Raymond J. Gorte Elected to 2015 ECS Class of Fellows

LazzaraRaymond Gorte, Russell Pearce and Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a secondary appointment in Materials Science and Engineering, will be elected a 2015 Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) at the 228th ECS Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona October 2015.

Gorte’s research focuses on electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells and the catalytic properties of core-shell materials. He is also known for his research on zeolite acidity and for metal-support effects, especially with ceria-supported precious metals, used in automotive emissions control.

Gorte is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society and has chaired numerous conferences, including the Gordon Conference on Catalysis (1998). Among the many honors attributed to him, Gorte has received the Parravano Award of the Michigan Catalysis Society (1997), the Philadelphia Catalysis Club Award (1998), the Paul Emmett Award of the North American Catalysis Society (1999), the Penn Engineering Distinguished Research Award (2001), and the AIChE Wilhelm Award (2009).

Leading the world in electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology for more than 112 years, The Electrochemical Society was founded in 1902 as an international nonprofit, educational organization. ECS now has more than 9,000 individual and institutional members in more than 75 countries.

For more information about Gorte visit his faculty research profile.

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