The newly formed ECS Pacific Northwest Section is happy to announce that Dr. Wei Wang, Director of the Energy Storage Materials Initiative at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is the first recipient of the section’s Electrochemistry Research Award Sponsored by Gamry Instruments.  

The award was established to recognize excellence in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology research by an independent scientist or engineer working in Washington, Oregon or Idaho.

Wei Wang

Dr. Wei Wang is Director of the Energy Storage Materials Initiative, a multi-million-dollar, multi-year project at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to fundamentally transform energy material discovery and development through a combined experiment/modeling/data approach. He also serves as the chief scientist and technical lead on stationary energy storage research at PNNL, with a primary focus on developing advanced redox flow battery technologies. (more…)

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…)

Presented by Kelsey A. Stoerzinger on July 26

Kelsey A. Stoerzinger
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Oregon State University
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Date: July 26, 2021
Time: 1000h PT
Price: There is no cost to register for this event.

The webinar is open to the public; ECS membership is not required.
You must pre-register through ECS My Account.
Don’t have one? It’s easy to create–visit Create an Account now.

(more…)

Presented by Dr. Dong Ding on June 24

Dr. Dong Ding
“Electrochemical processing at intermediate temperatures (400-600°C)”
Senior Staff Engineer in Energy and Environment Science and Technology
Idaho National Laboratory

Date
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Time
1000h PT

Price                                 
There is no cost to register for this event.

Pre-registration is required through ECS My Account.
Don’t have one? It’s easy to create–visit Create an Account now.

ECS membership is not required to participate.

(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…)

July 15 is the nomination deadline for the ECS Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Research Award Sponsored by Gamry Instruments

Nominate now

 

The ECS Honors and Awards Program and ECS Pacific Northwest Section are pleased to announce the new ECS Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Research Award Sponsored by Gamry Instruments. The section established the award to recognize excellence in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology research. Gamry Instruments generously sponsors the award.

(more…)

Presenter: Dr. Daniel (Dan) T. Schwartz
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date: April 8, 2021
Time: 1000h PT / 1300h ET

This is the second in the ECS Pacific Northwest Section quarterly webinar series.

(more…)

ECS and the ECS Pacific Northwest Section presented Prof. Xiulei “David” Ji’s webinar, “Aqueous Battery Chemistry: Considerations from a Reaction’s Perspective” on March 4, 2021. His answers to questions following the presentation are provided below. The webinar is now available for viewing.

Xiulei “David” Ji is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Oregon State University, U.S. His research focuses on design principles of materials chemistry for electrochemical energy storage. Ji received a 2016 NSF CAREER Award and was a Web of Science Group Highly Cited Researcher in 2019 and 2020. He is currently an Associate Editor of Carbon Energy. He completed his PhD in Materials Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2009. From 2010-2012, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.

“Aqueous Battery Chemistry: Considerations from a Reaction’s Perspective” summarizes five dimensions of considerations for the design of storage battery chemistries from a chemical reaction’s point of view. Different types of batteries including rocking-chair batteries, dual-ion batteries, and reverse dual-ion batteries are discussed. Ji also reviews recent conceptual advances on storage batteries that employ non-metal charge carriers such as proton, ammonium, halides, and superhalides.

Watch Now (more…)

Prof. Xiulie “David” Ji
Associate Professor
Oregon State University, U.S.

Date: March 04, 2021
Time: 1000h PT / 1300h ET
Presented by the ECS Pacific Northwest Section

The design of storage batteries entails a holistic view. This webinar summarizes five dimensions of considerations for the design of storage battery chemistries from a chemical reaction’s point of view. Electrode materials and ion charge carriers are the reactants; electrolytes are the reaction medium; battery configurations describe the operation fashion of the reactors; the electrode-ion chemical bonding reflects the nature of the chemical reaction, which affects the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of batteries. The permutations of these five dimensions result in ten unique approaches. The chemical-reaction nature of batteries can be a vantage that unifies rather than compartmentalizes a new paradigm of storage battery research. (more…)

Chair Dr. Jie Xiao, Pacific Northwest National Labs; Vice-Chair Prof. Corie Cobb, University of Washington; Secretary Dr. Yun Li, Microsoft Corporation; Treasurer Prof. Shannon Boettcher, University of Oregon.
ECS Pacific Northwest Section Officers are (from left to right) Chair
Dr. Jie Xiao, Pacific Northwest National Labs; Vice-Chair Prof. Corie Cobb, University of Washington; Secretary Dr. Yun Li, Microsoft Corporation; Treasurer Prof. Shannon Boettcher, University of Oregon.

The new ECS Pacific Northwest Section, chartered by the Society’s board on October 16, 2020, has planned an active program of events for 2021.

The 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. Dr. Jie Xiao, ECS Fellow and Battery Division Secretary, took the lead in chartering the section and now serves as its chair. She believes the section will bolster the growth of the electrochemistry and solid state science fields in the Pacific Northwest. (more…)

  • Page 1 of 2
    • 1
    • 2