Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting of the Sensor Division of the ECS
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct 3, 2004
Meeting called to order by Cindy Bruckner-Lea at 8:30pm
Cindy Bruckner-Lea (PNNL), Gary Hunter (NASA GRC), Rangachary Mukundan (LANL), Peter J. Hesketh (Georgia Tech), Joe Stetter (IIT), Mira Josowicz (Georgia Tech), Saeweon Roh (IIT) and Yen-Te Chao (IIT).
1. The minutes from the last meeting in San Antonio were approved.
2. Treasurer’s Report:
Jan. 1, 2003, Balance = $38,954.99
June 30, 2003, Balance = $40,366.13
Dec 31, 2003, Balance = $42,641.43
June 30, 2004, Balance = $43,908.08
Outstanding Achievement award account:
Jan. 1, 2003, Balance = $6426.22
June 30, 2003, Balance = $5589.22
Dec. 31, 2003, Balance = $5771.79
June 30, 2004, Balance = $5944.79
3. Following are the Nominations for Sensor Division Officers and Executive Committee Members to serve from Fall 2004- Fall 2006:
Chair: Gary Hunter, Ph.D. (NASA Glenn Research Center)
Vice Chair: Rangachary Mukundan, Ph.D. (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Sec/Treas: Jing Li, Ph.D. (U.C. Santa Cruz/NASA Ames Research Center)
Members at Large:
Zoriada Aguilar (Vegrandis, LLC)
Sheik Akbar (Ohio State University)
Venkat Bhethanabotla (U. South Florida)
Karel Domansky (MIT-Lincoln Labs)
Jay Grate (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Robert Hillman (University of Leicester)
Tatsumi Ishihara (Kyushu University)
Mira Josowicz (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Darby Makel (Makel Engineering)
Christine Kranz (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Mike Sailor (University of California, San Diego)
Thomas Thundat (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Norobu Yamazoe (Kyushu University)
Ted Zellers (University of Michigan)
Ying-Lan Chang (Agilent Laboratories)
Cindy Bruckner-Lea (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Joe Stetter (Illinois Institute of Technology
At the Division Luncheon on Tuesday October 5, we will include any additional nominees from the floor and vote on the slate of officers for 2004-2006. According to the Sensor Division Bylaws, the Executive committee must include at least 2 members, but there is no limit to the number of members at large.
10/5/04:Additional nominee from floor during the Business Luncheon
Professor Masood (Case Western Reserve University)
[All nominees above were elected during the Business meeting on 10/05/05]
4. Student Travel awards-revisit guidelines
The student must be presenting a poster or giving an oral presentation.
$1000 maximum awarded per year – Fall and Spring combined (may give most of the awards at meeting with higher travel expenses).
Exceptions to the guidelines must be approved by the Executive committee.
Discussion: Currently there are typically 2-5 award recipients per year. Try and decrease the award amount given per person, and give the award to more people to encourage student involvement in ECS. Should publicize as much as possible to get more applicants. Currently the travel awards are only advertised in Interface (and maybe the application is available on the ECS website). Suggestion was made to also advertise on the ECS Sensor Division web page. Peter Hesketh has been the point of contact for the student awards for several years. Cindy will get someone else to do this and give the name to Troy Miller. The new point of contact will need to work with ECS to update the application to post the application in Interface on the on the ECS webpage.
Motion to provide free registration to the first 6 students applying for the award at each meeting, or up to 12 registrations for each calendar year proposed by Joe Stetter and seconded by Peter Hesketh. Motion Carried.
Note: Student registration cost is currently $135, so 12 registrations will cost $1620.
5. Guidelines for funding sponsored/co-sponsored symposia.
When requested to provide financial support to a symposium without a PV: Provide up to 1 registration to symposia that the Sensor Division sponsors/co-sponsors ($360-$560), if the lead division also provides at least one complimentary registration.
When requested to provide financial support to a symposium with a PV: Provide up to 2 registrations to symposia with a PV, if the lead organization also provides 2 complimentary registrations ($720-$1220).
Exceptions to these guidelines must be approved by the Executive Committee.
Motion to make this the sponsor policy proposed by Mukund
Second this by Peter Hesketh. Motion carried.
6. Outstanding Achievement Award
Chair for the Outstanding Achievement Award Committee will be appointed in the next week (Cindy or new Chair: need to notify Troy Miller when the committee chair is appointed). The suggestion was made to provide travel costs and/or registration for the award recipient.
Peter Hesketh moves to cover meeting registration for the Sensor Division Awardee, in addition to the $1000 honorarium given for the award. Joe seconds. Motion carried.
7. Symposium Funding Requests
Request from High Temperature Materials Diviaino to provide $2000 in funding for the Solid State Ionics conference to be held in Los Angeles. This symposium includes a proceedings volume, and has been co-sponsored by the Sensor Division in the past. There was some discussion, and it was decided that two registrations will be sponsored by the Sensor Division, as per our guidelines.
8. Interface Committee update (Cindy Bruckner-Lea)
Focus on education will be highlighted in an upcoming.
One topic being discussed is outreach work from K to high school. NSF promotes interaction with schools. Peter Hesketh has done some work on this at G-tech. He will be the Sensor Division point of contact.
Joe suggests that we do some kind of outreach at the local meeting? Society can set up something with the local outreach committee and division folks can contribute time. Eg. Our scientists can do a demo to the teachers and students that are brought here for the society. Website type experiments. Get all the information from the sensor division to give back to Interface if they need it.
Summary of committee representatives needed, and new policies:
Interface: Peter Hesketh will be the new representative (replaces Cindy Bruckner-Lea, who has done this for several years). Interface committee meetings are always held at 4:00pm on Sunday. A substitute to represent the Sensor Division must be found when you can’t attend the meeting.
Student Awards: Cindy will find a new representative this week. New policy is to provide meeting registration to the first 6 applicants per meeting, or up to 12 applicants per calendar year. The new student award representative will have to work with ECS to update the award description in the application in Interface and on the ECS website.
Outstanding Achievement Award: New Chair of the Sensor Division will appoint the award committee immediately after the Hawaii meeting, and let Troy Miller know the committee chair, so that the information can be published in Interface. New policy: award includes $1000 honorarium and meeting registration for the award recipient to attend the ECS meeting and give a presentation.
9. Future Symposia Planning
At this meeting: There is a conflict between nanotechnology and biosensors at our symposium. The conflict is not obvious based only upon the titles of the symposia. The suggestion was made to talk to the Nanotechnology group about organizing the sensor papers together, and making sure they don’t conflict with sensor symposia. In general, it would be good to have ECS staff (preferred) or Division representatives look at meeting schedule before it is finalized to be sure there are no major scheduling conflicts of symposia that include papers on similar topics. Joe Stetter offered to follow up on this.
207th Meeting, Quebec City, Canada
May 15-20, 2005
Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems – General Session
G. Hunter, J. Stetter, Peter Hesketh, Shekar Bhansali
Vadim Lvovich, P. Vanysek, D. Hansen
Environmental, Fuel Cell, and Advanced Automotive Sensors
R. Mukundan, S. Akbar , F. DiMeo, M.A. Ryan,
Nanostructured and Functionalized Conducting Polymer Films
P. Kulesza, M. Vorotyntsev, Jing Li, J.A. Cox, P. Schmuki
Biomolecular Sensors and Arrays
J. Rusling, C. Bruckner-Lea
Combinatorial Electrochemistry of Sensing Materials and Methodologies
A. Yudin, W. Schuhmann, G. Smotkin, Yuehe Lin
**Possible short course on nanotechnology—given by Professor Wang at Georgia Tech
208th Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
October 16-21, 2005
(final list of topics)
**Calls for papers needed by Monday, Oct. 11, 2004
**Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems – General Session
**Acoustic Wave-based Sensors
V. Bhethanabotla, R. Hillman, R. Cernosek, J. Grate, D. Malocha
P. Hesketh, T. Thundat, Z. Hu
**Sensors based on Nanotechnology II
C. Bruckner-Lea, J. Stetter, Jing Li, M. Josowicz (?)
Nitrides and Wide Band Gap Semiconductors for Sensors, Photonics, and Electronics
R. Fitch, E. Stokes, P.H. Shen, P.C. Chang, R.E. Enstrom
Solid State Ionic Devices
E. Waschman, F. Garzon. R. Mukundan
(High temp materials/Sensor)
M. Mirkin, G. Pillay, Sensor Division: T. Zellers (?), D. Makel (?)
Biological and Medical Applications of Luminescent Materials
L. Shea Rohwer, U. Happek, J. Burgess, C. Bruckner-Lea
(Luminescence and Display Materials, OBE, Sensor)
(?) = potential organizer that will be contacted to see if they are interested in helping
209th Meeting, Denver Colorado
May 7-12, 2006
· Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems – General Session (G. Hunter)
· New Sensor Materials (Sensor/DS&T) M. Josowicz (?), J. Li (?)
· Biosensor Systems (Sensor) C. Bruckner-Lea, A. Simonian
210th Meeting, Cancun, MX
October 29-Nov 3, 2006
· Chemical Sensors VII: Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems (G. Hunter)
· Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems (MEMS/NEMS) VIII (Sensor, DS&T, Electronics) P. Hesketh
· Biological Nanostructures, Materials and Applications (Nanotechnology, Sensor)
MEMs every 3 or 4 meetings (recently: Fall, even years) Begin MEMS/NEMS in Spring 2006
Acoustic Wave Based Sensors every ~4 meetings (Fall, odd years)
Big Sensor Session Every 4 meetings (usually Fall, even years)
Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems – General Session (most meetings, unless there are already a wide range of sensor-related sessions, began Spring 2003)
Sensors Based on Nanotechnology (every 3 meetings, began Spring 2004)
Meeting adjourned at 10:30pm