Volkswagen and BASF present Science Award Electrochemistry 2014 to Prof. Dr. Vanessa Wood

Prof. Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Switzerland, is the Prize Winner 2014 of the international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from Volkswagen and BASF. The jury of representatives from BASF, Volkswagen and from academia selected Dr. Wood for her outstanding research results in the area of lithium-ion batteries. She has analyzed how the microstructure of electrodes influences the efficiency of batteries. Dr. Wood developed for this purpose a new image analysis method, upon which she created a new low-cost technique that is compatible with current manufacturing processes. Through her work, the scientist has decisively contributed to further improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries.

Left: Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Volkswagen AG - Middle: Prize Winner Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich - Right: Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
Left: Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Volkswagen AG
Middle: Prize Winner Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Right: Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE.
The award ceremony took place on November 6th 2014 at Stanford University in California, USA. The award was presented by Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, and Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, to Dr. Wood.

We like to thank all applicants for their interest and scientific work and we look forward to the next contest for the Science Award Electrochemistry in 2015!


Wolfsburg/Ludwigshafen, 10.11.2014

Volkswagen AG            BASF SE