ECSTSeven new issues of ECS Transactions have just been published for the 229th ECS Meeting.

The papers in these issues of ECST will presented in San Diego May 29 to June 3, 2016. ECST Volume 72, Issued 1 to 7 can be found here.

New for 2016: these issues of ECST can also be purchased in the NEW ECS ONLINE STORE as full-text digital downloads. Please search for ECST issues from the 229th ECS meeting in the ECS online store here.

The 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego will feature three professional development workshops, providing attendees critical opportunities to develop and further their professional careers.

Free for all meeting registrants, these workshops are designed to provide attendees with opportunities to enhance their networking and career search skills. Don’t miss out!

Part 1: Essential Elements for Employment Success

John R. Susko, Instructor

John R. Susko, Instructor
Sunday | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday | 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Cobalt 501 C

Landing your next job requires selective and effective networking, developing and submitting specifically targeted résumés and cover letters, locating relevant job opportunities and preparing for and participating in the job interview. This workshop will provide up-to-date information and tips for employment success.

Part 2: Résumé Review

John R. Susko, Instructor
Monday | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cobalt 501 C

Now that you’ve attended Part 1: Essential Elements for Employment Success, bring your résumé for a one-on-one session with an industry leader and expert on résumé development. You will walk away with a résumé that is sure to land you your next interview.


Michael ShurMichael Shur will be awarded the 2016 ECS Electronics and Photonics Division Award at the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, CA, May 29-June 2, 2016.

Michael Shur has received degrees from St. Petersburg Electrochemical University and the A. F. Ioffe Institute. Currently, he is the Patricia W. and C. Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics and the Director of the Broadband Center at the Rensselar Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, Shur is the co-founder and vice president of SET, Inc.

Shur is an ECS Fellow and has been named a Fellow of many other scientific societies, including IEEE, OSA, SPIE, IET, APS, WIF, MRS, and AAAS.

(MORE: Read his award address abstract entitled, “High Power Nitride Based Field Effect Transistors.”)

His many honors and recognitions include the Tibbetts Award for technology commercialization, IEEE Donald Fink Award, IEEE Kirchmayer Award, Gold Medal of Russian Education Ministry, RPI Research Award, and many more. Shur is also a foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.


Local Lounge in San Diego

Local LoungeThis spring, ECS will be coming to San Diego for our 229th meeting, bringing with us roughly 2,400 scientists, engineers, and students from around the world to discuss their latest research and innovations with implications for sustainability, renewable energy, and medical care.

To better connect with local groups who are working in sustainability and electrochemistry-related fields, as well as strengthen our connection with the San Diego community, ECS would like to extend the opportunity to be part of our Exhibit Hall by participating in the Local Lounge: San Diego, where local groups will be able to interact with our attendees and showcase their work.

In an effort to make our knowledge and resources more widely available, we’re also inviting local groups to join our community for the 229th Plenary Session on Monday, May 30 at 5 p.m., during which our speaker will be Christian Amatore.

You may also be interested in joining us at a special presentation on electrochemical solutions to global water sanitation challenges at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the following day. This water sanitation session will present the results of a grant competition that we conducted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We are pleased to offer a free guest pass for either of these session if you are interested (RSVP required).

If you or one of your group members would like to learn more about having a literature display in the Local Lounge, or our exhibit program in general, and/or to RSVP to the above events, please contact Karla Cosgriff at or 609.737.1902 ext. 122.

Free the Science 5K is Back!

Free the Science 5K

Free the Science 5K at the 227th ECS Meeting in Chicago.

Start jogging now, because this May the Free the Science 5K returns to the ECS biannual meeting. Join us in San Diego on Tuesday, May 31st at 0700h for a refreshing morning run in support of ECS’s Free the Science initiative.

Free the Science reflects ECS’s bold commitment to advancing and openly sharing scientific research. In light of the importance of our fields to global progress and sustainability, we want to publish the best research in electrochemistry and solid state science at no charge to authors, and make it freely available to all readers.

You can help us reach this goal by running to Free the Science. All profits from the 5K will go toward making the Free the Science vision a reality. To join the race, simply add a ticket to your meeting registration or visit the customer service counter at the meeting. Early-bird registration for the race is $30; onsite is $35. And don’t forget to invite your local friends—the race is open to the public!

Rather sleep in on Tuesday? You can still support Free the Science in many ways, including donating or choosing to publish open access. Learn more about Free the Science.

Come out and join us on Tuesday morning—get charged up with a run through the beautiful San Diego waterfront and show your support for open science.


Last Call for Abstracts!

SanDiego_2016_homePerhaps you have heard that the abstract submission for the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, CA is this Friday, December 11?

Well, what are you waiting for!

Submit your abstract today!

Please make sure to get your abstract in as soon as possible so you can present your latest work to thousands of your colleagues from across the globe.

In order to make things easier for you, we will keep the submission system open through the day of Monday, December 14 EST.

See you in San Diego!

Abstracts Due Friday!

SanDiego_2016_homeThe deadline for submitting abstracts to the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, CA is Friday (Dec. 11, 2015). Submit now!

Here’s just one of the symposia you’ll find:

D04: Plasma and Thermal Processes for Materials Modification, Synthesis and Processing

Symposium Focus: Modification, synthesis, and processing of micro- and nano-structured materials, nanowires, nanotubes, and 2-D materials using plasma or thermal activation approaches. Applications include microelectronics, photovoltaics, optoelectronics, thermoelectrics, sensors, QDOTs, MEMS, and 3-D packaging.

Symposium Invited Speakers:

  • David Graves (UC Berkeley), Plasma Therapy;
  • Peter Bruggeman (Minnesota), Plasma/Living Matter interactions;
  • Michael Keidar (George Washington), Plasma nanoscience;
  • Dave Thomas (SPTS/Orbotech), Bosch etching;
  • Peter Ventzek (TEL), Plasma Etch Challenges;
  • Cornelia Breitkopf (Dresden), Plasma Simulation for Biomedical Applications;
  • Thorsten Lill (LAM), Directional Atomic Layer Etching

Learn more.

Here’s another one on energy conversion and storage.