Leah Ellis Student AwardThe ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

The Canada Section Student Award was established in 1987 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources. The award is intended to encourage the recipients to initiate or continue careers in the field. The award recipient will receive a $1,500 (CAD) prize and have the chance to present an award talk to section constituents. The next award winner will be recognized at the Canada Section annual meeting in fall 2018.

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Career ExpoDo you know of an organization that is hiring? Are you connected with recruiters or managers looking to fill positions? You now have a unique opportunity to help ECS work towards engaging employers through our ECS Career Expo.

The ECS Career Expo is being hosted at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle, WA from May 14-16, 2018 in the exhibit hall. Hiring managers and recruiters are able to showcase their organizations to more than 2,000 anticipated meeting attendees in an exclusive exhibit booth area.

The ECS Career Expo helps to support the mission of ECS in advancing the science. Take a moment and send recruiter or hiring manager contact information to Shannon Reed, director of membership services: Shannon.Reed@electrochem.org.

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Corrosion DivisonExtended deadline: February 12, 2018

On behalf of the ECS Corrosion Division, you are invited to nominate qualified candidates for the following award:

Herbert H. Uhlig Award was established in 1972 to recognize excellence in corrosion research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of corrosion science and technology. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $1,500 prize. The next award winner will be recognized at the 234th ECS Meeting, as part of AiMES 2018, which takes place in Cancun, Mexico September 30 – October 4.

The 2017 winner of this award was Herman Terryn of Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium who presented an award talk called Advanced Experimental and Modelling Approaches to Understand and Predict Better Corrosion of Metals.

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Three questions with the candidates: Yue KuoThe 2018 Society elections are upon us and ECS wants you to learn more about the candidates from the candidates.

About ECS elections

The early months of each year are an exciting time here at ECS as officer elections take place via electronic proxy in the two-month period from January 15 to March 15, 2018. Elected officers constitute the organization’s executive committee and include the following positions: president, three vice presidents, secretary and treasurer. The nominating committee determines the candidates and you determine the winner.

Three Questions with the Candidates allows you a personal glimpse of each volunteer on the current ballot. There is a total of five candidates (one for president and two each for vice president and treasurer). Take a moment to read the full candidate biography and election statement. And then enjoy their reflections on ECS and the marvel that is science.

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Section AwardsExtended Deadline: February 16, 2018

The ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

You are invited to nominate qualified candidates for the following section award.

The Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award was established in 1994 to assist a deserving northern California student to pursue a career in the physical sciences or engineering. Qualified candidates will be a full-time or part-time graduate or advanced undergraduate student in good standing at a university or college in northern California. The award consists of an etched metal plaque and a $2,000 prize which is intended to assist with the educational expenses. In addition to the main award, up to two other students (honorable mentions) will receive a framed certificate and a $500 prize. The next award winners will be recognized at the San Francisco Section annual meeting in spring 2018.

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Deadlines Fast Approaching

DeadlineEach year ECS provides for and facilitates the use of thousands of dollars to support students and early career researchers in efforts to advance electrochemistry and solid state science.

Several fellowship and grant applications are due over the next few weeks:

Deadline: January 15
Summer Fellowships – up to four $5,000 fellowships are available. Complete the PDF application available and submit it in the ECS awards portal under Student Awards for ECS Summer Fellowships.

Colin Garfield Fink Summer Fellowship – one $5,000 fellowship available. Complete the PDF application available and submit it in the ECS awards portal under Society Awards for the Colin Garfield Fink Summer Fellowship.

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Don’t discount the honorable mention!

Each year, the ECS San Francisco Section recognizes a deserving undergraduate student from a college or university in Northern California though the San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award. The award was established in 1994 to assist a deserving student to pursue a career in the physical sciences or engineering. The award was created to honor Daniel Cubicciotti, a distinguished researcher in his own right. Recipients receive an etched metal plaque and $2,000 prize. In addition, the San Francisco section recognizes up to two additional students with an honorable mention: a framed scroll and a $500 prize.

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Leah Ellis Student AwardEach year, the ECS Canada Section recognizes a deserving PhD student from a Canadian university for academic achievements in our multi-disciplinary fields though the Canada Section Student Award. The award was established in 1987 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists and to promote careers in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. Recipients receive a $1,500 (CAD) prize.

Leah Ellis’ broad academic interests include surface analysis, materials science, and green chemistry. She obtained her Bachelor’s (2011) and Master’s (2013) degrees in chemistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, studying alloy-based anode materials for sodium-ion batteries with Dr. Mark Obrovac. During this period, she was awarded an internship at Tesla’s research facility in Palo Alto, California.

Upon completion of her M.Sc., Leah spent one year as an intern at E-One Moli Energy in British Columbia, Canada, working on lithium-ion cell testing and development. Before commencing her PhD, she crossed the continent of Africa on a bicycle. Presently, Leah is completing her PhD, under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Dahn at Dalhousie University. Her research focuses on increasing the energy density, extending the lifetime, and reducing the cost of lithium-ion batteries, especially for automotive and grid storage applications.

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Luminescence and Display Division

LDMCentennial Outstanding Achievement Award

Nomination Deadline: January 1, 2018

The Electrochemical Society invites you to nominate candidates for the LDM Centennial Outstanding Achievement Award. The award was established in 2002 (the Centennial Year of The Electrochemical Society) to encourage excellence in luminescence and display materials research and outstanding technical contributions in those fields. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The 2018 recipient is required to attend the 234th ECS biannual meeting (AiMES) in Cancun, Mexico in October of next year to receive the award and to give a lecture to the LDM division.

The 2016 winner of this award was Baldassare Di Bartolo, professor of physics at Boston College.

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HTMThe ECS HTM Division is currently accepting nominations for the following award:

HTM Outstanding Achievement Award was established in 1984 to recognize excellence in high temperature materials research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of high temperature materials science. The award consists of a framed certificate, a $1,000 prize and complimentary meeting registration. The 2018 recipient is required to attend the 234th ECS biannual meeting (AiMES) in Cancun, Mexico in October of next year to receive the award and to give a lecture to the HTM division. The recipient is eligible for up to $1,000 toward travel expenses to facilitate attendance.

In 2016, Harlan Anderson won the award and presented the talk, “A Country Boy Finds Materials Science.”

Please review the award rules carefully before completing the application.

ECS recognizes outstanding technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology through its Honors & Awards program. There are many deserving members of the High Temperature Materials Division among us and this is an opportunity to highlight their contributions.

Application Deadline: January 1, 2018

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