ECS sponsors AEMFC 2019

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is the official sponsor of AEMFC 2019, the Second International Symposium Advances in Anion Exchange Membranes: Materials, Processes and Devices. The symposium takes place on December 7 and 8, 2019, at the Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Research Center, at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

“ECS is proud to sponsor AEMFC 2019. These scientists’ research is at the forefront of resolving pressing problems in conservation and more. Meetings like this one, and ECS meetings, are important not only for the information that is shared in the lectures. We believe that in the informal gatherings between meetings, during meals, and in the evenings, connections are made that impact science far into the future,” said Shannon Reed, ECS director of community engagement. (more…)

Nominations are due by December 15 for two ECS Corrosion Division awards :

 ECS Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award

Aria Kahyarian, 2019 Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award winner

The Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award was established in 1991 to recognize and reward outstanding graduate research at the Masters or PhD level in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. The award—a framed certificate and $1,000—is open to graduate students who have successfully completed all requirements for their degrees, as testified by their advisors, within a period of two years prior to the nomination submission deadline.

Aria Kahyarian received the 2019 Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award at the 236th ECS Meeting. There he presented his award talk, “Active Metallic Corrosion in Weak Acid Solutions: A Unified Mechanistic View to Cathodic Reactions.” Aria Kahyarian earned his BSc in chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2011. In 2018, he received his PhD in chemical engineering from Ohio University under the direction of Professor Srdjan Nesic at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Flow Technology.

ECS Corrosion Division Herbert H. Uhlig Award

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During International Open Access Week 2019 (October 21-27), an event organized by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Society took down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library for the fifth consecutive year, making over 151,000 scientific articles and abstracts free and accessible to everyone. The event facilitated record-breaking surges in access of ECS content.

Record-breaking surges in access

Open Access Week 2019  drew over 38,850 new visitors to the ECS Digital Library. New and old visitors downloaded content at an incredible rate. During October 2019, the Society’s active subscription-based publications amassed a total of 342,997 full-text downloads—16 percent more downloads than in October 2017 (when the annual event was last held), and the second highest download rate during a single month in the history of the ECS Digital Library.   (more…)

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020

ECS, in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRI-NA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), requests proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology for the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for Projects in Green Energy Technology.

Today’s automotive industry faces three environmental and energy issue challenges: finding a viable alternative energy source as a replacement for oil; reducing CO2 emissions; and preventing air pollution. While the demand for oil alternatives—i.e., natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen—is expanding, oil remains the main source of automotive fuel. Further research and development of alternative energies can offset alternatives’ drawbacks and bring change. (more…)

ECS’s publishing partnership with IOP Publishing (IOPP) takes effect on January 2, 2020, providing exciting new benefits for authors and readers. The Journal of the Electrochemical Society and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology move to the IOPP platform, IOPscience, and ScholarOne submissions system. IOPP hosts ECS Transactions, ECS Meeting Abstracts, and Interface; and hosts the archives of ECS’s retired publications—ECS Electrochemistry LettersECS Solid State Letters, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, and ECS Proceedings Volumes.

Welcome to 21st Century Publishing!

ECS has over 117 years of experience creating outstanding, peer-reviewed periodicals, conference proceedings, and magazines. IOP Publishing— the Institute of Physics’ publishing company—shares ECS’s commitment to ensuring the technical quality of the works published, as well as the integrity and validity of the peer review provided by the ECS community. The partnership provides tangible benefits for authors and readers—and  is an important step to accomplishing ECS’s Free the Science initiative: universal platinum open access to ECS journals—free to publish and free to read for all. (more…)

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New deadline for submitting abstracts:
Monday, December 2, 2019
Submit today!

 

Review the full Call for Papers and also visit the ECS blog to check out topic close-ups for select symposia. No abstracts will be accepted after the extended date.

The 237th ECS Meeting with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020) takes place in Montréal, Canada, from May 10-15, 2020.

We hope to see you in Montréal!

On Thursday, December 19, the ECS Canada Section hosts its fall 2019 Meeting:

Current Challenges and Recent Advances in Electrochemical Technologies for a Sustainable Society

The preliminary program is available here. More information is available at the Section website.

Keynote presentations

“Autonomous Light Management in Flexible Electrochromic Thin Films Integrating High Performance Silicon Solar Microcells”
Ralph G. Nuzzo
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

“The European VOLUMETRIQ Project: Driving Forward Automotive Fuel Cells”
Deborah Jones
Université de Montpellier, France

The meeting includes additional invited speakers from international and domestic institutions, award presentations, and a poster section. (more…)

These are the 2020 updated deadlines and submission guidelines for division, section, and student chapter news to be considered for Interface.

2020 Submission Deadlines for Divisions, Sections, & Student Chapters
Interface Issue Submission Deadline Anticipated Publication Date
Spring January 15, 2020 March 27, 2020
Summer April 15, 2020 June 26, 2020
Fall July 15, 2020 September 25, 2020
Winter October 15, 2020 December 25, 2020

 

Submit division news to Chris.Jannuzzi@electrochem.org.

Submit section and student chapter news to Shannon.Reed@electrochem.org. (more…)

Mahsa Ebrahiminia (Photo by Gleb Yushin)

ECS is pleased to announce the winners of symposia-funded best presentation awards from the 236th ECS Meeting in Atlanta. Through the generous funding of individual symposium sponsors, several awards of this type are presented at every ECS meeting. You are invited to celebrate the excellent work of these authors:

A05 – Lithium Ion Batteries – Best Poster Award Winners

Thank you to Livent, Arbin Instruments, and Gamry Instruments, Inc. for their generous sponsorship of this symposium.

Mahsa Ebrahiminia, University of Utah: “Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Ion Transport, Structural and Mechanical Properties of Li2CO3 and Mn-Li-CO3(more…)

Submission Deadline: February 12, 2020

Submit your manuscripts to the Journal of The Electrochemical Society‘s Focus Issue on Battery Safety, Reliability, and Mitigation.

About the focus issue

This Journal of The Electrochemical Society focus issue addresses the fundamental risks and issues associated with battery safety and reliability. Industry challenges with fielding safe and reliable batteries are increasing as new cell designs are introduced into advanced energy storage applications requiring higher specific energies, fast charging, and lower cost alternatives. As such, improvements in cell and battery safety design without compromising performance continues to be a major focus for researchers, manufacturers and users across all sectors of the energy storage marketplace. Better understanding of battery failure mechanisms will further enable regulatory agency approval and public acceptance of early deployment of advanced battery energy storage systems for high reliability applications. (more…)

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