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The fall issue of Interface, our quarterly membership magazine, is the perfect opportunity to get your organization’s brand in front of over 6,000 electrochemistry and solid state scientists and engineers! This publication contains technical articles about the latest developments in the field and presents news and information about and for members of ECS. (more…)

ECS would like to congratulate the 2019 Outstanding Student Chapter winner, the University of Calgary for their dedication and commitment to the advancement of solid state and electrochemical science and technology.

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award was established in 2012 to recognize distinguished student chapters that demonstrate active participation in The Electrochemical Society’s technical activities, establish community and outreach activities in the areas of electrochemical and solid state science and engineering education, and create and maintain a robust membership base.

The University of Calgary has become one of ECS’s most exemplary chapters. The chapter will receive $1,000 for student chapter funding and a recognition plaque as well as recognition in Interface for their hard work. (more…)

6 New ECS Student Chapters

The ECS student chapter program continues to experience tremendous growth with student chapters forming around the globe! During 235th ECS Meeting, the Individual Membership Committee and Board of Directors approved the chartering of six more student chapters:

  • The American University of Cairo (Egypt)
  • Xi’an Jiaotong University (China)
  • Purdue University (US)
  • Monterrey Student Chapter (Mexico)
  • University of Southern California (US)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Congratulations to our newest student chapters!

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Two of the three poster winners (left to right): Billal Zayat and Shirin Mehrazi.

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 related fields of interests to ECS.

This year, at the 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, TX, there were more than 260 students posters submitted to the Z01 General Student Poster Session. Of them, three student posters stood out above the rest. (more…)

Six of the seven 2019 OBE Division student travel grant awardees at the 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, TX (from left to right): Mariana VasquezKsenia Pavlova, Kody WolfeAna Flavia PetroLasangi Dhanapalamudiyanselage, and Shaoyang Wang.

The Organic and Biological Electrochemistry (OBE) Division offers travel grants to students presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings.

ECS and the OBE Division is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division Student Travel Grant: Mariana Vasquez, Duke University; Ksenia Pavlova, San Diego State University; Kody Wolfe, Vanderbilt University; Ana Flavia Petro, Indiana University; Lasangi Dhanapalamudiyanselage, University of Connecticut; Shaoyang Wang, Texas A&M University; and Nuttanit Pramounmat, Case Western Reserve University (not present in photo). Congratulations! (more…)

You are all cordially invited to the third annual Oxford Electrochemical Society Student Chapter Symposium which will take place from 10 am to 5 pm on June 11, 2019, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College. The keynote will be delivered by Saiful Islam, FRSC of the University of Bath.

We are looking for contributions from students or postdocs. If you want to give a short talk (15-20min) about your research sign up via the link below.

The symposium is free to attend, and breakfast and lunch will be provided! Come along to learn about ongoing research in different departments and network with other electrochemists! (more…)

Joseph Cohen

Four years ago, artist Joseph Cohen held an art exhibit in New York City titled “Dasein.” His paintings at the time incorporated materials like gold, silver, platinum, diamond dust, as well as precious and nonprecious pigments.

This caught the eye of scientist Dan Heller, who had attended the event and was very intrigued by Cohen’s work. He told Cohen he had the eye for material science.

“Dan and I spoke at the exhibit. We talked about my process and how I think about the material as a means to more specifically address and understand the kind of human condition and the physical world. We found that this vision could be reflected nicely in some of the materials that he was utilizing in his lab,” says Cohen, who was invited by Heller to work with new materials at The Daniel Heller Lab. “That’s when I became aware that I could work at a more refined, molecular level. I studied and studied, and worked very closely with the people in his lab. I began to research carbon nanotubes and began working with them due to their unique optical and physical properties.” (more…)

Editor’s note: This briefing was written by Bruker Optics. Bruker Optics will be exhibiting (booth 400) at the 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, TX this May. See a list of all our exhibitors.

Introduction

Electrochemical investigations are a very current topic in research. In recent times advancement in technology and industry results in a world-wide increasing energy consumption. A future requirement to face this trend is the development of high capacity and as well low weight rechargeable batteries for energy storage. Therefore studies of electrolyte systems or electrode surfaces are of great importance for possible further improvements.

Also in other fields, like biochemistry or catalysis, electrochemistry is of great benefit to get access to information of molecules, depending on an applied electrochemical potential. For example of the redox-active center in biomolecules [1], the reaction behavior of catalysts or the formation of carbon oxides during alcohol oxidation.

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Photos by: Alena Dubavaya/Sarah Brooks, Gentry Lee, @TheSWU

ECS is proud to partner with the March for Science, a global event taking place on May 4, 2019. On this day, scientists and science advocates around the world will march to highlight the important role that science plays in improving lives, solving problems, and informing evidence-based policy.

Marches will be held in over 100 locations. Attendees may also join the march taking place in New York City at noon at Foley Square.

The March for Science aligns strongly with ECS’s Free the Science initiative, which aims to one-day offer complete, free, and unlimited access to the ECS Digital Library so that critically important research in human and environmental sustainability can become accessible to all. (more…)

NGenE class of 2017. Photo credit: University of Illinois at Chicago

Electrochemists—are you looking for the next challenge in your career? Are you prepared to examine the gaps in the electrochemical science field and willing to take a step back to find new, innovative solutions?

Next Generation Electrochemistry (NGenE), a summer institute on the frontiers of electrochemistry, is offering a one-week NSF-funded Summer Institute program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) June 3-7, 2019 to do just that. Experienced students and young postdocs are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: May 1

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