Mission and Purpose

From its founding to today, innovative electrochemistry has characterized our center.

Scientist in research lab for energy materials.

Founding Mission

The CEC was established in 2006 to capitalize on a half century of excellence in electrochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin to foster collaborative research programs in the electrochemical sciences. Our broad mission is to advance research and solve problems, fundamental or applied, related to transfer of electrons or ions at interfaces. The CEC offers a strong coupling between fundamental electrochemistry and materials science, fields that are the foundation for widespread applications in diverse fields such as energy and health. We are comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of more than 250 faculty, staff, and student researchers spanning the chemistry, materials, and engineering aspects of electrochemical science.

The structures are tin doped indium oxide (ITO) nanocrystals that are self assembled together through weak attractive forces.

Innovative Electrochemistry

Electrochemistry has itself undergone a renaissance as a tool in the analysis of chemical and biological systems. Recent developments in ultramicroelectrodes and scanning electrochemical microscopy, developed at UT Austin, have allowed new insights in chemistry with unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution and are just beginning to have an impact in studies of processes in living cells.