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About ECS

The mission of The Electrochemical Society is to advance theory and practice at the forefront of electrochemical and solid state science and technology, and allied subjects. To encourage research, discussion, critical assessment, and dissemination of knowledge in these fields, the Society holds meetings, publishes scientific papers, fosters training and education of scientists and engineers, and cooperates with other organizations to promote science and technology in the public interest.

ECS was founded in 1902 as an international nonprofit, educational organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. The Electrochemical Society has more than 8,000 scientists and engineers in over 70 countries worldwide who hold individual membership, as well as roughly 100 corporations and laboratories that hold corporate membership. ECS’s objectives are:

  • to advance the theory and practice of electrochemistry, solid-state science, and allied subjects;
  • to encourage research and dissemination of knowledge in these fields; and
  • to assure the availability of adequate training and education of fundamental and applied scientists and engineers in these fields.

Born as the American Electrochemical Society in 1902, the Society’s name was changed to The Electrochemical Society in 1930 to more accurately reflect its international activities and membership. ECS has grown and continued to respond to the changing technical needs and interests of its members; and in 2000, adopted the official acronym of ECS, to encompass long tradition of advancing the theory and practice of both solid-state and electrochemical science and technology. ECS continues to disseminate information through individual membership, corporate membership, student services, technical journals, a quarterly news magazine, books, technical meetings, awards; and to provide networking contacts through ECS’s Divisions and Sections. Learn more about ECS history from the History Center.

ECS bridges the gaps among academia, research, and engineering—bringing together scientists from around the world for the exchange of technical information. This unique blend provides an unparalleled forum for the integration of these areas of science and technology. The ECS Staff can provide support to you in learning more about ECS and its many activities.

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