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February 18, 2013

Call for applications for the 2nd ‘Science Award Electrochemistry’ from VW and BASF

Gerald Ondrey

The international “Science Award Electrochemistry“ from BASF SE (Ludwigshafen; and Volkswagen AG (VW; Wolfsburg, both Germany; will be awarded for the second time this year. Starting now, leading researchers from all over the world can apply on the website 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. The award ceremony will be held on October 23, 2013, in Ludwigshafen.

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 last October to Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi, Tokyo University of Science, Institute for Science and Technology, Japan. 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.


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