Allen J. Bard, Ph.D.
Allen J. Bard is best known for his research in electrochemistry. By applying electrochemical methods to the study of chemical problems, Bard has deepened the fundamental understanding of electron-transfer reactions, fostered the development of electroanalytical methods and instruments, and opened up new areas of inquiry, such as electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL). His work has transformed electrochemistry so that it now permeates the traditional disciplines of analytical, physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. He has a B.S from City College of New York, and an M.S and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Professor Bard has been the recipient of numerous honors, including: election to the National Academy of Sciences (1982), the ACS Fisher Award in Analytical Chemistry (1984), the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry Charles N. Reilley Award (1984), the Electrochemical Society Olin-Palladium Medal (1987), the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Analytical Chemistry (1990), election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1990), the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (1998), the Pauling Award (1998) and election to the American Philosophical Society (1999).
J. Douglas Way, Ph.D.
Dr. J. Douglas Way is currently Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has been a faculty member since 1993. He received his Ph.D. and undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His current research projects deal with inorganic and polymer membranes, including palladium and palladium alloys for hydrogen separation, rubbery polymers, surface modified microporous materials, and polymeric ionomers. Prof. Way has over 100 publications, including 84 journal articles and three U.S. patents. He is a frequent invited speaker at international technical conferences, including the European Union-sponsored NanoMemCourse (3/09), the 10th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes in Tokyo, Japan (8/08), the 2006 Gordon Research Conference on Membranes, and the 2005 China-Japan-U.S. Joint Chemical Engineering Conference.
Andrzej Wieckowski, Ph.D.
Dr. Andrzej Wieckowski is the North American Editor for Electrochimica Acta and Professor of Chemistry at UIUC. He received his M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. in 1981 from University of Warsaw, Poland, and came to the University of Illinois in 1985 after two years of a visiting scientist post at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His main research focus is on electrode surface structure in relation to electrocatalysis, combined with molecular-level studies of surface oxidation and reduction processes, as well as on surface motional behavior in electrocatalysis. Wieckowski pioneered the development (and use) of the method now known as Electrochemica NMR (EC-NMR), which combines metal/surface NMR and electrochemistry for studies of electrochemical interfaces. Professor Wieckowski has received several national and international chemistry awards and frequent lecture awards.
Donald W. Kirk, Ph.D.
Donald W. Kirk is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He specializes in electrochemical reaction engineering, design, modeling, use of fluidized bed and porous flow-through electrodes. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and M.S in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Dr. Kirk was a recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Environment Excellence in Research Award and the NSERC University Research Fellowship. He has 47 publications and 15 technical reports to his credit and has refereed 11 conference proceedings and presented 33 papers. Dr. Kirk developed four patents and has six patents pending.
Steven J. Thorpe, Ph.D.
Steven J. Thorpe is a Professor of Material Science and Engineering and Chair of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. His research is focused on the properties of surfaces and interfaces through examination of the chemical, electrochemical, and structure-chemical interactions that occur in materials. He received his B.S, M.S, and Ph.D from the University of Toronto. Dr. Thorpe has received numerous awards, including: Canadian Perspective Lecturer, Faculty Teaching Award, OCMR Academics in Industry Award, and NSERC University Research Fellow. He has presented his work in over 40 journal publications and at multiple conferences.