Zhichuan (Jason) Xu, PhD, FRSC
Professor
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Date: December 15, 2021
Time: 1000h ET
Sponsor:
Hiden Analytical

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Dr. Thalia Standish

Dr. Thalia Standish

Congratulations to Thalia Standish of the University of Western Ontario for receiving the 2021 ECS Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award. Each year, the division recognizes and rewards outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. Such early recognition of highly qualified corrosion scientists and/or engineers is intended to encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field after their graduate research is completed.

Dr. Thalia Standish

Thalia Standish is a Research Scientist at Surface Science Western, where she conducts material analyses to advance academic research and help solve industrial problems. She received her PhD in Chemistry from Western University in 2019. Her graduate research focused on evaluating the galvanic corrosion behavior of copper-coated carbon steel for used nuclear fuel containers, using a combination of electrochemical techniques, x-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), and surface analytical techniques. Dr. Standish is currently developing expertise in Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and thermal analysis techniques, focusing on polymeric materials in particular. (more…)

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Data-driven design and application of corrosion-resistant low-alloy steels 
Presenter: Xiaogang Li, University of Science and Technology Beijing
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 0800h EST
CorroZoom website: https://fcc.osu.edu/corrozoom

*Attendees will be able to pick to listen either to Prof. Li speak in Chinese or to a simultaneous translation. Q&A will also use simultaneous translation*

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The Electrochemical Society hosted Prof. Raphaële J. Clément’s live online webinar, “From order to disorder: NMR insights into ionic conduction in battery materials,” on October 27, 2021. Below are answers to questions posed during the presentation.

NOTE: Registration is required to view the webinar.

Raphaële Clément is an Assistant Professor in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), U.S. She received her PhD in Chemistry in 2016 from the University of Cambridge, UK, working under the supervision of Prof. Clare Grey. Her doctoral work focused on the study of layered sodium transition metal oxide cathodes for Na-ion secondary batteries. She then joined Prof. Gerbrand Ceder’s group at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), U.S., focusing on cation-disordered rock salt oxyfluorides for Li-ion battery applications. She joined the UCSB faculty in 2018. Her primary research focus is the development and implementation of magnetic resonance techniques (experimental and computational) for the study of battery materials and beyond, with a strong emphasis on operando tools. She is an Associate Editor for Battery Energy, a new open access journal by Wiley. (more…)

Prof. Jennifer L. M. Rupp FRSC
Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany
CTO, TUM International Energy

Thomas Lord Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date: December 1, 2021
Time: 1300h ET
Sponsors:
Hiden Analytical, Royal Society of Chemistry, Instron, Metrohm

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Congratulations to Muhammad Mominur Rahman of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and Yang Yu of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the 2021 recipients of the Battery Division Student Research Award Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development.

Muhammed Mominur Rahman

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Michael Hecht responds to ECS Lecture questions

Michael H. Hecht delivered the ECS Lecture, Electrolysis on Mars: MOXIE and the Perseverance Mission, at the Plenary Session of the 240th ECS Meeting on October 11, 2021. Answers to questions posed during his lecture follow.

Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

Michael Hecht is the Associate Director for Research Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Haystack Observatory. Since 2013, he has been Principal Investigator for the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument on NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover (Perseverance) mission, a technology demonstrator to validate the instrumentation and methodology to produce large quantities of oxygen from the Martian carbon dioxide atmosphere using solid oxide electrolysis (SOXE). From September 2019 to August 2020, Professor Hecht served as Deputy Project Director for the Event Horizon Telescope, the consortium that in 2019 delivered the first image of a black hole. His diverse experiences span planetary missions, observational astrophysics, space instrument and SmallSat development, planetary science, and project, program, and line management. Prior to joining MIT, he worked for 30 years at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), developing instrumentation for planetary missions. There he achieved the designation of Senior Research Scientist. At JPL, he served as Principal Investigator and Instrument Manager for the MECA (Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer) instrument on the Phoenix Mars mission. MECA operated through the summer of 2009, with major findings in microscopy, the physical chemistry of water in soil, and notably, in aqueous soil chemistry using electrochemical methods. 

Prof. Hecht received his PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford University in 1982 after completing his BA in Physics at Princeton University and MS at MIT. His research has garnered numerous awards including the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and 1990 Lew Allen Award for Excellence. His h-index is 51 with over 11,500 citations. (more…)

Prof. Jillian L. Dempsey     
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.

Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 1300h ET
Sponsors: 
Hiden Analytical, Royal Society of Chemistry

The conversion of energy-poor feedstocks like water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels involves multi-electron, multi-proton transformations. In order to develop catalysts that can mediate fuel production with optimum energy efficiency, this complex proton-electron reactivity must be carefully considered. Using a combination of electrochemical methods and time-resolved spectroscopy reveals new details of how molecular catalysts mediate the reduction of protons to dihydrogen and the experimental parameters that dictate catalyst kinetics and mechanism. These studies create opportunities to promote, control, and modulate the proton-coupled electron transfer reaction pathways of catalysts.

Benefits of attending the webinar

Learn about:

  • How molecular catalysts are being used to mediate fuel generation;
  • How to elucidate mechanisms of coupled chemical reactions from cyclic voltammetry experiments;
  • Find out more about proton-coupled electron transfer.
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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 240th ECS Meeting Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers (PEFC&E) symposia-funded best poster and presentation awards!

Every meeting, ECS presents several awards of this type through the generous funding of individual symposium sponsors. Please take a moment to help 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 7, 2021. Pre-registration is required.

Poster and presentation winners

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Raphaële J. Clément     
Professor
Materials Department
University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.  

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1300h ET
Sponsors: 
Hiden Analytical, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society Materials Letters, JEOL USA, Inc. 

The development of next-generation solid state ion conductors hinges on an understanding of microscopic diffusion mechanisms and the identification of roadblocks along macroscopic diffusion pathways (e.g., intragrain defects and grain boundaries). (more…)

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