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Dr. Bard has been selected for his significant contributions to basic research, technological innovation, teaching and service. Additionally, his exemplary career and dedication to the highest ideals of scientific research have served as a model for four generations of scientists in the United States and abroad and earned him a reputation as the “father of modern electrochemistry.” Through his service to the profession—including numerous publications, training of scientists, and applications of research to a broad array of challenges in the energy domain—he has raised the scientific standard in—and brought national and international recognition to—the field of electrochemistry. Electrochemistry holds significant importance and promise in the field of energy research, underlying recent advances in batteries, fuel cells, and solar photoelectrochemistry, and supporting a range of advances in biology, chemistry, physics and engineering.
Dr. Bard received a B.S. in Chemistry from the City College of the College of New York in 1955, an M.A. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1956 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard in 1958. He joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1958, and has spent his entire career there. Dr. Bard has published over 900 peer-reviewed research papers and 75 book chapters and other publications, and has received over 23 patents.