissertation, thesis or scientific publication. The award is combined with a certificate of award and prize money of 1,000 euros donated by BASF.
Deadline: April 30, 2023
The Division of Electrochemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) generally awards the Young Scientist Award Electrochemistry to a young scientist for an outstanding scientific dissertation, thesis or scientific publication.
The award comes with a certificate and prize money of 1,000 euros donated by BASF. The prize will be awarded during the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry, which will take place from September 4th to 6th, 2023 in Leipzig. In this context, the award-winning work is to be presented in a short presentation. The Division bears the costs of attending the conference. A panel of experts appointed by the board of the Division Board decides on the award of the prize.
Young scientists who have made an important contribution to electrochemistry with their work completed in 2021 or 2022 can be nominated. Nominations can only be submitted by the scientific supervisor and include the following documents:
In the case of a scientific publication, the contributions of the entire authorship must be specified in detail and in a comprehensible manner.
Please send all documents in electronic form (PDF file, max. 35 MByte) to the GDCh Office , attention Maike Fries.
The Young Scientist Award was on the occasion of the Electrochemistry Conference 2022 in Berlin to Dr. Matthäus Siebenhofer awarded in recognition of his outstanding dissertation at the Technical University of Vienna with the title:
"Investigating Point Defect Concentrations and Their Impact on Surface Exchange Reaction Rates of Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conductors"
The Young Scientist Award to Dr. Johannes Ludwig Röckl awarded in honor of his work in the working group of Prof. Dr. Siegfried Waldvogel at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz: "Merging shuttle reactions and paired electrolysis for reversible vicinal dihalogenations".
Vicinal dibromides and dichlorides are widely used as flame retardants, pesticides, polymers and pharmaceuticals; their efficient production without the use of highly reactive and corrosive halogenating reagents has not been successful so far. Only the skilful combination of electrochemistry and synthesis achieved a breakthrough. The electrochemical reduction of aliphatic polyhalogen compounds developed by Mr. Röckl with subsequent anodic oxidation of the released halide and its addition to double bonds is a new concept with a wide range of possible applications. With his "E-Shuttle" approach, Mr. Röckl shows how landfill residues of the toxic insecticide lindane can be used to manufacture new valuable products. Classic energy-intensive and technically complex mining processes can be replaced by the new method. With his work, Mr. Röckl makes an important contribution to sustainable, electricity-based chemistry, which can contribute to the elimination of persistent industrial contamination.
The Young Scientist Award was given to Tobias Löffler in recognition of his publication in February 2020 in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition entitled: "Design of Complex Solid-Solution Electrocatalysts by Correlating Configuration, Adsorption Energy Distribution Patterns, and Activity Curves".
High entropy alloys, in which five or more elements are present in a complex single-phase mixed crystal, form a multitude of combinations of electrocatalytically active centers that overcome the limitations of catalyst combinations of individual elements. Tobias Löffler developed a concept that correlates the composition of a mixed crystal with the distribution pattern of adsorption energies and thus enables the derivation of electrochemical activity curves. The concept was verified by investigating the oxygen reduction under alkaline conditions as a model reaction on selected catalyst combinations. This also makes it possible to limit the high effort involved in screening catalysts to the selection of sensible element configurations. The work contributes to the gain in understanding and reduces the future experimental effort for the synthesis and testing of electrocatalysts for the various applications of the promising substance class of high entropy alloys.
The sponsorship award was given to Dr. Philip Heinrich Reinsberg for his outstanding dissertations on the topic: " On the Influence of Cations in Non-Aqueous Electrochemistry " on the occasion of the 2019 annual conference as part of the GDCh Science Forum in Aachen.
In his work, Philip Reinsberg investigated the influence of alkali and alkaline earth ions on oxygen reduction in aprotic solvents. The influence of the ions on the reaction mechanism and the selectivity of the products formed on various electrode materials is described by the concept of the acceptor number of the cation, which is generally applicable for mono- and even divalent ions. The concept is based on experimental results obtained through an elegant combination of various electrochemical methods with modern characterization techniques, for example surface-enhanced infrared spectroscopy. His work opens up access to a deeper understanding of processes in metal-air batteries, especially to the possibilities - but also limits - of the alkaline earth-air systems, which in future will be an alternative to the widespread lithium due to the accessible high energy densities and the good availability of raw materials -Ion batteries can be.
|2022||dr Matthew Siebenhofer|
Electrochemistry 2022, Berlin
|2021||dr Johannes Ludwig Roeckl|
GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 (online)
Electrochemistry Undercover (online)
|2019||dr Philip Heinrich Reinsberg|
GDCh Science Forum in Aachen
|2018||dr Simon Geiger, Erlangen-Nuremberg||Electrochemistry in Ulm|
|2017||Johannes Wandt, Munich||GDCh Science Forum in Berlin|
|2016||dr Heinz Bülter, Oldenburg||Electrochemistry in Goslar|
dr Karin Kleiner, Karlsruhe
|Annual conference in Dresden|
|2014||dr Pascal Hartmann, Gießen||Electrochemistry in Mainz|
|2013|| dr Andreas Lesch, Oldenburg
Angel A. Topalov, Dusseldorf
|Annual conference in Darmstadt|
|2012|| dr Susanne Zils, Darmstadt
dr Kristina Tschulik, Dresden
|Electrochemistry in Munich|
|2011|| dr Jörn Kulish, Karlsruhe
Alexander Opitz, Vienna
German José Soldano, Ulm
|Annual conference in Bremen|
|2010||dr Sascha E. Pust, Odebug||Electrochemistry in Bochum|
|2009||dr Falk Harnisch, Greifswald||annual conference in Frankfurt|
|2007||dr Itamar Malkowsky, Mannheim||annual conference in Ulm|
|2005||dr Stephan Lütz, Julich||Annual conference in Dusseldorf|
|2003||dr Stefanie Meier, Munster||annual conference in Munich|
|1999||Dipl.-Chem. Andreas Vogel, Dusseldorf||Annual conference in Freiberg|
|1997||dr Martin Winter, Graz||annual conference in Vienna|
|1994||dr Udo Schmiemann, Bonn||Annual conference in Dresden|
|1991||Dipl.-Phys. Klaus Rühling, Kassel||Annual conference in Ludwigshafen|
|1989||dr Thomas Pienemann, Hamburg||annual conference in Stuttgart|
|1987||dr Lothar Elfenthal, Dusseldorf||Annual conference in Frankfurt am Main|
|1985||dr Johannes Willsau, Bonn||Annual conference in Dusseldorf|
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