Awards

Members of our laboratory have received the following awards since 2008:
Year Award
2018
Best Poster Prize Winner
M. Mirolo, C.A.F. Vaz, P. Novák, M. El Kazzi

Electrodes surface evolution and cross-talk processes in a full cell NCA vs. LTO revealed by XPEEM
69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Bologna, Italy, September 2-7, 2018
2018
PRIMA grant 2018
Claire Villevieille

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awarded Dr. Claire Villevieille, Group Leader of the Battery Materials team (Electrochemistry Laboratory, ENE), with a prestigious PRIMA grant of 1.4 MCHF to support her research on solid-state Li-ion batteries. PRIMA (Promoting Women in Academia) grants are aimed at excellent women researchers who show a high potential for obtaining a professorship.
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) August 29, 2018
2018
2nd Poster Prize Winner
B. Pribyl, A. Pătru, T. Binninger, T.J. Schmidt

Efficient CO2 reduction from gas phase at low temperatures in a bipolar like co-electrolysis cell configuration
International Summer School ‘Power to X: Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Electrosynthesis’, Villars, Switzerland, August 27-31, 2018
2018
International Battery Association (IBA) Award 2018
Claire Villevieille

In recognition of her outstanding scientific accomplishments in fundamental electrochemical research at an early career stage.
IBA/International Battery Association 2018, Jeju Island, Korea, March 11-16, 2018
2017
PSI-Impuls-Preis 2017
Sebastian Eberhardt

For his PhD Thesis Phosphoric acid electrolyte redistribution and loss in high temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells
Verein PSI-Impuls, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland, November 22, 2017
2017
Poster Award
F. Oldenburg, T.J. Schmidt, L. Gubler

Novel membrane design strategies towards high performance vanadium flow batteries
6th International Seminar on Green Energy Conversion, Koumi, Nagano, Japan, September 13-15, 2017
2017
Best Poster Prize Winner
G. Ferraresi, M. El Kazzi, C.L. Tsai, S. Uhlenbruck, P. Novák, C. Villevieille

All-solid-state Li battery based on c-Li7La3Zr2O12 solid electrolyte and alloy anode materials
20th Topical Meeting - International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 19-22, 2017
2017
The 2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad
Minglong He

China Scholarship Council, Beijing, P.R. China, January 25, 2017
2016
ISE Prize for Electrochemical Materials Science
Claire Villevieille

In recognition of her contributions to synthesis and characterization of electroactive materials for energy storage application
67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, The Hague, the Netherlands, August 21-26, 2016
2016
RS2E, Young Energy Storage Scientist Award (YESS)
Claire Villevieille

In recognition of her innovative quality of the project regarding neutron diffraction applied to batteries and the impressive scientific background of the applicant
Battery conference, Nice, France, September 26-29, 2016
2015
Best Oral Presentation Award
M. He, K. Fic, E. Frąckowiak, P. Novák, E.J. Berg

In situ gas release investigation of active carbon based supercapacitors with an aqueous electrolyte
6th International Conference on Carbon for Energy Storage/Conversion and Environment Protection, Poznan, Poland, October 18-22, 2015
2015
Best Poster Prize Winner
A. Albert, T.J. Schmidt, L. Gubler

Stability of radiation grafted polymer electrolyte membranes for water electrolysis cells
Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2015, Lausanne EPFL, September 4, 2015
2015
2nd Poster Prize Winner
X. Cheng, E. Fabbri, M. Nachtegaal, I.E. Castelli, M. El Kazzi, R. Haumont, N. Marzari, T.J. Schmidt

Oxygen evolution reaction: correlation between electronic property and OER activity for La1-xSrxCoO3 (0≤x≤1) perovskite oxides
MARVEL review and retreat, Lausanne EPFL, September 3-4, 2015
2015
Best Poster Prize Winner
S.M. Taylor, A. Pătru, T.J. Schmidt

Influence of carbon surface modification on vanadium (V) reduction for redox flow cell applications
ECS Conference on Electrochemical Energy Conversion & Storage with SOFC-XIV, Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 26-31, 2015
2015
Best Poster Prize Winner
M. Geormezi, P.A. Patapis, L. Bonorand, T.J. Schmidt, L. Gubler

Electrochemical characterization of catalyst-coated radiation grafted membranes under different LT-PEFC operating conditions
6th International Conference on Fundamentals and Development of Fuel Cells (FDFC2015), University of Toulouse, France, February 3-5, 2015
2014
Best Poster Prize Winner
A. Albert, T.J. Schmidt, L. Gubler

Radiation grafted polymer electrolyte membranes for water electrolysis cells – characterization of key membrane properties
65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Lausanne, August 31-September 5, 2014
2014
Best Poster Prize Winner
P. Bleith, H. Kaiser, P. Novák, C. Villevieille

Combined in situ XRD and XAS studies on materials for Li-ion batteries
65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Lausanne, August 31-September 5, 2014
2014
Best Poster Award
T. Engl, T.J. Schmidt, L. Gubler

Think different! Novel carbon corrosion mitigation strategy in high temperature PEFC
3rd International Seminar on Green Energy Conversion, Yamanashi, Japan, August 25-27, 2014
2014
ETH Medaille
Moritz M. Hantel

Graphite oxide and graphene oxide based electrode materials for electrochemical double layer capacitors
for his excellent PhD thesis, Zürich, April 10, 2014
2014
Umicore Scientific Award 2014
Mehtap Özaslan

for her PhD work in the field of catalytic properties of cathode fuel cell electrocatalysts
Brussels, Belgium, March 12, 2014
2013
Best Oral Presentation Award
Emiliana Fabbri

Advanced cathode materials based on Pt-oxide systems for application in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs)
Fall Meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society 2013, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, September 6, 2013
2013
Best Poster Award
Christa Bünzli

Experimental Challenges of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Practical Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
EIS2013, 9th International Symposium on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Okinawa, Japan, 2013
2013
Alumni-Preis 2013 der Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik
Tobias Binninger

University of Freiburg, Best Master Thesis, July 5, 2013
2013
EFCE Student Mobility Award 2013
Sandra Temmel

9th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, April 24, 2013, Hague, The Netherlands ....more
2012
Graduate Student Award of EMRS
Kaewta Jetsrisuparb

Synthesis and properties of chemically modified membranes by radiation co-grafting of styrene and its comonomers
EMRS 2012 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, May 14-18, 2012
2012
Kepler Prize 2012: "NEW (NANO-)MATERIALS IN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY"
Emiliana Fabbri
 
European Academy of Science, University of Liège, Belgium, October 26, 2012 ....more
2012
Young Investigator Award of IMLB
Claire Villevieille
 
Aging of Overlithiated NMC Cathode Material upon Exposure to Water Vapor
16th Int. Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB), Jeju, Korea, 2012
2011
PSI-Impulse-Prize for the best PhD thesis in the year 2010
Pierre Boillat
 
Advanced characterization of polymer electrolyte fuel cells using high resolution neutron imaging
September 30, 2011
2011
ISE Young researcher award for the best oral presentation
Moritz M. Hantel
 
Partially reduced graphite oxide: A graphene like material for supercapacitor electrodes
ISEE'Cap, Poznan, Poland, June 12-16,2011
2011
Watt d'Or 2011
J. Bernard, M. Hofer, U. Hannesen, N. Hayek, P. Dietrich, F.N. Büchi
 
Potenzial einer kostengünstigen Brennstoffzelle für Autos aufgezeigt
Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Bern, January 6, 2011 ... more
2010
Swisselectric Research Award 2010
A. Hintennach
 
Wegweisende Verbesserungen von Lithium-Ionen Batterien
September 16, 2010 ... more
2010
SCS Metrohm Prize
H. Schneider
 
Combined in situ FTIR and Raman microscopy of electrode materials - a new tool for battery scientiscts
Best oral presentation in the section Physical Chemistry
Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2010
2010
SCS 2010 Poster Award
L. Klüpfel, M. Nachtegaal, H. Schulenburg, T. Engl
 
XAS studies of leached PtCo catalysts for PEMFCs
Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2010, University Zürich, September 16, 2010
2010
Progress MEA 2010 Poster Award
H. Schulenburg, B. Schwanitz, J. Krbanjevic, T. Engl
 
3D imaging of PEFC electrode degradation
Progress MEA, La Grande Motte, France, September 20-22, 2010
2009
Christian Friedrich Schoenbein Medal of Honour
Günther G. Scherer

In recognition of his distinguished contributions to the science and technology of fuel cells
Scientifc Advisory Committee of the European Fuel Cell Forum 2009, Lucerne, July 2, 2009
2008
The Oronzio and Niccolo de Nora Foundation Young Author Prize 2008 of the International Society of Electrochemistry
Patrick Ruch

In situ X-ray diffraction of the intercalation of (C2H5)4N+ and BF4- into graphite from acetonitrile and propylene carbonate based supercapacitor electrolytes
Electrochim. Acta 53, 1074-1082, 2007
2008
ABB Forschungspreis 2008
Holger Kuhn

In Situ Charakterisierung von Polymer-Elektrolyt Brennstoffzellen mittels Elektrochemischer Impedanzspektroskopie
PhD Thesis
2008
Best Poster Award
B.C. Seyfang, P. Boillat, G.G. Scherer, T. Lippert, A. Wokaun

Micro-Structuring of glassy carbon for micro polymer electrolyte fuel cells: Ns-shadowgraphy during laser ablation
E-MRS Spring Meeting 2008, Strasbourg, France, May 26-30, 2008
2008
Premio di Laurea "PhotoAnalytical srl" of the Divisione di Elettrochimica della Societa' Chimica Italiana
Dario Cericola

Meteriali carboniosi e liquidi ionici per supercapacitori a doppio strato
Master Thesis