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Opening of the ECS Korea Section-KIST Joint Symposium on Electrochemical CO2 Conversion in Gwangju, South Korea.

Opening of the ECS Korea Section-KIST Joint Symposium on Electrochemical CO2 Conversion in Gwangju, South Korea.

The Korea Section Symposium (Organizers: Prof. Yung-Eun Sung, Prof. Soo-Kil Kim and Dr. Byoung Koun Min) was held on April 2, 2015 at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju, Korea.

This year, the event was held as a Joint Symposium with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, with the title “ECS Korea Section-KIST Joint Symposium on Electrochemical CO2 Conversion.” It was composed of seven talks on electrocatalysts and systems for electrochemical reduction of CO2.

At the end of the symposium, Ms. Minah Lee received the 2015 Student Award of the Korea Section of The Electrochemical Society with a cash prize of $500 from the Society.

She presented at the symposium her recent work titled “Biologically Inspired Redox Centers for Sustainable and High Performance Rechargeable Batteries.” She recently received her Ph. D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea. Her current research interest is in the area of secondary batteries and light harvesting.

The next award will be presented at the spring symposium of the Section in 2016.

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