Michel Armand, reference researcher at CIC energiGUNE, distinguished in Atlanta with the “Fellow of The Electrochemical Society” awar

The prestigious “Electrochemical Society”, founded in 1902 and which is holding its 242nd Congress this week in the United States, recognises with this award “the scientific achievement and service to society” of the French scientist, considered the “father” of solid-state batteries

Michel Armand, a leading researcher at CIC energiGUNE, has been awarded the “Fellow of the Electrochemical Society” prize by this prestigious association in recognition of “scientific achievement and service to society”. Armand received the award during the 242nd Congress of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), which is taking place this week in Atlanta (USA).

“This award is a mark of high distinction bestowed by the scientific community itself in recognition of outstanding technological contributions in the field of electrochemistry,” said the ECS. The prize, which Armand received from ECS President Turgut Gür during the Plenary Session of the Congress, was established in 1989 and is awarded each year to 15 renowned researchers.
Armand’s candidacy was presented by Stefano Passerini, member of the Board of Directors of the Helmotz Institute Ulm (HIU) for Electrochemical Energy Storage and a recognised player in the European battery ecosystem, to whom the CIC energiGUNE scientist expressed his gratitude.

In this regard, it should be remembered that Michel Armand is considered by the scientific community as the “father” of solid-state batteries and the “ideologist” of many conventional lithium-ion technologies. Born in France in 1946, Armand began research into rechargeable lithium batteries at the end of the 1980s – through the combination with solid polymer electrolyte – which has led to the development of the main technologies associated, among others, with electric vehicles. He is currently the head of the solid electrolyte research area at CIC energiGUNE, where he coordinates a working team focused on achieving the solid-state battery for the electric vehicle of the future.

The “Electrochemical Society”, for its part, has led the international field of electrochemistry since 1902 as a non-profit professional association that promotes scientific theory and practice through the publication of cutting-edge research, the organisation of prestigious meetings and the promotion of training and education.