Martin Z. Bazant is the recipient of the 2018 Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering. Driven by an interest to help solve energy and sustainability challenges, Martin came to chemical engineering from the world of physics and mathematics, and has never actually taken a class in chemical engineering. Today, he serves as the E. G. Roos Professor of Chemical Engineering and Mathematics and Executive Officer of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As the 2018 winner of the Acrivos Award, Martin presented this year's Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture titled "Control of Interfacial Stability in Electrochemical Systems." In the video above, Bazant discusses the importance of controlling the stability of electrochemical interfaces. He is interviewed by Orlin Velev, the S. Frank and Doris Culberson Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University, who was the 2017 winner of the Andreas Acrivos Award.
This award is endowed by the AIChE Foundation, thanks to the generous support of the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering.