Short Courses

ECS Short Courses are all-day classes designed to provide students or the seasoned professional with an in-depth education on a wide range of topics. Taught by academic and industry experts, the small class size makes for an excellent opportunity for personalized instruction helping both novices and experts advance their technical expertise and knowledge.

Short courses are open to the public with special discounts given to meeting attendees.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 | National Harbor, MD

Short courses will be offered at the 232nd meeting on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 0900h to 1630h.

Registration Fees Course Only Early-Bird Fees* Course Only Regular Fees* Course Early-Bird Fees*
(Price discounted with the purchase of a meeting registration)
Course Regular Fees*
(Price discounted with the purchase of a meeting registration)
ECS Member $425 $525 $350 $450
Nonmember $550 $650 $475 $575
ECS Student Member $212.50 $262.50 $137.50 $187.50
Student Nonmember $275 $325 $200 $250

*All prices are in U.S. Dollars.

Pre-registration for short courses is required. The early bird deadline is September 1, 2017. Any additional registrations after this date will be based on space availability. All short course materials are prepared in digital format and are sent to registrants prior to arrival. If printed materials are desired, registrants will be responsible for the printing of materials and costs associated.

The registration fee for each course includes participation in the course, materials, continental breakfast, luncheon, and refreshment breaks; the short course registration fee does not include or apply to the general meeting registration, and it is not applicable to any other activities of the meeting. All individuals participating in short courses along with the meeting are required to register for both events.

Attendees are highly encouraged to bring their own PC laptop for the hands-on session in the afternoon. Attendees without access to a PC laptop are advised to contact the organizers at least one week in advance of the event so that alternative arrangements can be made.

Short course refund policy: Written requests for short course refunds will be honored only if received at ECS headquarters by September 25, 2017. All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee and requests for refunds must be made in writing and emailed to Refunds will not be processed until AFTER the meeting.

All courses are subject to cancellation pending an appropriate number of advance registrants. Before making any flight or hotel reservations, please check to make sure the short course that you have selected is being offered.

Short course #1: Basic Impedance Spectroscopy | Course description
Mark Orazem, Instructor

Short course #2: Fundamentals of Electrochemistry: Basic Theory and Kinetic Methods | Course description
Jamie Noël, Instructor

Short course #3: Operation and Exploitation of Electrochemical Capacitor Technology | Course description
John Miller, Instructor

Short course #4: Battery and Battery Material Development Using Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry | Course description
Peter Ralbovsky, Instructor