This program includes the investigation of efficient and economical methods for electrochemical energy conversion and storage, development of mathematical models to predict the behavior of electrochemical systems and to identify important process parameters, and experimental verification of the completeness and accuracy of the models.
Charles W. Tobias Chair of Electrochemistry
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California
phone: (510) 642-4063
fax (510) 642-4778
Email: newman (at) newman.cchem.berkeley.edu
Analysis and design of electrochemical systems. Measurement of transport and thermodynamic properties of electrochemical materials.
Ph.D. University of California, 1963.
M.S. University of California, 1962.
B.S. Northwestern University, 1960, with highest distinction.
1970- Professor of chemical engineering, University of California, Berkeley
1967-1970. Associate professor
1963-1967. Assistant professor
1978-. Faculty senior scientist, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory 1963-1978. Principal investigator
Associate editor, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 1990-2000
Fall semester, 1973. Invited visiting professor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin
Summers, 1965 and 1966. Research participant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1958-1960. Co-op student, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Appointed Charles W. Tobias Chair in Electrochemistry, 2006.
Research Award of the Battery Division, 2004, of the Electrochemical Society.
Highly Cited Author, as identified by Thomson ISI.
Onsager Professor, 2002, Norweigan University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 1999
Excellence in Industrial Research Award, Northern California Section of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers, 1999/2000
Fellow, since 1995, of the Electrochemical Society
Olin-Palladium Medal for 1991 of the Electrochemical Society.
Henry B. Linford Award for Distinguished Teaching for 1990 of the Electrochemical Society.
David C. Grahame Award for 1985 of the Physical Electrochemistry Division of the Electrochemical Society.
Young Authors' Prize for 1969 of the Electrochemical Society (with W. R. Parrish) for the paper, "Current Distribution on a Plane Electrode below the Limiting Current."
Young Author's Prize for 1966 of the Electrochemical Society for the paper, "Current Distribution on a Rotating Disk below the Limiting Current."
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1961-1962.
Honor societies: Tau Beta Pi.
Elementary fluid mechanics and heat transfer, unit operations laboratory, chemical engineering thermodynamics, graduate courses on transport phenomena, electrochemical systems, and theoretical methods in chemical engineering, and seminars on electrochemical, hydrodynamic, and interfacial phenomena and on advanced topics in transport phenomena.
Analysis and design of electrochemical systems, with batteries and fuel
cells receiving the most attention. I like to think that clarifying the
proper governing physicochemical laws and their use in the formulation
of problems has been an inspiration to others. Author of over 300
technical publications, numerous plenary and invited lectures, and the
book Electrochemical Systems.