Rethinking Plastic

Plastic, it’s very handy. It’s lightweight, corrosion-resistant, durable, and yet, it’s also hazardous to the environment.

This led to the workshop “Closing the Loop on the Plastics Dilemma”—hosted by the Chemical Sciences Roundtable in Washington, DC—which asked chemists, chemical engineers, and participants in related fields to reimagine how plastics are created, used, and managed.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicines shares what took place at the May 2019 workshop, including presentations and discussions, available now in the Proceedings in Brief. (more…)

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2020 ECS Society Elections

Your vote counts!

As a member-led, member-driven Society, there is no better way to share in the stewardship of this amazing organization than by exercising your right to vote in the upcoming ECS election.

We have an outstanding slate of dedicated volunteers, each of whom has a long and distinguished history of service to the Society and the field.

Follow the links below to view candidate biographies and cast your vote for the 2020 ECS officer nominees.2020 Election Candidates (more…)

Canadian flagAwards are important. They make a difference when applying for jobs, promotions, research grants, and more. Let’s encourage and reward fellow Canadian students by nominating them!

Nominations are due
by February 28

The award recognizes promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources who are pursuing a PhD degree at a Canadian university, consisting of a $1,500 (CAD) prize!

Candidates must be nominated by a university faculty member. (more…)

Join us as the Joint International Meeting of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), The Electrochemical Society of Japan (JECS), and The Korean Electrochemical Society (KECS) comes to the Hawaii Convention Center and the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, HI from October 4-9, 2020!

PRiME 2020 will be one of the largest meetings on electrochemical and solid-state science, featuring over 50 symposia in the following areas:

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Join the 2020 ECS Exhibitions!

Looking to reach leading researchers and engineers in electrochemistry and solid state science? The exhibitions at the ECS biannual meetings are perfect opportunities to highlight your products and services to this group.

Each exhibition has from 35 to 40 exhibitors and includes the technical poster sessions. This is a great venue for networking and engaging with ECS meeting attendees. (more…)

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The Electrochemical Society honors 2019 Nobel Chemistry Prize laureates, John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, by the launch of a new collection highlighting their scientific contributions published by ECS. In addition, ECS recognizes their contributions in the winter 2019 issue of Interface, now available online.

Goodenough, Whittingham, and Yoshino have been deeply involved with The Electrochemical Society—as members, authors, editors, fellows, meeting participants and organizers, awardees, and more. Their publications with ECS, to varying degrees, trace the history of the development of the Lithium-ion battery, the revolutionary invention for which they shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. (more…)

In “Approaches for the Electrochemical Interrogation of DNA-Based Sensors: A Critical Review,” Miguel Aller Pellitero, Alexander Shaver, and Netzahualcóyotl (Netz) Arroyo-Currás reviewed the specific advantages of the electroanalytical methods most commonly used for the interrogation of DNA-based sensors.

Arroyo-Currás, ECS member and associate editor, Journal of the Electrochemical Society sensors technical area, provided more background information to the article in response to questions from the ECS Blog.

What are DNA-based electrochemical sensors?

These are measurement platforms that employ any form of DNA as the molecular recognition element. We must remember that electrochemistry is extremely sensitive (for example, there is significant work regarding stochastic detection of single entities like molecules, nanoparticles and whole cells and viruses) but lacks specificity; thus, relying on the molecular binding properties of DNA allows us to selectively detect molecules even in complex biological environments. (more…)

Sensor DivisionDeadline: March 1, 2020

The ECS Sensor Division Outstanding Achievement Award was established in 1989 to recognize outstanding achievement in research and/or technical contributions to the field of sensors and to encourage work excellence in the field. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The next award winner is recognized at the PRiME 2020, in Honolulu, HI, from October 4-9, 2020.

Joseph Wang received the award in 2018. He is Distinguished Professor, SAIC Endowed Chair and Chair in the Department of Nanoengineering at University of California, San Diego; and director of the UCSD Center of Wearable Sensors. His award talk, “Electrochemical Sensors: From Beakers to the Skin and the Mouth,” was presented at the 2018 PRiME meeting in Hawaii.

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Now Hiring: Programs Specialist

ECS seeks Programs Specialist

Reports to: Director of Community Engagement
Classification: Full-Time Exempt

MAJOR FUNCTION
Responsible for the support and development of community engagement programs and support of other various ECS programs and activities. Coordinates participation and execution of 1) section and student chapter programs 2) student membership program; 3) education and professional development workshops and 4) student and section engagement throughout the Society. Serves as staff liaison for section and student chapter relations and works closely with the staff and volunteer leaders to ensure that these relationships support the Society’s goals and objectives. (more…)

Time to Update Your ECS Bookmarks

To ensure easy access to important research in The Electrochemical Society publications, update your bookmarks. Since ECS launched its partnership with IOP Publishing on January 2, 2020, all ECS digital publications are only available through IOPscience. ECS bookmarks will not be rewritten by the server. You must update your URLs (web page addresses) yourself.

Here is information on the new URLs—and instructions on how to update your old ECS URLs. (more…)

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