Kiana Amini, department of chemical engineering PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo, has some tips on how you can stay scientifically productive during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In an article published on the University of Waterloo blog, Amini says although most in-person classes, events, and research operations are now remote, which presents its challenges, it also presents many opportunities. (more…)

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a memorandum, entitled, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations.” According to NSF, the purpose is to implement flexibilities authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-20-17 from specific administrative, financial management, and audit requirements contained in 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, without compromising accountability requirements. The document highlights flexibilities that are applicable to NSF proposers and awardees affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Learn what they are, here. (more…)

ECS Webinar Sponsorship Opportunities

ECS Webinar Sponsorship hosted by IOP Publishing and PhysicsWorld.com

ECS is hosting a series of webinars presented by distinguished speakers in June. Series sponsorship gives businesses unique visibility with the electrochemistry and solid state science community. ECS Webinar Sponsorship is hosted by IOP Publishing and PhysicsWorld.com.

Webinar Title Presenter Date ECS Award

New Directions for Energy from Sunlight

Harry Atwater

June 10, 2020

ECS Lecture from the 237th ECS Meeting

Intricacies of High-Energy Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Arumugam Manthiram

June 17, 2020

Henry B. Linford Award Address for Distinguished Teaching

Electrochemical CO2 Reduction: Path Towards a Carbon Neutral Chemical Industry?

Paul Kenis

June 24, 2020

Energy Technology Division Research Award Address

All webinars are hosted from 1pm-2pm ET. (more…)

Last November, ECS Executive Director and CEO Christopher Jannuzzi and ECS Director of Community Engagement Shannon Reed attended the Chemical Sciences Roundtable (CSR) Electrochemistry Workshop in Washington, DC, which focused on the Advances, Challenges, and Long-Term Opportunities in Electrochemistry: Addressing Societal Needs.

The event, hosted by NAS and NSF, explored how electrochemistry can transform technologies related to various applications. The focus was on the instrumentation, education, and other needs required to advance the electrochemical field. (more…)

2020 ECS Summer Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

It’s hard to think about summer in the depths of winter, but summer will be here before you know it! The summer months can be a great time to further your career. You may be eligible for an ECS Summer Fellowship which supports graduate students from June through September who pursue work in a field of interest to The Electrochemical Society.

ECS has been offering summer fellowships since 1928. Today, as many as five recipients are selected annually to receive up to $5,000. Qualified applicants must be enrolled in a college or university, and be a member of ECS. Preference is given to activities that extend the scope of the applicant’s program of study such as tangential research topics or summer research at another institution. Review the candidate qualifications and award rules to see if you qualify!

If you meet the requirements, apply for an ECS Summer Fellowship today! ECS uses an electronic application system. The deadline is January 15, 2020. (more…)

While most research is accomplished by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, a number of undergraduate-only institutions are also making significant contributions to electrochemistry. The Education in Electrochemistry symposium at the 236th ECS Meeting explores the challenges these primary investigators face that those at more research focused institutions do not. The symposium addresses teaching and curriculum ideas for incorporating electrochemistry into undergraduate programs — and also provides opportunities for undergrads to showcase their work.

In “How Do We Learn Electrochemistry,” Jeffrey W. Fergus decries the lack of formal electrochemistry educational programs. (more…)

Join the ECS Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter and ECS Georgia Section for a free half-day conference featuring speaker William E. Mustain. Gather at Georgia Tech to share ideas, present work, and form new collaborations with graduate students and post doc researchers in the field of electrochemistry (including fuel cells, batteries, electrocatalysis, and bio-electrochemistry).

When:  Friday, September 27, 2019

Schedule:
1000h  |     Check-in and Networking
1100h  |     Featured Talk
1200h  |     Lunch and Poster Setup
1245 h |     Student Poster Contest
1430 h |     Award Ceremony (more…)

MRS Webinar with Shirley MengThe Electrochemical Society and Materials Research Society are co-presenting a webinar on Frontiers in Solid State Batteries on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 1200-1330h ET.

ECS fellow, Shirley Meng, will be a presenter during the webinar. Jagjit Nanda of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will serve as the host for the webinar.

Webinar description

The advantages of solid state batteries were not fully recognized until the 1960s, with the discovery of beta-alumina, which led to the development of the commercially relevant high-temperature Na-S battery in the 1960s and the ZEBRA battery in the 1980s. The October issue of MRS Bulletin focuses on recent developments in solid ion-conductors and the various surface and interfacial challenges needed to be overcome for enabling solid-state batteries. (more…)

Peter Foller: Full Circle

Peter FollerPeter C. Foller kicked-off his career with a mildly stressful, yet necessary, experience we can all relate too – public speaking. It was Foller’s first time presenting his research, an event he still vividly remembers. Foller, then a graduate student, attended an ECS meeting with faculty advisor Charles W. Tobias, where he hoped his presentation would lead him towards networking opportunities, and ideally, a job. Moreover, Foller recalls that ECS meeting presentations were something Professor Tobias expected of students, long after that final handshake in his office followed by that slow turn, eyeglasses lowered, “And now you may call me Charles…”

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Nomination Deadline: September 1, 2018

You are invited to nominate qualified candidate(s) for the Nanocarbons Division Richard E. Smalley Award.

The Nanocarbons Division Richard E. Smalley Research Award was established in 2006 to encourage research excellence in the areas of fullerenes, nanotubes and carbon nanostructures. The award consists of a scroll, a $1,000 prize and travel assistance to attend the 235th ECS biannual meeting in May 2019 in Dallas, TX for formal recognition. Explore the full award details on the ECS website prior to completing the electronic application.

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