Bryan McCloskey, a chemical faculty engineer in the Energy Conversion Group at ESDR, has received the 2020 Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award from The Electrochemical Society, a member-led organization dedicated to advancing electrochemical and solid state science. The biannual award recognizes “outstanding scientific and/or engineering work in fundamental or applied electrochemistry or solid-state science and technology by a young scientist or engineer.”
McCloskey’s research broadly focuses on characterization of new battery materials that have promise to improve upon the performance of current state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries. As part of the award, McCloskey will receive $5,000, complimentary registration for the society’s fall meeting, a dinner held in his honor, a framed scroll and life membership.
“Winning this award is particularly special to me because it bears the name of Prof. Charles W. Tobias, one of the founding faculty of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at UC Berkeley,” McCloskey said. “He was a beloved figure, not only due to his pioneering contributions to the electrochemical sciences, but also for his empathy and kindness.
“I am grateful and indebted to the students, postdocs, and colleagues that I have had the privilege of working with and learning from throughout the years, and this award recognizes their continuing influence on our laboratory.”