For months, Impact Canada has been working hard on narrowing down five finalists to work on the Charging the Future Challenge, a $4.5-million project aimed at accelerating made-in-Canada clean battery innovations with the potential to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The five selected finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for battery breakthroughs to a jury for a chance to win up to $700,000 each to develop battery prototypes over the course of 18-months, with the winner receiving a $1 million grand prize. (more…)
Reserve your spot! The Canada Section of The Electrochemical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting by Zoom video conference at 1300h (EDT) on July 7, 2020. All ECS Canada Section members are invited to attend. Advanced registration is required.
The award recognizes promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources who are pursuing a PhD degree at a Canadian university, consisting of a $1,500 (CAD) prize!
Candidates must be nominated by a university faculty member. (more…)
Impact Canada is working on a $4.5-million project known as the Charging the Future Challenge. The goal is to accelerate made-in-Canada battery innovation, build a clean energy future, and provide economic growth in Canada. The 18-month challenge offers five finalists the opportunity to pitch their ideas for battery breakthroughs to a jury for a chance to win up to $700,000 each to develop battery prototypes, with the winner receiving a $1 million grand prize. (more…)
Session chairs serve as an integral role in the ECS meetings. We try our best to encourage early-career risers, post-grads, and young authors to get involved in the meetings by acting as session chairs. Although this is a volunteer-based program, it is a great networking opportunity, as it puts you in front of other scientists, engineers, and researchers sharing their work.
Interested in being a session chair at a symposium at the 237th ECS Meeting with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020) in Montréal? Check out the call for papers and reach out to the lead organizer!
Canada is looking for its next big battery breakthrough!
Join the ECS Canada Section for their 2016 Spring Meeting! The meeting will be held at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday, June 10, 2016 and will feature four illustrious speakers, including keynote speaker Dr. Mark Orazem. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This meeting is dedicated to the memory of the late Prof. Sharon Roscoe, a long-time member of the ECS and a preeminent Nova Scotian electrochemist.
Dr. Mark Orazem (Keynote) | Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, USA
Dr. Jacek Lipkowski | Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
Dr. Aicheng Chen | Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University, ON, Canada
Dr. David Shoesmith | Department of Chemistry, Western University, ON, Canada
Regular attendees: CAD 150
Students and postdoctoral fellows: CAD 50
(to be paid on-site by cash or cheque)
If you wish to present your research, please submit your presentation title and abstract as part of the registration process. Students and PDFs are invited to participate in the poster competition.
The registration deadline is Friday, May 6, 2016.
Join the ECS Montreal Student Chapter for the 5th ECS Montreal Student Symposium.
Abstract submission is now open until May 27, 2015. Submissions may be emailed here.
The ECS Canada Section meeting will be a one-day event on May 19 and includes a plenary lecture by Nenad Markovic from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.
The Surface Canada meeting begins the following day on May 20 and includes invited talks from electrochemists Christa Brosseau (Saint Mary’s) and Steen Schougaard (UQAM).
Further details on both events can be found here.
The two conferences are running in conjunction and a discounted registration fee is offered to attendees who register for both events. Student participation is encouraged.
Hopefully we will see you in Saskatoon!
Teams of scientists from around the world have been working on a way to produce spray-on solar cells for some time now. Recently, a team from the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has moved to the forefront of the race due to their latest breakthrough involving a new method for spraying solar cells onto flexible surfaces.
The prototype applies colloidal quantum dots via spray. These dots are a type of nanotechnology material that are light-sensitive.
This from Gizmag:
In such spray on solar cells, quantum dots would act as the absorbing photovoltaic material. Because they have a band gap that can be tuned by altering the size of their nanoparticles, they can be made to soak up different parts of the solar spectrum. This could prove particularly valuable if they were to be used in multi-junction solar cells, where dots small and large could sit alongside each other to widen the cells’ energy harvesting potential.