Register now to join the event on May 14

Graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in careers in electrochemical fields are invited to the free ECS Pacific Northwest Section inaugural Industry and Careers Day. 

To promote careers in electrochemistry, the event connects participants with industry and national laboratory representatives providing insights into careers in electrochemical fields, skills valued in job candidates, and upcoming opportunities in the rapidly expanding electrochemical technology area. 

You do not need to be an ECS member to participate in the webinar. You must pre-register for the event through your ECS My Account. Don’t have one? It’s easy to create–visit Create an Account now. (more…)

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…)

The ECS Detroit Section presents a free webinar on April 8 with Tobias Glossmann, Principal Systems Engineer at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, on “Batteries for the Future.” Glossmann’s presentation takes place during the section’s April meeting. No reservation is required to participate.

Tobias Glossmann
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America

Date: April 8, 2021

Schedule
1900-1915h EDT General Chapter Announcements and Introductions
1915-2015h EDT Presentation
2015-2030h EDT Closing Remarks

Price: Free

Access
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 946 1192 4270
Passcode: 543624

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Professor Jenny Pringle
Associate Professor
Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University
Melbourne, Australia

Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 1300h EDT
Sponsor: Hiden Analytical

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Topic Close-up #5

Symposium A02: Sodium and Lithium Intercalation Chemistry for Rechargeable Batteries – Special Symposium in Honor of Claude Delmas

Deadline for submitting abstracts: April 23, 2021

Submit today!
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Monday, April 5 – Sunday, April 11

When the ECS Digital Library on IOPscience paywall comes down on April 5, it’s your opportunity to access over 160,000 scientific journal and magazine articles and meeting abstracts at no cost. Free the Science Week 2021 is the fifth year that the Society puts into action its long-term vision of providing access to all in order to accelerate the advancement of scientific research. (more…)

Most-Read Articles of 2020

ECS is proud to announce the Journal of The Electrochemical Society and ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology articles that received the most full-text downloads in 2020. Enjoy these articles which are listed below.

Stay connected with ECS publications to access more innovative and influential research at the forefront of electrochemical and solid state science and related technologies. (more…)

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Alex Peroff

Alex Peroff, PhD, with (from left to right), Pine Research mascots the Post-Duck and Dr. Reducks.

Alex Peroff Looks on the Bright Side

Last spring, when the Society spoke with Alex Peroff, PhD, Electroanalytical Scientist at Pine Research, we were impressed by his positive attitude in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic. We wondered if, after a year of living under COVID-19 restrictions, he was still as upbeat. The short answer: yes! The long answer follows.

Life not on the road

Before 2020, Peroff traveled extensively. Since spring 2020, he’s worked from home. “My only travel was to drive to Pine’s Pennsylvania facility last summer. There were a lot of social distancing protocols to make sure that everything was safe. Before, everyone worked together on a first shift. Now there are two shifts. I don’t think there’s going to be much safe travel until more people are vaccinated and the numbers of new cases significantly decrease. It’ll be a slow process.”

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Monday, April 5 – Sunday, April 11

On April 5—when the ECS paywall comes down—more than 160,000 scientific journal and magazine articles and meeting abstracts become available at no charge. Free the Science Week 2021 reaffirms the Society’s long-term vision for open access: research that is openly available to anyone, anywhere in the world. Tag articles of interest now, to access them quickly when the paywall comes down!

Fifth annual Free the Science Week

ECS is celebrating its fifth annual Free the Science Week from April 5-11, 2021. For the duration of the week, the ECS Digital Library, hosted on IOPscience, is freely accessible to everyone. The Library includes the Society’s entire collection of published research including the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field. (more…)

The long-anticipated fourth edition of Electrochemical Systems by John Newman and Nitash P. Balsara is now available.* The fourth edition updates all of the chapters, adds content on lithium battery electrolyte characterization and polymer electrolytes, and includes a new chapter on impedance spectroscopy. Topics covered include electrochemical theories as they relate to the understanding of electrochemical systems; the foundations of thermodynamics; chemical kinetics; transport phenomena including the electrical potential and charged specials; and how to apply electrochemical principles to systems analysis and mathematical modeling.

ECS thanks Drs. John Newman and Nitash Balsara, authors of Electrochemical Systems Fourth Edition, for generously speaking with us in December 2020.

(From left to right): Dr. John Newman and Dr. Nitash P. Balsara, Photo courtesy of www.rickchapman.com

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