Last November, ECS Executive Director and CEO Christopher Jannuzzi and ECS Director of Community Engagement Shannon Reed attended the Chemical Sciences Roundtable (CSR) Electrochemistry Workshop in Washington, DC, which focused on the Advances, Challenges, and Long-Term Opportunities in Electrochemistry: Addressing Societal Needs.
The event, hosted by NAS and NSF, explored how electrochemistry can transform technologies related to various applications. The focus was on the instrumentation, education, and other needs required to advance the electrochemical field.
The workshop opened by highlighting the past, present, and future of electrochemistry. The applications of electrochemistry were highlighted, specifically focusing on energy storage, energy conversion, and electrosynthesis. A panel discussion centered on the topics of education, resources, and other requirements for advancing electrochemical science and applications. Lastly, the workshop looked at what is to come, discussing electrochemical applications on the horizon.
The overarching goal of CSR’s workshops is “to provide a neutral forum to advance the understanding of issues in the chemical sciences and technologies that affect government, industry, academic, national laboratory, and nonprofit sectors and the interactions among them and to furnish a vehicle for education, exchange of information, and discussion of issues and trends that affect the chemical sciences.” The Roundtable meets these objectives by holding annual meetings such as these.
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