ECS marked the 90th anniversary of ECS providing summer fellowships in 2018. The ECS summer fellowship program is designed to assist students during the summer months, June through September, in the pursuit of work in a field of interest to ECS.

2018 Fellowship Recipients:

Haegyeom KimHaegyeom Kim
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Supervisor, Professor Gerbrand Ceder
Colin Garfield Fink Summer Fellowship*
Jeffery HendersonJeffrey Henderson
University of Western Ontario
Advisors, Dr. James Noel and Dr. David Shoesmith
Herbert H. Uhlig Summer Fellowship
Xinyou KeXinyou Ke
Case Western Reserve University
Advisor, Dr. Robert Savinell
F. M. Becket Summer Fellowship
Yi PengYi Peng
University of California – Santa Cruz
Advisor, Professor Shaowei Chen
Joseph W. Richards Summer Fellowship
Aashutosh MistryAashutosh Mistry
Purdue University
Advisor, Professor Partha Mukherjee
Edward G. Weston Summer Fellowship

*The Colin Garfield Fink Summer Fellowship Award is designed to assist a postdoctoral scientist or engineer in the pursuit of battery research during the summer months.

Applications for the 2019 ECS Summer Fellowships open on September 15, 2018.

Learn about additional ECS programs!

6 New ECS Student Chapters

Student Group in SeattleWhile in Seattle, WA at the 233rd ECS Meeting, the ECS Board of Directors approved the chartering of six new student chapters.

The student chapter program continues to grow as students harness the benefits of student chapter membership. ECS now has 75 student chapters around the world!

The six new student chapters are:

  • Complutense University of Madrid
  • Florida Institutional University
  • Ulm Student Chapter
  • University of Guelph
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Yamagata University

ECS student chapter membership provides a number of benefits:

  • engage with fellow students and peers
  • opportunities to organize technical meeting programs and scholarly activities
  • collaborate with members to present posters at ECS bi-annual meetings
  • network of 8,000 international ECS members
  • access to career resources
  • impressive extracurricular activity for resume
  • funding to support chapter activities
  • partnership opportunities with local ECS Section on activities and technical programs
  • recognition on the ECS website and in quarterly publication, Interface

Visit the Student Center for more information about student chapter membership. Check out the Student Chapter Directory to see a listing of our current student chapters and get a sense of the scope of our network.

Interested in establishing an ECS student chapter at your academic institution? Read the guidelines for starting a chapter and fill out a New Student Chapter Application today!

Student Poster Winners

General Student Poster Session award winners from left to right: Jae Young Yoo, Hao Wang, Tammy Pham, Mario Cedano, David Reber

Established in 1993, the General Student Poster Session Awards acknowledge the eminence of a students’ work. The winners display an understanding of their research topic and its relation fields of interests to ECS.

Eligibility for the General Student Poster Session Awards requires students to submit their abstracts to the Z01 General Student Poster Session symposium and present their posters at the biannual meeting.

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2017 Young Author Award Winners

Raymond Smith (left) and Shihyun Ahn (right), winners of the 2017 ECS young author awards.

ECS is pleased to announce the winners of the Society’s 2017 young author awards: Raymond Smith and Shihyun Ahn.

ECS presents two young author awards each year to recognize the best papers published by young authors in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology during the volume year preceding the award.

The 2017 young author awards will be presented at AiMES 2018 in Cancun, Mexico, September 30-October 4, 2018.

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Soo Kim, IE&EE winner

2018 Soo Kim, IE&EE Division H.H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award winner

The winner of the 2018 Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division H.H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award is Soo Kim!

Each year, the ECS IE&EE Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical engineering and applied electrochemistry. The award was established in 1990 by a gift from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation and offers a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The nomination deadline is September 15 of each year.

Soo Kim received his PhD in materials science and engineering at Northwestern University in 2017 specializing in research and development of advanced battery materials. He received his BSE in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2008 and MS in chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009.

Before pursuing a doctorate degree in computational materials research, he worked at Samsung to develop Li-ion battery cathodes at industrial-scale (2010-2011), and as a staff scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology with Byung-Won Cho and Kyung Yoon Chung (2011-2013) to experimentally synthesize more advanced cathode materials.

Kim has co-authored over 30 patents and peer-reviewed journal papers, and has been a recipient of multiple awards including the ECS Edward G. Weston Summer Research Fellowship (2016), Northwestern Computational Research Day Poster Competition Award (2016), ECS Battery Division Travel Grant (2014), and Fifty for the Future Award from Illinois Technology Foundation (2013). Kim is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is supervised by Yang Shao-Horn. He is concentrating on the synthesis in conjunction with performing density functional theory calculations to design functional materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications.

Spring 2018 division awards were conferred at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle, WA in May. It was there that Soo delivered his award lecture called “Understanding the Mn-Based Oxide Electrode Materials and Beyond from First Principles and Experiment.”

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ECS has integrated a new feature into the ECS Digital Library to facilitate the discovery of scholarly content—both within the scope of the Society’s publications and beyond it.

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AiMES 2018 Travel Grants

AiMES 2018 in Cancun, Mexico September 30 – October 4.

The deadline for travel grant application submissions for AiMES 2018 is Monday, June 18, 2018!

Many ECS divisions and sections offer travel grants to undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young professionals and faculty presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings. Applications must be received no later than Monday, June 18, 2018.

See who is offering ECS divisions and sections travel grants.

Travel grant applications are available to student/postdoc and young professional/early career applicants.

After reviewing the additional application requirements for your particular division or section, please contact travelgrant@electrochem.org with any questions or concerns.

NOTE: Applicants may only apply for a travel grant from one division.

We hope to see you in Cancun this fall!

Gandomi Ashraf Yasser

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, the 2018 ECS IEEE Student Achievement Award winner.

Each year, the ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in fields pertaining to this division. The IE&EE award was established in 1989 and offers a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The nomination deadline is September 15 of each year.

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Mench. He also received his MS in mechanical engineering with a minor in computational sciences from UTK. He holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tabriz.

Ashraf Gandomi has worked on multiple projects funded by the Department of Energy and industry. His research has focused on the design, engineering, modeling, and prototyping of electrochemical conversion devices including redox flow batteries, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, and electrochemical sensors.
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ECS is pleased to announce the addition of over 450 proceedings volumes to the archival content available through the ECS Digital Library.

ECS Proceedings Volumes contain papers presented at ECS biannual and topical meetings. Between 1967 and 2005, ECS published over 600 PVs, all of which are out of print and had been unavailable in digital format—until now. (more…)

Join Us in Cancun!

Moon Palace

Your all-inclusive reservation at Moon Palace Resort includes unlimited meals, drinks, taxes and gratuities.

Join us for AiMES 2018, September 30 through October 4. This is a joint meeting with ECS and the la Sociedad Mexicana de Electroquímica being held at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico.

Moon Palace Resort is a gigantic all-inclusive luxury resort along Cancun’s Mayan Riviera amidst 55-acres of lush tropical foliage. Just minutes from the Cancun International Airport, it features a full-service spa and a 27-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a larger-than-life pool, and countless restaurants and eateries making this resort truly all-inclusive.

The all-inclusive dining section includes all meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and unlimited snacks at any of the buffet style and a la carte restaurants, as well as beverages including alcohol. The Resort offers a variety of entertainment options for family members of every age and with different interests. There are non-stop activities including bicycling, basketball, beach volleyball, tennis, a teen’s lounge, a supervised kids club, a FlowRider to try your surfing skills, and mini-golf.

ECS has arranged a room block at the resort with rates starting at $364 per night.

Your all-inclusive reservation includes unlimited meals, drinks, taxes and gratuities.

Book Your Room Today!

Daily room rates include all of the following:

  • All meals and drinks at the hotel including alcoholic beverages
  • All hotel taxes and gratuities
  • In-room wine, liquor dispenser, mini bar, purified water and 24-hour room service
  • Turn-down service
  • Double whirlpool tub and bath amenities.
  • Wireless Internet, available in public areas, guest rooms and meeting space.
  • Most on property sports and activities.
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Private Balcony
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