Plenary/ECS Lecture

Gather with your colleagues!

The plenary session is one of the highlights of every ECS meeting, when participants from all symposia come together to celebrate some of the greatest minds in the field.

ECS President Turgut Gür wraps up the first full day of the 243rd ECS Meeting with SOFC-XVIII by welcoming meeting attendees and introducing the highly anticipated ECS Lecture by Linda L. Horton, Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences (BES) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC).

The agenda also includes the presentation of these awards:

Allen J. Bard Award

Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science & Technology

John B. Goodenough Award of The Electrochemical Society

Be sure to also attend the Society, division, and section award winners’ talks, presented in symposia throughout the week. Check the online program for specific dates and times and add them to your personal meeting schedule.

The ECS Lecture

Monday, May 29 | 1630h EST
Sheraton Boston Hotel – Grand Ballroom

Sustainable Clean Energy – Foundational Research Challenges and Opportunities
by Linda L. Horton
Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences (BES) in the U.S.,
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC)

Linda L. Horton

Linda L. Horton

Linda L. Horton is the Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences (BES) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC). With an annual budget of more than $2.5 billion, BES is the nation’s leading supporter of fundamental research in materials sciences, chemistry, geosciences, and aspects of biosciences. BES is also a major supporter of scientific user facilities, including the nation’s premier x-ray light sources, neutron scattering facilities, and nanoscale science research centers. These facilities serve over 16,000 users annually and provide the tools for the preparation and examination of materials and the study of their physical and chemical properties and transformations. BES has supported a series of workshops, roundtables, and reports referred to as the “Basic Research Needs” reports that outline priority research directions for fundamental science in support of energy and other national priorities. These reports are the foundation for the BES Energy Frontier Research Centers, Energy Innovation Hubs for Batteries and Energy Storage and for Solar Fuels, and for scientific research directions for DOE’s Energy Earthshots.

Previously, Dr. Horton was the Director for the Materials Sciences and Engineering (MSE) Division in BES. Prior to joining BES, she was the Director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the five DOE national user facilities for nanoscale science research. Dr. Horton received her PhD from the University of Virginia in Materials Science. Her personal research emphasized applications of electron microscopy to materials science. She is a Fellow of ASM International and has served on several national and international advisory committees. In professional service, she has been an officer of the Materials Research Society and the Microscopy Society of America, Trustee of ASM International, and Vice-Chairman of the DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee.