Veronica Augustyn
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
University Faculty Scholar
North Carolina State University, U.S.

Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 1000h EDT
Sponsor: Hiden Analytical

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The ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering (IE&EE) Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in the fields of electrochemical engineering and applied electrochemistry with two special awards. Congratulations to Akshay Subramaniam who received the IE&EE Division Student Achievement Award, and Eric McShane, winner of the IE&EE Division H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award.

The IE&EE Division Student Achievement Award was established in 1989. The IE&EE Division H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award was established in 1990 with a gift from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation to encourage recipients to continue careers in electrochemical engineering or applied electrochemistry. Both awards require that nominees describe a research project that they will pursue during the award year, and how that project relates to the field of electrochemical engineering or applied electrochemistry. The recipients of the awards each receive a framed certificate and US $1,000 prize. The IE&EE Division H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award restricts use of the award to expenses associated with the recipient’s education or research project, i.e., tuition, books, equipment, or supplies. (more…)

The ECS Pacific Northwest Section hosted Dr. Dong Ding’s live online webinar, “Electrochemical processing at intermediate temperatures (400-600°C),” on June 24, 2021. Answers to questions posed during the presentation follow.

Dr. Dong DingDr. Dong Ding is a senior staff researcher at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where he leads a group of researchers in electrochemical processing and electrocatalysis for clean energy storage and conversion. He is a principal investigator for multiple projects including direct funded and Laboratory Directed Research & Development. Dr. Ding is also an adjunct professor in the departments of Chemical & Materials Engineering at New Mexico State University and University of Idaho. He received his PhD in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Science & Technology of China and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of West Virginia and National Energy Technology Laboratory (2009-2010), and at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2010-2014). He has 89 peer-reviewed publications and holds three U.S. patents and 11 patent applications. (more…)

Looking back and forward to the 240th ECS Meeting

On June 14, 78 graduate and undergraduate students from around the world received notification that their posters had been chosen for exhibition at the Z01 General Student Poster Session at the 240th ECS Meeting in Orlando, FL, from October 10-14, 2021. The poster session is a forum for students to present research results to ECS meeting attendees including the most active researchers in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. Students choose to be part of the competition for cash awards recognizing the best poster presentations.

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New Corrosion Division Award

ECS Corrosion Division Rusty Award for Mid-Career Excellence

Nominations are now being accepted for the new ECS Corrosion Division Rusty Award for Mid-Career Excellence. The award was established recently by the ECS Honors and Awards Program and Corrosion Division to recognize a mid-career scientist or engineer’s achievements and contributions to the field of corrosion science and technology.

Award

A framed certificate; US $1,000 prize; and complimentary meeting registration are awarded to the recipient. The award is bestowed at the fall ECS biannual meeting; the recipient is expected to lecture on their research at a designated ECS Corrosion Division symposium during that meeting. Up to US $1,000 may be available to assist with travel expenses to facilitate attendance at the meeting. (more…)

Ming Tang
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University, U.S.

Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 1000h ET
Sponsor: Hiden Analytical

During battery (dis)charging, lithium (de)intercalation in electrodes is usually spatially non-uniform across multiple length scales. Such a phenomenon is a major impediment to battery performance and life as it causes energy under-utilization and induces over-(dis)charging, etc. While reaction heterogeneity is often attributed to mass transport limitation, this talk highlights the important roles of thermodynamic factors including elastic energy and phase transformations, the understanding of which is important for the development of mitigation strategies. Through combined modeling and characterization, how stress could destabilize the lithium (de)lithiation front in single crystalline and polycrystalline intercalation compounds is elucidated. Also, a fundamental driving force for dendrite growth on the lithium metal anode during electrodeposition is provided. Stress relief thus offers a promising approach to improving reaction uniformity at the particle level. At the cell level, the reaction distribution that within the porous electrode is strongly influenced by how the electrode’s equilibrium potential varies with the state of charge, is discovered. Two types of prototypical reaction behavior emerge from common electrode materials with significant impact on the thick electrode performance. This finding leads to an efficient analytical model for optimizing battery configurations in place of common battery cell simulations. (more…)

Register now!

ECS is offering virtual Short Courses beginning in September 2021 and as part of the 240th ECS Meeting in October 2021.

Popular ECS Short Courses deliver in-depth education for students and seasoned professionals on a wide range of electrochemical and solid state science topics. Novices and experts advance their technical expertise and knowledge through personalized instruction by academic and industry experts in an intensive short time period.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate online in these courses! (more…)

Presented by Kelsey A. Stoerzinger on July 26

Kelsey A. Stoerzinger
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Oregon State University
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Date: July 26, 2021
Time: 1000h PT
Price: There is no cost to register for this event.

The webinar is open to the public; ECS membership is not required.
You must pre-register through ECS My Account.
Don’t have one? It’s easy to create–visit Create an Account now.

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Sarah Berlinger and Eric McShane awarded Honorable Mentions

Each year, a deserving undergraduate student from a college or university in Northern California is acknowledged through the ECS San Francisco Section’s Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award. Established in 1994, the award honors distinguished researcher Daniel Cubicciotti and assists a praiseworthy student to pursue a career in the physical sciences or engineering. First prize recipients receive a plaque and US $2,000 prize. In addition, up to two students receive Honorable Mentions consisting of framed certificates and US $500 prizes. (more…)

The Electrochemical Society hosted Prof. John A. Rogers’ live online webinar, “Microfluidic Systems for the Skin: Quantitative Sensing of Biomarkers in Sweat,” on June 23, 2021. Below are answers to questions posed during the presentation.

NOTE: Registration is required to view the webinar.

Professor John A. Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, with affiliate appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemistry. He is also Director of Northwestern’s recently endowed Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics. Rogers completed an SM in physics and chemistry in 1992, and PhD in physical chemistry in 1995, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows from 1995 to 1997; worked at Bell Labs from 1997 to 2002; then served on the faculty of the University of Illinois for 13 years. Rogers received many important awards including a MacArthur Fellowship and membership in the National Academies of Engineering, Sciences, Medicine, Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rogers has published more than 750 papers, is a co-inventor on more than 100 patents, and co-founded several successful technology companies.   (more…)

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