The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a collection of papers on celebrating electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

CWRU has a strong history in electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering with past and present faculty, staff, and alumni in academia, industry, and national laboratories advancing the field in electrochemistry and electrochemical energy storage, electrodeposition, corrosion, bioelectrochemistry, electrochemical sensors, and electrocatalysis. This focus issue celebrates electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering at CWRU with contributions anticipated from CWRU faculty, alumni, and friends. (more…)

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a collection of papers on trends and biohybrid approaches in microbial electrochemical systems.

The issue focuses on the most recent approaches utilized to develop microbial electrochemical systems, from the use of porous biocompatible, bio-derived electrodes, to the implementation of novel redox mediation approaches and the engineering of the biocatalysts. Innovative application of microbial electrochemical systems is of interest for the special issue, such as the application for self-powered biosensing, bioelectrosynthesis, and biosolar cells.

Papers presenting novel techniques for the study and characterization of microbial electrochemical systems are also welcome. (more…)

E. Jennings (EJ) Taylor

E. Jennings (EJ) Taylor

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue in connection with the Pulse and Reverse Pulse Electrolytic Processes 4: In Honor of EJ Taylor symposium at the 244th ECS Meeting.

This focus issue is in honor of Dr. E. Jennings (EJ) Taylor, a pioneer in the development of industrial applications of electrochemical deposition, surface finishing, and conversion technologies. Dr. Taylor has made significant contributions to the development and commercialization of industrial electrolytic processes, with a specific focus on pulse and pulse reverse electrolytic processes used to enhance a variety of electrochemical processes, coupled with the design and development of scalable, modular apparatus. Dr. Taylor founded Faraday Technology, Inc. in 1991, with a mission to change the focus of electrochemical technologies from the art of complex chemistries to the science of pulse and pulse reverse electric fields. He has been a leader in research into surface finishing technologies, including electrodeposition and electropolishing, as well as the development of electrochemical conversion, recycling, and decarbonization technologies. Dr. Taylor has received awards including the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award for electrodeposition of chrome coatings for wear applications, 2011 R&D 100 award for electrodeposition of Co-Mn alloy coating for solid oxide fuel cells as part of a team with DOE NETL, and 2007 Blum Scientific Achievement award of the National Association of Surface Finishers. (more…)

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a focus issue in connection with the 245th ECS Meeting Chemical Mechanical Polishing 17 symposium honoring Professor S .V. Babu, who celebrates his 80th birthday in 2024. This issue presents state of the art and reviews of approaches that will reduce the gap between our understanding of fundamentals and practice of CMP and should help accelerate beneficial changes in related hardware and consumables.

Prof. Babu has played an important role in advancing these domains through extensive research publications and patents, mentorship of 50 PhD students, and collaboration with the industry. He has contributed to various improvements in CMP processes, materials, and equipment for the last three decades. Prof. Babu edited the first focus issue on CMP in 2015 and the first (2016) and second editions (2022) of the book Advances in Chemical Mechanical Planarization. He received lifetime achievement awards from ICPT (International Conference on Planarization/CMP Technology) in Leuven, Belgium, and from Clarkson University, U.S., both in 2018, as well as several awards from IBM and Intel. Prof. Babu was the lead organizer of the International CMP conferences held in Lake Placid, U.S., for 22 years. (more…)

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue in connection with the 18th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVIII), which took place from May 28-June 2, 2023, in Boston, MA. The papers in this issue are based on SOFC-XVIII and cover all aspects of SOFCs and solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs), including:

  • Development and demonstration of systems;
  • Materials for different cell components and their processing and performance;
  • Cell, stack, and system designs;
  • Fabrication and testing;
  • New applications including electrolysis and reversible cell operations;
  • Flexibility to various fuels;
  • Performance modeling;
  • Durability and reliability issues.


Guest Editors

David E. Cliffel, Vanderbilt University, U.S.
Peter Holtappels, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
Yun Jeong Hwang, Seoul National University, South Korea
Ifan Stephens, Imperial College London, UK
Xiao-Dong Zhou, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, U.S.

While society needs to approach or surpass net zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the planet as we know it is to survive, most of the low carbon technologies that we promote (such as electric vehicles) cannot achieve net zero when considered over their whole life cycle. It is, therefore, essential that these important low carbon technologies be augmented by technologies that consume more carbon than they emit over their lifetime. These are best termed “carbon negative technologies.”

This collaborative focus issue between JPhys Energy and Journal of The Electrochemical Society  brings together researchers from the international community to showcase the latest research on carbon negative technologies, fostering the exchange of ideas and addressing global challenges and opportunities. (more…)


Following the great success of the highly cited reviews published in the first Sensor Reviews focus issue, the Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a follow-up focus issue, Sensor Reviews II. The second edition of the focus issue highlights the current state of the art regarding the (micro/nano) fabrication of electrochemical sensors devices, including the adoption of nanomaterials, synthetic receptors, smart and porous materials, 3D architectures, AI and machine learning tools, to be applied to clinical, environmental, pharmaceutical, agri-food, and industrial fields. (more…)

BatteryThe Journal of The Electrochemical Society, in collaboration with Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI), UL Research Institutes, is publishing a focus issue titled Journey of Lithium-Ion: Performance, Safety, and Lifespan. The Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI)—one of five UL Research Institutes—conducts fundamental scientific research to understand the safety and performance of energy technologies.

In recent years, renewable energy technologies have emerged as one of the highest priority solutions to climate change. But they also present very real risks; for example, key chemicals inside lithium-ion batteries pose life-threatening harm if they aren’t manufactured, stored, and recycled correctly. Our scientists explore the safety and performance limits of storage batteries and other renewable energy technologies and investigate how we can overcome those limits safely. Through our discovery-driven research, we innovate, test, model, and lay the foundation for electrochemical energy storage that is reliable and safe. (more…)

Call for Papers

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a special collection of invited papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN-2023).

The issue is only open to authors who presented at ICONN 2023. Review, critical review, perspective, methods, communication, and original research articles are welcomed.


The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue in connection with the Multiscale Modeling, Simulation, and Design 5: In Honor of Ralph E. White symposium at the 243rd ECS Meeting.

This focus issue is in honor of Professor Ralph E. White on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Professor White made significant contributions to the field of modeling and simulation of electrochemical systems—including capacity fade prediction of lithium-ion batteries, efficient algorithms for battery models, and models for chlor alkali industries. Dr. White has received several international awards, including the 2013 ECS Olin Palladium Award for contributions to the science of electrochemistry, 2016 ECS Vittorio de Nora Award for contributions to the field of electrochemical engineering and technology, and 2018 Henry B. Linford Award for distinguished teaching. As a department chair and Dean at the University of South Carolina, he was instrumental in training the next generation of students, researchers, and colleagues who have gone on to make significant contributions in academia and industry.


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