Our partner Marc Koper, head of the Universiteit Leiden A-LEAF team, has been elected as President Elect of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). He will be President Elect for two years starting January 2019, followed by two years as President and two years as Immediate Past President.
Koper is an internationally renowned electrochemist. He performs fundamental research on ellucidating the reaction mechanisms taking place on the surface of electrodes, at an atomic level. His fundamental discoveries provide insights which are helpful for applications in the field of sustainable energy. His expertise brought him to the A-LEAF consortium, where his team is working on further understanding and optimizing the electrocatalytic processes for the oxidation of water and the conversion of carbon dioxide into fuels.
Marc stated: “‘The international but very collegial atmosphere of ISE, with its high-quality scientific meetings, is something very special, I believe, and something to guard, preserve, and promote. ISE provides a forum for electrochemists from all over the world. Next year, we have our first Annual Meeting in Africa, a decision I supported when I was Vice President. This forward-looking non-profit character of ISE is something I appreciate and hope to further reinforce.”
In the past, Koper has already received the Hellmuth Fischer Medal 2012 from the German Society for Chemical Technology, the Carl Wagner Memorial Award 2013 from the American Electrochemical Society, the Brian Conway Prize 2016 from ISE, and the Faraday Medal 2017. In 2017, Koper has also been appointed as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).