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…)

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…)

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ECSTProceedings from 7 symposia from the upcoming 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, Texas, have just been published in the latest volume of ECS Transactions.

ECST volume 89, issues 1 to 7 can now be accessed online through the ECS Digital Library.

These issues are also available for purchase as an instantly downloadable electronic (PDF) edition through the ECS Online Store:
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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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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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Jason J. Keleher, professor and chair department of chemistry at Lewis University.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, nearly 7,000 laser strikes on aircrafts were reported in 2017.

“In cities like Chicago this problem is real as people are shining laser pointers on aircrafts during critical phases of flight, which is a big nuisance to pilots,” said Jason Keleher, a professor and chair of chemistry at Lewis University, who was approached by the aviation department at Lewis University to collaborate on a solution to this growing problem .

“Is it a bunch of kids? Is it accidental? Is somebody just like, ‘I bet you can’t hit that plane with those lasers.’ It’s really hard to identify who’s actually doing it. It’s a very interesting problem,” said Keleher, one he, the project’s principal investigator, was prepared to solve.

Keleher explains that although the lasers don’t cause permanent eye damage to pilots as they maneuver the aircraft, it does cause temporary flash blindness which may make it difficult for pilots to see control systems as they prepare for take-off and landing. He explains it is similar to the way high beams can disorient a driver upon direct exposure.
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The 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, TX will feature six professional development workshops, providing attendees critical opportunities to develop and further their professional careers. These workshops are available to you whether you are a student looking for some help with your resume or a mid-career researcher looking for a refresher on team management. Don’t miss out!

Attendees can register by adding the session to your registration. Login to your ECS profile to add one today. For questions or assistance registering, please contact customer.service@electrochem.org.

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“Open data is the only way to move the world forward, learning from give and take to find new ways to connect the dots and have new insights, that is what electrochemistry has done already for hundreds of years.”
-Koen Kas

Koen KasKoen Kas is a healthcare futurist, entrepreneur, professor of molecular oncology, acclaimed international keynote speaker, and author of Sick No More and Your Guide to Delight.

Koen is a professor of oncology at Ghent University in Belgium and chairs the scientific committee of the European Cancer Prevention Organization. He is also the founding CEO of HealthSkouts and partner at HealthStartup.eu, a social network of novel health start-ups.

You can meet Kas in person at the 235th ECS Meeting this May in Dallas, TX, where he will deliver the ECS Lecture, “Guardian Angels turning Sickcare into Healthcare.”

Listen to the podcast and download this episode and others for free through the iTunes Store, SoundCloud, or on Stitcher.

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Take a Short Course in Dallas!

ECS short courses are all-day classes designed to provide students or the seasoned professional an in-depth education on a wide range of topics.

Register online today!

Early registration ends April 22, 2019.
ECS short courses will be offered on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

These small classes, taught by industry and academic leaders, are an excellent opportunity to receive personalized instruction, helping both novices and experts advance their technical expertise and knowledge. (more…)

Call for Student Volunteers

Volunteer at the 235th ECS Meeting and receive 50% off your meeting registration, (1) ticket to the Student Mixer, and (1) free year of student membership! You get a cool volunteer shirt too!

As a student volunteer, you will work closely with the ECS staff and meet your fellow ECS members and meeting attendees.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and engage with meeting attendees, symposium organizers, and ECS staff! Multilingual speakers are highly encouraged to apply!

Deadline for application submissions: Thursday, April 25
Candidates notified on or after: Thursday, May 9

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

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