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The Amsterdam Centre for Electrochemistry calls for nominations for its ‘Amcel Award’ for best PhD thesis and ‘Amcel BSc thesis award’ for best BSc thesis. The awards will be presented at the Annual Amcel Symposium to be held 1 November 2024. Please read the details below.

Amcel is a joint initiative of the Amsterdam electrochemistry community, striving to lay the foundation for the green and electrical energy based chemistry of the future. Through its high-quality education and research programs, the members of the Amcel symposium join forces to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and technical innovation in the field of electrochemistry and materials for energy.

At its Annual Symposium, Amcel will present two awards:

The Amcel Award 

which honours the best PhD thesis defended in The Netherlands in the field of electrochemistry.

The prize consists of a cash prize of 500 euros; the winner will also be provided the opportunity to give an oral presentation at the Amcel Symposium and have the research highlighted on the Amcel website.

The Amcel BSc Thesis Award

for the best BSc thesis in the Netherlands related to electrochemistry or materials for energy.

It consists of a cash prize of 250 euro and recognizes talented students at research universities as well as universities of applied sciences.

Nominations will be evaluated by a selection panel consisting of experts in the field of electrochemistry. The panel will evaluate the thesis on the following criteria: research quality and novelty, originality of the methodological approach, significant conceptual or theoretical contribution and potential impact of the research.

For information and/or questions, please contact Dr Ştefania Grecea (

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