Congratulations to Dr. Adam Weber on being the recipient of the 2014 Electrochemical Society’s Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award. This award was established to recognize outstanding scientific and/or engineering work in fundamental or applied electrochemistry by a young scientist or engineer, and is the top award the Electrochemical Society awards for early career investigators. Charles Tobias is widely recognized as one of the founding fathers of the field of electrochemical engineering. Charles Tobias spent his entire career at the University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), occupying prestigious positions such as Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department and Acting Dean of the College of Chemistry and was also a past president of The Electrochemical Society.
Adam Weber is a Staff Scientist in the Electrochemical Technologies Group of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at LBNL. His current research involves understanding and optimizing fuel-cell and related electrochemical device performance and lifetime, including component and ionomer structure/function studies using advanced modeling and diagnostics, understanding flow batteries for grid-scale energy storage, and analysis of solar-fuel generators where he is a Team Leader for Modeling and Simulation at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
While early in his career, Adam has already developed a long list of Industry collaborators and partners with leading U.S. companies (DuPont, General Electric, General Motors, Gore, Ion Power, Proton OnSite, United Technologies, 3M) as well as international firms (Ballard, Robert Bosch, Freudenberg, SGL Carbon, Toyota Motor Company).