2024 ECS Society Officers Election

We are pleased to announce the candidates for ECS Society Officers positions in the upcoming election.

The early months of each year are an exciting time at ECS, when the officers’ election takes place from January through March. Elected officers constitute the organization’s executive committee and include the following positions: president, three vice presidents, secretary, and treasurer.

This year, we vote for the new President, 3rd Vice President, and Secretary. Voting begins January 15. We encourage all ECS members to exercise their right to vote. Read the candidates’ bios and candidacy statements below, followed by voting instructions.

Vote now! Voting closes at 2400h, March 15, 2024 

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Register for Dr. Yiyang Li’s January 25 seminar

Join the ECS Detroit Section for Dr. Yiyang Li’s presentation, “Understanding Li-ion Batteries By (Dis) Charging One Particle at a Time,” on January 25, 2024.

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BatteryYou are invited to participate in “Solid State Batteries,” a free webinar cohosted by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and The Electrochemical Society. The webinar is presented in conjunction with the December 2023 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Date: January 17, 2024

Time: 1200–1330h ET (more…)

We are pleased to announce the winners of 244th ECS Meeting symposia-funded best-presentation awards!

Thanks to our individual symposium sponsors’ generous funding, best poster and presentation awards are presented at every meeting. Please take a moment to celebrate the excellent work of the following authors! (more…)

John Irvine, FRSE, FRSC
University of St Andrews

Date: December 13, 2023
Time: 1000–1100h ET
Sponsors: Element Six, BioLogic, Gamry Instruments, TA Instruments – Waters, JPhys Energy

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The following ECS Awards have nomination deadlines from December 2023 through February 2024. Click on the links below for further information.

ECS uses an electronic portal for all applications. Review these tips for the best results. Questions or concerns? Contact us; we are here to help. (more…)

Muthukumaran Packirisamy

Muthukumaran Packirisamy

Muthukumaran Packirisamy, PhD, PEng
FNAI, FINAE, FEIC, FCAE, FASME, FCSME, FIEI
Professor and Concordia Research Chair
Director, Optical-Bio Microsystems Laboratory
Director, Micro-Nano-Bio Integration Center
Concordia University

Date: November 29, 2023

Time: 1000–1100h ET

Sponsors: BioLogic

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Dr. John Muldoon

Dr. John Muldoon

Join the ECS San Diego Student Chapter and the ECS San Francisco Section for Dr. John Muldoon’s November 17, 2023, presentation, “An Odyssey Through the Uncharted Waters of Post Lithium-Ion Batteries.” 

Abstract

Advanced energy storage technologies such as lithium-ion batteries have enabled the development of ubiquitous portable electronic devices and are critical to the development and widespread adoption of practical electric vehicles. While lithium-ion batteries represent the most advanced energy storage technology currently available commercially, the desire for significant improvement in energy density and cost has led to a strong interest in so-called “beyond lithium-ion” batteries such as sodium, lithium-air, lithium-sulfur, multivalent batteries, and solid-state batteries. In this talk, I guide you on an odyssey toward post li-ion batteries. We travel through the peaks and valleys of multivalent, lithium-sulfur, and all-solid-state batteries. (more…)

Register for Dr. Gong Liang Li’s November 14 seminar

Join the ECS Detroit Section for Dr. Gong Liang Li’s presentation, “Innovative materials and electrochemical technologies in solid oxide fuel cell, solid state battery, and other electrochemical devices,” on November 14, 2023.

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The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is conducting the Workforce Skills Assessment of the North American Lithium Ion (Li) Battery Industry in October and November 2023. CAR seeks input from individuals and companies to provide important insights about the skills and training needs for current and future employees.

The assessment’s goal is to gain a better understanding of the evolving employment needs within companies across the battery industry and identify any skills gaps that may be supported by further training and education.

Feedback from knowledgeable individuals is needed. Please click here to access the assessment.* Submissions are accepted until November 3 at 1700h EST.

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