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Twin Cities Section

Previous Meetings and Events

Tuesday, April, 12, 2012 — "Electrochemistry Symposium in the Twin Cities 2012." Everyone is welcome but space is limited. Advance registration required by Saturday, March 31, 2012 by emailing twincitiesecs@hotmail.com. Free to members and nonmembers (includes refreshments and lunch). The symposium starts at 8:30 AM. Agenda: (PDF).

Tuesday, April, 7, 2011 — "Solid State and Electrochemical Science and Technology in the Twin Cities 2011." Everyone is welcome but space is limited. Advance registration required by Friday, April 1, 2011 by emailing twincitiesecs@hotmail.com. Free to members and nonmembers (includes refreshments and lunch). The symposium starts at 8:30 PM. Flyer: (PDF).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 — "Gel Electrolytes Based on Ionic Liquids for Applications in Printed Electronics," by C. Daniel Frisbie. For Information: please contact Francis Guillaume, Tel: 612.625.6887, E-mail: guill001@umn.edu. Social reception starts at 6:30 PM. Flyer: (PDF).

Monday, April 19, 2010 — Solid State and Electrochemical Science and Technology in the Twin Cities 2010, with guest speaker, ECS President Paul Natishan. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. Advance registration required by Monday April 12, 2010 by e-mailing twincitiesecs@hotmail.com; Free to members and nonmembers (includes refreshments and lunch). Flyer: (PDF).

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 — Short Course on Electrochemical Methods and Applications, taught be Pete Peterson, Gamry Instruments, held at the Hampton Inn Shoreview, Shoreview, MN. Contact: twincitiesecs@hotmail.com for more information. Flyer: (PDF).

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 — "Solid State and Electrochemical Science and Technology in the Twin Cities 2009." Contact: twincitiesecs@hotmail.com for more information. Flyer: (PDF).

Thursday, March 19, 2009 — "The Fall and Rise of the 35W Bridge," for dinner, cross-functional networking, and outstanding technical talks, held at Medtronic, 694 & Hwy 65 Fridley, MN. The ECS Twin Cities Section will cover the cost of attendance to the MinnTS symposium for local members. Flyer: (PDF).

Thursday November 6, 2008 — Kevin Eberman: "Cell Level Capacity Fade Caused by Three Factor Interaction," University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, 210 Amundson Hall, 421 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis. 6:30: Refreshments; 7:00 Lecture. Contact: twincitiesecs@hotmail.com for more information. Flyer: (PDF).

June 12, 2008 — "Microbial Biofilm Voltammetry. Exploring How Bacteria Interface with Electrodes." University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, 210 Amundson Hall, 421 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis. 6:30: Annual Business Meeting, Elections of Officers, Refreshments; 7:00 Lecture. Contact: twincitiesecs@hotmail.com for more information. Flyer: (PDF).

April 28, 2008 — "Solid State and Electrochemical Science and Technology in the Twin Cities 2008." Hampton Inn, 10 AM to 5 PM, 1000 Gramsie Ave. (694 and Lexington Ave, adjacent to the Green Mill Restaurant), Shoreview, MN. Free for members and nonmembers (includes refreshments and lunch). (Symposium PDF) Sixty-four attendees listened to 5 speakers from Twin Cities companies and academia present their research work. Additionally, ECS Vice-President William Brown kicked off the symposium with a presentation titled “ECS: A Look at the Present with Our Vision of the Future.” He provided the audience with an overview of ECS membership, sections, meetings, publications, operating expenses, and the Society’s goals for the future. He followed this with a talk describing his own research. The talks ranged from materials for solar cells to corrosion issues in medical devices to electrodeposition to batteries and fuel cells. The speaker abstracts may be found here (PDF).

March 20, 2008 — 6th Annual Minnesota Technical Symposium: "Operation Stardust." "NASA Spitzer Space Telescope," Robert Gehrz, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Astronomy; "Stardust," Robert Pepin, University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy. Medtronic Headquarters, 5-9 PM, 694 & Hwy 65, Fridley, MN. Cost: $25. Reservations: by Friday, March 14 to reservations@MinnTS.org or Bede Willenbring 651.236.5470. Participating organizations: ACS, AlChE, ASM, AVS, ECS, IEEE, MinnMass, MMS, SAS, and SID. www.minnts.org.

October 11, 2007 — Prof. Clive Randall, Director of the Center for Dielectric Studies, Material Science and Engineering, Penn State University, gave a talk entitled, "Material Science Challenges for Ceramic Capacitors and Actuators."

March 15, 2007 — 5th Annual Minnesota Technical Symposium.

February 28, 2007 — Dr. Ibro Tabakovic, Seagate Technology, gave a talk entitled, "Electrodeposition of Magnetic Alloys with High Magnetic Moment and High Corrosion Resistance Applied As A Writer Material in Magnetic Recording Heads." Abstract: The electroplated magnetic alloys (1.0T Ni80Fe20, 1.6T Ni45Fe55, 1.8T Co73Ni12Fe13, 2.4T CoFe), obtained in the presence of saccharin, and sputtered magnetic alloys of the same composition showed dramatically different corrosion properties at pH 5.9. The higher corrosion susceptibility of electroplated magnetic alloys is attributed to sulfur inclusions in the form of Co and Fe sulfides. Three possible ways to improve the corrosion properties of 2.4T CoFe alloys and at the same time to keep magnetic moment around 2.4 Tesla will be discussed. Those are: (i) Replacement of saccharin with another organic additive, (ii) Pulsed electrodeposition, and (iii) Electrodeposition of CoFeX materials where X is a more noble element than Co and Fe. Hosted by Seagate Technology.

October 2006 — Prof. Masayuki Morita, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, gave a talk entitled, "Polymeric gel electrolytes for electrochemical capacitors" Hosted by Medtronic."

May 6, 2005 — Bruno Scrosati, University "La Sapienza" of Rome, Italy, "From the Volta Pile to the Lithium Ion: A Century of Progress in Battery Technology." He gave an overview of the progress in battery technology in the last century, the current start of the art, and an in-depth description of his research on new electrode and electrolyte materials for lithium batteries.

February 4, 2005 — Jeff Dahn, Dalhousie University, "Doubling the Energy of the Li-ion Battery." Dr. Dahn described his research, in collaboration with 3M, on Fe-Sn-C nanocomposites as anodes for lithium-ion batteries. The new materials Dr. Dahn and his collaborators developed can lead to a doubling of the energy of the lithium-ion battery compared with batteries using carbon anodes.

February 2, 2005 — Andrew M. Herring, Department of Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, "The Thermo-Chemical Conversion of Biomass to Carbonaceous Materials, Fuels, or Hydrogen." He gave an overview of the conversion of biomass as the potential source of renewable fuels. He described in-depth his research on biomass pyrolysis to fuels, and a demonstration of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, PEMFC, with biomass derived hydrogen at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

January 26, 2005 — ECS Vice President Carlton M. Osburn, North Carolina State University; he updated the attendees on ECS affairs and activities, and gave a presentation on his research on electrochemical and solid-state science and technology in ULSI technology.

 

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