The ECS Europe Section was founded in order to contribute to the advancement of science, technology, and human understanding; to encourage the young scientists; to promote in Europe, interchange of ideas and information between fundamental and applied research; to facilitate and improve scientific and social contacts between European scientists for their mutual benefit; to advance the purposes of The Electrochemical Society, Inc. in the Europe area.
The Europe Section has 502 members (as of May 2021), all of whom are members in good standing of The Electrochemical Society.
Executive Committee Members and Members at Large
Mission and vision statements
ECS Europe Section supports and promotes activities in electrochemistry and solid state science within Europe. It provides networking opportunities for those advanced in their careers or new to the field. The section brings technical news, career resources, and enhances collaborations and partnerships within Europe and internationally. It promotes better knowledge of the scope of activities in electrochemistry in Europe and stronger interaction between European members. An important goal is strengthening the visibility of the Europe section members inside and outside the ECS.
ECS Europe Section Bylaws
The ECS Europe Section Bylaws are available for review on the Society’s Governing Documents webpage. Please follow the link on that page for Europe Section.
Europe Section Awards
Section awards recognize activities in electrochemistry and solid state science within specific regions.
The ECS Europe Section hosts two prestigious awards:
- Europe Section Alessandro Volta Medal which recognizes outstanding achievements in either electrochemical science or solid state science and technology based on publications and/or technical contributions to these fields.
- Europe Section Heinz Gerischer Award which recognize an individual or a small group of individuals (no more than three) who have made an outstanding contribution to the science of semiconductor electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry including the underlying areas of physical and materials chemistry of significance to this field.
Europe Section news
- Marc Koper, Professor of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands, received the ECS Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science at the 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18.
- IOP Publishing published Quantum Transport in Nanostructures and Molecules: An introduction to molecular electronics by Professor Colin J. Lambert, research professor at Lancaster University, UK.
- The Journal of The Electrochemical Society seeks papers for a focus issue on Women in Electrochemistry, to be published in 2022. The issue will celebrate the achievements of women researchers from all over the world with the aim of reducing gender inequality in STEM. Papers will be accepted through November 3, 2021. Distinguished European women in electrochemistry who are serving as Guest Editors for the issue include:
- María Escudero Escribano, Københavns Universitet, Denmark
- Ritu Kataky, Durham University, U.K.
- Raluca-Ioana Stefan-van Staden, Institutul Național de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Electrochimie și Materie Condensată, Romania
- Antje J. Baeumner, Universität Regensburg, Germany
- Sannakaisa Virtanen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
- Eithne Dempsey, Maynooth University, Ireland
- Ingrid Milošev, Institut Jožef Stefan, Slovenia
The Society is hosting the 244th ECS Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, from October 8-12, 2023, at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre.
For information on past ECS meetings and ECS co-sponsored meetings in Europe, please consult the Past Meetings webpage.
ECS Student Chapters in Europe
ECS student chapters bring together the brightest young electrochemistry students. They offer European student members many benefits. For more information on the ECS European student chapters and chapter officers, consult the Student Chapter Directory.
- Belgium: Belgium Student Chapter
- Czech Republic: Brno University of Technology Student Chapter
- Denmark: Aalborg University Student Chapter
- Estonia: University of Tartu Student Chapter
- Helmholtz-Institute Ulm Student Chapter
- Technische Universitat Muenchen Student Chapter
- Muenster ECS Student Chapter
- Technische Universitaet Ilmenau Student Chapter
- Ireland: Tyndall National Institute Student Chapter
- Norway: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Student Chapter
- Slovakia: Czechoslovak Student Chapter
- Spain: Complutense University of Madrid Student Chapter
- Switzerland: Switzerland Student Chapter
- Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University Student Chapter
- Gebze Teknik Universitesi Student Chapter
- United Kingdom:
- Imperial College London Student Chapter
- Swansea University Student Chapter
- UK Northwest Student Chapter
- University of Cambridge Student Chapter
- University of Oxford Student Chapter
- University of St. Andrews Student Chapter
Get involved with your community; join the ECS Europe Section!
ECS Sections introduce and support activities in electrochemistry and solid state science within specific regions. Getting involved with a section is an excellent networking opportunity for those new to the field or advanced in their careers. Sections also bring technical news and activities within reach of those who are not able to attend ECS meetings. Sections also work hard to participate overall in ECS affairs and to increase ECS membership and help create awareness for the science.
Joining the ECS Europe Section is easy! Simply add the section when you become a Society member or renew your membership. Or, contact CustomerService@electrochem.org for assistance or more information.