Events at a Glance

All event days and times are listed in both ET and JST/KST. Dates and time subject to change.

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PRiME 2020 Opening Ceremony
Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2000-2030h EDT
Monday, October 5, 2020, 0900-0930h JST & KST
Join us as we come together to kick off PRiME 2020! Introductory remarks are given by the ECS, ECSJ, and KECS Presidents, who welcome global attendees and provide an overview of what to expect throughout the week.

Featured Speakers
Susumu Kuwabata, ECSJ President
Woonsup Shin, KECS President
Stefan De Gendt, ECS President 

PRiME 2020 Lecture
Monday, October 5, 2020, 2000-2100h EDT
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 0900-1000h JST & KST
Nam-Gyu Park of Sungkyunkwan University delivers this year’s PRiME Lecture, “Perovskite Solar Cells: Past 10 Years and Next 10 Years.” With perovskite solar cells (PSCs) considered a promising area for next-generation photovoltaics, Professor Park addresses the efficiency, materials, upscaling, and stability of these devices. As a pioneer of, and worldwide expert on PSC’s, he is well positioned to deliver an enlightening talk on this transformative technology.

Electrochemical Energy Summit (E2S): The Electrification of Transportation
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 2000-2130h EDT
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 0900-1030h JST & KST
The Electrochemical Energy Summit (E2S) brings together policy makers and researchers to share information on the critical issues of energy needs and the pivotal research in electrochemical energy that can address societal needs. 2020 E2S focuses on “The Electrification of Transportation,” and examines the growing role that electrochemistry and solid-state science play in providing sustainable solutions for global transportation systems.

Featured Speakers
Hidetaka Nishikori, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), “R&D Activities of Next Generation Batteries in National Projects of NEDO”
Chang Hwan Kim, Hyundai Motor Company, “The Journey towards a Sustainable Mobility: Electrification”
Sunita Satyapal, United States Department of Energy, “U.S. DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Perspectives”

Legends of Battery Science: A Celebration with M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 2000-2130h EDT
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 0900-1030h JST & KST
It is our great honor to celebrate, with this special event featuring M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino, the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to the pioneers of the lithium ion battery.

Featured Speakers
Stanley Whittingham, Nobel Laureate
Akira Yoshino, Nobel Laureate
Maria Forsyth, Deakin University, “Future Electrolyte Systems for Safer, High Energy Density Batteries”
Jun Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “Leading the Path for Energy Storage”

Awards and Recognition Session
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 2000-2100h EDT
Friday, October 9, 2020, 0900-1000h JST & KST
Celebrate today’s greatest researchers’ achievements in electrochemistry and solid state science! We will recognize the winners of the PRiME Student Poster Awards, as well as ECS Society, Division, Section, and Chapter Awards, Toyota Fellowships, and more.

Live Sessions for Individual Symposia
Daily, October 4-9
Don’t miss out as the organizers of specific symposia host live meeting rooms throughout the week! These freeform events bring together presenters and attendees to network and discuss the latest research in their respective topics.