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 about presenting their work receive USD $100 and one year of free access to ECS Detroit Section events.


Presented by Prof. Daniel A. Scherson and Prof. Andrew A. Gewirth from August 7-11, 2023

Daniel A. Scherson

Daniel A. Scherson

Andrew A. Gewirth

Andrew A. Gewirth



Event info

Annual Workshop on Electrochemical Measurement
The Hybrid Edition: Theory and Hands-On Experiments

Principal lecturers

Daniel A. Scherson
Case Western Reserve University

Andrew A. Gewirth
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


STEMThe Directorate for Stem Education of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced new award opportunities for FY 2023 and FY 2024 in two programs, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) and Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT).T

According to the June 13, 2023, “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL Document number nsf23118), these efforts are intended to build on or leverage strong industry-academic partnerships to strengthen the semiconductor manufacturing workforce by advancing and supporting the development of a skilled STEM workforce in advanced memory manufacturing and/or semiconductor manufacturing and design. The goal is to meet the critical need to expand domestic “semiconductor research and development, design, and manufacturing” and fill the talent shortage in the domestic semiconductor industry through inclusive and equitable STEM education opportunities.


The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announced 34 semifinalists for the first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) competition, spanning nearly all key technology areas and societal and economic challenges highlighted in the CHIPS and Science Act. The list of NSF Engine semifinalists, map of the NSF Engines semifinalists, and additional details are on the NSF website. NSF released the list of NSF Engines program semifinalists to transparently encourage teaming among diverse organizations, innovation, and regional growth. (more…)

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