Jie Xiao, ECS Battery Division Secretary, is taking the lead on chartering an ECS Pacific Northwest Division and requests the support of ECS members in Washington and Oregon. With so many well-established and startup companies, research-intensive universities, and a large national lab located in Washington and Oregon, it is timely to form an ECS Pacific Northwest Section.
Reserve your spot! The Canada Section of The Electrochemical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting by Zoom video conference at 1300h (EDT) on July 7, 2020. All ECS Canada Section members are invited to attend. Advanced registration is required.
Dear ECS Detroit Section Members and Colleagues,
The safety of our members and communities remains ECS-Detroit’s overriding priority. As a way to increase precautionary health measures as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve and spread globally, including within the United States, The Electrochemical Society Detroit Section has decided to cancel the March meeting on Wednesday, March 11.
We are closely monitoring the situation and will update you with the information about April Meeting.
We appreciate your interests and understanding. Thank you for your continuous support.
The XXXIV National Congress of the Mexican Society of Electrochemistry (SMEQ) and 12th Meeting of the ECS Mexico Section—held this June in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico—honored Luis Manuel Alvarez Cerda for his work, titled, “Effect of the Polymerization Synthesis Temperature on the Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Balance in Polyaniline Deposits (PANI) on an Anion Exchange Membrane.”
Each year, SMEQ hosts a poster session which awards prizes by degree (bachelor’s/master’s/doctorate). Alvarez took home the main prize for the best doctorate poster, which includes the opportunity to present at a future ECS biannual meeting.
Luis Manuel Alvarez Cerda, chemist since 2005, received his master’s degree in chemistry in 2007. In 2008, the chemistry company Igcar de México/Produquímicos Industriales hired Luis Alvarez to work in the L&D department where he developed more than 30 new products and more than 50 new raw materials until 2017.
The 2017 ECS Twin Cities Section Symposium will take place Friday, April 7 in Saint Paul, MN. Attendance is free and includes talks, lunch, and the Innovation Center Tour showing hundreds of 3M technologies, and a poster session.
Johna Leddy, University of Iowa
Electrochemically Silent Films on Electrodes – Means and Methods
Electrochemically inert films on electrodes alter properties of transport, selectivity, and kinetics to enable new devices and measurement methods. Examples include: density gradient polymers, which establish near steady state transport to the electrode surface and modification of Nafion® with triflate ligands in common organic solvents to enable voltammetry of lanthanide species.
After the few years of dormancy, the New England Section of ECS is looking to engaged members in the region.
Section officers invite members wanting to actively participate in local section functions, including suggesting speakers and venues for programming, to contact Prof. Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First section meeting is slated for late spring 2016. More information will be distributed to section members.
To updated your section membership, contact email@example.com.
The ECS Canada Section meeting will be a one-day event on May 19 and includes a plenary lecture by Nenad Markovic from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.
The Surface Canada meeting begins the following day on May 20 and includes invited talks from electrochemists Christa Brosseau (Saint Mary’s) and Steen Schougaard (UQAM).
Further details on both events can be found here.
The two conferences are running in conjunction and a discounted registration fee is offered to attendees who register for both events. Student participation is encouraged.
Hopefully we will see you in Saskatoon!
Date: Friday, April 3, 2015
Time: Invited Talk | 2-3 pm
Poster Session | 3-5:30 pm
Location: MoSE Building
901 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332
The winter/spring meeting of the Arizona Section of ECS was held on January 26, 2015 at the University of Arizona. A total of twenty faculty and students from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University attended the meeting.
After a brief networking reception, Professor Srini Raghavan, Vice-Chair of the Arizona Section, introduced the guest speaker of the evening, Dr. Robert Savinell, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Following a brief description of the activities of ECS, Dr. Savinell gave a very informative talk: Iron-Based Flow Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage.
Find out more about the Arizona Section.
Pittsburgh is gradually evolving to be a hub of education, science and research. The Electrochemical Society bears great relevance to a number of upcoming challenges including energy generation and storage, corrosion, biochemical systems etc., and a number of local universities and companies are perform cutting edge research.
With that in mind, section could act as a forum for fruitful interaction and collaboration. We are reaching out to local members interested in participating and rejuvenating the Pittsburgh Section, which has been dormant for many years. We also aim to give information on local activities and events. These posts will highlight one research group and their work in electrochemical research and also provide an update of local activities.
Since this is the beginning of a new effort, we would like your feedback with regards to activities of interest. Please take the time to complete the survey and help the officers identify areas of interest. And let us know if there is any news you’d like to see in a future issue.