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…)

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.

Register now

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


Apply NOW for the 245th ECS Meeting in San Francisco

Why you should apply to be a Student Ambassador at the 245th ECS Meeting from May 26-30 in San Francisco, CA: (more…)

Photo: Marie Ullnert, Happy Visuals

ECS members mingled, networked, and enjoyed appetizers and an open bar at the sold-out Members Reception at the 244th ECS Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

An exciting part of the event was the announcement of the lucky ECS members who had won raffle prizes. The lucky winners are: 

5-night Hotel Stay, PRiME 2024
Serhiy Cherevko, Forschungszentrum Jülich Gmbh

Lifetime Membership
Thomas George, Harvard University

245th ECS Meeting Registration
Leah Rynearson, University of Rhode Island (more…)

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encouraging Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to submit proposals for new Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST Center) addressing the social, political, cultural or cognitive dimensions of “advancing emerging technologies.”  

CREST projects are five-year research awards that increase research capacity and infrastructure at MSIs.


David Theuerkauf

David Theuerkauf

Register for David Theuerkauf’s September 20 seminar

The ECS Detroit Section invites you to an in-person seminar with David Theuerkauf, Technical Sales Specialist, AVL North America, at 1800h on September 20, 2023, at Mercedes-Benz R&D North America.


In constructed lithium ion batteries, only voltage, current, and temperature can be measured. This leads to difficulty making in situ analysis of electrochemical properties. Measuring and sourcing current at a high level of quality, 0.005% of full scale range, is considered ultra-high precision coulometry. Analysis of ultra-high precision coulometry metrics can be made by running cells at a slow 16-hour charge and discharge rate, with stable environmental control. These metrics can be used to compare degradation rates and anticipated rollover failure, quickly compare different potential chemistries or electrolytes, or detect lithium plating. (more…)

Congratulations to Yaocai Bai of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Yuzhang Li of the University of California, Los Angeles, winners of the 2023-2024 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for Projects in Green Energy Technology. Through the fellowship, ECS and the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRI-NA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), will support their innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology. ECS and Toyota share the fellowship’s goal to encourage young professionals and scholars to pursue research into batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen, and future sustainable technologies.

Learn more about Dr. Bai and Prof. Li, their research projects, and the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for Projects in Green Energy Technology.

2023-2024 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellows

Yaocai Bai
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
“Solvent-based Binder Removal towards Sustainable Direct Cathode Recycling”


Yuzhang Li

University of California, Los Angeles
“Cryo-EM of Nanoscale Interfaces in Eenrgy Storage and Carbon Capture Materials”


Prof. Yue QiRegister for Prof. Yue Qi’s August 23, 2023, seminar

The ECS Detroit Section invites you to an in-person seminar with Prof. Yue Qi from the Brown University School of Engineering. (more…)

The $30 million program called APTO—Assessing and Predicting Technology Outcomes—funds research to evaluate the effectiveness of R&D investments in technology and create models and information for decision-makers to optimize investments and advance long-term U.S. competitiveness.

Specific technology areas of interest are those outlined in the “CHIPS and Science Act” of 2022: energy; materials; artificial intelligence; high-performance computing or semiconductors; quantum information technology; bioengineering; robotics; technology for disaster prevention; communications technology; and data storage.

APTO awards of up to five years will support:


Register for discussion with Tu Le on July 12, 2023 

The ECS Detroit Section invites you to “The global EV market: Driving Force for Battery Technology for the Next Decade,” a discussion with global auto industry expert Tu Le.


There is high interest in Electric Vehicle (EV) technology in our community, but the local perspective should be enriched by global views to lead to good outcomes. 

Tu Le will discuss the EV market from major developments to less visible but very important details. To what extent will Chinese EVs be in the U.S. market in the future? What does it have to do with the latest Gigafactory announcements? What will original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have to do better in Asian markets? What batteries will have to be manufactured?

Student poster awards

Students are encouraged to present posters. Up to three posters will be presented at the event. The first three students contacting the section at ecs.detroit.rsvp@gmail.com about presenting their work receive USD $100 and one year of free access to ECS Detroit Section events.


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