Nominations sought for 2022 speakers

The ECS San Francisco Section hosted its Inaugural Young Investigator Lecture Series on November 19, 2021. Over the course of the three-hour virtual session, attendees were treated to 10 short presentations by senior graduate students and postdocs from California universities. The talks covered a wide range of electrochemistry research, from lithium-ion batteries to CO2 reduction, fundamental examinations of ion transport, and charge transfer kinetics.

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Electrochemistry is the magic that binds together the many fields that excite Professor Bilge Yildiz, ECS Awarded Life Member and recipient of the 2012 ECS Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award—and invited speaker in the 241st ECS Meeting Symposium I05: Mechano-Electro-Chemical Coupling in Energy Related Materials and Devices 4. Prof. Yildiz was named a 2021 Fellow of the American Physical Society for “innovative contributions to understanding and manipulating ionic defects and charge transport at electro-chemo-mechanically coupled oxide interfaces and devices.” (more…)

Plan for a New Career in the New Year

Kick start the new year with a new career opportunity! Take the first step and update your resume/CV on The Electrochemical Society Career Center. An eye tracking study showed that recruiters spend about seven seconds reviewing a resume. So be sure your resume grabs their attention!

Here are five reasons for updating your resume/CV, even if you’re not actively looking for a job. (more…)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $15 million for fundamental research or early-stage technology development of new bioimaging or sensing approaches that use quantum phenomena.

Supported efforts will advance research on plant and microbial systems relevant to bioenergy and environmental research. Projects will explore quantum science concepts that promise to enhance image resolution and provide new ways for repetitive imaging to detect fragile samples without damaging them, produce cleaner pictures, and use light beyond the visible range to see unknown features of biological shape and movement. (more…)

The Electrification of Everything webinar is co-presented by the MRS Bulletin and The Electrochemical Society. 

Date: December 15, 2021
Time: 1200-1330h EST
Cost: Free

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Registration is required to view the webinar. (more…)

First International Conference on Smart Green Connected Societies 2021 (ICTSGS-1)The First International Conference on Smart Green Connected Societies 2021 (ICTSGS-1) sponsored by ECS takes place virtually on November 29 and 30, 2021, JST.* This biannual conference, founded by Professors Hidemitsu Furukawa and Ajit Khosla of Yamagata University, Japan, is dedicated to the cause of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The purpose of the conference is to engage, bring awareness, and empower stakeholders such as students, scientists, academics, and industry at the grassroots level, thereby accelerating Ecosystem Restoration and SDGs.

Abstracts

Response to the call for abstracts has been overwhelming with more than 3317 submissions from 26 countries. After rigorous peer review by at least two experts, a total of 2011 abstracts were accepted for the conference, bringing the total acceptance ratio to 60.62 percent. (more…)

Electric VehicleThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $209 million in funding for 26 new laboratory projects focusing on electric vehicles, advanced batteries, and connected vehicles. DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory introduced Li-Bridge, a new public-private partnership to bridge gaps in the domestic lithium battery supply chain. Advanced lithium-based batteries play an integral role in 21st century technologies such as electric vehicles, stationary grid storage, and defense applications that are critical to securing a clean energy future. The projects support goals to make the United States a global leader in electric vehicle and battery innovation; advance the development of these technologies to save families money; lower carbon pollution; and create high-quality jobs. (more…)

The 2nd Singapore ECS International Symposium on Energy Materials (SESEM 2021) takes place on November 20 and 21, 2021, in Singapore (virtual). The meeting brings together scientists in the materials or energy area to interact and discuss advances and challenges in various fields. The goal is to promote interaction and generate new ideas to push forward research in the electrochemical community. The symposium includes oral and poster presentations; sponsor-named poster awards will be presented. The symposium organizers cordially invite you to participate in the event and look forward to meeting you soon.

Date: November 20-21, 2021

Venue: Digital meeting via Zoom

Time:  0900h (GMT +8) (2000h ET November 19)

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Scientsts collecting dataThree US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Programs are currently accepting applications for the summer 2022 term:

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
  • Community College Internships (CCI)
  • Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

These programs give students the opportunity to conduct research and technical projects at national laboratories. Applications are due by January 12, 2022, at 1700h ET. (more…)

Michael Hecht responds to ECS Lecture questions

Michael H. Hecht delivered the ECS Lecture, Electrolysis on Mars: MOXIE and the Perseverance Mission, at the Plenary Session of the 240th ECS Meeting on October 11, 2021. Answers to questions posed during his lecture follow.

Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

Michael Hecht is the Associate Director for Research Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Haystack Observatory. Since 2013, he has been Principal Investigator for the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument on NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover (Perseverance) mission, a technology demonstrator to validate the instrumentation and methodology to produce large quantities of oxygen from the Martian carbon dioxide atmosphere using solid oxide electrolysis (SOXE). From September 2019 to August 2020, Professor Hecht served as Deputy Project Director for the Event Horizon Telescope, the consortium that in 2019 delivered the first image of a black hole. His diverse experiences span planetary missions, observational astrophysics, space instrument and SmallSat development, planetary science, and project, program, and line management. Prior to joining MIT, he worked for 30 years at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), developing instrumentation for planetary missions. There he achieved the designation of Senior Research Scientist. At JPL, he served as Principal Investigator and Instrument Manager for the MECA (Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer) instrument on the Phoenix Mars mission. MECA operated through the summer of 2009, with major findings in microscopy, the physical chemistry of water in soil, and notably, in aqueous soil chemistry using electrochemical methods. 

Prof. Hecht received his PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford University in 1982 after completing his BA in Physics at Princeton University and MS at MIT. His research has garnered numerous awards including the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and 1990 Lew Allen Award for Excellence. His h-index is 51 with over 11,500 citations. (more…)

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