ECS is proud to present Dr. Jie Xiao via webinar on November 11, 2020, at 1300h EST.

Electrochemistry in Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries

Dr. Jie Xiao
Laboratory Fellow and Group Leader of the Battery Materials & System Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar & Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Arkansas

Date: November 11, 2020

Time: 1300-1400h ET (more…)

ECS Travel Grants provide financial assistance for early career electrochemists and Society members to participate in ECS meetings.

What is an ECS Travel Grant?

Many ECS divisions and sections offer travel grants to undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, young professionals, and faculty presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings. Applications must be submitted no later than the deadlines listed on the ECS website. ECS divisions and sections may have additional application requirements. Please review these additional requirements before filling out the online application. (more…)

The ECS General Student Poster Session Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge the excellence of students’ work. The winners’ posters display their understanding of research topics in fields of interest to the Society.

This year, 243 students submitted posters for the PRiME 2020 General Student Poster Session. Of them, three student posters stood out above the rest. The recipients of the PRiME 2020 Z01 General Student Poster Session’s best poster awards are:

1st Place – $1,500 cash award
Jong Hwa Kim
Poster # 142359
Feasibility of LiNbO3 Surface Coating on High-Ni Layered Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries
Kim received BS in Advanced Materials Engineering for Information and Electronics from Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea, in 2019. He is pursuing his MS under the guidance of Professor Min-Sik Park at the same university. Kim’s research focuses on improving the performance of cathode materials for lithium ion batteries.
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The ECS Board of Directors chartered a new ECS section on October 16, 2020. With the addition of the ECS Pacific Northwest Section, the Society now hosts over 24 region-specific sections providing opportunities for regional scientists and engineers to connect with researchers and participate in various events. Jie Xiao, ECS Fellow and Battery Division Secretary, took the lead in chartering the section and now serves as its chair.

The ECS Pacific Northwest Section seeks to connect all interested parties from academia, industry, and government, and bridge a scientific gap while providing networking opportunities that could lead to new developments—and help members advance their careers. The section serves all of the universities and national labs in Washington State, Idaho, and Oregon. Xiao believes the section will bolster the growth of the electrochemistry and solid state science fields in the Pacific Northwest. (more…)

The student chapter program continues to expand because students around the world are excited to join ECS’s global community. On October 16, 2020, the Board of Directors approved the chartering of six new student chapters. (more…)

The ECS Detroit Student Chapter introduces “Trailblazers in Electrochemistry (Vision 2020),” a virtual seminar series featuring renowned electrochemists from across the globe discussing new ideas and long-term visions for electrochemistry research. An excellent line-up of speakers has accepted the chapter’s invitation to present oral presentations (abstracts attached):

Dat​e & time 

Speaker 

Seminar topic 

10/22/2020  
1400-1500h EST

Professor Patrick Unwin
University of Warwick, UK

“Correlative Electrochemical Multi-Microscopy: Building an Understanding of Electrochemical Interfaces from Local to Global”

10/29/2020
1430-1530h EST 

Professor Adam Holewinski
University of Colorado, Boulder
 

“Efforts on gaining a mechanistic understanding in electrocatalytic syntheses with renewable feedstocks”

11/05/2020 
1400-1500h EST

Professor Shannon Boettcher
University of Oregon, Eugene

“Water Dissociation Catalysis”  

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