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Professor Baldassare (Rino) Di Bartolo has been awarded the Centennial Outstanding Achievement Award.


Professor Baldassare (Rino) Di Bartolo has been awarded the Centennial Outstanding Achievement Award from the Luminescence and Display Materials Division of the Electrochemical Society.  This award was established in 2002 to encourage excellence in luminescence and display materials research and outstanding technical contributions to the field. For the purposes of this award, luminescence and display materials science is defined as that area of knowledge that encompasses the physics, chemistry, and materials technology of luminescence and display materials and devices.

Professor Di Bartolo has been a member of the BC Physics department since 1968, and has run a highly successful international, spectroscopy summer school at Ettore Majorana in Sicily since 1973. "We are happy to congratulate Rino on this Outstanding Achievement Award from the ECS, honoring him for a career of contributions to his field", said Physics chairman and Ferris Professor, Michael J. Naughton.

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is an international, non-profit, scientific educational organization founded for the advancement of the theory and practice of electrochemistry, electrothermics, electronics, and allied subjects.  The Society was founded in Philadelphia in 1902 and incorporated in 1930.  There are currently over 7,000 scientists and engineers from more than 70 countries who hold individual membership; the Society is also supported by more than 100 corporations.

Professor Di Bartolo was not able to attend the ECS centennial conference, so a member of the Society came to Boston College to present him with a plaque and an honorary award.  A link to the abstract of his award talk can be found at