Bilge Yildiz, Breene M. Kerr (1951) Professor in the Departments of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as a 2023 Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (ECS). Each year 15 renowned scientists and engineers are selected by their peers for advanced individual technological contributions to the fields of electrochemistry and solid state science and technology, and for service to ECS.
At MIT Yildiz leads the Laboratory for Electrochemical Interfaces. Her research focuses on laying the scientific groundwork to enable next-generation electrochemical devices. The scientific insights derived from her research guide the design of novel materials and interfaces for efficient and durable solid oxide fuel and electrolysis cells, brain-inspired computing, and solid state batteries. Yildiz and her team have contributed significantly to advancing the molecular-level understanding of oxygen reduction, ion diffusion, charge transfer, and electrochemical control of physical properties in mixed conducting oxides.
Yildiz was elected to the Austrian Academy of Science in 2023 and named Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2021.
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July 2023. Original announcment at ECS