DAVID C. GRAHAME AWARD OF THE PHYSICAL ELECTROCHEMISTRY DIVISION OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, INC.

 

 

PURPOSE

 

The Physical Electrochemistry Division established this Award in 1981 in order to encourage excellence in Physical Electrochemistry research and to stimulate publication of high quality research papers in the JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY.  This encouragement is provided by bringing recognition to Active Members of the Society who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Physical Electrochemistry and enhanced the scientific stature of the Society by the presentation of well-recognized papers in the JOURNAL and at Society Meetings.  For the purpose of this Award, Physical Electrochemistry is defined as that area of Electrochemistry traditionally represented by the Physical Electrochemistry Division in the JOURNAL and at Society Meetings.

 

 

THE AWARD

 

The Award of the Physical Electrochemistry Division will be known as the "David C. Grahame Award of the Physical Electrochemistry Division of The Electrochemical Society, Inc." and will be made biennially at the Society Spring Meeting in odd-numbered years on the occasion of the Awards and Recognition Session of the Society.

 

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

 

The recipient may receive a check payable to him or her for the sum of $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 in the General Session of, or a Symposium sponsored by the Physical Electrochemistry Division at that Meeting.

 

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.

 

The Award will be financed from the income of a "Physical Electrochemistry Division Award Fund", specifically established for this purpose by contributions from the Physical Electrochemistry Division and the General Electric Company.  Income from this Award Fund shall not be used for purposes other than the Award and the principal of the Award Fund shall not be less than its original amount of $5,000.  General Electric's contribution 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 "David C. Grahame Award" shall be granted to a currently Active Member of the Society upon some recent outstanding scientific contribution to Physical Electrochemistry.  For the purpose of the Award, "currently active" is to be measured by publication of more than one paper in the JOURNAL and attendance at more than one Society Meeting, as a member of the Society, within the previous five years.

 

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 Physical Electrochemistry Division 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

 

Before the end of the Spring Meeting of the Society in odd numbered years, the Chairperson of the Physical Electrochemistry Division, in consultation with the Chairperson-Elect, shall appoint a Physical Electrochemistry Division Award Committee Chairperson and four Committee members.  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 one Award year; their duties will have been discharged with the approval of their selection by the Division Executive Committee and the Society's Honors and Awards Committee.  It is suggested that at least one member be reappointed to the following Division 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 and correspondence with the Physical Electrochemistry Division Officers.  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 else become disqualified from participating in any of the committee deliberations for the remainder of the proceedings leading to the selection of the Award recipient.  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 Physical Electrochemistry Division 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 in even-numbered years.  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 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:

 

Submission of Call for Nominations to appear in the appropriate issue of a Society publication that is distributed to all members Before May 1 of odd-numbered years
Appointment of Award Committee Spring Meeting of odd-numbered years
Close of Nominations Fall Meeting of odd-numbered years
Final selection of candidate Beginning of Spring Meeting of even-numbered years
Approval of candidate by Division Executive Committee and Honors and Awards Committee Spring Meeting of even-numbered years
Notification of Recipient Before June 15 of even-numbered years
Preparation of News Release to appear in the appropriate issue of a Society publication that is distributed to all members Before January 15 of odd-numbered years
Preparation of Award Certificate(s) Before March 1 of odd-numbered years

Award Presentation and Lecture

Spring Meeting of odd-numbered years

 

 

Approved by the Board of Directors        May 14, 1981

 

Revisions approved by the Board of Directors        October 15, 1981

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        May 7, 1998