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San Francisco Section

Past Meetings

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012


June 12, 2012 — Student Night and Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award
Allison Engstrom, University of California, Berkeley: "Exploring the Cycle Behavior of Electrodeposited Vanadium Oxide Supercapacitor Electrodes in Various Aqueous Environments"
Matthew McDowell, Stanford University: “Volume Expansion and Fracture of Nanostructured Si Anodes during Electrochemical Lithiation/Delithiation”
Xiongwu Kang, UC Santa Cruz: “Alkyne-Stabilized Ruthenium Nanoparticles”

May 22, 2012 — Joint meeting with the California Section of ACS
Dr. Joel Ager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: "Artificial Photosynthesis: Photovoltaics and Electrochemistry"

March 28, 2012 — President's Night
Dr. Fernando Garzon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Senior Vice President of the Electrochemical Society and President Elect: “Controlled Interface Mixed Potential Sensors for Detection of Gases”

February 2, 2012 — Dr. Stephen Harris, General Motors R&D: “Transport and Failure in
Li-ion Batteries”


December 15, 2011 — Student Night and Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award
Maureen Tang, University of California, Berkeley: “Electrochemical Characterization of Passivating Films in Lithium Ion Batteries”
Yi Wei Chen, Stanford University: “Atomic-Layer-Deposited (ALD) Metal Oxides for Applications Beyond Gate Dielectrics in Modern MOSFETs”
Thomas Conry, University of California, Berkeley: “Improved Positive Electrode Materials for Li-ion Batteries”


May 2010 — Dr. Fernando Garzon, Los Alamos National Laboratory and 3rd Vice-President of ECS

April 2010 — Student Night and Daniel Cubiccioti Student Award

March 2010 — Dr. Turgut Gur, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, "Coal Utilization in a Fluidized Bed Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

February 2010 — Dr. Winfried Wilcke, IBM, "Rechargeable Lithium-Air Batteries,"

January 2010 — Prof. Robert Huggins, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, "Water in Lithium Batteries—Friend or Foe?"


October 15, 2009 — Tour of Imara, Imara Corporation, Menlo Park


November 2006 — Michael Hickner, "Neutron Imaging Studies of Liquid Water Transport in PEM Fuel Cells"

October 2006 — Tour of Tesla Motors

May 2006 — Steve Visco, Polyplus Battery Co., "Lithium Air Batteries"

April 2006 — Student Night and Daniel Cubicciotti Award

March 14, 2006 — Stan Tsi, Applied Materials Inc., "Electrochemical Mechanical Polishing (Ecmp) for Future Generation Copper Planarization"


December 14, 2005 — Joint meeting with the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of ASM, Madhav Datta, Cooligy, Inc., " Paradigm Shifts in Microelectronics: The Role of Electrochemical Processing"

October 20, 2005 — Noel Buckley, University of Limerick, "Anodic Behavior of InP and GaN: Film Growth, Etching, Nanoporosity, and Current Oscillations"

September 28, 2005 — Ben Feldman, Abbott Diabetes Care, "FreeStyle™: A Small-Volume Electrochemical Glucose Sensor"

June 22, 2005 — Mark Allendorf, Sandi National Laboratory, "Microfluidic Devices for Detection of Biotoxins and Viruses"

May 12, 2005 — Peidong Yang, U.C. Berkeley, "One-Dimensional Nanostructures as Subwavelength Optical Elements for Photonics Integration"

April 27, 2005 — Student Night, Daniel Steingart, University of California, Berkeley, 2005 Daniel Cubicciotti Award Winner, "Design of Direct Write Microbatteries for Wireless Sensor Networks;" Cyrus Wadia, University of California, Berkeley, "Advancing Hybrid Solar Technology by New Materials Investigations;" Xhavin Sinha, San Jose State University, "The Electrochemical Decomposition of Nitrate Ion in Low Conductivity Aqueous Solutions"

March 24, 2005 — Robert Kostecki, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, "Microbatteries for Integrated Autonomous Microdevices"


December 16, 2004 — Keith Kepler, Farasis Energy Inc., "Writing Successful SBIR Proposals"

September 23, 2004 — Nirmalya Maiti, Applied Materials, "ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) Barrier Metal Technology and Applications"

June 29, 2004 — Craig R. Horne, Sr. Vice President, Engineering, Kainos Energy, "Nanomaterials in Fuel Cells and Batteries"

May 18, 2004 — Student Night with the Cubicciotti Award; Eric Guyer, "Effect of Aqueous Solution Chemistry on the Accelerated Cracking of Nanoporous Thin-Film Structures;" Aurora Marie Fojas, "Synthesis and Design of Novel Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts;" Matthew Hurst, "Use of Nafion-Coated Electrodes in Voltammetric Studies of Copper in San Francisco Bay"

April 13, 2004 — Meyya Meyyappan, Director, Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center, "Topics in Nanotechnology"

March 10, 2004 — ECS National Officer Talk; William H. Smyrl, University of Minnesota, "Visualization of Corrosion and Reactive Surfaces"

February 3, 2004 — 2003 ECS Orlando Keynote Address; Fritz Kalhammer, "When Will We Be Able to Buy and Drive Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles?"

January 15, 2004 — 2004 Joint Meeting with the Northern California Applied Spectroscopy Association; Steven Boxer, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University


December 3, 2003 — Chien Chiang, Vice President, Research and Development, Novellus Systems, "Another Crossroad for Low-k Dielectrics?!"

November 13, 2003 — Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship; Alain Harrus, "Common Pitfalls in Marketing Early Stage Start-up to Investors;" J. R. Stetter, "Entrepreneurship and Nanotechnology"

October 9, 2003 — A Charles Evans plant tour

May 2003 — Student Night and Presentation of the 2003 Cubicciotti Award


December 2002 — Karl E. Spear, Professor Emeritus of Mat. Sci. & Eng. at Penn State, "High-Level Nuclear Waste Glass: Thermochemical Modeling of Stabilities"

November 2002 — Thomas Huser, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Single Molecule Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy from Conjugated Polymers to DNA"

May 16, 2002 — Thomas Richardson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, "Electrochromic Mirrors"

May 1, 2002 — Student Night, Cubicciotti Award

April 16, 2002 — President's meeting (co-hosted by SSST), Jan B. Talbot, "Electrodepsition of Composite Films using a Rotating Cylindrical Electrode"

March 27, 2002 — David L. Olmeiger - PolyFuel, "Materials Development for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells"


March 14, 2001 — President's meeting (co-hosted by SSST), Carl Osburn

February 21, 2001 — MacroMetalics, San Jose, plant tour


November 8, 2000 — Thomas Devine, UC Berkeley

October 18, 2000 — Allen C. Lingenfelter, National Laboratories in Livermore, California

September 27, 2000 — Kim Kinoshita, Lawrence Berkeley National Laborator



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