- ECS SENSOR DIVISION Sunday, March 25, 2000 – Washington DC
Committee - Sunday Evening Planning Meeting
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Ang,Shekhor Bhonsali, Cindy Bruckner-Lea, Jim Burgess, Gene Chalyt, Dick Crooks,
Peter Hesketh, Zhiyu (Jerry) Hu, Henry Hughes, Gary Hunter, Jacques Leibovitz,
Changming Li, Jing Li, Ingemar Lundström, Durga Misra, Bill Penrose, Krishna
Persaud, Bob Ruedisueli, Joe Stetter, Ed Stokes, Dennis Turner, Petr Vanýsek
Meeting called to order
at 20:52 by Joe Stetter
1. Dennis Turner
has written a history of the division for the Centennial issue. Final
edition is due soon—comments are needed. See Dennis Turner, Cindy Bruckner-Lea
or Joe Stetter for a copy to review. Dennis would like pictures of past
outstanding achievement award winners to add to the article (ECS should have
these on file—or he could add updated photos).
The minutes of the previous Executive Committee Meeting were approved.
2000 balance: 23,642.67
31, 2000 balance: 30,466.36
Jan 1, 2000 balance: 6,431.84
Award deduction: 1049.00
Dec 31, 2000 balance: 5,768.75
Joe Stetter suggested a transfer of funds from the custodial account to
award account. The goal would be to eventually make the award account
self-sustaining. Peter Hesketh motioned to transfer $10K to the award account.
Petr Vanysek discussed the fact that the interest is the same for the award and
custodian account, but the award account is not accessible for other purposes,
if needed. There is a minimum balance for the award account that we need
to maintain. (Need to check this amount). This
discussion of the transfer of funds was tabled until next meeting in SF.
Student travel grants were discussed.
Science/Electronic Division guidelines: gives
300-600 to a maximum of 5 students. They typically do not use all of this
funding. The student is required to present a paper to receive funding.
It is generally a challenge to attract students to meetings. Example:
Phoenix meeting—no students applied, this meeting—2 students applied.
P. Hesketh suggested that
the Sensor Division increase the student awards to a maximum of 1800/year and
$600 per meeting. The following discussion indicated that this should be defined
on a per meeting basis. The current application procedure was discussed:
part of the application specifies the need, the application for funding
occurs after a paper is accepted, and the application is due at least 1 month
before the meeting. Someone also indicated that ECS will start sending reminders
to students that submit papers about this fellowship. It was also suggested that
it would be helpful if ECS chose meeting locations with reasonable costs for
travel to encourage more student attendance.
Motion: $1200 per meeting
maximum, $600 per student maximum
Motion is approved.
Motion that unspent money
is not carried over to the next meeting.
Vanysek comment: Would be
nice to also keep a list of awardees.
San Francisco Meeting (Abstracts and proceedings papers are due April 2,
There will be one large
sensor symposium. Co-sponsors: ECS Physical Electrochemistry, ECS Organic and
Biological, ISE Analytical Electrochemistry, and ISE Bioelectrochemistry.
Sessions will be broken down depending on submissions. A proceedings
volume will be available at the meeting.
Vanysek: Request $1800 in
funding for 6 registrations for the SF meeting.
Request is approved.
There will also be a
short course on Electroanalytical Sensors at this meeting.
Philadelphia Spring 2002 (Abstracts Due Jan 1, 2002)
Systems and MEMs VI: (Sensor/Dielectric/Electronics): Hesketh, Ang, Davidson,
Hughes, Misra, Davidson.
Would like 9-10 invited
Hesketh: Request $1000 to
support MEMs, 3 days, proceedings volume planned. Approved.
• Wide Bandgap
Semiconductors for Photonic and Electronic Devices and Sensors
(Electronics/Sensor divisions; Stokes from Sensor division is helping organize
the symposium) symposium. This was previously a different symposium called
“Sensors for Semiconductor process monitoring”. Motion from Stokes to
combine with Electronics division to form the above symposium is approved.
Stokes expects to obtain some GE sponsorship for this symposium.
Stokes: request for
Sensor Division to fund 1 registration
Hughes: believes income
is split proportionally to contribution—Stetter will check into this.
Motion for $300 for
registration for someone in the Sensor area. Approved.
• Sensing in Industrial
and Extreme applications (Sensor): D. Cernosek, Stetter, Widener. This is one is
Modified Electrodes (Physical/OBE/Sensor): Bartlett, Taniguchi, Lennox,
Marsan. Is this still on? No one at the Sensor Executive Committee meeting was
involved with this symposium---any Sensor Division organizers?
and Instrumentation (Physical/OBE/Sensor): McCarley only organizer listed (no
one in Sensor division listed as organizer)
Secretary’s note: there
is now a Nanotechnology Session listed on the ECS Web page that is sponsored by
all Divisions at the Philadelphia meeting.
The call for papers indicates that nanotechnology
for sensors is included. Bruckner-Lea will volunteer to help organize this
symposium if help is needed.
Crooks: expressed concern about last minute changes made in symposia.
Discussion indicated that it would be a good idea in the future to send e-mail
to Executive Committee Members to discuss changes. Co-sponsorship should first
be approved, and funding approved separately. Stetter indicated that the
co-sponsorship listings are decided (preliminary decisions) at meetings held
after all of the Division meetings.
There was extensive discussion that ECS needs a better mechanism for
ensuring that co-sponsorship is desired and that co-organizers from each
Division are really willing to help in organizing the symposium.
given by Crooks: names often get added to be organizers without their knowledge.
There should be a mechanism to contact people to confirm they are organizers.
For a symposium started by another division at this meeting—Sensor
Division co-sponsored the symposium, and organizer names were added without
their knowledge The Sensor Division organizers (added without their knowledge)
ended up organizing the symposium completely, and the other
co-sponsoring divisions did not help at all.
co-organizers should help get speakers, write call for papers, etc.
Question: Should calls
for papers be sent to Executive Committee?
Joe will do this in the future when he receives these.
10. SLC Meeting Fall 2002
• Acoustic Wave Sensors
(Hillman, Zellers, Martin, Cernosek)
• Solid State Ionic
Devices III Ceramic Sensors . Should we cosponsor this one---yes. Vanysek will
help from Sensor
• Combinatory electrode
arrays and electrochemical systems —P. Hesketh will help from Sensor
• Sensing systems:
(includes packaging CMOS systems/technology and biosensor
systems) Gary Hunter, Shekhor Bhonsali, , Cindy Bruckner-Lea, and Joe
Stetter volunteered to organize this one.
Paris: Spring 2003
12. General discussion of
future symposia topics:
Rotate several general
topics rather than have specific symposium topics (Bruckner-Lea)
Packaging, general sessions, another joint nitride/sensors (Stokes) when
this is offered again, Biosensors, nanotechnology for sensors, impedance-based
What would people be
interested in attending—could we send out a survey?
Chalyt will prepare the next Sensor Division Newsletter (Cindy Bruckner-Lea has
been doing this for several years and will help with the transition).
23:05 meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted by
Cindy Bruckner-Lea, Secretary/Treasurer.
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