Jennifer Rupp wins international electrochemistry prize
December 29, 2017
Jennifer L. M. Rupp, who holds joint appointments at MIT as an assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), has won the 2017 “Science Award Electrochemistry,” from Volkswagen and BASF. Rupp was honored for her work on energy storage systems.
Rupp received the award, which is worth about $47,000, on Dec. 1 at ceremonies held at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Rupp’s Electrochemical Materials Laboratory at MIT is working to replace the flammable liquid electrolyte in lithium batteries with a safer solid-state lithium electrolyte.