BASF and Volkswagen present Science Award Electrochemistry to Dr. Bryan McCloskey, University of California, Berkeley

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.

The award ceremony took place today in Tokyo, Japan. The award was presented by Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, and Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Group and Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, to Dr. McCloskey.

Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE (left); Dr. Bryan McCloskey, University of California, Berkeley, winner of the “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen 2015 (middle); Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Group and Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand (right)
Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE (left); Dr. Bryan McCloskey, University of California, Berkeley, winner of the “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen 2015 (middle); Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Group and Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand (right)
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 2016 in Germany!

>> Press Release from October 28, 2015


Wolfsburg/Ludwigshafen, 28.10.2015

BASF SE            Volkswagen AG

Impressions from the Award Ceremony on October 28, 2015

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