The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen will be awarded for the second time this year. Starting now leading researchers from all over the world are invited to apply at www.science-award.com. This site also provides the requirements for participation, the procedure and the selection process. Applications can be submitted until June 15, 2013. The entries will be judged by a jury of experts from BASF, Volkswagen and representatives from the world of science, and the ceremony will be held on October 23, 2013, in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” promotes outstanding scientific and engineering achievements and provides impetus for the development of high-performance energy stores. The scientific award is presented annually and aimed at scientists in the global academic research community. It is endowed with a prize money of €50,000.
The first international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen was awarded to Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi, Tokyo University of Science, Institute for Science and Technology, Japan in October 2012. The jury selected Yabuuchi for the outstanding results of his research on different battery technologies. Yabuuchi showed among other things how new battery materials can improve the efficiency of lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries – a fundamentally new battery concept, which is currently a focus of research.