What you need to know before you go!

Success in the industry takes more than a passion for science—it requires staying up to date on industry trends, presenting and publishing your research, and expanding your network. Not only will you find all of this at an ECS meeting, but a little preparation goes a long way when it comes to making the most of your time during the week.

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ECS Seeks Board Relations Specialist

Board Relations Specialist
Job Description

Reports to: Executive Director & CEO
Classification: Full-Time Exempt

Major Function

The Board Relations Specialist provides primary support for the Executive Director and elected officers of the Society. He/she assists in the selection, development, training, and management of volunteer leadership hierarchy and the overall administration and governance of the organization. In addition, this position is responsible for overseeing operations of the ECS Honors and Awards program. (more…)

Sheela Berchmans, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute chief scientist.

Guest post by: Sheela Berchmans, chief scientist at the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute

Sheela Berchmans has been an ECS member since 2012 and member of the Organic and Biologic Division and India Section since 2019. Berchmans’ areas of expertise include microbial fuel cells, nanomaterials for sensor applications, bio-assisted synthesis of metal nanoparticles, and electrocatalysis. Read her past work, available now in the ECS Digital Library.

Follow the latest research on electrocatalysis at the 235th ECS Meeting taking place on May 26-30, 2019 in Dallas, TX.

Electrocatalysis assumes a special importance as the applied potential at the electrified interface provides a tunable ∆G to the rate component. ∆G consists of a chemical and a electrochemical component (e-∆G0/RT e-F∆/RT), where the electrochemical component provides a leverage to control the rate of reaction. For simple nonbonding reactions, the rate of the reaction can be expressed as a function of work function of the metal catalyst. However, when bonding reactions are concerned, the adsorption of the reactants at the electrode surface determines the rate of the reaction. For eg, we take into consideration, Hydrogen evolution reaction, (HER) a typical prototype of electrochemical reaction.

The following reaction steps determine the rate of the reaction. The first step involves the proton discharge on the electro catalyst (Volmer reaction) which desorbs either through an electrochemical desorption (Heyrovsky reaction) or chemical desorption from the electrode surface as H2 gas. (2nd and 3rd steps) This reaction is known to be highly exothermic in nature.

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Data Science Hack Week in Dallas

There is still time to register for the ECS Data Science Hack Week program that will take place in Dallas, TX from May 26-29 at the 235th ECS Meeting, as the application deadline has been extended to April 15!

Perhaps you have already heard about this Hack Week event or read about data science in the latest issue of Interface magazine, but if you haven’t yet applied to take part in this extended workshop, now is your last chance.

Led by an experienced team of instructors with a mission to train the electrochemical community on the modern tools necessary to enhance your ability to analyze data and accelerate research progress, this program is something every researcher should consider attending. (more…)

Deadline for Submitting Abstracts EXTENDED to April 26, 2019

Submit today!

Topic Close-up #14

Symposium I03: Ionic and Mixed Conducting Ceramics 12

Symposium focus: The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum to share both experimental and theoretical studies of ionic conductors and mixed conducting materials, in the areas including fuel cells, batteries, sensors, membranes, electrochemical reactors, and electrosynthesis.

The symposium will be sponsored by XTC New Energy Materials (Xiamen) LTD, and will feature the following invited speakers: (more…)

Every year at the spring meeting, ECS holds its Annual Society Business Meeting and Luncheon (ASBM) to review the success and challenges of the past year and outline plans for the upcoming year. In addition, we invite a special speaker to address the ASBM attendees on a subject of importance to our community.

This year’s ASBM will be held as part of the 235th Meeting in Dallas, TX, on Tuesday, May 28, from 1200-1400h, and will feature a presentation on “Perspectives on the State of Science and Technology: Innovation and the Workforce of the Future,” given by Carol A. Bessel, the acting division director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemistry. We are honored to have Dr. Bessel speak at this event and hope that you will join us! (more…)

The Electrochemical Society and Enago have entered into a collaboration that will allow researchers within ECS’s member network easy access to Enago’s author services, including English manuscript editing and publication support, at every stage of the publication cycle.

ECS exists to advance global knowledge and practice in the sphere of electrochemistry and solid state science. It’s an international community, led by scientists, for scientists. Its members, individual and institutional, can take advantage of the vast programs offered, such as awards, grants, fellowships, and much more. (more…)

2019 ECS Meetings!

ECS is excited to host and support the events below in 2019. We are already working hard on making these meetings a success and we hope that you will start planning the ways you’ll be able to participate or partner with us next year!

IBA 2019 – International Battery Association

March 3-8, 2019
San Diego, California
Important Deadline:

  • Early Registration: February 1, 2019 (more…)

The Current State of Battery Research

By: Marca Doeff, ECS Battery Division Chair

Marca Doeff, a staff scientist in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and chair of the ECS Battery Division, discusses the future of batteries. Doeff covers advancements and developments, notable contributors and leaders, corporate sponsors and supporters, upcoming meetings and awards, all within the battery field.

What are a few current areas of battery research the division is focusing on?
Anything having to do with lithium-ion batteries, since they are turning out to be the real workhorses of the battery world. While the chemistry is fairly mature at this point, there is still a lot of work going on in silicon anodes, trying to find better cathode materials, and improving electrolytes.

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Top 6 Reasons to Attend AiMES 2018

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Early bird registration and room discount ends August 27.

Join us as ECS and SMEQ come together for the AiMES 2018, a joint meeting of the 234th ECS Meeting, the XXXIII Congreso de la Sociedad Mexicana de Electroquimica, and the 11th Meeting of the Mexico Section of the Electrochemical Society.

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