Jie Xiao
Photo credit: Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

On November 11, 2020, Jie Xiao, Laboratory Fellow and Group Leader of the Battery Materials & System Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar & Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Arkansas, presented “Electrochemistry in Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries” via a live webinar presentation hosted by The Electrochemical Society.

Xiao’s talk covered the electrochemistry underlying Li metal dendrite growth; pouch cell level understanding of Li dendrites and their implications in cell performance; and bridged the scientific gap between academic research and industry needs.

View Dr. Xiao’s webinar presentation

Note: Registration is required to view the webinar. (more…)

The workshop date changed from May 2021 to November 16-17, 2021.

Laboratory Automation and Accelerated Synthesis: Empowering Tomorrow’s Chemist—A Workshop

The Chemical Sciences Roundtable is hosting a workshop exploring laboratory automation which can provide chemists and other scientists with the ability to create libraries of new compounds efficiently in unprecedented time. The promise of laboratory automation is much more realistic today with recent advances in various technologies than in years past. As technology improves, however, one must consider how best to automate the laboratory and train next-generation chemists, chemical engineers, materials and formulation scientists, and others. (more…)

ECS Implements Single Sign On

With the completion of the year-long project to implement Single Sign On (SSO), the electrochemical and solid state community can now log in to the ECS website with just one set of credentials, and have access to all ECS-approved applications and websites without having to having to log in again. SSO simplifies username and password management while improving identity protection, decreasing “password fatigue.”

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Mark Orazem reflects on now, as opposed to then

Mark OrazemWhen we started on our COVID-19 interview series, no one knew how long the pandemic would last or the long-term impact it would have on our community. As we approach the end of a year of living in the shadow of COVID-19, we thought it useful to follow up with some of our interviewees. We learned that research, collaboration, teaching, and learning are continuing to evolve—along with the challenges of distance learning, meeting, and life.

When we spoke with Mark Orazem last spring about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was on a sabbatical that did not turn out as planned. Now he is back teaching at the University of Florida where he is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. (more…)

ECS is proud to present Dr. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer via webinar on October 28, 2020, at 1300h EST.

Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Electrochemistry

Dr. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer
John Gamble Kirkwood Professor of Chemistry
Yale University

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 1300-1400h ET (more…)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Life Sciences is inviting nominations for a new workshop planning committee. The goal is to facilitate a better understanding of current and future applications of quantum-enabled sensing and imaging technologies on different fields of biology. (more…)

Akira Yoshino

M. Stanley Whittingham

A highlight of The Electrochemical Society’s record-breaking PRiME 2020 digital meeting was the live session honoring M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino, long term ECS members and 2019 Nobel Chemistry Laureates. That same day—October 7, 2020—the Royal Swedish Academy of Science announced that Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany) and Jennifer A. Doudna (University of California, Berkeley, US) received the 2020 Nobel Chemistry Prize “for the development of a method for genome editing.” (more…)

November 12, 2020
1200 – 1330h ET

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Chemical Sciences Roundtable is hosting an online webinar examining the current landscape of agrochemistry and discussing methods and technologies to sustain crop production into the future using chemistry. (more…)

Live from Stanford: join the Precourt Institute for Energy for StorageX’s twice-monthly StorageX International Symposia.

Stanford faculty and global industry experts discuss materials, devices, systems, theory, simulation, and economics across the spectrum of energy storage applications—from electronics and EVs, to backing up the grid and renewables.

StorageX International Symposium
StorageX, X=Fuel
Friday, October 2, 2020
7:00-8:45am Pacific Time (14:00-15:45 GMT)


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Science’s Time to Shine

Greg Jackson on changing perceptions and new opportunities

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Greg Jackson reflects on changing perceptions of science and difficulties meeting goals in the shadow of COVID-19. Greg is professor of mechanical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). His research group focuses on solar energy storage in solid-oxide electrochemical systems. Greg received his PhD from Cornell University. After working at Precision Combustion, Inc., he spent 15 years in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland where he was Associate Director of the Energy Research Center. At ECS, Greg chaired the High-Temperature Energy, Materials & Processes Division, and served on the Board. He recently stepped back from administrative positions to teach more and spend time with his kids. (more…)

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