DST DivisionNomination Deadline: August 1, 2016

ECS is currently accepting nominations for the following award of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division:

DST Thomas D. Callinan Award: established in 1967 to encourage excellence in dielectric investigations, to encourage the preparation of high-quality science and technology papers and patents, to encourage publication in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, and to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of dielectric science and technology. The award consists of a scroll and a $1,500 prize. The recipient will be asked to present a lecture at the Society meeting where the award is presented.

Please review the full award description carefully before completing the electronic application.

The last ten recipients of the Callinan Award were:

Kalpathy Sundaram (2015)
Durga Misra (2013)
Tsu-Jae King Liu (2011)
Paul A. Kohl (2008)
Stephen J. Fonash (2004)

Sanjay K. Banerjee (2003)
Akos G. Revesz (2003)
M. Jamal Deen (2002)
P. Ho (2001)
Krishna Saraswat (2000)


Electronics and Photonics DivisionNomination Deadline: August 1, 2016

ECS is currently accepting nominations for the following award of the Electronics and Photonics Division:

Electronics and Photonics Division Award: established in 1969 to encourage excellence in electronics research and outstanding technical contribution to the field of electronics science. The award consists of a scroll, a $1,500 prize and the choice of up to $1,000 of un-reimbursed expenses to facilitate travel to the designated meeting or ECS life membership. The recipient will be asked to present a lecture at the Society meeting where the award is presented.

Please review the full award description carefully before completing the electronic application.

The last ten recipients of the EPD Award were:

Michael Shur (2016)
Cammy Abernathy (2015)
Albert Baca (2014)
Durga Misra (2013)
Chennupati Jagadish (2012)

M. Jamal Deen (2011)
Lih J. Chen (2010)
Eicke R. Weber (2009)
Fan Ren (2008)
Yue Kuo (2007)


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At the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, we had the opportunity to gather the grantees from our Science for Solving Society’s Problems challenge, done in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Nine grantees came to the table to discuss how ECS facilitated an unprecedented program leading to ground-breaking collaboration and real scientific advancements, while creating a funding opportunity which has helped contribute to planet sustainability.

Listen as these esteemed researchers discuss the global water and sanitation crisis and how electrochemical and solid state science could begin to solve these pressing issues. Today you’ll hear from Plamen Atanassov, University of New Mexico; Luis Godinez, CIDETEQ; Gemma Reguera, Michigan State University; Juan Pablo Esquivel and Erik Kjeang, CSIC and Simon Fraser University; Jorg Kretzschmar (on behalf of Falk Harnisch), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research; Gerardine Botte, Ohio University; Eric Wachsman, University of Maryland; Carl Hensman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation representative, and our host E. Jennings Taylor.

Listen to the podcast and download this episode and others for free through the iTunes Store, SoundCloud, or our RSS Feed. You can also find us on Stitcher.

2016 Leadership Circle Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Institutional Membership Leadership Circle Awards!

Gold Level (35 years): Princeton Applied Research/Solartron Analytical

PAR Solartron

Silver Level (10 years): Faraday Technology, Inc., Metrohm USA, and Pine Research Instrumentation

Faraday Technology, Inc.Metrohm USA Inc.Pine Research

Since fall 2002, ECS has recognized long-term supporters of the Society with Leadership Circle Awards. The Leadership Circle Award is a way of recognizing and thanking our partners in electrochemistry and solid state science. This award is granted in the anniversary year an institutional member reaches a milestone level.


Pictured (from left to right): Mahsa Lotfi Marchoubeh, Leanne Mathurin, Isaac Taylor, and Haitham Kalil[Click to enlarge]

Pictured (from left to right): Mahsa Lotfi Marchoubeh, Leanne Mathurin, Isaac Taylor, and Haitham Kalil
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It is with great pride that ECS honors the winners of the General Student Poster Session Awards for the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, California. In following with biannual ECS meeting tradition, awards recognized the top two poster presentations in electrochemical and solid state categories.

ECS established the General Student Poster Session Awards in 1993 to acknowledge the eminence of its students’ work. The winners exhibit a profound understanding of their research topic and its relation to fields of interest to ECS.

In order to be eligible for the General Student Poster Session Awards, students must submit their abstracts to the Z01 General Society Student Poster Session symposium and present their posters at the biannual meeting. First and second place winners receive a certificate in addition to a cash award.

The winners of the General Student Poster Session Awards for the 229th ECS Meeting are as follows:


Apply for a Travel Grant

PRiME_2016_FINALDon’t miss out on your chance to receive an ECS travel grant this year! The deadline for travel grant application submissions for PRiME 2016 is just around the corner—Friday, June 10th, 2016!

Many ECS divisions and sections offer travel grants to undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young professionals & faculty presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings. Applications must be received no later than the submission deadline.

Click here to view a list of the ECS divisions and sections currently offering travel grants.

Important note: Applicants may only apply for a travel grant from one division.

Travel grant applications are available to student/postdoc and young professional/early career applicants.

After reviewing the additional application requirements for your particular division or section, please contact travelgrant@electrochem.org with any questions or concerns.

ECS wishes all applicants the best of luck! Hope to see you in Honolulu this October!


ECS Battery Division Postdoctoral Associate Research Award
Sponsored by MTI Corporation and the Jiang Family Foundation

Deadline: July 15, 2016

With your submission to a Battery Division Symposia for PRiME in October 2016, we are excited to offer the following new Battery Division award. Consider an application or pass it on!

ECS seeks nominations for the very first postdoctoral associate award in our Honors & Awards Program. The Battery Division recently established this award to encourage excellence among postdoctoral researchers in battery and fuel cell research with the primary purpose to recognize and support development of talent and future leaders therein. The award is generously sponsored by the MTI Corporation and the Jiang Family Foundation.

The Award: an appropriately worded scroll, a $2,000 prize and complimentary meeting registration at the designated meeting. Two awards will be granted each year. Winners are also invited to present on a subject related to the contributions for which the award is being presented.

The Recipient: Ideal candidates must be under (or at) the age of 35 at the nomination deadline date. Only current members of The Electrochemical Society may be considered. The candidates should show exceptional promise that includes leadership, advocacy, outreach or teaching, in addition to excellence in scientific research during their postdoctoral assignment.

A complete nomination package would include:

  • Electronic Nomination Form
  • Cover letter with a statement of research interests and accomplishments
  • Support letter from the postdoctoral advisor
  • Copy of the publication(s) that describe the science and technology achievement.

Take some time to review the award details and consider becoming the very first Battery Division Postdoctoral Award winner! PRiME will be a milestone meeting for ECS and the Battery Division — with over 1,000 abstract submissions, the Battery Division will make up ~ 25% of talks at the meeting. Two of those presentations can be for the new award! Apply today!

digital_library_hiresPlease let your librarians know that our subscription prices for 2017 are up on our website.

As part of our commitment to Free the Science…

  • The Digital Library has not increased in price since 2013!
  • ECS members continue to be eligible for one OA Article Credit per year.

If you would like your institution to subscribe to ECS Plus (which allows authors affiliated with a subscribing institution unlimited article credits for publishing OA), please let your librarian know that you would value it.

IEEEEndowed by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation to recognize significant advances in industrial electrochemistry, the IEEE Division New Electrochemical Technology (NET) Award is the only award within the ECS Honors & Awards Program presented to an organization. The purpose of the award is to promote high quality applied electrochemical research and development and is intended to highlight novel electrochemical technology which has been practiced at a commercial scale.

Apply today!
Deadline: June 15, 2016

IEEE NET Award consists of a commemorative plaque (for up to 6 key contributors). The Award will be presented at the annual IEEE Division business luncheon and the winners will be asked to present a paper on the technology development during a Division-sponsored symposium. Recipients may receive travel assistance in order to attend the designated meeting. Organizations are encouraged to self-nominate and re-application is allowed.


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Dr. Ardemis A. Boghossian

The Roger Taylor Award is a travel grant for students and early career researchers who have achieved up to ten years of postdoctoral experience to attend the 229th meeting of The Electrochemical Society and submit to Symposium B: Carbon Nanostructures and Devices. The Roger Taylor Award is generously funded by the Taylor family as an endowment to the British Carbon Group.

Dr. Ardemis A. Boghossian
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The winner of the 2016 Roger Taylor award is Dr. Ardemis A. Boghossian who is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Dr. Boghossian received her BSE in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as a Postdoc in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

Currently, Dr. Boghossian implements an interdisciplinary approach to addressing fundamental challenges and developing novel technologies that exploit the synergy between nanotechnology and synthetic biology. The award consists of a certificate and a £750 prize. Join us at the 229th ECS biannual meeting in San Diego where she will deliver Wrapped Up in Nanotubes: Dynamics of Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) within the B Symposia: Carbon Nanostructures and Devices.