The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue in connection with the Frontiers of Chemical/Molecular Engineering in Electrochemical Energy Technologies 2 symposium being held in honor of Professor Robert Savinell’s 70th Birthday at the 242nd ECS Meeting. 

The focus issue deals and the connected symposium address current and emerging ideas in electrocatalysis, electrolytes, and device design for fuel cells and flow batteries. Topics include molecular-level understanding of small-molecule electrocatalysis (including hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon- and nitrogen-containing molecules such as alcohols, ammonia, urea, carbon dioxide, and others); membranes and electrolytes including additives, nanoparticles, and deep eutectic chemistries; redox-active molecules; and new concepts in fuel cells and flow batteries. Contributions from both theory and experiment are welcome. Studies that connect molecular-level understanding to macroscopic electrochemical technologies are of particular interest. (more…)

Holly Fruehwald, a PhD student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech), Canada, is the recipient of the 2021 ECS Canada Section Student Award. The award recognizes a promising young engineer or scientist in whose work electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology are the central consideration.

ECS Canada Section Student Award

The section established the award, which is bestowed annually, in 1987. The winner receives a $1,500 USD prize which is awarded at an ECS Canada Section meeting. The award recipient is invited to give a lecture on the topic of his/her research.