MAX BREDIG AWARD IN MOLTEN SALT CHEMISTRY OF THE PHYSICAL ELECTROCHEMISTRY DIVISION OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, INC.

 

 

PURPOSE

 

The Physical Electrochemistry Division established this Award in 1984 in order to recognize excellence in molten salt chemistry research and to stimulate publication of high quality research papers in this area in the JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY.

 

 

THE AWARD

 

This Award of the Physical Electrochemistry Division will be known as the "Max Bredig Award in Molten Salt Chemistry, administered by the Physical Electrochemistry Division of The Electrochemical Society, Inc." The Award will be made to coincide with the International Molten Salt Symposium.

 

The Award will consist of an appropriately worded certificate and other recognition as follows:

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The recipient will receive a check payable to him or her for the sum of at least $1,500 and, if required, financial assistance toward travel expenses to the Society Meeting at which the Award is made.  The recipient is required to attend the Society Meeting at which the Award is given and to present an Award lecture, which will be given at the International Molten Salt Symposium sponsored by the Physical Electrochemistry Division at that Meeting.

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In the event that the Award is made jointly to two or more co-recipients, the Award to each of the co-recipients will comprise a certificate and a check for an amount to be decided by the Physical Electrochemistry Division Executive Committee.

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The Award will be financed from the income of a "Max Bredig Award Fund", specifically established for this purpose by contributions from ARCO Metals Company and the Aluminum Company of America.  Income from this Award Fund shall not be used for purposes other than the Award and the principal of the Award Fund shall be maintained at or above its original amount of $8,000.  The contributions of ARCO Metals Company and ALCOA to the Award Fund shall be acknowledged in a Society publication that is distributed to all members at the time that nominations for the Award are solicited and in the issue of a Society publication that is distributed to all members in which the Award recipient is announced.

 

 

SCOPE

 

The "Max Bredig Award" shall be granted to a scientist working in the area of molten salt chemistry to recognize important scientific contribution(s) to molten salt chemistry.

 

The Award is to be given no more frequently than once every two years and is not to be given if in the opinion of the Max Bredig Award Committee, or the Physical Electrochemistry Division Executive Committee, a satisfactory recipient has not been or cannot be found; or if the accumulated income from the Award Fund is insufficient to finance the Award  prior to the Fall Meeting in the year preceding the Award year.

 

 

SELECTION OF AWARD RECIPIENT

 

Prior to the Spring Meeting of the Society, at least two years before the presentation of the Award, the Chairperson of the Physical Electrochemistry Division, in consultation with the Chairperson-Elect, shall appoint a Max Bredig Award Committee Chairperson and who will nominate four Committee members to the division chair.  At least one of the Committee members shall not be a member of the molten salt community.  The most recent Award winner should be asked to serve on the Award committee.  The names of the new Award Committee members shall be reported to the Society Headquarters at the time of their appointment and shall be announced at the next Physical Electrochemistry Division Business Meeting.  The members of the Award Committee are appointed to serve in the selection of the Award recipient for at least one Award cycle.  It is suggested that at least one member be reappointed to the following Award Committee in order to give some degree of continuity to the Committee.  In the event that an Award recipient is not named by a committee because of lack of a suitable recipient, the committee may be discharged or reappointed by the Chairperson of the Physical Electrochemistry Division.

 

The Award Committee Chairperson shall solicit nominations by announcement in a Society publication that is distributed to all members.  If a Committee member is nominated for the Award, the committee member may either remove his or her name from consideration for that year's Award or resign from the Committee.  A nominee shall be automatically continued for consideration through two successive Awards.  Renomination will be permissible.  A quorum, consisting of a majority of the committee including the Chairperson, shall meet in order to discuss the candidates' qualifications at least once after the nominees are selected and before the recommendation is submitted to the Physical Electrochemistry Division Chairperson.

 

The Max Bredig Award Committee will make their selection of the Award recipient or come to the decision that a suitable recipient cannot be found, and report their findings to the Physical Electrochemistry Division Chairperson at or before the beginning of the Spring Meeting prior to the next International Molten Salt Symposium.  The selection of the Award Committee must be presented to the Physical Electrochemistry Division Executive Committee and if approved by them, the name of the recipient is submitted to the Society Headquarters for approval by the Society's Honors and Awards Committee.  In the event that the selection of the Award Committee is not approved by either the Physical Electrochemistry Division Executive Committee or the Society's Honors and Awards Committee, the matter will be referred back to the Chairperson of the Max Bredig Award Committee for further action, which may be the furnishing of additional data on the named recipient, the naming of an alternate, or the postponement of the Award to the following Award year.

 

Upon approval of the Award Recipient(s) by the Society's Honors and Awards Committee, the Chairperson of the Physical Electrochemistry Division will notify the recipient and proceed with the preparation of the certificate(s) and the appropriate news release.  In order that ample time may be available for the several groups to consider the Award and take their necessary action, the following timetable should be followed:

 

 

Appointment of Award Committee Spring Meeting at least two years prior to the International Molten Salt Symposium at which the Award is to be presented
Submission of Call for Nominations to appear in the appropriate issue of a Society publication that is distributed to all members Before June 1, at least two years prior to the International Molten Salt Symposium at which the Award is given
Close of Nominations 31 Jan. following the above meeting
Final selection of candidate Beginning of next Spring Meeting, at least one year prior to the International Molten Salt Symposium at which the Award is to be presented
Approval of candidate by Division Executive Committee and Honors and Awards Committee At above Spring Meeting
Notification of Recipient Before June 15 of that year
Preparation of News Release to appear in the appropriate issue of a Society publication that is distributed to all members Before January 15 of the following year
Preparation of Award Certificate(s) Before March 1 of the year of the International Molten Salt Symposium
Award Presentation and Lecture The next International Molten Salt Symposium

 

 

Approved by the Board of Directors        October 11, 1984

 

Revisions approved by the Board of Directors        May 20, 1993

Revisions approved by the Board of Directors        October 14, 1993

Revisions approved by the Board of Directors        October 10, 1996

Reveisons approved by the Board of Directors        November 5, 1998