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Newswise: Life and Livelihood as the Pandemic Drags On
Released: 28-Oct-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Life and Livelihood as the Pandemic Drags On
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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.

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Released: 16-Oct-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Committing to Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges
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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).

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Released: 16-Oct-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Managing Expectations
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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.

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

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Released: 15-Oct-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Coping with Chaos
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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.

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

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

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

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Released: 11-Aug-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Thriving, Not Just Surviving
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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.

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Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Adjusting to a Changed World
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Released: 20-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Impacting the Human Condition and the Planet
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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).

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Released: 20-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Finding Our Way Forward, Together
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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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Released: 17-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Research Group Wins and Loses Through COVID-19
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In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Shelley Minteer reviews changes—both positive and negative—wrought by the pandemic on her research group. Shelley holds the Dale and Susan Poulter Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry and Associate Chair of Chemistry at the University of Utah. The Minteer Research Group works at the interface of electrochemistry, biology, synthesis, and materials chemistry, to provide solutions and address challenges in the areas of catalysis, fuel cells, sensing, and energy storage.

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Released: 16-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT
ECS Community Adapts and Advances Through COVID-19
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ECS community members - including students, researchers, professors, and industry leaders - share how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them at school, in the labs, and at work, and how they're coping and finding solutions to novel hardships during this time.

Released: 15-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT
Why Your Battery Doesn’t Last Forever
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The development of the lithium-ion battery has helped enable the modern day electronics revolution, making possible everything from cellphones to laptops to electric vehicles and even grid-scale energy storage. However, those batteries have limited lifespans. Battery expert Daniel P. Abraham is looking to address that.

Released: 2-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT
New Material Could Revolutionize the Semiconductor Industry
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Semiconductor materials make possible many of today’s technological advances, from handheld electronics to solar cells and even electric vehicles. Specifically, wide bandgap semiconductors have opened new opportunities in ultra-high power electronics applications for utility grid management, military radar systems, and smart grid technologies. In order for these emerging technologies to be successful, researchers are looking to develop materials that are stronger, faster, and more efficient than ever before.

Released: 1-Mar-2017 9:30 AM EST
Microgrids Could Pave the Way for Future Energy Distribution
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Electrochemical engineering expert, Venkat Subramanian, discusses the potential for implementing bottom-up renewable grid control with microgrids.


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