Why Join ECS

Discover your community!

The Electrochemical Society was founded in 1902 as a nonprofit, educational organization. Even in its early years, the membership included an impressive core of active participants such as Edward Acheson,  the original manufacturer of graphite and Herbert Dow, the founder of the Dow Chemical Company. Even Thomas Edison was a member.

The Society’s membership continues to have a profound impact on the global society. Notable members include Intel co-founder Gordon Moore; Allen Bard, who is regarded as the father of modern electrochemistry; and Esther Takeuchi, who invented the battery that powers pacemakers.

Led by scientists, for scientists

By joining ECS, you have access to an elite community that can only help you further your research and your career. Members take advantage of the vast programs that ECS offers, such as awards, grants, and fellowships in addition to much more.

Your support brings our community one step closer to the vision of platinum Open Access. Freeing the science will democratize the science, accelerate scientific progress, encourage innovation, and ultimately, may help create jobs and identify solutions to pressing global problems.

In order to join ECS you must hold a bachelor’s degree in natural science or engineering, or seven years’ undergraduate study and relevant work experience in electrochemistry or allied subjects.

Types of membership

ECS offers different membership plans to meet the needs of individuals in academica, industry and government. Individuals can chose to join for 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 5 years or even life. All members are required to select a primary division and have the option of selecting multiple primary division, which would grant rights of each division, or participate in secondary divisions based on interest. Members also have the option of participating in a section, which dues charges will vary based on geographic location.

Membership Membership Dues Division Dues Savings
1 Year Membership $115.00 $15 N/A
2 Year Membership $210.00 $30 $10 per year
3 Year Membership $300.00 $45 $15 per year
5 Year Membership $475.00 $75 $20 per year
Student Membership $15.00 $15.00 $100 per year
Awarded Student Membership FREE FREE $130 per year
Student Chapter Membership FREE FREE $130 per year
Retired Membership $55.00 $15 Contact us.
Life Membership Will vary Will vary Contact us.
Emeritus Membership FREE FREE Contact us.
Benefits of membership

Get the latest science

  • Receive 100 free downloads in the ECS Digital Library, worth $3300
  • Access to the ECS Digital Library, which includes the top publications in solid-state and electrochemical science and technology
  • Publication access includes: Journal of The Electrochemical Society (1930-present), ECS Journal of Solid-State Science and Technology, ECS Electrochemistry Letters, ECS Solid-State Letters, ECS Transactions (2005-present), and Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters (1998-2012); unlimited electronic access to Interface magazine and ECS Meeting Abstracts (2005-present)
  • Receive a print copy of Interface, the quarterly membership magazine of ECS

Publish the latest science

Members receive a complimentary article credit, worth $800, when publishing open access and deep discounts for additional articles published while members with ECS.

Save with generous discounts

Save big on ECS biannual meetings, educational programming & all ECS products and services, including discounts on publications such as Monographs and ECS Transactions.

Get involved

ECS offers numerous opportunities to meet with peers and expand your circle of contacts through involvement in our thirteen technical divisions, sections and/or numerous committees.

Network and engage

Connect with colleagues throughout the with access to the ECS Member Directory.

Enhance your career/research

Apply and participate in the various programs that ECS offers, such as ECS’s robust award, fellowship and travel grant programs.

Discover your next career opportunity through the ECS jobs board.