Call for Papers 

Accepting Submissions: February 5, 2021 | Submission Deadline: May 5, 2021

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a special collection of invited papers which were presented at the 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN-2021). (more…)

The following guest post is by Morgan Frey, Marketing Lead, Ereztech LLC

Logistics may not be top-of-mind when thinking about electrochemical and solid-state manufacturing processes, but one failed shipment can throw an entire production schedule off target. Specialty chemicals, such as atomic layer deposition (ALD) precursors for the manufacture of thin films, are considered hazardous materials (hazmat) and therefore require special care and preparation for transportation. (more…)

ECS is proud to present Dr. Reza Javaherdashti via free webinar on February 10, 2021, at 1000h ET.

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: Tips, Myths, Skills

Dr. Reza Javaherdashti  
General Manager
Eninco Engineering B.V.

Date: February 10, 2021

Time: 1000h ET (more…)

Cummins Inc. announced that Hydrogenics Corporation is transitioning to the Cummins brand and will now be known as Cummins Inc. In September 2019, Cummins closed on the acquisition of Hydrogenics, a fuel cell and hydrogen production technologies provider. Hydrogenics has been an ECS Institutional Member since 2019. (more…)

With today’s publication of “IV Congreso Colombiano de Electroquímica (IVCCEQ2020),” ECS Transactions celebrates its 100th volume. Available online through the ECS Digital Library, Volume 100, Issue 1, features 11 exclusive papers from the congress. The issue also is available for purchase as an instantly downloadable electronic (PDF) edition through the ECS Online Store. Questions? Contact for more information.

The ECS Pacific Northwest Section proudly presents Dr. David Reed and Dr. Wei Wang via free digital webinar on January 28, 2021, at 1100h PT. Pre-registration is required; ECS membership is not a pre-requisite for participation.

R&D Efforts in Energy Storage Technologies for the Grid at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Dr. David Reed
Chief Material Scientist/Program Manager
Battery Materials and Systems Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Wei Wang
Energy Storage Materials Initiative
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Date: January 28, 2021

Time: 1100h PT / 1400h ET (more…)

ECS Announces Brand Guide

To empower the unified and consistent use of The Electrochemical Society brand, the ECS Brand Guide has been posted online. Following the guidelines ensures that the brand—a critical asset that expresses the ECS persona, culture, and values—is known, respected, and esteemed throughout the world. The ECS global community shares the responsibility for, and integrity of, the Society’s brand.

Brand Components

The ECS Brand Guide contains the Society’s brand components and rules for how each element is used when creating branded communications. These identity elements have been carefully selected to reinforce the personality and values of the ECS brand. The guide covers: (more…)

The 2021 Society election is the first opportunity for ECS student members to help choose the new ECS President and 3d Vice President.  As previously reported, the Individual Membership Committee submitted a proposal to the Board of Directors to grant student members full voting rights. The proposal was approved by the Board of Directors in May 2020.

ECS President, Stefan de Gendt, says, “Students and early career professionals are vital to the health and long-term sustainability of the Society.  By providing these critical members the right to vote we give them a voice and the ability to directly participate in the governance of the Society.” (more…)

Carolyn Graverson’s First Semester at Grad School

As part of our check-in with the COVID-19 series interviewees, we thought a student’s point of view would be interesting. When we spoke with Carolyn Graverson last spring, she was completing her senior year at Lewis University and preparing to pursue graduate studies in chemistry at Rice University. She was home from Rice when we spoke.

Still not your usual year

Carolyn’s first semester courses were “blended.” Two were fully online; others combined in-person and digital learning. As she worked in a lab and as a TA, Carolyn had high priority status to get weekly COVID-19 tests. These, plus mandatory indoor and outdoor mask-wearing, and students pledging to stay safe and isolate, made it comfortable for Carolyn to be on campus. She attended different groups’ virtual meetings and visited their labs in person to choose her research focus. As there were fewer in-person meetings, it wasn’t the same as pre-pandemic. Nonetheless, Carolyn is happy with her decision to join the Matthew R. Jones Lab, focusing on nanoparticle assembly and ligand design. (more…)

SanDisk—an ECS Sustaining Level Institutional Member for six years—announced plans to change the name of its Japanese entity to Western Digital GK as of January 1, 2021.

Western Digital provides NAND flash memory, drive devices-SDD (Solid State Drive) and HDD (Hard Disk Drive) to retail consumers, enterprises, and large-scale data centers. The company delivers top-level total storage solutions, developing and mass-producing multiple products, including WD® and SanDisk® brands. As part of ongoing integration activity, Western Digital is renaming certain legacy entities to align with the Western Digital name. Products will continue to be marketed under the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands. (more…)

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