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Upton, NY - Stephen Feldberg, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has won the 1998 American Chemical Society's Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry. Sponsored by the Electrochemical Instruments Division of EG&G Princeton Applied Research, the $4,000 award is given annually to an individual who has uniquely advanced the field of electrochemistry, a science that deals with the relationship between electricity and chemical changes.
Dr. Feldberg's major contributions to the field include basic and applied research in the theory and computer simulation of electrochemical phenomena, processes in which electrons are transferred from one material in a system to another, such as from metal to a solution in a battery. Electron transfer is the basis of many processes, ranging from aluminum smelting to myriad biological phenomena.
Along with Manfred Rudolph of Friedrich-Schiller University, located in Jena, Germany, and Bioanalytical Systems, in West Lafayette, Indiana, Dr. Feldberg developed commercial software that is used worldwide by researchers to study electrochemical reactions.
Dr. Feldberg received a B.A. in 1958 and a Ph.D. in 1961, both in analytical chemistry, from Princeton University. He joined Brookhaven Lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 1961, and, in 1963, he became a visiting assistant professor at the University of Kansas. In 1964, he returned to Brookhaven, where he has pursued his career in research, while holding numerous visiting professorships in chemistry departments around the world.
A member of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Feldberg also holds professional affiliations with the Electrochemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. In 1992, Dr. Feldberg also won the American Chemical Society's Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.
NOTE TO LOCAL EDITORS: Stephen Feldberg is a resident of Shoreham, NY.