ECS Exhibit HallThere are only two weeks left to book a 2019 exhibit booth before the end of the year.

ECS has three meetings next year that offer the opportunity to get your products and services in front of leading scientists, engineers, and researchers.

The benefits of exhibiting with ECS include access to our international meeting attendees, a company description in the meeting program and on the ECS website, company name and booth number included on signage at the meeting, and two complimentary exhibit only registration and one full meeting registration.

ECS also offers a number of sponsorship options that will give your organization maximum exposure at the meetings. Below are the upcoming meetings along with a few important deadlines and links to the exhibit and sponsorship brochure where you will find the sponsorship options.

235th ECS Meeting 

May 26-31, 2019
Dallas, Texas
Important deadlines:
Abstract submission: December 28, 2018
Exhibit and sponsorship deadline: March 15, 2019

ECEE 2019 – Electrochemical Conference on Energy and the Environment: Bioelectrochemistry and Energy Storage

July 21-26, 2019
Glasgow, Scotland
Important Deadlines:
Abstract submission: January 4, 2019
Exhibit and sponsorship deadline: May 10, 2019

236th ECS Meeting

October 13-17, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
Important Deadlines:
Abstract submission: April 12, 2019
Exhibit and sponsorship deadline: August 2, 2019

If you are interested in purchasing these items before the end of the year, please fill out the application and send it to sponsorship@electrochem.org. Use the same email if you have questions.

Holiday Warning: Deadly Batteries

With the holidays fast approaching, you may find yourself purchasing toys and gifts for some little ones. As you do, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind. The National Capital Poison Center recently reported an increasing number of fatal button batteries ingestions over the years.

These coin-sized batteries have the potential to cause severe esophageal or airway burns when stuck in the esophagus, even after no initial signs of irritation directly after ingestion. Batteries stuck, including in the nose and ears, for over 2 hours can cause burns and serious complications.

Most commonly nickel-sized button batteries are the most hazardous as their size can allow them to become lodged in the throat and burn faster as a result.

However, there are measures that gift-givers and parents can take.

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Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
December 28, 2018
Submit today!

Topic Close-up #6

Symposium A03: Large Scale Energy Storage 10

Symposium Focus: The symposium is sponsored by Sumitomo Electric of Japan and supported by three divisions in the ECS, IEEE, ETD, and Battery. Funds from these sponsors are used to invite major industrial developers of large scale energy storage systems from the US and Asia and established speakers from the academia, national labs, and DOE Office of Electricity. The main focus of this symposium is on technical issues at the industrial scale and new directions for Large Scale Electrical Energy Storage. (more…)

Focus Issue in Memory of Hugh Isaacs

Schematic representation of the gravimetric experimental setup for atmospheric H2 evolution measurements.

By: Gerald FrankelThe Ohio State University

(Note: Gerald Frankel is the Corrosion Science and Technology technical editor for the Journal of The Electrochemical Society.)

I found this paper, Real-Time Monitoring of Atmospheric Magnesium Alloy Corrosion, fascinating and truly innovative. Sanna Virtanen describes a method to make sensitive real-time measurements of the atmospheric corrosion of Mg.

This paper is also the first in the new focus issue on advanced experimental methods in memory of Hugh Isaacs. As such, like the other papers that will appear in that issue, it is open access. Note that submissions to this focus issue are still open.

ECS Donation to Toys for Tots

Lance Corporal Kleshick

With Mickey Mouse peaking his head out a fully stocked Toys for Tots box, Lance Corporal Kleshick picked the mouse and friends up from The Electrochemical Society’s office in Pennington, NJ, in route to the arms of children and their new homes.

To date, over 250 million children have been supported by donations like these, helping spread the magic of the holiday season each year.

ECS’s Human Resource and Operations Manager Jessica Wisniewski reached out to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation program to include the Society in their efforts. With that, ECS became a designated toy drop site and throughout the following weeks, staff added games, stuffed animals, trucks, coloring books, and more to the growing box.

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Honda’s Battery Breakthrough

The search for the next level, new, and improved electric vehicle battery is an ongoing one. And it’s one Honda may have found. According to The Drive, the Japanese automaker claims to have developed a new battery chemistry called fluoride-ion that could outperform current lithium-ion batteries.

Honda says fluoride-ion batteries offer 10 times greater energy density, meaning more storage and range for electric vehicles, thanks to the low atomic weight of fluorine that makes fluoride-ion batteries’ increased performance possible. (more…)

Bentley Gives EVs the Red Light

High-end, high-class, and high-cost are all words synonymous with the word Bentley. The luxury car CEO Adrian Hallmark says he plans to keep it that way, and for that reason, he’s giving the inclusion of electric vehicles to the Bentley family the red light—for now.

Hallmark says battery technology has not evolved to the point where it would be possible to develop an ultraluxury electric vehicles, according to Tires and Parts. (more…)

Credit: ACS Publications

Most of us don’t stop to think about it, but the skin on our body is pretty remarkable. The largest organ in the body can detect pressure, temperature changes, pain, and touch, all made possible thanks to the many nerves and receptors underneath our skin. With all that said, it’s easy to understand why it’s hard to duplicate this unique organ. But, according to ScienceDaily, researchers are working to do just that. Their goal is to reproduce and transfer these qualities into a manmade electronic skin technology that can be used in prosthetic devices, wearable health monitors, robotics, and virtual reality. (more…)

Clarivate Analytics has recently published its annual list of Highly Cited Researchers with the overarching declaration that “whether ‘Highly Cited’ or ‘Hot,’ these researchers are making a significant impact.”

Some of our most distinguished ECS members have been noted this year as the “world’s most influential scientific minds” often listed multiple times in the categories of physics, chemistry, and materials science.

Below, find a short list of those members of The Electrochemical Society whose research on electrochemistry and solid state science and technology is shaping the scientific discourse. Read the full article.

Hector Abruna
Radoslav Adzic (F)
Khalil Amine (F)
Peter Bruce
Jaephil Cho
Yury Gogotsi (F)

Liangbing Hu
Prashant Kamat (F)
Nathan Lewis
Arumugam Manthiram (F)
Stefano Passerini
Bruno Scrosati (F)

Yang Shao-Horn (F)
Peter Strasser
Chunsheng Wang
Nianqiang Wu (F)
Jie Xiao

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30 Under 30 in Energy

Perk up people, this is the Forbes list 30 under 30 in energy edition. According to Forbes, each year their reporters spend months combing through possible contestants. Questionnaires, online digging, contact recommendations, and a panel of expert judges all help sift through to the top remaining candidates.

This year, Forbes focused on the movers and shakers of the battery field. With a worldwide $200 billion a year investment in wind and solar power generation projects, the revolution in renewables, and the transition to low-carbon energy sources is undeniable. And for that reason, we highlight three—just the tip of the iceburg—from the top thirty list.

Meghana Bollimpalli

Meghana Bollimpalli/Credit: Forbes

I don’t know what you were doing when you were 17, but Meghana Bollimpalli, a student at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was inspired by a seminar on energy storage. Bollimpalli began working towards figuring out a way to make supercapacitors from cheaper materials. She discovered a mixture of tea powder, molasses, and tannin, with a pinch of phosphorous and nitrogen, could achieve the same performance as a platinum-based electrode, for just $1 each, taking home the 2018 Intel Foundation Young Scientist award. Not bad for a high school student. (more…)

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