NIST EPSuM Innovation Workshop Call for Presentations

A Consortium led by the Chemical and Allied Industries:
Creating Innovation Alliances for Business Growth

Submission deadline for presentations is June 5, 2015!

ceprotechThe Electrochemical Society is a partner on a grant awarded to the Ohio University Center for Electrochemical Research (CEER) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to facilitate the development of an Advanced Technology Roadmap focused on Electrochemical Pathways for Sustainable Manufacturing (EPSuM) with industrial company leadership. The goal of the roadmap is to establish an industry consortium to support, sustain, and enhance U.S. manufacturing capacity in the nation’s chemical industry and allied sectors through innovative electrochemical processes. Under the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, the award will specifically support a roadmapping activity that could lead to funding to implement identified solutions.

We are working with Professor Gerri Botte, Center Director and Lisa Rooney, Industry Liaison at CEER to encourage participation in the roadmap process. Attached is a Call for Presenters for an Innovation Workshop in July. Due to the timelines for developing the roadmap, there is a short window to submit your application. Therefore, we have prepared a streamlined application that you can find here.

We look forward to your participation in this important process. We believe it can have a direct impact on moving the future of electrochemistry in advanced manufacturing forward.

Date
July 8th and 9th, 2015
8:00am – 4:30pm
Embassy Suites, Airport
Columbus, Ohio

Background
The Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER) at Ohio University was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support, sustain and enhance U.S. manufacturing capacity in the nation’s chemical industry and allied sectors. This award facilitates the development of an Advanced Technology Roadmap focused on Electrochemical Pathways for Sustainable Manufacturing (EPSuM). EPSuM’s mission is to address challenges inhibiting the growth of sustainable, advanced manufacturing methods in the U.S. through the design and development of electrochemical processes and innovations.

Request for Proposals
The Innovation Workshop will be an opportunity for the electrochemical science and technology community to present potential solutions that can address the needs identified through an industry needs assessment and several workshops. The solutions will be vetted by industry, included in the roadmap and submitted to NIST for consideration to carve out future funding opportunities.

Areas of interest include:

  • Membranes e.g., next generation ion exchange membranes and electrochemical separations using membranes etc.
  • Organic electrochemistry e.g., mechanistic organic electrochemistry, selective organic oxidation/reduction, novel solvent systems, hydrocarbon modification, electropolymerization etc.
  • Advanced electrochemical reactors, AC/DC power supplies, electrochemical control modes etc.
  • Novel electrode processes and electrode architectures e.g., well order systems, adsorbate selective electrodes, advanced manufacturing of electrode materials, non-precious metal catalysts etc.

Submission Process
Please visit our site to complete the online forms for speakers. Accepted speakers will be notified by June 12, 2015 and may be considered for travel stipend. If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Lisa Rooney at rooney@ohio.edu or Dami Daramola at daramola@ohio.edu.

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