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The Electrochemical Society was founded in 1902 as a nonprofit, educational organization. Even in its early years, the membership included an impressive core of active participants such as Edward Acheson, the original manufacturer of graphite and Herbert Dow, the founder of the Dow Chemical Company. Even Thomas Edison was a member.
The Society’s membership continues to have a profound impact on the global society. Notable members include Intel co-founder Gordon Moore; Allen Bard, who is regarded as the father of modern electrochemistry; and Esther Takeuchi, who invented the battery that powers pacemakers.
Led by scientists, for scientists
By joining ECS, you have access to an elite community that can only help you further your research and your career. Members take advantage of the vast programs that ECS offers, such as awards, grants, and fellowships in addition to much more.
Your support brings our community one step closer to the vision of platinum Open Access. Freeing the science will democratize the science, accelerate scientific progress, encourage innovation, and ultimately, may help create jobs and identify solutions to pressing global problems.
In order to join ECS you must hold a bachelor’s degree in natural science or engineering, or seven years’ undergraduate study and relevant work experience in electrochemistry or allied subjects.
Types of membership
ECS offers different membership plans to meet the needs of individuals in academia, industry and government. Individuals can chose to join for one year, two years, three years, five years, or a life membership. All members are required to select a primary division and pay primary division dues; members have the option of selecting a secondary division. The division selections grant rights of each division and/or the opportunity to participate in secondary divisions based on interest. Members also have the option of participating in a section based on geographic location; section dues vary as these are governed by individual section bylaws.
|Membership||Membership Dues||Division Dues||Savings|
|1 Year Membership||$115.00||$15||N/A|
|2 Year Membership||$210.00||$30||$10 per year|
|3 Year Membership||$300.00||$45||$15 per year|
|5 Year Membership||$475.00||$75||$20 per year|
|Student Membership||$15.00||$15.00||$100 per year|
|Awarded Student Membership||FREE||FREE||$130 per year|
|Student Chapter Membership||FREE||FREE||$130 per year|
|Retired Membership||$55.00||$15||Contact us.|
|Life Membership||Will vary||Will vary||Contact us.|
|Emeritus Membership||FREE||FREE||Contact us.|
Benefits of membership
Get the latest science
- Receive 100 free downloads in the ECS Digital Library
- Access to the ECS Digital Library, which includes the top publications in solid-state and electrochemical science and technology
- Publication access includes: Journal of The Electrochemical Society (1930-present), ECS Journal of Solid-State Science and Technology, ECS Electrochemistry Letters, ECS Solid-State Letters, ECS Transactions (2005-present), and Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters (1998-2012); unlimited electronic access to Interface magazine and ECS Meeting Abstracts (2005-present)
- Receive a print copy of Interface, the quarterly membership magazine of ECS
Publish the latest science
75 percent discount on each open access article process charge (APC).
Save with generous discounts
Save big on ECS biannual meetings, educational programming & all ECS products and services, including discounts on publications such as Monographs and ECS Transactions.
ECS offers numerous opportunities to meet with peers and expand your circle of contacts through involvement in our thirteen technical divisions, sections and/or numerous committees.
Network and engage
Connect with colleagues throughout the world using the ECS Member Directory.
Enhance your career/research
Apply and participate in the various programs that ECS offers, such as ECS’s robust award, fellowship and travel grant programs.
Discover your next career opportunity through the ECS jobs board.