What was once known as the High Temperature Materials (HTM) Division of The Electrochemical Society has undergone a name change. It will now be known as the High-Temperature Energy, Materials, & Processes Division (H-TEMP). The ECS Board of Directors recently approved this name change at the 233rd ECS Meeting, effective immediately. H-TEMP includes topical interest areas such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, and energy conversion.
For several years, there has been an ongoing debate within the HTM Division about whether the name adequately represents the topical research areas, materials, and division activities such as organizing long running successful symposia, which are primarily centered around high temperature electrochemical energy conversion and storage science and technology that HTM has been heavily engaged in for the past several decades.
The name change will facilitate identifying and recruiting new, and in particular student and early-career, members who are working in areas of prime interest to the division. The division would like potential new members to understand that the division focuses on high-temperature electrochemical processes and devices as well as materials characterization and processing.