The following ECS Awards have nomination deadlines from December 2023 through February 2024. Click on the links below for further information.
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
Date: November 29, 2023
Time: 1000–1100h ET
Prestigious student awards presented at ECS 244th Meeting
Congratulations to Gustavo Hobold, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and KyuJung Jun, University of California, Berkeley, winners of the 2023 ECS Battery Division Student Research Award Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research and Development. Hobold and Jun presented their award talks at the 244th ECS Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A07—0984 Quantitative SEI-based Descriptors For Li metal Liquid Electrolyte Design
Gustavo M. Hobold is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working with Prof. Betar Gallant. His research focuses on developing a quantitative understanding of the functional properties and chemical composition of solid electrolyte interphases (SEI) formed natively on Li anodes. Hobold’s work leverages in situ experiments and high-throughput post-mortem titration-based techniques to precisely quantify the formation of a wide range of SEI phases and decipher capacity loss mechanisms in modern high Coulombic efficiency (CE) electrolytes. Ultimately, his work revealed several quantifiable SEI-based descriptors that can guide future liquid electrolyte discovery, aiming to breach >99.9% CE. Prior to MIT, Gustavo received his Engineering degree and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
The Electrochemical Society hosted Arumugam Manthiram’s live webinar, “Sustainable Next-generation Battery Chemistries,” on September 20, 2023. Dr. Manthiram took audience questions during a live Question and Answer session at the end of the presentation. He kindly answered in writing questions not answered during the broadcast. His responses follow.
NOTE: Registration is required to view the webinar.
2023 ECS Student Chapters of Excellence are at Texas Tech University and ECS Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Congratulations to the ECS University of Notre Dame Student Chapter, named the 2023 Outstanding Student Chapter Award. The 2023 Student Chapters of Excellence are at Texas Tech University and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
ECS is proud to support the ECS Student Chapters’ journeys to scientific knowledge via community, connection, and career building.
ECS Outstanding Student Chapter
The Society established the Outstanding Student Chapter Award in 2012 to recognize distinguished ECS Student Chapters that demonstrate active participation in the Society’s technical activities; establish community and outreach activities in the areas of electrochemical and solid state science and engineering education; and create and maintain a robust membership base. (more…)
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encouraging Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to submit proposals for new Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST Center) addressing the social, political, cultural or cognitive dimensions of “advancing emerging technologies.”
CREST projects are five-year research awards that increase research capacity and infrastructure at MSIs.
Congratulations to Sang Cheol Kim and John Petrovick
Sang Cheol Kim of Stanford University has been awarded the 2023 ECS San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award. John Petrovick of KTH Kungliga Tekniska högskolan has been awarded the Honorable Mention.
Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Date: October 4, 2023
Time: 1000–1100h ET
George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Date: September 20, 2023
Time: 1000–1100h ET
Sponsors: EL-Cell, BioLogic, TA Instruments – Waters, WITec