Eleven new student chapters in Canada, China, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, UK, and US were chartered at the ECS Board of Directors May 30 meeting, bringing the total number of chapters around the world to 147! 

Join us in welcoming the new chapters into our supportive, global community. (more…)

The ECS Board of Directors chartered a new ECS section in Thailand at their May 30, 2024, meeting. With the addition of the ECS Thailand Section, the Society now hosts over 25 region-specific sections providing opportunities for regional scientists and engineers to connect with researchers and participate in various events.

The ECS Thailand Section is the only designated entity in Thailand supporting electrochemical professionals and students. With the expansion of renewable energy, sustainability, and interest in the field of electrochemistry and solid state science, the section is eager to recruit members, support this growing community, and promote ECS activities. (more…)

Save the date: June 13, 2024

Students and postdoctoral researchers interested in careers in electrochemistry and solid state science are invited to the ECS Pacific Northwest Section’s  Industry & Careers Day. To promote careers in electrochemistry, this event connects participants with industry and national laboratory representatives. Presenters provide insights into their career experiences, skills valued in potential job candidates, and upcoming opportunities in the rapidly expanding electrochemical, solid state, and related technologies fields.

Confirmed industry participants include Microsoft, Forge Nano Inc., Presidio Medical, AbbVie Inc., H10 Capital, John Deere, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Congratulations to the 2024 San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award Recipient, Justin C. Bui of the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The award recognizes his outstanding work on developing continuum models, understanding the impact of transport and catalysis in bipolar ion-conducting polymer membranes, and elucidating the influence of the microenvironment on the activity and selectivity for the electrochemical reduction of CO2.

Justin C. Bui

Justin C. Bui is a fifth year PhD candidate at UC Berkeley and researcher in the Liquid Sunlight Alliance U.S. Department of Energy Hub at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Justin earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University, working with Prof. Daniel Esposito to fabricate membrane-less electrolyzers for sustainable hydrogen production from seawater. At Berkeley, Justin’s research with Prof. Alexis Bell and Dr. Adam Weber focuses on the use of continuum-level theory to understand the impact of transport and catalysis in bipolar ion-conducting polymer membranes, as well as to elucidate the influence of the catalytic microenvironment on the activity and selectivity of carbon dioxide (CO2) electroreduction to value-added chemical products. Throughout his PhD, Justin worked closely with experimentalists to drastically advance the development of carbon capture and conversion devices. Justin received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) research fellowships. Outside of the lab, Justin developed inclusive, experiential curricula to introduce K-12 students to electrochemistry. He will soon start as a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, working with Prof. Karthish Manthiram to develop electrochemical reactors capable of oxidatively activating nitrogen to make plastics and fertilizer precursors directly from air. (more…)

Left to right: Zhengke Tu, Fadi Khoury, and Carol-Lynn Gee (Photo by PaulSakuma.com Photography)

Congratulations to Fadi Khoury, Zhengke Tu, and Carol-Lynn Gee, winners of the 245th ECS Meeting Z01 General Student Poster Session Awards. Over 200 posters were submitted! Please take a moment to celebrate all the Z01 participants’ excellent work! (more…)

Raffle winners celebrate with ECS President Gerardine Botte. From left to right: Thomas Turek, Hui Xu, Gerardine Botte, Ching-Hsiu Chung, and Sadagopan Krishnan. (Photo by PaulSakuma.com Photography)

ECS members met, mingled, and had a great time at the 245th ECS Meeting Member Reception on Sunday, May 26, in San Francisco, CA. There was a lot of networking, catching up with old friends, making new ones, enjoying the delicious appetizers—and of course, the open bar! (more…)

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Reed M. Wittman
Senior Member, Technical Staff
Energy Storage Technology and Systems Group
Sandia National Laboratories

Yuliya Preger
Principal Member, Technical Staff
Energy Storage Technology and Systems Group
Sandia National Laboratories

Date: June 12, 2024
Time: 1000–1100h ET

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Register for June 10 seminar

The ECS Detroit Section invites you to register for “ARPA-E EVs4ALL – Introduction of a Current Initiative of the US Department of Energy,” on June 10, 2024, at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.

Program Performers from Sylvatex (SVX), Sandia/UL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), University of Michigan, and South 8 Technologies are presenting.

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Pre-registration is required.
Registration deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024

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2023 ASBM

Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Tuesday, May 28, at 1200h PDT

Gerardine Botte, President of The Electrochemical Society, invites you to the Society’s Annual Society Business Meeting and Luncheon (ASBM) on Tuesday, May 28, at 1200h PDT on site at the 245th ECS Meeting in San Francisco, CA, US.

Join us for a plated lunch and listen as the Society’s senior leaders review the successes and challenges of 2023 and preview exciting plans for the coming year!

Tickets, which are required for this event, can be purchased online or on site at Customer Service in Registration. (more…)

Minji Kim

Minji Kim

The Society and ECS Korea Section congratulate the 2024 Korea Section Student Award winner, Minji Kim. The award recognizes Minji’s significant contributions to elucidating the degradation mechanisms of cathode materials in lithium ion batteries.

Join us in congratulating Minji! We wish her continued success in her electrochemistry and solid state science studies and research.

Minji Kim

Minji Kim is enrolled in the integrated Energy Science and Engineering MS and PhD program at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), where she started in the fall of 2018. Her research under Professor Won-Sub Yoon’s supervision at the SKKU Energy Conversion & Storage Materials Laboratory (ECSML) focuses on analyzing the capacity degradation mechanisms of cathode materials for lithium ion batteries using synchrotron x-ray. Her investigation of capacity degradation during long-term high-temperature cycles in a pouch full cell system, employing commercial Ni-rich layered cathode materials and graphite anode materials, was published in 2023 in Advanced Energy Materials (13, 41, 2302209). Minji also conducts ongoing research on various mechanisms of both commercial cathode materials and next-generation cathode materials, including Li-rich disordered materials. (more…)

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