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Released: 12-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
ECS Launches Virtual Short Courses
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society announces that for the first time, its popular Short Courses will be offered in a virtual online format in September 2021 and during the 240th ECS Meeting in October 2021. Live course instruction by the professors takes place online for three hours a day, for two days. Registration and cost information is on the ECS website.

   
Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Krishnakanth Sada, Derrick Butler, Wesley Chang, and Sathish Rajendran Receive 2021 ECS Summer Fellowships
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) announces the awarding of the 2021 ECS Summer Fellowships. Krishnakanth Sada received the Edward G. Weston Fellowship; Derrick Butler received the Joseph W. Richards Fellowship; Wesley Chang received the F. M. Becket Fellowship; and Sathish Rajendran received the H. H. Uhlig Fellowship. These fellowship awards assist students in the months of June through August pursue work of interest to the Society. The recipients must be enrolled in a college or university and be a member of ECS. At the end of the award period, the recipients are required to submit a brief resume or abstract suitable for publication in The Electrochemical Society Interface concerning the work performed during the fellowship period.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:00 AM EDT
The Electrochemical Society Awards 2021 ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship to Ali Othman
The Electrochemical Society

Ali Othman, PhD, Research Associate in Clarkson University’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Science, received The Electrochemical Society’s prestigious 2021 ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship. The fellowship provides financial assistance for Othman’s research in the months of June through August. His work focuses nanomaterials and the interface chemistry of materials and their bio(sensing) and environmental applications.

Released: 24-May-2021 1:40 PM EDT
DOE Benchmark Study Seeks Input on Future of International Scientific Research at 239th ECS Meeting
The Electrochemical Society

A special livestream event at the 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 features representatives of a subcommittee of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee (BESAC) reporting on research and requesting input on the future of international scientific research. “Benchmarking Innovation: The Future of International Scientific Research” takes place on June 1, from 1400-1500h EDT, after which the content will be available through June 26, 2021.

Released: 19-May-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Distinguished Electrochemist Marc Koper Receives the ECS Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) honored Marc Koper, Professor of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands, with the 2021 ECS Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science. He will deliver his Award Address, “Electrochemistry of Platinum: New Views on an Old Problem,” at the 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18. The address can be seen live online at 0900h EDT, Thursday, June 3, after which it will be available through June 26, 2021. There is no cost to participate, however pre-registration is required.

Released: 18-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Electronics Pioneer Hiroshi Iwai Receives ECS Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science & Technology
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) honored Hiroshi Iwai, Vice Dean and Distinguished Chair Professor at the International College of Semiconductor Technology, Taiwan, and Professor Emeritus of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, with the 2021 ECS Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science & Technology. He delivers his Award Address, “Impact of Micro-/Nano-Electronics, Miniaturization Limit, and Technology Development for the Next 10 Years and After,” at the 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18. The address can be seen live online at 2100h EDT, Thursday, June 3, after which it will be available through June 26, 2021. There is no cost to participate, however pre-registration is required.

Released: 14-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Expert in Carbon Materials Kicks off 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 Plenary Session
The Electrochemical Society

The ECS Lecture at the Plenary Session of the 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 will be delivered by Dr. Rodney Ruoff, Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science, and the School of Energy Science and Chemical Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, and Director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM). The Plenary Session is from 2100-2200h EST on Monday, May 31, after which the content will be available through June 26, 2021. The 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 takes place in a digital format. There is no cost to participate, however pre-registration is required.

Released: 4-May-2021 5:00 PM EDT
ECS Announces Search for New ECS Journal Editor-in-Chief
The Electrochemical Society

Pennington, NJ – The Electrochemical Society (ECS) seeks nominations for the founding Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of ECS Sensors Plus, a new journal being launched in 2021. The EIC, together with the Editorial Board, ensures the smooth operation and success of the Journal. Nomination submissions are accepted as of May 18, 2021, via the EIC Sensors Plus Nominations Form (available as of May 18) and must be received by September 1, 2021.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Free the Science Week Takes Down ECS Research Paywall
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) celebrates its fifth annual Free the Science Week from April 5-11, 2021, by taking down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library. Throughout the week, the Society’s online collection of published research is freely accessible to everyone. The ECS Digital Library is hosted on IOPscience and includes over 160,000 scientific journal and magazine articles and meeting abstracts, and the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 5:05 AM EDT
Authors John Newman and Nitash P. Balsara on Electrochemical Systems, Fourth Edition
The Electrochemical Society

The long-anticipated fourth edition of Electrochemical Systems by John Newman and Nitash P. Balsara is now available.* The fourth edition updates all of the chapters, adds content on lithium battery electrolyte characterization and polymer electrolytes, and includes a new chapter on impedance spectroscopy. The authors spoke with ECS in a Q&A session about the recently published book.

Released: 1-Mar-2021 12:05 AM EST
Leading Lights of Electrochemistry Assemble at October 240th ECS Meeting
The Electrochemical Society

ECS is proud to announce that the 240th ECS Meeting will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from October 10-14, 2021. The Electrochemistry in Space Symposium is a highlight of the meeting, among other events. Learn more!

Released: 9-Feb-2021 11:50 AM EST
ECS Celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society fosters full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls. To mark February 11—designated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by the United Nations—the Society salutes women’s critical role in advancing electrochemistry and solid state science and related technologies—and the Society.

Released: 2-Feb-2021 10:35 AM EST
ECS Congratulates Members Awarded 2021 Queen Elizabeth Medal
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is proud to congratulate the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering winners, Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak, Jr., M. George Craford, and Russell Dupuis. The 2021 prize acknowledges their contributions from the initial creation and development of LED lighting its applications.

Released: 6-Jan-2021 12:00 PM EST
SOFC-XVII Brings World’s Leading Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Authorities to Stockholm in July 2021
The Electrochemical Society

For Immediate Release Pennington, NJ – The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is proud to announce that the 17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVII) takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, from 18-23 July, 2021. The ECS High-Temperature Energy, Materials, & Processes Division and The SOFC Society of Japan are the meeting co-sponsors.

Released: 16-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST
World’s Leading Electrochemists to Convene at 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS
The Electrochemical Society

The joint international 239th ECS Meeting and 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS) is now accepting abstract submissions.

   
Released: 28-Oct-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Life and Livelihood as the Pandemic Drags On
The Electrochemical Society

When we started on our COVID-19 interview series, no one knew how long the pandemic would last or the long-term impact it would have on our community. As we approach the end of a year of living in the shadow of COVID-19, we thought it useful to follow up with some of our interviewees. We learned that research, collaboration, teaching, and learning are continuing to evolve—along with the challenges of distance learning, meeting, and life.

Released: 16-Oct-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Committing to Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Yue Kuo talks about the role of ECS members in solving humanity’s grand challenges, including the pandemic. Yue holds the Dow Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU).

Released: 16-Oct-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Managing Expectations
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Janine Mauzeroll reflects on balancing professorship and motherhood while home schooling and dealing with loss. Janine is Associate Professor of Chemistry at McGill University, Canada. She received her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, US, and did her postdoc at the Université de Paris, France.

Released: 16-Oct-2020 9:30 AM EDT
The Big Unknown
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Jeffrey “Jeff” Henderson opened up about what he and his colleagues are worrying about—and some tips to getting through this unprecedented period. Jeff is a PhD candidate in Physical/Analytical Chemistry under the supervision of Professors Jamie Noël and David Shoesmith at the University of Western Ontario (Western), Canada.

Released: 15-Oct-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Coping with Chaos
The Electrochemical Society

For our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Alice Suroviec describes pandemic-related challenges—and benefits—of being a mother, professor, scientist, researcher, administrator, homeschooler, and crisis manager. Alice is Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry and Dean of the College of Medical and Natural Sciences at Berry College, Georgia, U.

Released: 15-Oct-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Science’s Time to Shine
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Greg Jackson reflects on changing perceptions of science and difficulties meeting goals in the shadow of COVID-19. Greg is professor of mechanical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). His research group focuses on solar energy storage in solid-oxide electrochemical systems.

Released: 13-Oct-2020 10:20 AM EDT
2019 Nobel Chemistry Laureates’ Advice for 2020 Nobel Chemistry Laureates
The Electrochemical Society

A highlight of The Electrochemical Society’s record-breaking PRiME 2020 digital meeting was the live session honoring M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino, long term ECS members and 2019 Nobel Chemistry Laureates.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Dr. Chris Beasley - Science Will Prevail
The Electrochemical Society

In ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Chris Beasley shares he is upbeat about the future while recognizing the challenges of the present. He is Marketing Manager in Electrochemistry at Gamry Instruments where he has worked for 10 years. Gamry Instruments designs and builds precision electrochemical instrumentation and accessories. Chris received his BS magna cum laude in Chemistry from Kutztown University in 2000. Follow the ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, here: https://www.electrochem.org/ecs-blog/tag/ecs-adapts-and-advances/

Released: 26-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Dr. Marca Doeff - Focusing on the Bright Side
The Electrochemical Society

In ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Dr. Marca Doeff describes San Francisco traffic and her commute to work - which to her surprise, she misses! - developing coping skills, and new research funding opportunities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, here: https://www.electrochem.org/ecs-blog/tag/ecs-adapts-and-advances/

Released: 26-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Dr. Arumugam “Ram” Manthiram on a Pandemic Wake-up Call
The Electrochemical Society

In ECS series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Dr. Arumugam “Ram” Manthiram shares how he is in awe of his research team's ability to remain creative and productive amidst to COVID-19 pandemic. He also urges the science community to be proactive in confronting the pandemic and climate change challenges threatening the global community.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Thriving, Not Just Surviving
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Alex Peroff spoke to us from his home office. Whereas travel used to be the largest part of his job, now he focuses on developing content and meaningful communication. Alex joined Pine Research Instrumentation, Inc. as an Electroanalytical Scientist in 2016 after completing a PhD at Northwestern University.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Adjusting to a Changed World
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Mark Orazem recounts how he made good use of a sabbatical year that didn’t turn out to be anything like he expected. Currently Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida (UF), he was officially on leave for the 2019-2020 academic year. He is returning to a very different environment than he left a year ago.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Give and Take during the Pandemic
The Electrochemical Society

The pandemic sent shockwaves through the academic community. Some institutions are weathering the storm better than others. At Lewis University (LU), Professor Jason Keleher and his students, Carolyn Graverson, Abigail “Abby” Linhart, and Katie Wortman-Otto, are optimistic. In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, they share their COVID-19 experiences and hopes for the future.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
ECS Community on the Frontline of COVID-19 Research
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Netzahualcóyotl (Netz) Arroyo-Currás talks about his lab’s challenge as part of the pandemic response of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which is at the forefront of COVID-19 research. Soon after classes went online and labs were shuttered, his team shifted gears to quickly design a COVID-19 diagnostic device to help meet the urgent need to re-open work and study environments.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
The Battery Community Connects in New Ways
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Venkat Viswanathan shares stories of unexpected opportunities and inspiration. To help early career researchers make progress while labs are shuttered and new lab work isn’t possible, he is creating opportunities to showcase their latest work to academic and industry.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
The ECS Community Adapts and Advances
The Electrochemical Society

Elizabeth Biddinger Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, City College, The City University of New York (CUNY), shares how she and her CUNY community are adapting to—and planning to move beyond—the current situation.

Released: 20-Jul-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Industry Supports and Appreciates ECS Community
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Marion Jones describes the caring and concern characterizing her lockdown experience. She reports feeling supported by her North Carolina-based employer and the ECS community, allowing her to pay it forward by helping customers and caring for her family during this period of disruption.

   
Released: 20-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Tackling COVID-19 with Optimism and Ingenuity
The Electrochemical Society

Joe Stetter is an optimist, inventor, entrepreneur, and owner of two small businesses that stayed open through the lockdown. KWJ Engineering and Spec Sensors manufacture essential health and safety sensors with medical and industrial applications. In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Joe shares the challenges of doing business “not as usual”, and reports on a research collaboration he mobilized to improve PPE sterilization for COVID-19 frontline workers.

   
Released: 20-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Impacting the Human Condition and the Planet
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Jerry Woodall shares insights from his long career working in industry and academia. An inventor and scientist, Jerry is best known for developing the first commercially-viable red LEDs used in automobile brake lights and traffic lights, CD/DVD players, TV remote controls, and computer networks. He received the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation for “his pioneering role in the research and development of compound semiconductor materials and devices.” Currently Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), Jerry served as ECS President from 1990-1991. ECS awarded Jerry the Electronics Division Award (1980), Solid State Science and Technology Award (1985), Edward Goodrich Acheson Award (1998), and named him a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (1992).

Released: 20-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Finding Our Way Forward, Together
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, University College Cork (UCC) Professor of Chemistry Colm O’Dwyer talks about how he, his students, and colleagues are managing research and coursework since Ireland shut down on March 11, 2020. Colm also directs the UCC Applied Nanoscience Group, focused on 3D battery printing, developing new sustainable battery materials, and real-time performance assessments using optics and photonics. Colm volunteers on the ECS Board of Directors, chairs the ECS Electronics and Photonics Division, and previously served on the ECS Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Subcommittee. Like many parents, he is homeschooling his young children while juggling other responsibilities.



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