ECS Sensors Plus

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is seeking candidates to serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of ECS Sensors Plus, a journal in the process of being launched in 2021.

ECS Sensors Plus is a multidisciplinary, open access journal that provides an international platform to publish high-quality impactful articles and promote scholarly communication and interactions among scientists, engineers, and technologists whose primary interests are focused on mechanisms, materials, structures, properties, performance, and characterization of sensing and detection devices and systems, including sensor arrays, networks, and actuators. The goal of ECS Sensors Plus, as a one-stop shop journal for sensors, is to advance the fundamental science and understanding of sensors and detection technologies for efficient monitoring and control of industrial processes and the environment, and improving quality of life and human health.

Nomination timeline

Nomination submission opens: May 18, 2021
Nomination submission closes: June 17, 2021

Extended – Nomination submission closes: September 1, 2021

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Reports to: Director of Publications
Classification: Full–Time Exempt

MAJOR FUNCTION

Responsible for the timely and accurate support of the publication processing of ECS Transactions and peer review Journals by performing duties related to manuscript submissions, acceptance, online publication, quality check and through to final publication. (more…)

ECS member Vimal Chaitanya presents on June 29

Don’t miss the two remaining virtual U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) workshops on Electrochemistry in Industry Applications and Innovation Ecosystem. Join participants from academia, National Labs, industry, and NGO’s sharing their expertise, insights, and vision to help shape government policy regarding electrochemical processes across the U.S. industrial sector. Or, be a listener and learn how adopting electrochemical technologies and strategies could substantially improve the performance of the industrial sector (i.e., energy productivity; thermal efficiency; reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; reduced number of process steps and process complexity; opportunities for technology development to accelerate commercial deployment). (more…)

The ECS Student Chapter program continues to expand as students around the world seek to join ECS’s global community. On June 10, 2021, the Board of Directors approved the chartering of two new student chapters.

Join us in welcoming the ECS Gebze Teknik Üniversitesi (Gebze Technical University) Student Chapter, Turkey; and the ECS University of Manitoba Student Chapter, Canada.

ECS student chapter membership provides many benefits, including:

  • Engaging with students and peers
  • Organizing technical meeting programs and scholarly activities
  • Collaborating with members to present posters at ECS bi-annual meetings
  • Networking with 8,000+ international ECS members
  • Accessing career resources
  • Adding impressive extracurricular activities to resumes
  • Funding to support chapter activities
  • Partnering with local ECS sections on activities and technical programs
  • Receiving recognition on the ECS website and in ECS’s quarterly publication, Interface

 

Visit the ECS Student Center for more information about student chapters. Check the list of chapters at the Student Chapter Directory to gauge the scope of the Society’s global student chapter network.

Interested in establishing an ECS student chapter at your academic institution? Read the guidelines for starting a chapter and fill out a new student chapter application today.

Ali OthmanAli Othman, PhD, Receives Prestigious Award

Ali Othman, PhD, Research Associate in Clarkson University’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Science, received The Electrochemical Society’s prestigious 2021 ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship. The fellowship provides financial assistance for Othman’s research in the months of June through August. His work focuses nanomaterials and the interface chemistry of materials and their bio(sensing) and environmental applications.

“I am truly grateful for the ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship, donors, and committee of the award,” said Dr. Othman. “This fellowship highlights me and allows me to be recognized in the scientific community as well as to focus on my goal and additional educational opportunities. Thanks to your support, I am one step closer to my goal. I will do my best to keep up the great work.” (more…)

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) announces the awarding of the 2021 ECS Summer Fellowships. These fellowship awards assist students in the months of June through August pursue work of interest to the Society. The recipients must be enrolled in a college or university and a member of ECS. At the end of the award period, the recipients are required to submit a brief resume or abstract suitable for publication in The Electrochemical Society Interface concerning the work performed during the fellowship period. (more…)

Plan Ahead to Buy Lab Equipment

Alex Peroff, Ph.D.Alex Peroff, Ph.D.
Electroanalytical Scientist
Pine Research Instrumentation

We live in a world of instant gratification. Whether it’s streaming video from Netflix, food from Doordash, or next-day delivery from Amazon, we can have it with the click of a button. And in large part, scientific equipment suppliers are keeping up. From online portals generating fast purchase orders, to maintaining sufficient inventory, scientific equipment suppliers are meeting the needs of research scientists. However, as I mentioned briefly in an earlier ECS Blog post, COVID has affected the global supply chain, and its impact has trickled down to scientific equipment suppliers.

Most news headlines reflect the microchip shortage and its impact on the automobile industry. However, the microchip supply is not the only culprit. Automobile manufacturers grew accustomed to receiving parts quickly. As a result, they never kept extra chips in stock. Why keep additional inventory when it could be delivered at a moment’s notice? While it is undoubtedly a more economical and efficient system, its a vulnerability when your supplier can’t deliver on time. Having spare equipment to do your work is a lesson I learned early on when I was a graduate student. (more…)

Webinars on June 15, 17, 22, and 29

Participants are sought from across academia, National Laboratories, industry, and NGOs by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to provide their expertise, insights, and vision for the use of electrochemical processes across the U.S. industrial sector.

Be an active participant or just a “listener” in a virtual workshop series examining how adopting electrochemical technologies and strategies could substantially improve the performance of the industrial sector, for example in energy productivity, thermal efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduced number of process steps. Opportunities for technology development to accelerate commercial deployment will also be discussed.

Help identify technologies and associated R&D opportunities related to electrochemical processing systems used in major industries.

Assist in prioritizing the technical areas where AMO funding could have the greatest impact on manufacturing, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas emission reduction.

Participate in the June 15 kickoff session to help set the agenda for the series. (more…)

NGenE 2021 Workshop: Inescapable

Streaming on YouTube June 14-16, 2021

Recent years have witnessed a boom in research areas leveraging electrochemistry for diverse uses and applications. The sixth annual Next Generational Electrochemistry Workshop—NGenE 2021—showcases the stunning breadth of topics that now depend on advances in electrochemical knowledge. Simultaneously, NGenE 2021 highlights how many unresolved questions cut across possible applications, meaning that progress at a fundamental level can have a widespread technological and social impact. 

The Electrochemical Society is a sponsor of the NGenE 2021 Workshop.

NGenE 2021: Inescapable
When: 
June 14-16, 2021
Where: Livestream via NGenE’s YouTube channel
Information and sign up for updates*
The FREE online program is open to anyone interested in learning more!

* Doctoral students and postdocs interested in being “in the room” with the panel, contact Thomas at talaan@uic.edu.

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This year’s Annual Society Business Meeting (ASBM) takes place virtually via webinar on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 1400h EDT. The meeting is open to all ECS members; registration for the 239th ECS Meeting is required to participate in the ASBM.

Looking back and ahead

At the ASBM, which is held annually during the ECS spring meeting, the Society reviews the past year’s successes and challenges and outlines plans for the coming year.

This year, a special ceremony will be held immediately following the ASBM to announce recent award winners and recognize some of our volunteers’ past service. (more…)

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