The ECS Pacific Northwest Section hosted Dr. Dong Ding’s live online webinar, “Electrochemical processing at intermediate temperatures (400-600°C),” on June 24, 2021. Answers to questions posed during the presentation follow.

Dr. Dong DingDr. Dong Ding is a senior staff researcher at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where he leads a group of researchers in electrochemical processing and electrocatalysis for clean energy storage and conversion. He is a principal investigator for multiple projects including direct funded and Laboratory Directed Research & Development. Dr. Ding is also an adjunct professor in the departments of Chemical & Materials Engineering at New Mexico State University and University of Idaho. He received his PhD in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Science & Technology of China and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of West Virginia and National Energy Technology Laboratory (2009-2010), and at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2010-2014). He has 89 peer-reviewed publications and holds three U.S. patents and 11 patent applications. (more…)

Looking back and forward to the 240th ECS Meeting

On June 14, 78 graduate and undergraduate students from around the world received notification that their posters had been chosen for exhibition at the Z01 General Student Poster Session at the 240th ECS Meeting in Orlando, FL, from October 10-14, 2021. The poster session is a forum for students to present research results to ECS meeting attendees including the most active researchers in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. Students choose to be part of the competition for cash awards recognizing the best poster presentations.

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ECS is offering virtual Short Courses beginning in September 2021 and as part of the 240th ECS Meeting in October 2021.

Popular ECS Short Courses deliver in-depth education for students and seasoned professionals on a wide range of electrochemical and solid state science topics. Novices and experts advance their technical expertise and knowledge through personalized instruction by academic and industry experts in an intensive short time period.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate online in these courses! (more…)

Chockkalingam (Chock) Karuppaiah
Founder and Chairman, Vetri Labs, U.S.
Chief Technology Officer, Ohmium, U.S.

Date: July 14, 2021
Time: 1300h ET
Sponsor: Gamry Instruments & Hiden Analytical

Be it improving energy density or cycle life or reducing cost, understanding the failure modes of batteries in a non-destructive mode is critical during the design, product development, and manufacturing of lithium ion batteries. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) provides the ability to access and decouple the failure modes based on the processes’ time scale. Analysis of recorded EIS can be done either through phenomenological modelling or equivalent circuit modelling, with each having its own pros and cons.

This webinar reviews the basics of applying EIS for understanding the phenomena in lithium ion batteries, the experimental details and protocols, and the types of models with a few case studies. (more…)

The ECS Interface summer 2021 issue is now available to read online. This issue features the theme: High-Temperature Corrosion in Advanced Energy Systems. Dev Chidambaram, Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, is our guest editor. Rob Kelly, Interface Editor, would like to give you a first glimpse into our recent issue.

Special Features
High-Temperature Corrosion in Advanced Energy Systems
by Dev Chidambaram

Corrosion in Advanced Nuclear Reactors
by Gary S. Was and Todd R. Allen

Corrosion in Molten Salts for Solar Thermal Power
by Kodi Summers and Dev Chidambaram

Corrosion by Hot CO2 Gases
by David J. Young and Jianqiang Zhang

Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars
by E. Jennings Taylor and Gregory S. Jackson (more…)

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Find the Right Job for You

Unsure of when to begin a new job search? With The Electrochemical Society Career Center, start looking for your next job opportunity today.

In a normal job market, it can take up to six months to find an acceptable position, and the interviewing process can push the start date even further. However, if job postings are unusually plentiful and competition is low, the chances of finding a job quickly improves. (more…)

ECS 2020 Annual Report cover imageECS announces the release of Adapting and Advancing, the 2020 Annual Report of The Electrochemical Society.

“The COVID-19 pandemic, with the compounding crises of faltering economies, social unrest, and science denial on an unimaginable scale, changed virtually every aspect of how we live and work,” said Stefan De Gendt, ECS President, 2020-2021. “Casting aside our best laid plans, the Society was forced to adapt and innovate in order to continue to support, convene, and advocate for our science. Together, we achieved our goals and realized the mission.”

Spotlight on 2020

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ECS member Vimal Chaitanya presents on June 29

Don’t miss the two remaining virtual U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) workshops on Electrochemistry in Industry Applications and Innovation Ecosystem. Join participants from academia, National Labs, industry, and NGO’s sharing their expertise, insights, and vision to help shape government policy regarding electrochemical processes across the U.S. industrial sector. Or, be a listener and learn how adopting electrochemical technologies and strategies could substantially improve the performance of the industrial sector (i.e., energy productivity; thermal efficiency; reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; reduced number of process steps and process complexity; opportunities for technology development to accelerate commercial deployment). (more…)

The ECS Student Chapter program continues to expand as students around the world seek to join ECS’s global community. On June 10, 2021, the Board of Directors approved the chartering of two new student chapters.

Join us in welcoming the ECS Gebze Teknik Üniversitesi (Gebze Technical University) Student Chapter, Turkey; and the ECS University of Manitoba Student Chapter, Canada.

ECS student chapter membership provides many benefits, including:

  • Engaging with students and peers
  • Organizing technical meeting programs and scholarly activities
  • Collaborating with members to present posters at ECS bi-annual meetings
  • Networking with 8,000+ international ECS members
  • Accessing career resources
  • Adding impressive extracurricular activities to resumes
  • Funding to support chapter activities
  • Partnering with local ECS sections on activities and technical programs
  • Receiving recognition on the ECS website and in ECS’s quarterly publication, Interface

 

Visit the ECS Student Center for more information about student chapters. Check the list of chapters at the Student Chapter Directory to gauge the scope of the Society’s global student chapter network.

Interested in establishing an ECS student chapter at your academic institution? Read the guidelines for starting a chapter and fill out a new student chapter application today.

Ali OthmanAli Othman, PhD, Receives Prestigious Award

Ali Othman, PhD, Research Associate in Clarkson University’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Science, received The Electrochemical Society’s prestigious 2021 ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship. The fellowship provides financial assistance for Othman’s research in the months of June through August. His work focuses nanomaterials and the interface chemistry of materials and their bio(sensing) and environmental applications.

“I am truly grateful for the ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship, donors, and committee of the award,” said Dr. Othman. “This fellowship highlights me and allows me to be recognized in the scientific community as well as to focus on my goal and additional educational opportunities. Thanks to your support, I am one step closer to my goal. I will do my best to keep up the great work.” (more…)

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