Collaborating is Critical

Elton Cairns on life before, during, and after COVID-19

To round out our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, we checked in with Past ECS President Elton J. Cairns, who has been a member of the Society since 1961. Over his 60+ years with ECS, he was active in the Niagara-Mohawk Section; served on many Society and division committees; was Battery division editor; held all the offices of the Physical Electrochemistry division (Chairman, 1981-1983); organized Society meeting symposia; and was elected Vice-President (1986) and President (1989-1990). Dr. Cairns received the Turner Book Prize in 1963 and was elected Fellow of The Electrochemical Society in 1991. All of this on top of teaching, mentoring, and making important contributions to science! He is Professor of the Graduate School, Berkeley College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.

Life outside the lab

“We have been in shut-down for over a year without access to the lab—even though now I am vaccinated. I have been active working with some grads and postgrads through Zoom. Mostly I help them with articles they seek to publish. As for my own work, I filled the year with activities related to publishing—the nuts and bolts of the publishing process. I stay in contact with colleagues around the world through Zoom and Skype. (more…)

July 15 is the nomination deadline for the ECS Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Research Award Sponsored by Gamry Instruments

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The ECS Honors and Awards Program and ECS Pacific Northwest Section are pleased to announce the new ECS Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Research Award Sponsored by Gamry Instruments. The section established the award to recognize excellence in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology research. Gamry Instruments generously sponsors the award.

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Symposium E03 – Electrodeposition of Reactive Metals and Compounds 2 (No Water Allowed)

Deadline for Submitting Abstracts: April 23, 2021

 

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DST DivisionThe ECS Dielectric Science and Technology (DS&T) Division is offering the prestigious Thomas D. Callinan Award in 2022. Nominations are invited and must be received by August 1, 2021.

The award was established to encourage excellence in dielectric investigations, the preparation of high-quality science and technology papers and patents, and publication in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. Outstanding contributions to the field of dielectric science and technology are also recognized.

The winner is recognized at the 241st ECS Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, in spring 2022, where he/she will present a lecture to the DS&T Division. The award consists of a framed certificate and US $1,500 prize. Financial assistance is available to facilitate attending the meeting where the award is presented. Financial assistance is available to facilitate attending the meeting where the award is presented. (more…)

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Symposium F02 – Electrochemical Separations and Sustainability 4    

Deadline for Submitting Abstracts: April 23, 2021     

 

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New deadline is May 7, 2021

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239th ECS Meeting with IMCS 2021
Digital Meeting
May 30-June 3, 2021
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Volume two of this focus issue is a collection of papers accepted to the 2020 International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS) which was postponed. Although IMCS takes place every two years, the postponed 2020 meeting is scheduled (in a digital format) for May 30-June 3, 2021. IMCS was founded in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1983. Today it is the largest and most-renowned conference in the scientific area of chemical sensors. IMCS meetings provide an excellent opportunity to network with leaders in the field and with companies commercializing chemical sensors for environmental, medical, healthcare, industry, and food safety applications. Papers are being accepted covering topics related to the planned IMCS symposia, which include: (more…)

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society invites submissions for a 2022 Focus Issue centered on energy storage research in China. Under the Paris Agreement, China committed to peak its CO2 emissions and to supply 20 percent of its energy demand using non-fossil sources by 2030. Energy storage technologies are required in order to promote renewable energy sources utilization and economic performance. China’s energy storage research develops rapidly, especially in the field of “beyond lithium-ion” technologies. This focus issue aims to present transformational advances in scalable energy storage to go beyond the current state of the art lithium-ion batteries. (more…)

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Symposium Z04 – Electrochemical Recovery, Recycling, and Sustainability of Critical and Value-Added Materials                                                                              

Deadline for Submitting Abstracts: April 23, 2021

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The Electrochemical Society mourns the passing of Nobel Laureate and long-term member, Isamu Akasaki, on April 1, 2021.

“The world knew Isamu Akasaki as the pioneering scientist who invented the blue LED. At the Society, we came to know him on a more personal level during his 35-plus years of membership. We tracked the extraordinary progress of Professor Akasaki’s research at ECS meetings and in ECS journal articles. We also noted his remarkable humility and how he always credited his success to the support of co-researchers, students, and colleagues. Prof. Akasaki was both a leader in the field, and mentor to a generation of scientists following his lead in finding solutions to reducing global dependence on fossil fuels,” said Christopher Jannuzzi, ECS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. (more…)

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