Clarkson Professor Selected Fellow of The Electrochemical Society, Class of 2022

Professor Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy, Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University was recently selected as a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), Class of 2022.

The Fellow of The Electrochemical Society was established in 1989 for advanced individual technological contributions in the field of electrochemical and solid state science and technology; and active membership and involvement in the affairs of The Electrochemical Society. Fellows are selected both on the basis of their technical contributions and involvement in the activities of the Society. She will be formally honored in person this fall at the 242nd ECS meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Earlier this year, Podlaha-Murphy was elected to serve as treasurer for the ECS executive committee for the next four years. This position makes her a voting member of the ECS Board of Directors and Executive Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee. She joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as Department Chair and Professor in August 2017. She has held positions as Professor and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, and Associate/Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She has served on numerous department and university committees and was the past Chair of the Electrodeposition Division of The Electrochemical Society.

Podlaha-Murphy has made research contributions in the area of ​​electrodeposition and electrochemistry, forwarding research on the understanding of kinetic-transport phenomena inherent to plating, creating more environmentally friendly electrodeposition processes, and in generating novel nanoscale structures of alloys and metal matrix composites for components in micro- and nano-size devices. She has been funded by a prestigious NSF CAREER award, and both single and multi-investigator NSF, NIH, DARPA, DOE and industrial grants. Outcomes of this research have been presented in over 90 peer-reviewed journals and proceeding papers including Nano Letters, Journal of The Electrochemical Society and Electrochimica Acta, as well as 130 scientific conference presentations, and 3 patents.

The Electrochemical Society was founded in 1902 in Philadelphia, PA. The mission of the Society is to advance theory and practice at the forefront of electrochemical and solid-state science and technology, and allied subjects. To encourage research, discussion, critical assessment, and dissemination of knowledge in these fields, the Society holds meetings, publishes scientific papers, fosters training and education of scientists and engineers, and cooperates with other organizations to promote science and technology in the public interest. ECS counts many distinguished scientists, engineers, and Nobel laureates among its members. For more information on the ECS go to

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