ECS hosts a flourishing network of brilliant, innovative young minds. When these minds are brought together through the formation of an ECS student chapter, truly exceptional things can happen. The students benefit, and so does the scientific community at large.

At the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, California, five promising new student chapters were approved. ECS is honored to welcome them aboard. The newly installed chapters are listed below:


Pictured (from left to right): Mahsa Lotfi Marchoubeh, Leanne Mathurin, Isaac Taylor, and Haitham Kalil[Click to enlarge]

Pictured (from left to right): Mahsa Lotfi Marchoubeh, Leanne Mathurin, Isaac Taylor, and Haitham Kalil
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It is with great pride that ECS honors the winners of the General Student Poster Session Awards for the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, California. In following with biannual ECS meeting tradition, awards recognized the top two poster presentations in electrochemical and solid state categories.

ECS established the General Student Poster Session Awards in 1993 to acknowledge the eminence of its students’ work. The winners exhibit a profound understanding of their research topic and its relation to fields of interest to ECS.

In order to be eligible for the General Student Poster Session Awards, students must submit their abstracts to the Z01 General Society Student Poster Session symposium and present their posters at the biannual meeting. First and second place winners receive a certificate in addition to a cash award.

The winners of the General Student Poster Session Awards for the 229th ECS Meeting are as follows:


ECSTSeven new issues of ECS Transactions have just been published for the 229th ECS Meeting.

The papers in these issues of ECST will presented in San Diego May 29 to June 3, 2016. ECST Volume 72, Issued 1 to 7 can be found here.

New for 2016: these issues of ECST can also be purchased in the NEW ECS ONLINE STORE as full-text digital downloads. Please search for ECST issues from the 229th ECS meeting in the ECS online store here.

The 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego will feature three professional development workshops, providing attendees critical opportunities to develop and further their professional careers.

Free for all meeting registrants, these workshops are designed to provide attendees with opportunities to enhance their networking and career search skills. Don’t miss out!

Part 1: Essential Elements for Employment Success

John R. Susko, Instructor

John R. Susko, Instructor
Sunday | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday | 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Cobalt 501 C

Landing your next job requires selective and effective networking, developing and submitting specifically targeted résumés and cover letters, locating relevant job opportunities and preparing for and participating in the job interview. This workshop will provide up-to-date information and tips for employment success.

Part 2: Résumé Review

John R. Susko, Instructor
Monday | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cobalt 501 C

Now that you’ve attended Part 1: Essential Elements for Employment Success, bring your résumé for a one-on-one session with an industry leader and expert on résumé development. You will walk away with a résumé that is sure to land you your next interview.


Local Lounge in San Diego

Local LoungeThis spring, ECS will be coming to San Diego for our 229th meeting, bringing with us roughly 2,400 scientists, engineers, and students from around the world to discuss their latest research and innovations with implications for sustainability, renewable energy, and medical care.

To better connect with local groups who are working in sustainability and electrochemistry-related fields, as well as strengthen our connection with the San Diego community, ECS would like to extend the opportunity to be part of our Exhibit Hall by participating in the Local Lounge: San Diego, where local groups will be able to interact with our attendees and showcase their work.

In an effort to make our knowledge and resources more widely available, we’re also inviting local groups to join our community for the 229th Plenary Session on Monday, May 30 at 5 p.m., during which our speaker will be Christian Amatore.

You may also be interested in joining us at a special presentation on electrochemical solutions to global water sanitation challenges at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the following day. This water sanitation session will present the results of a grant competition that we conducted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We are pleased to offer a free guest pass for either of these session if you are interested (RSVP required).

If you or one of your group members would like to learn more about having a literature display in the Local Lounge, or our exhibit program in general, and/or to RSVP to the above events, please contact Karla Cosgriff at or 609.737.1902 ext. 122.

Free the Science 5K is Back!

Free the Science 5K

Free the Science 5K at the 227th ECS Meeting in Chicago.

Start jogging now, because this May the Free the Science 5K returns to the ECS biannual meeting. Join us in San Diego on Tuesday, May 31st at 0700h for a refreshing morning run in support of ECS’s Free the Science initiative.

Free the Science reflects ECS’s bold commitment to advancing and openly sharing scientific research. In light of the importance of our fields to global progress and sustainability, we want to publish the best research in electrochemistry and solid state science at no charge to authors, and make it freely available to all readers.

You can help us reach this goal by running to Free the Science. All profits from the 5K will go toward making the Free the Science vision a reality. To join the race, simply add a ticket to your meeting registration or visit the customer service counter at the meeting. Early-bird registration for the race is $30; onsite is $35. And don’t forget to invite your local friends—the race is open to the public!

Rather sleep in on Tuesday? You can still support Free the Science in many ways, including donating or choosing to publish open access. Learn more about Free the Science.

Come out and join us on Tuesday morning—get charged up with a run through the beautiful San Diego waterfront and show your support for open science.


Take a Short Course in San Diego

Interested in kick-starting your 229th ECS Meeting experience with an all-day lesson on a topic of your choice? Consider registering for one of five ECS short courses.

Short courses

ECS short courses will be held in San Diego, CA on Sunday, May 29th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offering enterprising students and seasoned professionals alike the opportunity to receive intensive education from academic and industry experts within intimate learning environments.

Course offerings

Basic Corrosion for Electrochemists
Luis Garfias-Mesias, Instructor

This course covers the basics of corrosion science and corrosion engineering. It is targeted toward people with a physical sciences or engineering background who have not been trained as corrosionists, but who want to understand the basic concepts of corrosion, learn to select the appropriate materials an know which will be the typical techniques and methodologies to test and qualify materials (resistant to corrosion). (more…)

Fundamentals of Electrochemistry: Basic Theory and Thermodynamic Methods
Jamie Noël, Instructor

This course covers the basic theory and application of electrochemical science. It is targeted toward people with a physical sciences or engineering background who have not been trained as electrochemists, but who want to add electrochemical methods to their repertoire of research approaches. (more…)

Advanced Impedance Spectroscopy
Mark Orazem, Instructor

This course is intended for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers with an interest in applying electrochemical impedance techniques to study a broad variety of electrochemical processes. (more…)

Hydrodynamic Electrochemistry Using Rotating Electrodes
Li Sun, Instructor

This course is intended for scientists and engineers who are interested in using rotating electrodes in their projects. Examples of application include fuel cell catalyst screening, corrosion inhibitor testing, and electroplating. (more…)

Raluca-Ioana van Staden, Instructor

This course is intended for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers with an interest in applying electrochemical sensors on fields like biomedical analysis, pharmaceutical analysis, and food analysis. (more…)

Registration and discounts

Pre-registration for short courses is required. Substantial discounts are offered for students and those who register by the early-bird deadline of April 29, 2016. Receive a $75 discount on your short course fee with the purchase of a meeting registration.

Short course registration closes on May 23, 2016.

Learn more about short courses and pricing

Last Call for Abstracts!

SanDiego_2016_homePerhaps you have heard that the abstract submission for the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, CA is this Friday, December 11?

Well, what are you waiting for!

Submit your abstract today!

Please make sure to get your abstract in as soon as possible so you can present your latest work to thousands of your colleagues from across the globe.

In order to make things easier for you, we will keep the submission system open through the day of Monday, December 14 EST.

See you in San Diego!

Abstracts Due Friday!

SanDiego_2016_homeThe deadline for submitting abstracts to the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, CA is Friday (Dec. 11, 2015). Submit now!

Here’s just one of the symposia you’ll find:

D04: Plasma and Thermal Processes for Materials Modification, Synthesis and Processing

Symposium Focus: Modification, synthesis, and processing of micro- and nano-structured materials, nanowires, nanotubes, and 2-D materials using plasma or thermal activation approaches. Applications include microelectronics, photovoltaics, optoelectronics, thermoelectrics, sensors, QDOTs, MEMS, and 3-D packaging.

Symposium Invited Speakers:

  • David Graves (UC Berkeley), Plasma Therapy;
  • Peter Bruggeman (Minnesota), Plasma/Living Matter interactions;
  • Michael Keidar (George Washington), Plasma nanoscience;
  • Dave Thomas (SPTS/Orbotech), Bosch etching;
  • Peter Ventzek (TEL), Plasma Etch Challenges;
  • Cornelia Breitkopf (Dresden), Plasma Simulation for Biomedical Applications;
  • Thorsten Lill (LAM), Directional Atomic Layer Etching

Learn more.

Here’s another one on energy conversion and storage.

Abstract Deadline Approaching Fast!

SanDiego_2016_homeDon’t miss your chance to submit your abstract to the upcoming ECS biannual meeting in San Diego. The deadline is December 11!

Submit your abstract!

The 229th ECS meeting, being held May 29 – June 3 at the Hilton Bayfront and the San Diego Convention Center, is already gearing up to be an important and energizing get-together. This location, right in the heart of downtown San Diego, is the perfect setting to really immerse yourself in all that San Diego has to offer from world class dining, élite shopping, and a plethora of outdoor activities.

Of course, first you’ll have to tear yourself away from any of the 50+ technical symposia we will be running, including:

  • Grand Challenges in Energy Conversion and Storage,
  • Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing,
  • The Brain and Electrochemistry,
  • More-than-Moore 3,
  • Medical and Point-of-Care Sensors,
  • Future and Present Advanced Lithium Batteries and Beyond – a Symposium in Honor of Prof. Bruno Scrosati.

…just to name a few

Make sure to join us and present your research alongside of the leading experts in the fields of electrochemistry and solid state science. Check the Call for Papers and see what we have in store for you!

There’s less than two weeks left to submit your abstract.

Submit today!