Radoslav Adzic, a senior chemist at the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., has been named the recipient of the 2007 Research Award of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), Energy Technology Div. The award recognizes Adzic’s research contributions to the field of novel electrochemical energy technologies such as fuel cells. He will receive a citation Brookhaven National Lab senior chemist Radoslav Adzic and $1500 at the ECS annual meeting May 8 in Chicago. Adzic's recent work has focused on fuel-cell electrocatalysis, making efficient catalysts that can convert hydrogen to electricity in fuel cells for electric vehicles. He designed the first platinum monolayer fuel-cell anode electrocatalyst -- ruthenium nanoparticles with a submonolayer of platinum -- which has the potential to make fuel cells used in electric vehicles less costly and more efficient. Adzic earned his BS in chemical technology and his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Belgrade, where he eventually became a professor and director of the Institute of Electrochemistry. He joined Brookhaven in 1992 as a senior research associate, was named a chemist in 2001 and senior chemist in 2005. Adzic won the Annual Award of Belgrade for Natural Sciences in 1983, the Medal of the Serbian Chemical Society in 1997, and Brookhaven Lab's Science and Technology Award in 2005. He was elected a correspondent member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1993 and became a Fellow of the ECS in 2005.