2018 IEEE Award WinnerEach year, the ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division recognizes and rewards promising young engineers and scientists in fields pertaining to this division. The IEEE Division Student Achievement Award was established in 1989 and offers a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The nomination deadline is September 15 of each year.

This year’s winner, Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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.
He is a member of four honor societies and is a contributing author for the International Association of Hydrogen Energy electronic newsletter and Assistant Subject Editor for its International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. His accomplishments have been recognized via several institutional awards at UTK with honors that include the Outstanding Graduate Student Award and Extraordinary Professional Promise Award. Ashraf Gandomi also won a best presentation award at the Fifth International Education Forum on Environmental and Energy Science in 2016. He is the recipient of a University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship and an IAHE Fellowship.

Spring 2018 division awards will be conferred at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle, WA from May 13-17, 2018. Join Yasser as he delivers his award talk called “Mitigating Ionic and Water Transport through Polymeric Membranes in All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries Via Design, Engineering, and Prototyping Novel Asymmetric Cell Topologies.”

New Deadline for Bard Award

Allen J. Bard AwardThe Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science is the most recently-established among the distinguished society-level awards in the ECS Honors and Awards program. If you are an electrochemist, then you know the award’s namesake as the “father of modern electrochemistry.” Many ECS members are a product his Center for Electrochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.

You now have until June 1 to submit your nomination.

This is a prestigious award that honors innovation in the field. The award winner is recognized for exceptionally creative experimental or theoretical studies that have opened new directions in electroanalytical chemistry or electrocatalysis.

The next award will be conferred at the 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, TX in May 2019 where the winner will be invited to present the corresponding award talk. In addition, s/he will receive:

  • distinctive medallion wall plaque
  • $7,500 prize
  • complimentary meeting registration
  • life membership
  • private awards dinner

Read more about the award and previous winners. Check out the handy application tips. And finally, APPLY NOW!

David DanielsonThe 2018 ECS Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon* will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle, WA from 1200 – 1400h.

Featured Speaker

We are pleased to have David Danielson with a talk titled, “Electrochemistry & the Electrification of Everything in the Era of Low Cost Renewable Energy.” Danielson is the managing director of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a new $1B+ climate-tech investment fund backed by Bill Gates and 20 other highly successful business leaders from around the world. Learn more about David Danielson and how our sciences are at the forefront of the energy revolution.

Learn and Lunch: 2017 Successes

Join past and present ECS leadership for a look at our organization and the strides made over the last year. The 2017 year was successful in many ways and the annual business meeting will give you a glimpse in program areas such as publications, meetings and, of course, membership.

Sign up when you register for the meeting. If you are already registered, you can add it by logging in to My Account > My Events > select 233rd ECS Meeting > click Add Tracks/Sessions.

*ticketed event Regular Onsite
ECS Fellows $35 $45
ECS Members $45 $55
Nonmembers $55 $65

VoteThe 2018 Society elections are upon us and ECS wants you to learn more about the candidates, from the candidates. All voting members are eligible to participate via electronic proxy.

About ECS elections

The early months of each year are an exciting time here at ECS as officer elections take place via electronic proxy in the two-month period from January 15 to March 15, 2018. Elected officers constitute the organization’s executive committee and include the following positions: president, three vice presidents, secretary, and treasurer. The nominating committee determines the candidates and you determine the winner.

This Q&A series allows you a personal glimpse of each volunteer on the current ballot. There is a total of five candidates (one for president and two each for vice president and treasurer). Take a moment to read the full candidate biography and election statement.

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Three Questions with the CandidatesThe 2018 Society elections are upon us and ECS wants you to learn more about the candidates, from the candidates. All voting members are eligible to participate via electronic proxy. You would have received an email with voting instructions January 15, 2018.

About ECS elections

The early months of each year are an exciting time here at ECS as officer elections take place via electronic proxy in the two-month period from January 15 to March 15, 2018. Elected officers constitute the organization’s executive committee and include the following positions: president, three vice presidents, secretary, and treasurer. The nominating committee determines the candidates and you determine the winner.

Three Questions with the Candidates allows you a personal glimpse of each volunteer on the current ballot. There is a total of five candidates (one for president and two each for vice president and treasurer). Take a moment to read the full candidate biography and election statement. And then enjoy their reflections on ECS and the marvel that is science.

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Electrodeposition Division logoThe ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

You are invited to nominate qualified candidates for the following electrodeposition division awards that will be recognized at the 234th ECS biannual meeting, also known as AiMES 2018, which takes place in Cancun, Mexico from September 30 thru October 4.

ELDP Early Career Investigator Award: established in 2015 to recognize an outstanding early career researcher in the field of electrochemical deposition science and technology. Early recognition of highly qualified scientists is intended to enhance his/her stature and encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field. The 2017 winner of this award was the University of Akron’s Jiahua Zhu who presented an award talk called “Magnetocapacitive Carbon Nanocomposites” at our last biannual meeting.

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Battery Division Awards

Battery DivisionNominations Deadline: March 15, 2018

The ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

The ECS Battery Division is currently accepting nominations for four awards that will be recognized at AiMES 2018, a joint meeting between ECS and SMEQ in Cancun, Mexico from September 30 through October 4.

Battery Division Research Award: established in 1958 to encourage excellence in battery and fuel cell research, and to encourage publication in ECS journals. The winner receives a framed certificate, a $2,000 prize and lifetime division membership.

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Three Questions with the CandidatesThe 2018 Society elections are upon us and ECS wants you to learn more about the candidates from the candidates. All voting members are eligible to participate via electronic proxy. You would have received an email with voting instructions January 15, 2018.

About ECS elections

The early months of each year are an exciting time here at ECS as officer elections take place via electronic proxy in the two-month period from January 15 to March 15, 2018. Elected officers constitute the organization’s executive committee and include the following positions: president, three vice presidents, secretary and treasurer. The nominating committee determines the candidates and you determine the winner.

Three Questions with the Candidates allows you a personal glimpse of each volunteer on the current ballot. There is a total of five candidates (one for president and two each for vice president and treasurer). Take a moment to read the full candidate biographies and election statements. And then enjoy their reflections on ECS and the marvel that is science.

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India Section Student AwardThe winner of the inaugural ECS India Section S.K. Rangarajan Graduate Student Award is Anantharaj S of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

The S.K. Rangarajan Graduate Student Award was established last year to assist a deserving student in India in pursuing a career in disciplines related to electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. The award consists of a certificate, a $500 (US) prize, and a complimentary one-year ECS membership. Moving forward, the ECS India Section will recognize one such winner annually at its acclaimed India School, which is a weeklong teaching program in electrochemistry for young researchers. The recipient may be invited to speak at that meeting about his or her work or on another topic of interest to the field of electrochemistry.

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Sensor DivisionDeadline: March 1, 2018

The ECS honors and awards program promotes technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology. The program also recognizes exceptional service to the Society. Recognition opportunities exist in the following categories: Society awards, division awards and section awards.

The Sensor Division Outstanding Achievement Award was established in 1989 to recognize outstanding achievement in research and/or technical contributions to the field of sensors and to encourage work excellence in the field. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The next award winner will be recognized at the 234th ECS biannual meeting, also known as AiMES2018, which takes place in Cancun, Mexico from September 30 thru October 4.

The 2016 winner of this award was Rangachary Mukundan of Los Alamos National Laboratory who presented an award talk, “Mixed Potential Sensors for Hydrogen Safety and Automotive Applications at our last PRiME meeting in Hawaii.”

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