The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen goes this year to Dr. Bryan McCloskey, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
The jury of representatives from BASF, Volkswagen and from academia selected Dr. McCloskey for his outstanding research results in the area of lithium-oxygen batteries. He has analyzed the fundamental electrochemical processes in this type of battery by examining the stability of electrolytes and electrode materials. Through his work, the scientist has decisively contributed to a deeper understanding of lithium-oxygen batteries. He receives prize money of €50,000.
Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
Dr. Sathiya Mariyappan, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, Chennai, India (Finalist)
Dr. Alexandre Ponrouch, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain (Finalist)
Dr. Yuki Orikasa, Kyoto University, Japan (Finalist)
Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand
Dr. Bryan McCloskey, University of California, Berkeley (Winner)
Dr. Yi Cui, Stanford University, California (Finalist)
Prof. Juergen Leohold, Executive Director Group Research Volkswagen
Dr. Martin Brudermueller, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), BASF SE