Marc Koper

Marc Koper

Koper Delivers Bard Award Address on June 3

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) honored Marc Koper, Professor of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands, with the 2021 ECS Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science. He will deliver his Award Address, “Electrochemistry of Platinum: New Views on an Old Problem,” at the 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18. The address can be seen live online at 0900h EDT, Thursday, June 3, after which it will be available through June 26, 2021. There is no cost to participate, however pre-registration is required.

Bard Award Address

Koper’s address, “Electrochemistry of Platinum: New Views on an Old Problem,” presents his research group’s recent work on understanding the surface chemistry of platinum in an aqueous electrolyte, by combining single-crystal electrochemistry, density functional theory calculations, ultra-high-vacuum modeling, in situ spectroscopy, and in situ electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy. Platinum is the most used electrocatalyst in electrochemical energy conversion devices such as fuel cells and electrolysers. Koper challenges some existing explanations and interpretations of platinum electrochemistry, and shows the sometimes surprising surface disordering of platinum that happens at both positive (anodic) and negative (cathodic) potentials. (more…)

Dr. Rodney Ruoff

Dr. Rodney Ruoff

Dr. Rodney Ruoff delivers the ECS Lecture on May 31

The ECS Lecture at the Plenary Session of the 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 will be delivered by Dr. Rodney Ruoff, Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science, and the School of Energy Science and Chemical Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, and Director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM). The Plenary Session is from 2100-2200h EST on Monday, May 31, after which the content will be available through June 26, 2021. The 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 takes place in a digital format. There is no cost to participate, however pre-registration is required. (more…)

Battery

Register for the May 20 event!

Marca Doeff
Senior Scientist
Division Deputy Director of the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division
Member, Energy Storage Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Date
Thursday, May 20, 2021 (more…)

Presented by Eranda Nikolla on May 20

Eranda Nikolla
Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Wayne State University

Date
Thursday, May 20, 2021 (more…)

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…)

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