During his ECS Masters Interview at the 2016 ECS PRiME Meeting, John Goodenough vulnerably disclosed that as a child, he had dyslexia and could not read like others his age. He described leaving home at the age of 12 for an affluent boarding school as a struggling scholarship student. Stories were shared about life events that led John on the path of science and discovery, as well as the individuals who supported and guided him along the way. And when asked about the dissemination of scientific content, John imparted his belief that scholarly societies are essentially in the business of fostering partnerships to serve the community at large. He emphasized the role of societies in creating space to convene the community to further scientific advancement.

The editorial teams of the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology and Journal of The Electrochemical Society have come together in the spirit of this belief. They are publishing a focus issue comprised of 80+ select invited papers celebrating and honoring the life, legacy, and contributions of beloved professor and longtime ECS member Dr. John B. Goodenough.

The full issue is scheduled to be available in May 2022—just two month before John’s 100th birthday.


ECS is set to participate in its sixth
 International Open Access Week, an annual event organized by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. From October 25-31, ECS will take down the paywall to the entire ECS Digital Library, making over 165,000 scientific articles and abstracts free and accessible to everyone.

2021 theme

This year’s theme, “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity,” supports ECS’s long-term vision of Free the Science by providing access to all in order to further advance the research—and echoes the Society’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in scholarly publication. The research published in ECS’s publications directly addresses the sustainability of the planet. Electrochemistry and solid state science continue to hold the keys to innovation in renewable energy, biomedical applications, water and sanitation, communications, transportation, technology, infrastructure, and beyond. (more…)

In the Annual Open Call Funding Announcement (FOA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $400 million in funding for a range of research opportunities to support DOE’s clean energy, economic, and national security goals. The DOE Office of Science’s funding priorities include: 

Research

  • Advanced Scientific Computing Research
  • Basic Energy Sciences
  • Biological and Environmental Research
  • Fusion Energy Sciences
  • High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Isotope R&D and Production
  • Accelerator R&D and Production

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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…)

Call for Papers

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a focus issue on molecular electronics. It also includes selected papers from the 10th International Conference on Molecular Electronics held from November 29–December 2, 2021, in Lyon, France. The first International Conference on Molecular Electronics (ElecMol) was organized in 2004. Three successful conferences in 2004, 2005, and 2006 led to scheduling this event biennially. Molecular electronics is a widely interdisciplinary field at the frontiers of chemistry, physics, biology, electronics, and their many interfaces. The design and use of electronic components and devices at the nanometer scale stands as a major challenge for the near future.

This virtual issue focuses on papers covering the following topics: 

  • Single Molecule Junctions: Memories and Switches
  • Large Area Junctions: Memories and Switches
  • Organic Electronics and Spintronics: Molecules and Devices
  • Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics: Molecules and Devices
  • 2D Systems, Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanosheets
  • Self-Assembly and Supramolecular Architectures
  • Scanning Probe Microscopies and Near Field Approaches
  • Carrier Transport and Device Theoretical Simulation and Modelling

Reviews, critical reviews, and perspective papers are welcomed. (more…)

Eric WachsmanThe Society congratulates Eric D. Wachsman, President of The Electrochemical Society, for his recent appointment as Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland (UMD), where he is Director of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute and Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research, with appointments in the Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

The formal title of Distinguished University Professor, the highest appointment UMD bestows on a tenured faculty member, is accompanied by an annual honorarium to support the awardee’s professional activities. Awarded to a limited number of UMD’s most accomplished professors each year, the title recognizes not just excellence, but also impact and significant contributions to the nominee’s field, knowledge, profession, and/or practice.

An active and committed ECS member since 1989, Wachsman became President of The Electrochemical Society in June 2021. A Fellow of The Electrochemical Society and American Ceramic Society, he holds 35 patents in battery and fuel cell technologies and has published more than 280 peer-reviewed papers. Wachsman received the 2017 ECS Carl Wagner Award, 2014 Sir William Grove Award (International Association for Hydrogen Energy), 2014 Pfeil Award (Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining), 2012 Fuel Cell Seminar Award, and 2012 ECS High Temperature Materials Division Outstanding Achievement Award. Wachsman will preside over the 240th ECS Meeting from October 10-14, 2021.

 

Dr. Ahok Vijh

The ECS Canada Section is now accepting nominations for the Canada Section Electrochemical Award, established in 1981 to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of electrochemistry in Canada. The recipient’s achievements are recognized with a gold medal at the section’s 2022 annual meeting.

This award is conferred every four years. Ashok Vijh, a distinguished scientist and founding member of the Hydro-Québec Institute of Research, received the last award in 2018.

Consider your fellow Canada Section electrochemists and acknowledge their hard work by submitting a nomination today! Please review the full award details carefully before completing the application.

The ECS Canada Section bestows four awards that are part of the ECS Honors and Awards Program—a program that has recognized scientific accomplishments in the Society’s disciplines for decades.

Learn more about the ECS Canada Section awards and the ECS Honors and Awards Program!

The Electrochemical Society enthusiastically announces the release of its newest publications, Volume 104 of ECS Transactions (ECST). This latest volume features 12 issues and 111 exclusive papers which will be presented at the 240th ECS Meeting held digitally, October 10-14, 2021.

We are happy to provide the following list of issues and editors who contributed to the volume: 

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Sponsored by BioLogic

Through this award sponsored by BioLogic since 2012, the ECS Energy Technology Division recognizes the accomplishments of a promising young engineering or science graduate student in the fields pertaining to this division. Congratulations to Charles Tai-Chieh Wan, the winner of this year’s ECS Energy Technology Division Graduate Student Award!

Charles Tai-Chieh Wan

Charles Tai-Chieh Wan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S., under the co-supervision of Prof. Fikile R. Brushett and Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang. In 2017, he completed a BS summa cum laude in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell University, U.S.

Wan’s graduate thesis work focuses on developing designer electrode microstructures and surfaces for redox flow batteries by advancing unconventional yet potentially beneficial paradigms. His research efforts include leveraging principles of phase separation to synthesize and probe new electrode microstructures, investigating thin-film organic coatings to mediate the electrode-electrolyte interface, and examining biomass-derived materials for use in redox flow batteries.

ECS Honors & Awards Program

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