2020 ECS Summer Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

It’s hard to think about summer in the depths of winter, but summer will be here before you know it! The summer months can be a great time to further your career. You may be eligible for an ECS Summer Fellowship which supports graduate students from June through September who pursue work in a field of interest to The Electrochemical Society.

ECS has been offering summer fellowships since 1928. Today, as many as five recipients are selected annually to receive up to $5,000. Qualified applicants must be enrolled in a college or university, and be a member of ECS. Preference is given to activities that extend the scope of the applicant’s program of study such as tangential research topics or summer research at another institution. Review the candidate qualifications and award rules to see if you qualify!

If you meet the requirements, apply for an ECS Summer Fellowship today! ECS uses an electronic application system. The deadline is January 15, 2020. (more…)

John B. Goodenough © Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

As John B. Goodenough looked on, his Nobel Lecture was delivered by Arumugam Manthiram at the Aula Magna, Stockholm University, on December 8, 2019. Both Goodenough and Manthiram are fellows of The Electrochemical Society (ECS).

Nobel Laureates are required to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which they receive the award. Goodenough videotaped his lecture, “Designing Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes,” before December 8, then invited Manthiram to present it in Stockholm. Manthiram added explanations and comments between Goodenough’s slides and video, concluding with a summary of Goodenough’s research and its historical significance. The three classes of materials Goodenough discovered—layered oxide, spinel oxide, and polyanion oxide—still remain the only viable cathodes and the basis for future development. Goodenough pushed the boundaries of sold-state chemistry and physics. “His trump card is using chemistry and physics to solve engineering problems,” said Manthiram on another occasion. (more…)

237th ECS Meeting Travel Grants

Application deadline is February 10, 2020!

237th ECS Meeting, May 10–15, 2020
Montréal, Canada

The 237th ECS Meeting is co-located with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020), in Montréal, Canada, from May 10–15, 2020. The deadline to submit travel grant applications is February 10, 2020.

Many ECS divisions and sections offer travel grants to undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young professionals and faculty presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings. See who is offering ECS division and section travel grants—and their specific requirements.

Student/postdoc and young professional/early career electrochemists who submitted abstracts for the 237th ECS Meeting are encouraged to apply for travel grants. Review the application requirements for your particular division or section, then contact travelgrant@electrochem.org with any questions or concerns.

Apply now so we see you in Montréal in May!

NOTE: Applicants may only apply for a travel grant from one division.

High Temp Materials DivisionNominations are due January 1, 2020

H-TEMP Division’s Outstanding Achievement Award was established in 1984 by the ECS High-Temperature Energy, Materials, & Processes Division to recognize excellence in high temperature materials research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of high temperature materials science. The award consists of a framed certificate, a $1,000 prize, and complimentary meeting registration. The recipient is required to attend the following year’s ECS meeting to receive the award, and give a lecture to the H-TEMP division. The recipient is eligible for up to $1,000 toward travel expenses to facilitate attendance.

ECS uses an electronic portal for award nominations and applications. Nominate your distinguished colleagues now! (more…)

Luminescence and Display MaterialsNominations are due January 1, 2020

The LDM Outstanding Achievement Award was established in 2002 by the ECS Luminescence and Display Materials Division. The goal is to encourage excellence in luminescence and display materials research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of luminescence and display materials science. The award consists of a scroll and a $1,000 prize. The recipient is required to attend the designated Society meeting to receive the award and deliver a lecture to the LDM Division.

ECS uses an electronic portal for award nominations and applications. Nominate your distinguished colleagues now! (more…)

Join ECS San Francisco Section on December 12 for a presentation by Yijin Liu:

An Integrated Multi-modal X-ray Microscopy for Energy Material Science

Yijin Liu
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA

When: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Where: Sakura Bistro
388 9th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Free participation; $35 flat fee for dinner 

RSVP to sfsectionecs@gmail.com (more…)

ECS sponsors AEMFC 2019

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is the official sponsor of AEMFC 2019, the Second International Symposium Advances in Anion Exchange Membranes: Materials, Processes and Devices. The symposium takes place on December 7 and 8, 2019, at the Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Research Center, at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

“ECS is proud to sponsor AEMFC 2019. These scientists’ research is at the forefront of resolving pressing problems in conservation and more. Meetings like this one, and ECS meetings, are important not only for the information that is shared in the lectures. We believe that in the informal gatherings between meetings, during meals, and in the evenings, connections are made that impact science far into the future,” said Shannon Reed, ECS director of community engagement. (more…)

Nominations are due by December 15 for two ECS Corrosion Division awards :

 ECS Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award

Aria Kahyarian, 2019 Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award winner

The Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award was established in 1991 to recognize and reward outstanding graduate research at the Masters or PhD level in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. The award—a framed certificate and $1,000—is open to graduate students who have successfully completed all requirements for their degrees, as testified by their advisors, within a period of two years prior to the nomination submission deadline.

Aria Kahyarian received the 2019 Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award at the 236th ECS Meeting. There he presented his award talk, “Active Metallic Corrosion in Weak Acid Solutions: A Unified Mechanistic View to Cathodic Reactions.” Aria Kahyarian earned his BSc in chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2011. In 2018, he received his PhD in chemical engineering from Ohio University under the direction of Professor Srdjan Nesic at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Flow Technology.

ECS Corrosion Division Herbert H. Uhlig Award


Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020

ECS, in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRI-NA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), requests proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology for the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for Projects in Green Energy Technology.

Today’s automotive industry faces three environmental and energy issue challenges: finding a viable alternative energy source as a replacement for oil; reducing CO2 emissions; and preventing air pollution. While the demand for oil alternatives—i.e., natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen—is expanding, oil remains the main source of automotive fuel. Further research and development of alternative energies can offset alternatives’ drawbacks and bring change. (more…)

ECS’s publishing partnership with IOP Publishing (IOPP) takes effect on January 2, 2020, providing exciting new benefits for authors and readers. The Journal of the Electrochemical Society and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology move to the IOPP platform, IOPscience, and ScholarOne submissions system. IOPP hosts ECS Transactions, ECS Meeting Abstracts, and Interface; and hosts the archives of ECS’s retired publications—ECS Electrochemistry LettersECS Solid State Letters, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, and ECS Proceedings Volumes.

Welcome to 21st Century Publishing!

ECS has over 117 years of experience creating outstanding, peer-reviewed periodicals, conference proceedings, and magazines. IOP Publishing— the Institute of Physics’ publishing company—shares ECS’s commitment to ensuring the technical quality of the works published, as well as the integrity and validity of the peer review provided by the ECS community. The partnership provides tangible benefits for authors and readers—and  is an important step to accomplishing ECS’s Free the Science initiative: universal platinum open access to ECS journals—free to publish and free to read for all. (more…)

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