Congratulations to Aicheng Chen, the 2020 Canada Section R.C. Jacobsen Award recipient!

Dr. Aicheng Chen is Professor of Chemistry, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrochemistry and Nanoscience, and Director of the Electrochemical Technology Centre (ETC) at the University of Guelph, Canada. He received his MSc from Xiamen University, China, under the supervision of Prof. S.-G. Sun, and his PhD from the University of Guelph in 1998 under the direction of Prof. J. Lipkowski. After working in the chemical industry as Research Scientist and Electrochemical Specialist for four years, Chen joined Lakehead University, Canada, as Assistant Professor in 2002. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in 2006, and Professor in 2010. He received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Senior Fellowship in 2006 to work with Prof. B. Ohtani at Hokkaido University, Japan. During his 2008 sabbatical, Dr. Chen worked with Prof. R. Compton as a visiting scholar at Oxford University, England. He joined the University of Guelph in 2017. (more…)

Application deadline: January 15, 2021

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

The ECS Summer Fellowship Program assists students during the summer months of June through September to pursue work in a field of interest to ECS. The 2020 fellowship recipients are:

Edward G Weston Fellowship

“Towards Quantifying Ion Kinetics at Confined Nanointerfaces using Electrochemical Fluctuation Methods”
Andrew Pendergast (more…)

Application deadline: January 15, 2021

The ECS Colin Garfield Fink Summer Fellowship assists a postdoctoral scientist or engineer to pursue research from June through August. The fellowship includes $5,000 and recognition in the ECS Blog and Interface. It is named in honor of Colin G. Fink, ECS president from 1917-1918.

To qualify for the fellowship, applicants must be a current postdoc and a Society member in good standing.

Apply now (more…)

Jie Xiao
Photo credit: Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

On November 11, 2020, Jie Xiao, Laboratory Fellow and Group Leader of the Battery Materials & System Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar & Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Arkansas, presented “Electrochemistry in Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries” via a live webinar presentation hosted by The Electrochemical Society.

Xiao’s talk covered the electrochemistry underlying Li metal dendrite growth; pouch cell level understanding of Li dendrites and their implications in cell performance; and bridged the scientific gap between academic research and industry needs.

View Dr. Xiao’s webinar presentation

Note: Registration is required to view the webinar. (more…)

ECS is proud to present Dr. Dan Steingart via webinar on December 2, 2020, at 1000h ET.

Without Sound and Fury, Signifying Something: Acoustics and Batteries

Dr. Dan Steingart
Visiting Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University

Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 1000 – 1100 ET (more…)

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Canada Section is accepting nominations for the Canada Section W. Lash Miller Award. Established in 1967, the $1,000 CAD award recognizes publications and/or excellence in the field of electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology. Nominees must be Canadian residents who received their last advanced degree no more than 15 years before the year of the award. (more…)

Z. Jung Fang and Yamin Zhang receive the 2020 ECS Georgia Section Outstanding Student Achievement Awards

Established in 2011, the Georgia Section Outstanding Student Achievement Award recognizes academic accomplishments in any area of science or engineering in which electrochemical and/or solid state science and technology is the central consideration. To qualify, applicants must be (1) students pursuing PhDs at universities in Georgia, (2) nominated by a university faculty member, and (3) ECS members at the time of nomination. (more…)

ECS is proud to present Dr. Jie Xiao via webinar on November 11, 2020, at 1300h EST.

Electrochemistry in Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries

Dr. Jie Xiao
Laboratory Fellow and Group Leader of the Battery Materials & System Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar & Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Arkansas

Date: November 11, 2020

Time: 1300-1400h ET (more…)

ECS is pleased to announce the winners of the PRiME 2020 symposia-funded best poster and presentation awards!

Awards of this type are presented at every ECS meeting thanks to the generous funding of individual symposium sponsors. Please take a moment to celebrate the excellent work of the authors listed below.

If you missed the opportunity to view these presentations, there is still time! All presentations are accessible until November 9, 2020! Pre-registration is required. (more…)

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