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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…)

The ECS Pacific Northwest Section proudly presents Dr. David Reed and Dr. Wei Wang via free digital webinar on January 28, 2021, at 1100h PT. Pre-registration is required; ECS membership is not a pre-requisite for participation.

R&D Efforts in Energy Storage Technologies for the Grid at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Dr. David Reed
Chief Material Scientist/Program Manager
Battery Materials and Systems Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Wei Wang
Director
Energy Storage Materials Initiative
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Date: January 28, 2021

Time: 1100h PT / 1400h ET (more…)

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…)