2001 Joint International Meeting

The 200th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Inc. and the 52nd Meeting of The International Society of Electrochemistry


September 2-7, 2001
San Francisco, California
San Francisco Hilton & Towers

2001 ECS/ISE Joint Meeting - San Francisco, California - September 2-7, 2001

 

The 2001 Joint International Meeting combines the 200th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the 52nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). This major international conference offers a unique blend of electrochemical and solid‑state science and technology in twenty-seven topical symposia consisting of 1575 technical presentations scheduled for this meeting. This Joint International Meeting will provide individuals with an opportunity and a forum to exchange information on the latest scientific and technical developments in these fields.

 

You are invited to participate not only in the extensive technical program, but also in the many other social events planned for the Meeting. One meeting highlight is the Plenary Session, which will include Award Presentations for the ISE Pergamon Award and the ECS Olin Palladium Award. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Technical Exhibition which opens in conjunction with the Monday Evening Mixer and General Student Poster Session and runs through Wednesday.

 

The 2001 Joint International Meeting will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Hotel & Towers. The Hilton San Francisco Hotel & Towers is located in the heart of the Theatre District, just two blocks from Union Square, and the Hilton San Francisco Hotel & Towers is the largest hotel on the West Coast with close to 2,000 rooms.

 

On behalf of both the ECS and ISE, we would like to welcome all of our colleagues to San Francisco and the Hilton San Francisco Hotel & Towers for an unparalleled technical conference. We hope that you will take part in the numerous activities planned for this exceptional Joint International Meeting and that you will have the opportunity to visit some of the many attractions that are unique to the area.

 

Table of Contents
Program Information Advanced Meeting Registration Hotel Reservation Information
General Functions On-Site Meeting Registration Ground Transportation
Combined Poster Session Meeting Information Airline Reservation Information
Individual Poster Sessions Technical Exhibition Discussion/Notes
ISE Banquet Short Courses Employment Services
Coffee Breaks Professional Development Workshops ADA Accessibility
Technical Session Co-Chair Orientation Committee Meetings Non-Technical Registrant/Spouse Tours
Paper Presentation Special Events Additional Tours
Symposium and Session Organizers Speaker Ready Room Speaker Indemnification

 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

The technical program for this meeting features outstanding symposia consisting of over 1500 technical presentations.  A complete listing of all the technical symposia, including the complete technical program is now available for this meeting.

 


HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION

 

Because the Hilton San Francisco Hotel & Towers is the Headquarters Hotel, we are financially responsible for all of the meeting space used at the hotel. The amount charged for the meeting space is dependent upon the total number of guestrooms reserved using our special convention rates during the dates of the meeting. Therefore, we encourage all attendees to stay at the Hilton San Francisco, where your stay will be most enjoyable.

The Hilton San Francisco Hotel & Towers reservations telephone number is 415.771.1400, toll free 800.hiltons, fax 909.791.8501,or by web www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/private_groups/ejm/index.jhtml. The deadline for reservations is August 3, 2001. Reservations received after the deadline will only be accepted on a space available basis. Be sure to mention that you are planning to attend the 2001 Joint International Meeting to obtain our special reduced convention rates. The special convention rates are:

 

Category

Single

Double

Standard

$139

$159

Superior

$149

$169

Deluxe

$159

$179

Towers

$189

$209

 

 


GROUND TRANSPORTATION

 

The Hilton San Francisco Hotel & Towers is located approximately 30 minutes north of the airport.  The San Francisco Airporter is a shuttle service that picks up passengers outside the baggage claim area of the airport every twenty minutes.  Due to the frequency of shuttles, reservations are not needed.  The service runs from 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM daily and costs $12 per passenger each way.  Taxicabs are also available and cost approximately $32 each way.

 


AIRLINE RESERVATION INFORMATION

 

Continental Airlines has been designated as the "Official" carrier for the 2001 Joint International Meeting.  Continental offers a majority of the direct flights in and out of San Francisco.  Continental Airlines is offering special discounted meeting fares!  Up to a 10% discount off the lowest applicable fare when you call Continental's toll‑free reservation number 1‑800-468-7022 (outside the toll free dialing area call 281-821-2100 ext. 1007 or your local Continental Reservations Office) and refer to the special 2001 Joint Meeting ID Number L9SVGP.  An additional 5% discount will apply when you purchase your tickets at least 60 days in advance of your travel date.  Dedicated reservationists are on duty 7 days a week, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Central Standard Time.  Book your flight early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount. 

 

To utilize Continental’s quality service, convenient schedules and special fares, follow these steps:

 

1.  Call, or have your travel agent call 1‑800-468-7022 (outside the toll free dialing area call 281-821-2100 ext. 1007 or your local Continental Reservations Office) 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, (CST)

2.  Refer to the special 2001 Joint Meeting ID Number L9SVGP

 


GENERAL FUNCTIONS

 

Saturday, September 1

A DAY IN THE WINE COUNTRY TOUR

All meeting participants arriving in advance of the meeting are encouraged to participate in this unique pre-meeting tour specially designed for the 2001 Joint International Meeting .

 

Sunday, September 2

FUEL CELLS FOR THE REST OF US

A series of talks are planned to provide an opportunity to learn more about other areas of electrochemical and solid-state research within The Electrochemical Society, as well as to meet colleagues and other members.  This evening’s talk entitled “Fuel Cells: Concepts and Challenges” will be delivered by Professor Ulrich Stimming of Technische Universitaet Muenchen at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Imperial Ballroom A located on the Ballroom Level of the Hotel.

 

SUNDAY EVENING GET-TOGETHER

An informal Get-Together will be held at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Continental Ballrooms 4,5,6 on the Ballroom Level of the Hotel.

 

Monday, September 3

PLENARY SESSION

At 8:30 AM, the Plenary Session will be held in Salon B of the Grand Ballroom on the Grand Ballroom Level of the Hotel.  Dr. Bertram Batlogg of ETH Zurich will deliver the lecture entitled “Field-induced Charges in Organic Crystals: New perspectives for Science and Technology.”

 

ISE PERGAMON AWARD LECTURE

At 10:45 AM, Alejandro J. Arvia, the ISE Pergamon Award Medallist will deliver the Award Lecture entitled,” Microscopic Studies of Molecular Adsorption on Solid Metal Electrode Surfaces” in Yosemite Room B, Ballroom Level of the Hotel as part of the E1 Electrochemical Deposition and Dissolution Symposium.

 

MONDAY EVENING MIXER

Along with the Charles W. Tobias Memorial Student Poster Session, and the opening of the Technical Exhibition, an informal gathering will be held at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Continental Ballrooms 4,5,6 on the Ballroom Level of the Hotel.

 

Tuesday, September 4

ECS OLIN PALLADIUM AWARD LECTURE

At 2:00 PM, Norio Sato, the 2001 ECS Olin Palladium Medallist will deliver the Award Lecture entitled, “Surface Oxides in Metallic Corrosion” in Imperial Ballroom B, located on the Ballroom Level as part of the D1A Corrosion Symposium: Session I.

 

ECS OLIN PALLADIUM AWARD RECEPTION

At 6:00 PM a reception has been planned in honor of Norio Sato, the 2001 ECS Olin Palladium Medallist in Plaza A, located on the Lobby Level of the hotel. All meeting attendees are invited to attend

 

POSTER SESSION

From 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM a combined Poster Session will be held in the Continental Ballrooms 4,5,6, on the Ballroom Level of the Hotel.  Over 300 posters will be presented during this period.  The Technical Exhibition will also be open during this Poster Session.  All Meeting Attendees are invited to attend and view the posters.

 

Wednesday, September 5

TECHNICAL EXHIBIT

The Technical Exhibition will be held in Continental Ballrooms 4,5,6 on the Ballroom Level from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  A Technical Session coffee break is scheduled at 10:10 AM in the Exhibit Hall to allow meeting attendees additional time to browse through the exhibits.  This exhibition will feature instruments, materials, systems, publications, and software of interest to meeting attendees.

 

Thursday, September 6

ISE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

ISE will hold a General Assembly from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM located in Plaza A on the Lobby Level of the Hotel.  The Assembly will include reports from the Executive Committee, and Council Meetings; new developments and plans, ISE news, and announcement of ISE Award Winners.  All Meeting Attendees are encouraged to attend.

 

POSTER SESSION

From 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM a combined Poster Session will be held Continental Ballrooms 4,5,6 on the Ballroom Level.  Approximately 50 posters will be presented.

 

ISE BANQUET

The ISE Banquet will be held from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM in the Imperial Ballrooms A and B, on the Ballroom Level of the Hotel.  Tickets are sold separately for $88 each.

 


COFFEE BREAKS

Each day coffee breaks have been scheduled between 10:10 AM and 10:40 AM.  On Monday, the break will be held in the West Lounge and the foyer area of the Franciscan Yosemite Rooms located on the Ballroom Level.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the breaks will be held in Continental Ballrooms 4,5,6 located on the Ballroom Level.  On Friday, the break will be held in the Registration Area located in East Lounge on the Ballroom Level.

 


TECHNICAL SESSION CO CHAIR ORIENTATION

All Technical Session Co-Chairs are urged to attend an orientation continental breakfast on the day of their sessions.  The continental breakfast is scheduled Monday through Friday at 7:30 AM in the Mason A and B Rooms on the 6th Floor. Please plan to attend the orientation to receive instructions as well as information about cancelled papers for the day from ECS Headquarters Staff.

 


PAPER PRESENTATION

 

All authors of papers selected for either oral or poster presentations were notified in June of 2001. Oral presentations must be in English. Presenting authors are requested to use an LCD Projector (with your own lap top) or transparencies for overhead projectors. Poster presentations will be displayed in English, on a board 8 feet wide by 4 feet high, corresponding to their abstract number and day of presentation in the final program. Speakers requiring special equipment must make a written request to the ECS Headquarters Office prior to the meeting and appropriate arrangements will be worked out at the expense of the author. 

 


MEETING REGISTRATION

 

Advanced registration is encouraged.  Send your Advance Registration Form to: The Electrochemical Society, Inc. 65 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534-2839 USA.  Attendees prepaying by credit card may download, print and send their Advance Registration Form to the ECS Headquarters Office by FAX: (609) 737-2743 or register online at the ECS website. If you send your Advance Registration Form by FAX, please do not send another copy by mail, as this may result in duplicate charges. All Advance Registrations will be confirmed by mail.  Written requests for refunds will be honored only if received at ECS Headquarters in Pennington before August 10, 2001.

 


REGISTRATION AT THE MEETING

 

The meeting registration area will be located in the East Lounge, which is located on the Ballroom Level of the hotel.   Registration will open on Sunday and the technical sessions will be conducted Monday through Friday. All participants of the 2001 Joint International Meeting are required to pay the appropriate registration fees. The ECS will act as the local organizing committee and will handle the meeting operations and registration.

 

The Registration hours are as follows:

Sunday, September 2 - 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Monday, September 3 - 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, September 4 - 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Wednesday, September 5 - 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Thursday, September 6 - 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Friday, September 7 - 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

Registration Fees

ALL PARTICIPANTS AND ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION FEE LISTED BELOW. Payment can be made by cash, check, or travelers’ checks in U.S. funds. Credit cards, MasterCard, American Express or Visa are accepted.

 

Advanced

On-Site

ECS & ISE Members $350 $380
ECS & ISE Student Members $115 $140
ECS Emeritus & Honorary Members Complimentary Complimentary
One Day ECS & ISE Members $245 $260
Nonmembers $450 $480
Nonmember Students $135 $160
One Day Nonmembers $265 $280
Nontechnical Registration $60 $75

 

All students must send verification of student eligibility along with their registrations.

 


MEETING INFORMATION

 

Event

Location

Meeting Registration East Lounge, Ballroom Level
Information/Message Center East Lounge, Ballroom Level
Joint Meeting Headquarters Office Room 3-731, 7th Floor
ISE Office Room 3-931, 9th Floor
Speaker-Ready Room Executive Board Room, Ballroom Level
Employment Interview Room Green Room, Grand Ballroom Level

 


TECHNICAL EXHIBIT

 

A Technical Exhibit is planned for the 2001 Joint International Meeting and will be open on Monday evening, September 3rd  and run through Wednesday, September 5th This exhibit will feature instruments, materials, systems, publications, and software of interest to meeting attendees. This event will be an excellent opportunity to interact with representatives from many major companies to evaluate and see first‑hand many of the products and services that will be displayed.

 

Exhibit hours are: Monday, September 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Tuesday, September 4 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM; and Wednesday, September 5 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The opening of the Exhibit will be held in conjunction with the Monday Evening Mixer and Student Poster Session. Coffee breaks will be sponsored in the exhibit area each day. Booths are 8’ X 10’ and are available for $1,500.00 each.

 

The following companies will be exhibiting (exhibitors as of press time): Arbin Instruments; Brinkmann Instruments, Inc.; Comsol, Inc.; Digital Instruments/VEECO Metrology; Elsyca; Evans Analytical Group; Gamry Instruments, Inc.; Lynntech Industries, Ltd.; Maxtek, Inc.; Molecular Imaging; Scribner Associates, Inc.; Solartron Analytical; Superior Graphite Co.; Ushio America, Inc.

 

Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Elizabeth Brennfleck at the ECS Headquarters Office for an Exhibit Brochure that contains specific pricing and information.

 


SHORT COURSES

 

ECS will sponsor six short courses in conjunction with the Fall 2001 Joint International Meeting in San Francisco. These courses will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2001, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The registration fee is $300 for ECS and ISE Members and $375 for nonmembers.  The registration fee for the course covers the course, luncheon, coffee breaks, and text materials; it is not applicable to any other activities of the Meeting. Students are offered a 50% discount. The deadline for registration for a course is August 3, 2001. Written requests for refunds will be honored only if received at ECS Headquarters before August 10, 2001. All courses are subject to cancellation pending an appropriate number of advance registrants.

 

Course # 1

Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications, by M. E. Orazem, University of Florida

This course is intended for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers with an interest in applying electrochemical impedance techniques to study a broad variety of electrochemical processes. The attendee will develop a basic understanding of the technique, the sources of errors in impedance measurements, the manner in which experiments can be optimized to reduce these errors, and the use of regression to interpret measurements in terms of meaningful physical properties. The topics to be covered include:

 

1. The motivation for using impedance spectroscopy advantages as compared to other transient techniques and the conditions under which its use is ideally suited,

2. The type of information that can be extracted from impedance measurements, including the limitations of the technique,

3. Proper selection of experimental parameters,

4. The types of errors expected in impedance measurements, and methods to assess the importance of these errors and to reduce their magnitude,

5. Use of the Kramers-Kronig relations as a tool for evaluating impedance data,

6. Use of regression techniques and appropriate selection of weighting strategies,

7. Application of electrical circuit analogues,

8. Development of mathematical models appropriate for interpretation of impedance spectra in terms of physical properties,

9. Applications to different systems including corrosion, characterization of electronic materials, transport through membranes such as skin, and

10. Generalization of impedance concepts to other spectroscopy measurements such as acoustophoretic spectroscopy and complex viscometry.

 

Course # 2

Atomic Layer Epitaxy

Instructor – A. Sherman, Sherman and Associates Inc.

 

This course will review the technology of growing thin solid films an atomic or molecular layer at a time.  Although this deposition concept has been actively studied for over twenty years, it has only recently been considered for application to integrated circuit fabrication.  This is because it is uniquely capable of depositing films of exceptional thickness uniformity and conformality over large areas (e.g. 300 mm wafers) at moderate temperatures.  Deposition rates tend to be slow, however many of the films being developed for advanced IC’s are quite thin so deposition times are not impracticably slow.  The course will emphasize a basic understanding of the physics and chemistry of this layer-by-layer technology.  The students should have at least an undergraduate level training in engineering, physics or chemistry.  The course will start off with a review of the fundamentals of Atomic Layer Epitaxy, and how the layer by layer deposition is accomplished.  The unique role of adsorption or chemisorption of a self-limiting monolayer of a gaseous reactant in enabling the process will be emphasized.  Next, deposition of epitaxial films of elemental and compound semiconductors will be reviewed.  Of greater interest will be discussion of the deposition of dielectric films such as metals or metal nitrides, which are polycrystalline.  Finally, the newest approach to Atomic Layer Epitaxy, which uses plasma enhancement to create new and unique films, will be described and reviewed.

 

Course # 3

Battery Design and Simulation, by Robert Spotnitz, Battery Design Co.

This course is designed for both battery users and developers.  Attendees will learn how to select batteries for specific applications, and techniques for sizing and estimating performance.  Attendees will also develop an appreciation for the types of battery processes that are currently amenable to simulation, the types of simulation models available, and how these models can be applied to simulate battery performance.  This introductory course requires no prior experience in battery modeling.

 

The major topics covered are:

1.  Survey of battery systems (markets, applications, general behavior).

2.  Equivalent circuit modeling of battery systems (discrete circuit elements, applications in circuit design, state of charge determination, state of health determination).

3.  First principles’ modeling of battery systems (fundamental laws, cell models for specific chemistries, battery versus cell design, numerical methods).

4.  Design of battery systems (electrode sizing, tab placement, electrode formulations, abuse tolerance, thermal management).

5.  Simulation of battery performance (Discharge/charge behavior, thermal behavior, fade, abuse).

 

Course #4

Chemical Mechanical Polishing, by K.B. Sundaram, University of Central Florida

CMP is an enabling technology for the microelectronics industry. It has developed into a very important component in the design, development, and processing of components. CMP technology is indispensable for the manufacture of cost-effective and leading-edge products. This course is intended for scientists, engineers, technicians, academicians, and others who are interested or engaged in CMP related research. The attendee will develop a basic understanding of the fundamental aspects of CMP, the effect of CMP consumables on the polishing performance, and the state-of-the-art in CMP. The topics to be covered are: (1) fundamental principles for CMP, (2) issues related to slurry stability and handling, (3) issues related to polishing pad and quality, (4) use of electrochemical techniques in understanding the interaction

 

Course #5

PEM Fuel Cells for Transportation and Stationary Power Generation Applications, by T. Zawodzinski, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

The morning session will cover fundamentals of PEM fuel cells, emphasizing reformat- and hydrogen-air.  Materials and processes in fuel cells will be discussed, including membranes, anode issues and air electrodes.

 

The afternoon session will involve topical discussions on Direct Methanol fuel cells; Stack components and design strategies; and System aspects of fuel cells.  The course will close with a discussion of important research needs.

 

Course #6

Analytical Chemistry of Chemical Sensors, by J.R. Stetter, Illinois Institute of Technology and P. Hesketh, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

This course is for users and developers of chemical sensors and for those who make all kinds of measurements in order to sharpen their skills in science and engineering. Questions about sensors and their metrics that are addressed include: 1] how to tell the performance of a sensor [sensitivity, selectivity, speed, stability, lifetime, cost, ruggedness, etc.] from the measurements made [signal, noise, background over time, temperature, pressure], and 2] how to compare the performance of different chemical sensors for a given task. If you need some fundamental background about sensors, or if you are just beginning in this area, or if you need to know how to tell if a sensor or instrument will work for your need, this course is for you.

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

 

ECS will sponsor the following three professional development workshops. These workshops are free to all meeting registrants.

 

Cover Letter for Your Resume

Sunday, September 2 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, California Room, Ballroom Level

Monday, September 3 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM California Room, Ballroom Level

 

By

William R. Hencke

Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

 

John R. Susko

President and CEO, JRS Technology, Inc.

 

This informal workshop will discuss the need for the cover letter, how to write it, as well as the many "do's" and "don'ts" in preparing such a letter.

 

Job Interviewing Tips

Sunday, September 2 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, California Room, Ballroom Level

Monday, September 3 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM, California Room, Ballroom Level

 

By

William R. Hencke

Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

 

John R. Susko

President and CEO, JRS Technology, Inc.

 

This informal workshop will discuss the "art of interviewing". How to improve your chances of properly impressing the interviewer, key questions to ask, and other pertinent issues about being selected for the job.

 

Resume Round Table

Monday, September 3

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, California Room, Ballroom Level

 

By

William R. Hencke

Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

 

John R. Susko

President and CEO, JRS Technology, Inc.

 

This informal round table workshop is designed to provide feedback on resumes by publicly critiquing participants' resumes and offering suggestions on ways to make them more effective.  Two 20-minute presentations are planned, one at 3:00 PM and one at 4:00 PM, which will be followed by individual critiques.

 


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Saturday, September 1

8:00 AM ISE Executive Committee Room 3-931, 9th Floor, Building 3

 

Sunday, September 2

8:00 AM ISE Executive Committee Room 3-931, 9th Floor, Building 3

2:00 PM ISE Division Officers Meeting, Union Square Rooms 1 & 2, 4th Floor

3:00 PM ECS Electronics Division Subcommittee on Compound Semiconductors, Union Square Room 11, 4th Floor

3:00 PM ECS Electronics Division Subcommittee on ULSI Science & Technology, Union Square Room 12, 4th Floor

3:00 PM ECS Electronics Division Technical Direction and Evaluation Subcommittee, Union Square Room 5, 4th Floor

3:00 PM Silicon Symposium Planning, Franciscan B, Ballroom Level

4:00 PM ECS Nominating Committee, Union Square Room 7, 4th Floor

5:00 PM ECS Corrosion Executive Committee, Union Square Room 8, 4th Floor

5:30 PM ECS Electronics Division Technical Programming Subcommittee, Union Square Room 14, 4th Floor

6:00 PM ECS Battery Division Executive Committee, Union Square Room 9, 4th Floor

6:30 PM ECS Dielectric Science and Technology Division Governing Body/Long Range Planning Committee, Union Square Room 15 & 16, 4th Floor

6:30 PM ECS Interface Advisory Board, Union Square Room 10, 4th Floor

6:30 PM ECS Council of Sections, Union Square Room 17 & 18, 4th Floor

7:30 PM ECS Luminescence and Display Materials Division Executive Committee, Union Square Room 5, 4th Floor

8:00 PM ECS Electronics Division Executive Committee, Union Square Room 19 and 20, 4th Floor

 

Monday, September 3

7:00 AM ECS Industrial Electrolysis & Electrochemical Engineering Division Executive Committee, Union Square Room 8, 4th Floor

7:00 AM ECS Dielectric Science & Technology Division Symposium Planning Committee, Union Square Room 9, 4th Floor

7:00 AM ECS High Temperature Materials Division Executive Committee, Union Square Room 5, 4th Floor

7:00AM ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division Executive Committee, Union Square Room 6

10:30 AM ECS Education Committee Union Square Room 8, 4th Floor

12:00 PM ISE National Secretaries Meeting Union 14 & 15, 4th Floor

12:15 PM ECS Battery Division Luncheon & Business Meeting Plaza A, Lobby Level

12:15 PM High Temperature Materials Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza B, Lobby Level

1:30 PM ECS Society Meeting Committee, Union Square Room 8, 4th Floor

3:00 PM ECS Contributing Membership Committee Union Square Room 9, 4th Floor

3:00 PM ECS New Technology Subcommittee Union Square Room 5, 4th Floor

4:00 PM ECS Solid State Division/Group Chairmen’s Meeting Union Square Room 6, 4th Floor

4:00 PM ECS Honors & Awards Committee Union Square Room 10, 4th Floor

5:00 PM ECS European Section Executive Committee Union Square Rooms 1 & 2, 4th Floor

7:00 PM ECS Energy Technology Division Executive Committee Union Square Room 8, 4th Floor

8:00 PM ECS Electrodeposition Division Executive Committee Union Square Room 9, 4th Floor

 

Tuesday, September 4

7:30 AM ECS Symposium Subcommittee Union Square Rooms 15 & 16, 4th Floor

7:30 AM ECS Journal Editorial Board Union Square Room 8, 4th Floor

9:00 AM ECS Publication Committee Union Square Room 9, 4th Floor

10:30 AM ECS Individual Membership Committee/Division/Group/Section Representatives Union Square Rooms 1 & 2, 4th Floor

12:00 PM ISE Council Meeting Continental Parlor 1 Ballroom Level

12:15 PM ECS Corrosion Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza A, Lobby Level

12:15 PM ECS Sensor Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza B, Lobby Level

1:30 PM ECS Technical Affairs Committee Union Square Room 9, 4th Floor

3:30 PM ECS Finance Committee Union Square Room 8, Plaza Level

4:30 PM ECS Ad Hoc Committee on the Society Centennial Union Square Rooms 1 & 2, 4th Floor

 

Wednesday, September 5

7:00 AM ECS Council of Past Presidents’ Breakfast Union Square Room 2, 4th Floor

10:00 AM ECS Ways & Means Committee Union Square Room 2, 4th Floor

12:15 PM ECS Financial Policy Advisory Committee Union Square Room 1, 4th Floor

12:15 PM ECS Electrodeposition Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza A, Lobby Level

12:15 PM ECS Luminescence and Display Materials Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza B, Lobby Level

 

Thursday, September 6

9:00 AM ECS Board of Directors’ Meeting Franciscan D, Ballroom Level

12:00 PM ISE General Assembly, Plaza A, Lobby Level

8:00 PM ISE Banquet, Imperial Ballrooms A & B, Ballroom Level

 


SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Luncheon tickets are $20.00 in advance and $24.00 at the Meeting and nonrefundable; space is limited and tickets should be purchased in advance.  ISE Banquet tickets are $88 in advance/onsite and are nonrefundable; space is limited and tickets should be purchased in advance.

 

Monday, September 3

12:15 PM ECS High Temperature Materials Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza B, Lobby Level

12:15 PM, ECS Battery Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza A, Lobby Level

 

Tuesday, September 4

12:15 PM, ECS Corrosion Division Luncheon and Business Meeting, Plaza A, Lobby Level

12:15 PM, ECS Sensor Division Luncheon and Business Meeting, Plaza B, Lobby Level

 

Wednesday, September 5

12:15 PM, ECS Electrodeposition Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza A, Lobby Level

12:15 PM, ECS Luminescence and Display Materials Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Plaza B, Lobby Level

 

Thursday, September 6

8:00 PM ISE Banquet, Imperial Ballrooms A and B, Ballroom Level

 


POSTER SESSIONS

For those authors presenting posters, please arrive approximately two hours in advance of the start of your session to begin setting up your poster displays.  Plan your display to fit on one upright panel approximately 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall.  Present displayed information from left to right, starting at the top left of the panel.  The paper title, number, names and affiliations of all authors MUST be at the top of the display.  The recommended print size for the title is approximately 1 to 2" (2.5 cm to 5 cm) high.  Authors should minimize written text but use it when necessary to emphasize essential data and/or to stimulate discussion.  Posters must be written in English.  All illustrations, drawings, charts, pictures, graphs, figures, and written text should be large enough to allow easy reading from a distance of 5' (1.5 m).  Matted and finished photographs are recommended to enhance visibility.  Pins, tape and/or thumbtacks will be supplied at the Meeting.  Commercial advertisements or publicity will NOT be permitted in poster presentations.  Authors violating this regulation will be asked to remove their presentations immediately.  Authors are responsible for setting up their displays, for being present during the entire scheduled poster session, and for removing their displays at the conclusion of the poster session.  No posters will be displayed without author participation.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED.  Authors are responsible for the security of their displays and all items of value.  ECS/ISE will not assume any responsibility for lost, stolen, or broken articles.  Additional information or special requirements should be addressed to the individual Symposium Organizers prior to the Meeting.

 


SPEAKER READY ROOM

 

A Speaker‑Ready Room will be available Sunday through Friday in the Executive Board Room located on the Ballroom Level of the hotel.  This room is available to allow speakers the opportunity to preview their transparencies and prepare for their presentations. An LCD projector will also be available in the room.  Additionally, there will be audiovisual technician's tables located at stations outside the meeting rooms for your assistance.

 


EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 

There will be a special bulletin board in the Registration Area for employment posters. Companies desiring to recruit employees are requested to place their announcements on this special board. Please note that these announcements should be no larger than 8 ½" x 11".

 

In addition, the Green Room located on the Grand Ballroom Level of the hotel will be available as an Employment Interview Room from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, September 2 through Friday, September 7.  This room will be open all day for representatives from those companies or institutions that would like to interview prospective applicants for their use in interviewing and screening prospective applicants during the 2001 Joint Meeting

 


ADA ACCESSIBILITY

Special accommodations for disabled attendees will be handled on an individual basis provided that adequate notice is given to the ECS Headquarters Office.

 


SPEAKER INDEMNIFICATION

The ideas and opinions expressed in the technical sessions, conferences, and any handout materials provided are those of the presenter.  They are not those of The Electrochemical Society or The International Society of Electrochemistry, nor can any endorsement by either organization be claimed.

 


DISCUSSION/NOTES

No recording will be made of the oral discussions. Those contributing to the discussion of a paper and desiring their remarks to be published should send the discussion to the Director of Publications, JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, 65 South Main Street, Pennington, New Jersey 08534‑2839 USA. The discussion will then be referred to the author for a reply.  Publication of the discussion and the comments of the author(s) depend on the publication of the paper in the JOURNAL.  Written discussion of a published paper should be submitted within two months following the publication of the article.

 

Photographing of slides, charts, etc., will be permitted unless specifically prohibited by the speaker. PHOTO FLASH AND PHOTO FLOODS ARE PROHIBITED. TAPE RECORDINGS, EXCEPT ON BEHALF OF ECS, ARE PROHIBITED.

 


NON-TECHNICAL REGISTRANT/SPOUSE TOURS

 

All family members and guests are encouraged to register for the 2001 Joint Meeting as a “Nontechnical Registrant.”  The modest registration fee of $60 includes admission to all social events and an exclusive continental breakfast each morning from 8:00 to 10:30 AM, Monday through Thursday, in the Lombard Room located on the sixth floor of the Hilton San Francisco Hotel.  During this period, plans can be made with old and new acquaintances to enjoy one of the exclusive tours available through Galavents Tour Company .

 

Saturday, September 1st

A DAY IN THE WINE COUNTRY

Blessed with almost perfect climate for growing grapes, Northern California has become the most prestigious wine-producing center in the United States.  The vineyards are nestled amid the golden hills of Sonoma and Napa Valleys, located only 1-½ hours north of the Bay Area.

 

We’ll take a loop route, crossing two bridges.  Starting in Napa, we’ll view the hand-hewn stone and modern wineries that dot the vineyards stretching along both sides of the highway.  Growing here are the varietal grapes that produce the fine wines for which the region is famous – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel to name but a few.

 

At carefully selected wineries, guides will await to lead you through the processes of fermentation and aging and then into the bottling rooms.  A tasting of the wines produced will follow. 

 

On the other side of the mountain in Sonoma the visitor can relive early California history seeing the historic Town Square, it’s Spanish Mission, adobe ruins, the Bear Flag Monument and a short distance away, the state’s oldest winery.

 

The Town Square in Sonoma is surrounded by all types of delicatessens and restaurants offering something for every taste. Sufficient time will be allowed for dining and browsing on your own before meeting your guide and coach to continue the day of winery visitations.

 

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $40.00 per person in advance (tickets will not be sold onsite)

 

Monday, September 3rd

Welcome to San Francisco Lecture

You’ll start off on the right foot when you take an hour to relax with a cup of coffee and some pointers about your stay.  Today’s featured speaker will highlight the restaurants and stores within walking distance of the Hotel.  The focus of the morning is to recap the highlights of the exclusive tours that have been designed for the 2001 Joint Meeting.  You will pick up handy tips on what to wear, where to eat, and what is not to be missed on the tours!  If you haven’t signed up for them yet, the 2001 Joint International Meeting tour manager will be standing by at the tour desk to assist you.

 

Time: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Price:  Complimentary for Nontechnical Registrants

 

A DAY IN MUIR WOODS AND SAUSALITO

The ride to Muir Woods will take us over the Golden Gate Bridge through part of Mill Valley, up Mt. Tamalpais and down into the cool green 500 acre Sequoia Sempervire grove, named for the naturalist, John Muir.  We can stroll through redwoods, which date back thousands of years, some standing twelve stories high.  Walk at your own pace on a self guided tour.  The grandeur of the redwoods speaks for themselves.

 

We will depart for Sausalito where you can browse through the shops in this picturesque old fishing village and artist’s colony.

 

Time has been made available for a no host lunch at one of many unique restaurants.  Later, we will meet at the dock to board a ferryboat for a ride across the Bay, cruising past Alcatraz for a magnificent view of the San Francisco shoreline.  Our buses will meet the ferry for the return to the hotel.

 

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $37 per person in advance, $40 onsite

 

Tuesday, September 4th

SAN FRANCISCO’S EXOTIC, HISTORIC, REALM BY DANIEL BACON

A Bay Area Native, Daniel Bacon, creator of the Barbary Coast Trail and director of the San Francisco Historical Society, will present an exciting slide show with eloquent comprehensive commentary of San Francisco’s colorful past.  Daniel Bacon has written extensively on San Francisco history for various national and local publications, as well as being featured on local television productions.  He has also received several awards for his work in creating and developing the Barbary Coast Trail, which traverses San Francisco to capture the spirit of the Gold Rush, Comstock Lode, and 1906 Earthquake eras.

 

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Cost: Complimentary for Nontechnical Registrants

 

LITERARY HILLS OF SAN FRANCISCO WALKING TOUR

As a prelude to Wednesday’s book discussion by the Nontechnical group, the first part of the tour will focus on Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” book that brought literary reputation to the city in the 70’s and 80’s.  Hear the stories of the author and see the places at North Beach; Club Fugazi, and Washington Square.  There will be time for lunch on your own at one of the restaurants in the area. 

 

Continue touring San Francisco’s most famous literary neighborhood and walk in the footsteps of Beat-era poets, writers, and artists.  Hear tales of their struggles and exploits.  Experience North Beach in a whole new way.  The second part of the tour begins from the City Lights Books on Columbus Avenue.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended!

 

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost: $27 in advance, $30 onsite

 

Wednesday, September 5th

Morning Book Chat – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

This morning, the Nontechnical Registrants will spend an hour discussing two novels from a series of six by Armistead Maupin “Tales of the City” and “More Tales of the City”.  "Tales of the City" has blazed a trail through popular culture--from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel to a television event that millions watched around the world (shown on PBS and Showtime). The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.  It is suggested to read the novels prior to the discussion and walking tour.  Please purchase copies of the novels at your local bookstore in advance of the meeting, as they will not be available onsite.

 

Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Cost: Complimentary to Nontechnical Registrants

 


ADDITIONAL TOURS

 

The following non-exclusive post meeting tours can be booked through Tower Tours, Inc., tel: (415) 434-8687, web site

http://www.towertours.com.  Shuttle pickup from the Hilton San Francisco Hotel and Towers can be arranged.  Reservations should be made with Tower Tours at least 48 hours prior to desired departure date.  No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 24 hours of departure.

 

Yosemite in a Day

One of the natural wonders of the world, Yosemite Valley has an unforgettable impact on everyone who visits it. Full appreciation can be realized in one day. Getting an early start, we cross the Bay Bridge at sunrise. A refreshment stop will be made once we reach the Central Valley, the most productive agricultural valley in America. Yosemite's glacier-carved grandeur awaits us in the Sierra Nevada mountains to the east. Our stay will include both a guided tour of its majesty, as well as time on your own for hiking, shopping and dining in Yosemite Village. The return trip to San Francisco affords time to reflect, as we follow the sun west to its setting over the Pacific.

(Approx. 13 hours)

$99 (Adult)
$63 (Child 5-11)

DEPARTS
THURS, SAT & SUN at 7:00 am

 

Monterey/Caramel

California's rugged Central Coast can both humble and inspire. Our route down Highway 1 through Santa Cruz features one spectacular view after another. Scheduled stops include Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey, vista points along the 17-mile drive and the art gallery/restaurant district of Carmel. Crossing from the historic to the futuristic, our return trip takes us through Silicon Valley, the high tech capital of the United States.

 

(Approx. 11 hours)

$56 (Adult)
$33 (Child 5-11)

DEPARTS
Fri, Sat & Sun at 9:15 am
 

 

City Tour with Alcatraz

The ONLY walking tour of the infamous federal penitentiary, home to the likes of Al "Scarface" Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. Transportation to Alcatraz is provided by the Blue & Gold Fleet from Pier 41.

(Audio tour included)
 

City Tour with Alcatraz
$50 (Adult)
$33 (Child 5-11)

 

DEPARTS

Fri, Sat, & Sun at 9:15am and 11:00am

 

For more information on the above or additional tours, please contact:

Tower Tours Inc.

Fisherman's Wharf

Fanciscan Restaurant on the First Floor

Pier 43.5 Embarcadero

San Francisco, CA 94133

(415) 434-8687

http://www.towertours.com

 


Symposium and Session Organizers

 

A-1-->Charles W. Tobias Memorial Student Poster Session:

J. M. Fenton, C. M. A. Brett, P. S. Fedkiw, M. Kalaji and F. R. McLarnon

 

B-1A-->Batteries: Session I:

G. A. Nazri, R. Koetz, B. Scrosati and E. S. Takeuchi

 

B-1B-->Batteries: Session II:

G. A. Nazri, R. Koetz, B. Scrosati and E. S. Takeuchi

 

C-1-->Fuel Cells and Conducting Polymers:

T. A. Zawodzinski, J. Leddy, M. Mastragostino, J. R. Selman, D. A. Shores, U. Stimming, M. Vortyntsev T. Van Nguyen and M. Watanabe

 

D-1A-->Corrosion: Session I:

J. D. Sinclair, E. Kalman, M. W. Kendig, W. Plieth and W. H. Smyrl

 

D-1B-->Corrosion: Session II:

J. D. Sinclair, E. Kalman, M. W. Kendig, W. Plieth and W. H. Smyrl

 

E-1-->Electrochemical Deposition and Dissolution:

D. Landolt, M. Datta, J. M. Fenton, T. Osaka and L. T. Romankiw

 

F-1-->Energy and Electrochemical Processes for a Cleaner Environment:

E. W. Brooman, C. M. Doyle, C. Comninellis and J. Winnick

 

G-1-->Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Methods:

P. Vanysek, M. Aizawa, S. Bruckenstein, E. J. Calvo, W. R. Heineman, A. R. Hillman, T. Matsue, J. W. Schultz J. R. Stetter and  N. Yamazoe

 

H-1-->Interfacial Structure, Kinetics and Electrocatalysis:

J. Lipkowski, R. R. Adzic, J. M. Feliu, O. A. Petrii, P. N. Ross, Jr. and H. S. White

 

I-1-->Semiconductor and Photo-Electrochemistry:

M. E. Orazem, V. K. Kapur, N. S. Lewis, R. D. McConnell, Y. Nosaka and B. A. Parkinson

 

J-1A-->Bioelectrochemistry and Organic Electrochemical Reactions: Electron-Transfer Reactions in Biological Systems:

K. Niki, H. Sumi, I. Taniguchi and J. Ulstrup

 

J-1B-->Bioelectrochemistry and Organic Electrochemical Reactions: Mechanistic Organic and Organometallic Electrochemistry:

J. Heinze, F. Maran

 

J-1C-->Bioelectrochemistry and Organic Electrochemical Reactions: Advances in Electro-Organic Synthesis:

D.H. Evans, J. Lessard

 

K1-A-->Sixth International Symposium on Quantum Confinement:

M. Cahay, D. J. Lockwood, J. P. Leburton, S. Bandyopadhyay and J. S. Harris

 

K-1C-->Tenth International Symposium on the Physics and Chemistry of Luminescent Materials:

A. M. Srivastava, C. R. Ronda, L. E. Shea, W. M. Yen

 

L-1A-->Thin Film Materials, Processes and Reliability: Patterning of Low and High-k Films and Damage Control in ULSI Device Fabrication:

G. S. Mathad, M. Yang and M. Engelhardt

 

L-1B-->Thin Film Materials, Processes and Reliability: Copper Interconnects and Low-k Interlevel Dielectric Films in ULSI Circuits:

G. S. Mathad, H. S. Rathore, B. C. Baker, and R. L. Opila

 

M-1-->Seventh International Symposium on Diamond Materials:

G. M. Swain, T. Ando, J. C. Angus, W. D. Brown J. L. Davidson, J. P. Dismukes, A. Gicquel, A. Grill, W. P. Kang, C. P. Klages, S. E. Mohney, K. E. Spear and B. V. Spitsyn

 

N-1A-->Compound Semiconductor and Low Temperature Electronic Application: State-of-the-Art Program on Compound Semiconductors XXXV:

P. C. Chang, S.N.G. Chu, D. N. Buckley, Y. Mochizaki, and J. P. Vilcot

 

N-1AA-->Compound Semiconductor and Low Temperature Electronic Applications: Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices I:

R. F. Kopf, R. L. Opila, B. Schwartz, and S.N.G. Chu

 

N-1B-->Compound Semiconductor and Low Temperature Electronic Applications: Sixth International Symposium on Low Temperature Electronics:

C. L. Claeys, S. I. Raider, M. J. Deen and W. D. Brown

 

O-1-->Seventh International Symposium on Cleaning Technology in Semiconductor Device Manufacturing:

J. O. Ruzyllo, R. E. Novak, R. L. Opila and T. Hattori

 

P-1-->Sixth International Symposium on Semiconductor Wafer Bonding: Science, Technology, and Applications:

H. Baumgart, S. Bengtsson, C. E. Hunt, and T. Abe

 

Q-1-->Fullerene Nanotechnology:

D. M. Guldi and M. Prato

 

R-1-->Fourth International Symposium on Ionic and Mixed Conducting Ceramics:

T. A. Ramanarayanan, M. Mogensen and W. L. Worrel