Focus Issue on Pulse Electrolysis, Industrial Electrochemical Engineering, and Scale-Up: In Honor of E. Jennings (EJ) Taylor

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.

This issue publishes the latest electrochemical science and engineering innovations focusing on industrial applications, with a particular focus on the utilization of pulse and pulse reverse electric fields. Submissions concerning all aspects of industrial electrolysis are welcome, including, but not limited, to:

  • Theory and modeling;
  • Additive processes, such as electrodeposition of metal and alloy coatings, including nanoscale and catalyst materials, electrophoretic deposition of ceramics, nanocarbons, and dielectric materials;
  • Subtractive processes, such as electrochemical polishing, machining, deburring, and through-mask etching;
  • Electrochemical reactions:
    • Electrification of chemical manufacturing processes
    • Decarbonization
    • Recycling, sequestration, and sustainability
    • Environmental remediation and waste treatment
    • Energy efficiency
  • Electrochemical apparatus/rectification design and build

This issue is open to all authors interested in submitting review, critical review, perspective, methods, communication, or original research articles in the following topical interest areas: Batteries and Energy Storage, Electrochemical/Electroless Deposition, Electrochemical Engineering, Organic and Bioelectrochemistry, and Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, and Photoelectrochemistry.

Accepting Submissions: October 27, 2023 | Submission Deadline EXTENDED: April 26, 2024

Guest Editors

Maria Inman, Faraday Technology, Inc., U.S.|
Sudipta Roy, University of Strathclyde, U.K.|
Andreas Bund, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany |
Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy, Clarkson University, U.S. |
John Harb, Brigham Young University (retired), U.S. |
Timothy Hall, Faraday Technology, Inc., U.S. |
Katherine Ayers, Nel Hydrogen, U.S. |
Santosh Vijapur, Faraday Technology, Inc., U.S. |

Technical Editor

Paul Kenis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U.S. |


Robert Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, U.S. |

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