ECS Short Courses are all day instruction designed to provide students or the seasoned professional an in-depth education on a wide range of topics.
Five Short Courses will be offered on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
These small classes, taught by industry leaders, are an excellent opportunity to receive personalized instruction, helping both novices and experts advance their technical expertise and knowledge.
Short Course #1
Basic 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.
Short Course #2
Fundamentals of Electrochemistry: Basic Theory and Kinetic 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.
Short Course #3
Basic Corrosion for Electrochemists (Fundamentals, Corrosion Resistant Materials & Testing Methodologies)
Luis F. 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
Short Course #4
Grid Scale Energy Storage
Jeremy Meyers, Instructor
This course is intended for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers to better understand the specific requirements for energy storage on the electric grid. The course will introduce students to the concepts associated with the “smart grid” and the demands that intermittent renewable power sources place on the grid from the perspective of distribution.
Short Course #5
Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
Hubert A. Gasteiger and Thomas J. Schmidt, Instructors
This short course develops the fundamental thermodynamics and electrocatalytic processes critical to polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs, including Direct Methanol and Alkaline Membrane FCs). In the first part, we will discuss the relevant half-cell reactions, their thermodynamic driving forces, and their mathematical foundations in electrocatalysis theory (e.g., Butler-Volmer equations). Subsequently, this theoretical framework will be applied to catalyst characterization and the evaluation of kinetic parameters like activation energies, exchange current densities, reaction orders, etc.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Deadline is September 11, 2015.