ECS Names New Executive Director

Chris Jannuzzi

New ECS Executive Director Chris Jannuzzi.

On behalf of the ECS Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce that Christopher J. Jannuzzi has been selected as the new executive director of the Society. He will start July 19, 2018.

Chris comes to ECS from IEEE in Piscataway, NJ where he was executive director of the Electron Devices Society for over six years and executive director of the Photonics Society for the last four years.

He is a graduate of New York University and has his MA from Teachers College, Columbia University in Organization and Leadership. Prior to joining IEEE he was senior director of member services at The College Board.

Chris brings his experience in all aspects of association meetings, publications, education, technical affairs, membership, chapters, awards, and development, along with his strategic foresight to build on the 117 years of success of ECS. He is excited to lead the Society to the next level.

We are thrilled to have Chris as our new executive director and we look forward to your continued support as we welcome him in his new role.

Extended Deadline: August 31, 2018

2015 IEEE NET award winner Katherine Ayers of ProtonOnsite with Venkat Subramanian, past chair of the ECS IEEE Division.

Endowed by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation to recognize significant advances in industrial electrochemistry, the IEEE Division New Electrochemical Technology Award is the only award within the ECS Honors & Awards Program presented to an organization. The purpose of the award is to promote high quality applied electrochemical R&D and is intended to highlight novel electrochemical technology which has been practiced at a commercial scale.

The IEEE NET Award consists of a commemorative plaque (for up to six key contributors). The award will be presented at the IEEE Division business luncheon in spring 2019 and the winners will be asked to present a paper on the technology development during a division sponsored symposium. Recipients may receive travel assistance in order to attend the designated meeting. Organizations are encouraged to self-nominate and reapplication is allowed.

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Join us at AiMES 2018

Early bird registration for AiMES 2018 in Cancun, Mexico is now open! We are excited to invite you to the Americas International Meeting on Electrochemistry and Solid-State Science (AiMES 2018), a joint conference of the 234th ECS Meeting, the XXXIII Congreso de la Sociedad Mexicana de Electroquimica (SMEQ), and the 11th Meeting of the Mexico Section of ECS.

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Why attend?

As a must-attend event for scientists and engineers from across the globe, AiMES 2018 will introduce you to the latest research trends, and industry leaders, all of which will help you make major strides in your career. The unique blend of electrochemical and solid state science and technology at AiMES 2018 provides a forum to learn and exchange information on the latest scientific and technical developments in a variety of interdisciplinary areas. Look through the technical program to see a full list of the topics that will be covered.

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EPDThe Electronics and Photonics Division award was established in 1969 to encourage excellence in electronics research and outstanding technical contribution to the field of electronics science. For the purpose of this award, electronics science is defined as the engineering and physics of electronic and photonic devices, materials, manufacturing, and applications thereof. The award consists of a framed certificate, a $1,500 prize and the choice between travel assistance and division life membership.

The recipient will be asked to present a lecture at the 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, TX in May 2019. Explore the full award details on the ECS website prior to completing the electronic application. Application deadline is August 1, 2018.

ECS recognizes outstanding technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology through its Honors & Awards Program. There are many deserving members of the Electronics and Photonics Division among us and this is an opportunity to highlight their contributions.

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DST DivisionECS recognizes outstanding technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology through its Honors & Awards Program. There are many deserving members of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division among us and this is an opportunity to highlight their contributions.

We are currently accepting nominations for the following award:

DST Thomas D. Callinan Award: established in 1967 to encourage excellence in dielectric investigations, to encourage the preparation of high-quality science and technology papers and patents, to encourage publication in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, and to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of dielectric science and technology. The award consists of a scroll and a $1,500 prize. The recipient will be asked to present a lecture at the 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, TX in May 2019.

The last winner of this award was Hiroshi Iwai, Professor Emeritus at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and vice dean and Distinguished Chair Professor of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. In 2017, he presented an award talk called Dielectrics for Mos Integrated Circuits.

Submit a nomination and acknowledge the hard work of your peers! Nomination deadline is August 1, 2018.

2019 Awards Nominations

Apply now (or nominate someone you know) for a 2019 ECS award and join an elite group of Society, division and section past winners. Deadlines are this summer and fall. Click on the links below for further details.

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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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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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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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