Stefan Oswald received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) before he started his PhD in 2018 with Prof. Hubert Gasteiger at the Chair of Technical Electrochemistry at TUM. In collaboration with BASF, Oswald researches cathode active materials for lithium-ion batteries. Oswald’s work centers on understanding morphology effects on the long-term performance of poly- and single-crystalline nickel-rich layered oxides. He received the award for his article on the development of a novel method which allows to monitor particle cracking by in situ impedance spectroscopy (Open Access Publication). The Norman Hackerman Young Author Award was established in 1982 by The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and is presented annually for the best paper published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society for a topic in the field of electrochemical science and technology by a young author or authors.