Call for Abstracts

236th ECS Meeting (October 13-17, 2019)

See the Call for Papers PDF for detailed information about the symposia, manuscript submission requirements, and financial assistance. Abstracts are due no later than Friday, 26 April 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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Z01 - General Student Poster Session

This poster session provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present research results of general interest to ECS. The purpose of this session is to foster and promote work in both electrochemical and solid-state science and technology, and to stimulate active student interest and participation in ECS. A competition for the best posters in both the wet chemistry and solid state areas will be part of the session. Cash prizes will be given to the presenting student author on each winning paper; the amounts are awarded at the discretion of the organizers and judges.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

Z02 - The Brain and Electrochemistry 2

A Symposium is convened at the juncture of electrochemistry and the brain and nervous system. How can the brain be viewed and studied in terms of circuits and electrochemical reactions and methods? Topics include but are not limited to unresolved questions in brain function and neurological dysfunction; memory and sleep; electrochemical measurements and methods; materials stability and biocompatibility of implantable electronics; brain monitoring and stimulation; simulation and modeling of neurological systems; and sensors and bioelectronics medicine.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

Z03 - 40 Years After

ECS has long supported scientists from many diverse backgrounds. This symposium, on the 40th anniversary of the first female ECS President Joan Berkowitz, seeks to celebrate ECS’ past as well as look to the future. This unique symposium is designed as a venue for diverse researchers to share both technical information as well as their experiences in academia, industry and national laboratories. This symposium will consist of a mix of contributors, as we both look back at significant contributions made by female scientists to the field of electrochemistry and look forward to the future of the society. Senior and junior electrochemists and engineers will make invited presentations that include their professional experiences. We also invite unsolicited contributions from a variety of researchers, working in the electrochemical sciences.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

Z04 - Electrochemistry in Space

The growth in space-related activities is spurring development and investment from private entities as well as public government agencies from around the world. The potential for increase lunar and Martian activities with in situ resource utilization (ISRU), human space flight, and in-space satellite maintenance and space debris management present many technical challenges and opportunities where electrochemistry will play a central role. These include but are by no means limited to: 1) Electrochemical power sources with high specific power and robust materials to survive harsh environments of space; 2) Sensors for materials, chemical, and radiation detection and for environmental and human health monitoring; 3) Electrochemical processes for efficient environmental controls for extraterrestrial activities; 4) Long-term energy storage for transient management of solar resources in various extraterrestrial environments; 5) In situ resource utilization and conversion of lunar, Martian, and asteroid materials to produce propellants, clean water, oxygen, and structural or functional materials/devices. There is a rapidly growing awareness that space travel, development, and other activities will be fueled through processes and systems that enable extraction of materials and propellants in space for more affordable and flexible transport and facilities construction. The role of electrochemistry in establishing the processes, systems, and infrastructure to support such advances in space activities will be critical. This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together speakers from across a broad range of disciplines to discuss how advances in research and development for electrochemistry in space are addressing these exciting challenges and opportunities. We look forward to facilitating broad interdisciplinary conversations through this new and exciting symposium.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


A01 - Battery and Energy Technology Joint General Session

Papers are solicited on the fundamental and applied aspects of energy storage and energy conversion not covered by other symposia at this meeting. Of particular interest are new materials and designs, performance studies, and modeling of all types of batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaics, and fuel cells including aqueous, non-aqueous, polymer electrolytes, solid electrolytes, and flow systems.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

A02 - Symposium in Honor of Bob Huggins: Fast Ionic Conductors - Principles and Applications

This special symposium is held to honor Professor Robert A. Huggins for his more than six decades of contributions to the field of batteries and energy conversion and storage applications. The organizers would like to invite contributions on topics related to Professor Huggins' main scientific areas on solid state ionics, fast ionic conductors, aqueous and non-aqueous batteries, molten salts or ionic liquids-based energy conversion and storage concepts, electrochemical characterizations of materials and batteries, and electrochemical energy storage systems. Please join us to celebrate Professor Huggins' long time contributions to this important field of battery science and technology.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

A03 - Fast Electrochemical Processes and Devices 3 (Electrochemical Capacitors and Batteries)

Electrochemical capacitors (i.e., “supercapacitors” or “ultracapacitors”) are emerging as an attractive energy-storage solution for new technologies with challenging power/energy requirements. The goal of this symposium is to address all aspects of electrochemical capacitor research, development, and real-world applications, including: (1) double-layer and/or pseudocapacitance aspects of nanostructured carbons; (2) materials that exhibit primarily faradaic pseudocapacitance, including metal oxides, nitrides, other advanced inorganic materials, and conducting polymers; (3) characterization methods that elucidate the physical structures and fundamental electrochemical processes of new electrode materials and architectures; (4) optimization of practical electrochemical capacitor components, including current collectors, electrodes, electrolytes, separators and packaging; (5) performance of new device designs (symmetric and asymmetric), and hybrid systems that combine electrochemical capacitors with other power sources (e.g., batteries, fuel cells); (6) theory and modeling as tools for performance prediction and materials and device design; and (7) application tests of electrochemical capacitors in real-world conditions. The program will consist of both invited and contributed papers that address one or more of the above topics.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

A04 - Advanced Manufacturing Methods for Energy Storage Devices 2

Energy efficient, high-speed, and smart manufacturing methods are rapidly being developed for the production of advanced energy storage electrodes and full cells, including the integration of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing processes. Novel coating architectures are being designed that include patterned electrodes with 2-D and 3-D features, and electrode processing methodologies are being developed that significantly reduce or eliminate the amount of organic solvent, or completely eliminate the liquid phase altogether. Cell manufacturing methods and associated componentry are being researched that significantly reduce the mass of inactive material (binders, separators, current collectors, etc.). When combined, these technologies reduce both the operating and plant capital expenditures while simultaneously improving cell performance, energy density, and power density. Papers are solicited for introducing: (1) new lower-cost component manufacturing processes; (2) strategies for simplifying cell production; (3) advanced electrode architectures with higher performance; (4) novel inactive cell components and assembly methods; (5) introduction of new binder components to cells; and (6) improved electronic coordination of cells.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

A05 - Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have been the workhorses in portable electronic devices such as cellular phones, laptop computers, and digital cameras. In recent years, lithium-ion batteries are being used for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and full electric vehicle (EV) applications. This symposium is a forum for discussion on both fundamental and applied aspects of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Specific areas to be covered include but are not limited to: (1.) anode design, characterization, and performance; (2) cathode design, characterization and performance; (3) novel electrode processing and cell design; (4) diagnostic techniques; (5) multiscale - material, electrode, and cell modeling; (7) performance characteristics of cells and battery packs and (8) recycling and life cycle analysis.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

A06 - Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium ion batteries are the current state-of-the-art rechargeable battery, and therefore are used to power virtually all portable electronics, powertools, and plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles. Nevertheless, the demands for higher energy and power capability in these applications, particularly for electric vehicles, continue to fuel research in other battery chemistries that possess high theoretical specific and volumetric energy densities. Another important goal is the development of new chemistries that provide cost-effective, highly cyclable stationary energy storage for grid-scale and distributed renewable energy sources. This symposium welcomes presentations on new concepts, materials, and designs to advance these ‘beyond Li-ion’ chemistries, including lithium-air, lithium-sulfur, new flow batteries, sodium and magnesium chemistries. The topics include, but are not limited to, materials synthesis, electrode processing, safety issues, modeling and simulation, testing and evaluation, characterization and diagnosis.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

A07 - Solid State Batteries

Papers are solicited on all aspects of solid state battery development, including those utilizing ceramic, glass, polymeric and composite electrolytes.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


B01 - Carbon Nanostructures: From Fundamental Studies to Applications and Devices

This broad symposium will include both fundamental and applied studies of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and related materials. Papers are invited in the areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science. Relevant topics include the synthesis and preparation of nanocarbons, and characterization of their mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrochemical, optical, or electronic properties. Also welcome are papers concerning nanocarbon applications in areas such as electrochemistry, electronic and opto-electronic devices, sensing, energy conversion and storage, and biomedicine.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


C01 - Corrosion General Session

Oral and poster presentations concerning all aspects of corrosion and associated phenomena in liquid and gaseous phases are welcome. Theoretical analyses, experimental investigations, descriptions of new techniques for the study of corrosion, and analyses of corrosion products and films are of interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

C02 - Oxide Films 4

Papers are solicited involving the current or potential application of in situ and ex situ surface or interface sensitive analysis methods to studies of surface oxides, thin films and environmental/materials interactions. The symposium will focus on both fundamental aspects of the methods and practical applications, especially those involving new or advanced materials. An important aspect of this series will be new methods, instrument or analysis advances, and current experimental limitations. Surface films formed in supercritical water, supercritical CO2, molten salts, and in environments of relevance to nuclear industry is of particular interest. Papers concerned with liquid or gaseous interactions with metals, additively manufactured alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, protective coatings, and composites at macro, micro, and nano-scales are requested. Keynote speakers will present recent on the advances, advantages and limitations of both new and well established techniques, as well as relating these to important scientific and technological questions. The symposium will address issues related to probe and environmental effects, as well as, important experimental and analytical considerations.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

C03 - Localized Corrosion

This symposium will deal with all aspects of localized corrosion. The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances and research in one of the most active and challenging fields in corrosion science. Both experimental and theoretical contributed papers are being solicited in the topics including, but not limited to: passive films and passivity loss on metals, alloys, and semiconductors; characterization of localized corrosion, microstructure-corrosion relationships; kinetics, stability, and morphology of localized corrosion; cathodic process for initiation and maintaining localized corrosion: developments in understanding corrosion of engineering materials; and processes for the control of localized corrosion.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

C04 - Computation Approaches in Corrosion Science and Engineering

Multiphysical modeling and numerical simulation continue to advance in the field of corrosion science and engineering, and various computation techniques such as MD, FEM, Monte-carlo simulation, Phase-field modeling have been applied to understand corrosion phenomena from atomistic to macro scale. In addition, big data analysis and machine learning are utilized to predict and evaluate critical factors on corrosion degradation. This symposium will cover all aspects of computation approaches in corrosion science and engineering. Original papers of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following phenomena: processes and forms of corrosion: galvanic corrosion, pitting, crevice corrosion, intergranular corrosion, environmentally-induced cracking; experimental validation of models; optimization for corrosion protection and lifetime prediction for corrosion degradation; new modeling and simulation methods; and experience with the use of models in engineering applications.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


D01 - Semiconductors, Dielectrics, and Metals for Nanoelectronics 17

The following are indicative topical areas to be covered by the symposium: SiGe, SiGe:C, Ge, GeSn, and III-V High Mobility Channels; SiC and GaN Channels: Surface/Interface Modeling; Band Offsets; Surface Cleaning, Surface Passivation; High-k Gate Dielectrics; Contact Engineering; Transistor Characteristics. 2-D Semiconductors and Applications: MoS2, WSe2, Other Metal Dichalcogenides, Graphene, Silicene, Germanene: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling; High-k Gate Dielectrics; Ohmic Contacts; Transistor Characteristics. Volatile and Non-Volatile Memory: Resistive RAM; Ferroelectric RAM; Phase-Change RAM; Magnetic RAM; Conductive-Bridging RAM; Spin-Transfer Torque RAM; Flash Memories. Interfaces, Traps, and Reliability: Semiconductor/Dielectric, Dielectric/Dielectric, Dielectric/Metal Interfaces; Interface and Bulk Dielectric Defects/Traps; Electrical Characterization, Dielectric Wearout, SILC; NBTI and PBTI; TDDB. High-k Gate Dielectrics for High Mobility Channels: High-k Gate Dielectrics on Si, SiGe, Ge, III-V Compounds, SiC, etc. High-k Dielectrics on Nanowires, Nanotubes, and Graphene. Nanoelectrincs and Nanotechnology: FinFET, Multi-gate MOSFETs, Nanotubes, Nanowires, Quantum Dots, Spintronics, Plasmonics, Tunnel FETs. Metal Gate Electrodes Metals and Ohmic Contacts: Threshold and Flat Band Voltage Control, Metal Gate Electrodes for Transistors with Alternative Substrates, Metal Contacts to Nanowires, Nanotubes, Graphene, MoS2, etc.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

D02 - Plasma Nanoscience and Technology 4

This Symposium aims to provide forum for extensive and in-depth discussions in the field of plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology as well as developing the next-generation plasma-based nanotechnologies and applications. One of the motivations to organize this Symposium is an ever-increasing and more and more widespread use of plasma-based tools and techniques for nanoscale synthesis and processing. The Symposium is planned as an expert meeting that will provide overview of some of the most important research directions in this field followed by the comments and detailed discussions of the main challenges and strategic directions for the future development in relevant areas. Research topics covered by this Symposium include: (1) Fundamental topics related to nanoscale synthesis and processing using low-temperature plasmas, ion beams, lasers, etc.; (2) Elementary processes of plasma-surface interactions during nanoscale synthesis and processing; (3) Physical and chemical mechanisms of growth of nanostructures using plasma-based and related processes; (4) Self-assembly and self-organization on plasma-exposed surfaces; (5) Surface science of plasma-exposed surfaces; (6) Deterministic control in nanoscale synthesis and processing: from nucleation to device integration; (7) Present and future industrial applications of plasma-based nanoscale synthesis and processing; (8) Design of plasma processes, reactors, and associated tools and instrumentation for nanoscale synthesis and processing; (9) Diagnostics of plasma species during nanoscale synthesis and processing using low temperature plasmas and related tools; (10) Plasma design and tailoring of new nanomaterials; (11) Multiscale modelling and numerical simulations of associated processes in the plasma, plasma sheath, solid and nanostructure surfaces; (12) Comparative analysis of performance of different plasma types and sources (e.g., low- vs atmospheric pressure, thermal vs non-equilibrium plasmas etc.)
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

D03 - Metrology for Emerging Processes and Materials

The need for new and advanced metrological tools and techniques is assuming more critical role as new processes and materials emerge for dielectric applications. This symposium will be dedicated to evolving cutting edge tools and techniques as applicable to current and future needs and will involve contact and contact-less techniques of critical measurements.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

D04 - Young Scientists on Fundamentals and Applications of Dielectrics

This inaugural special symposium, the first in a planned series, that aims to provide a unique forum for senior PhD students and early career researchers to present papers related to all areas of dielectric science and materials. Of particular interest are new materials and designs, theoretical and experimental aspects of inorganic and organic dielectric materials, growth processes, bulk and inter-facial properties, electric and ionic transport, porous dielectrics and thin and ultra-thin films. Ample time will be allocated to extensive and in-depth discussions. “Best Paper” awards will be given based on the recommendations by the organizing committee. The students and early career researchers are strongly encouraged to submit their best research work to this symposium and compete for awards given by the DST Division at this meeting.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


E01 - Current Trends in Electrodeposition - An Invited Symposium

This symposium provides a forum for the presentation of new and exciting research of interest to the electrodeposition community. This will be a single half-day session comprised of 40 minute invited lectures. Our intent is to highlight the most recent and perhaps controversial research topics and to promote discussion in these areas.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

E02 - Electrodeposition of Nanostructured Materials for Energy Application

Electrodeposition is widely being used in the fabrication of materials and devices, and most recently this technique has been successfully applied to the fabrication of various components in energy conversion and storage systems. This symposium solicits papers discussing the potential in nanostructure fabrication, with particular focus on energy conversion and storage application. Examples of interest includes methods and techniques used in the synthesis of catalysts for fuel cells, components for batteries and capacitors, and radiation absorbers for photovoltaic and photo-electrochemical devices.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

E03 - Ionic Liquids as Reactive Media for Electrodeposition Processes

Due to their large electrochemical windows, ionic liquids (ILs) and deep eutectic solvents (DES) are promising candidates for the electrodeposition of elements and compounds that cannot be obtained from aqueous baths or when water electrolysis is an unwanted side reaction. This symposium will focus on novel applications of ILs and DES for electrodeposition processes, such as electroplating of Al, Ti, Nb, Ta, etc. Also of interest are papers discussing the challenges associated with setting up, running and maintaining IL- or DES-based plating lines. From a fundamental point of view possible topics are - but are not limited to - the role of the speciation of the precursors in the electrolytes, the structure of the electrode-liquid interphase, and nucleation and growth phenomena. We also encourage contributions that discuss the structure and dynamics of IL- or DES-based electrolytes and the corresponding effects on electrodeposition.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


F01 - Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering General Session

Papers are solicited in areas of industrial electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering that are not covered by other symposia at this meeting. Of particular interest are papers concerning: design, operation, testing and/or modeling of industrial electrochemical systems; electrochemical waste treatment technologies, methods for electrosynthesis; electrolytic recovery of process materials; new electrode materials, new electrochemical cell designs; and electrocatalysis. Presentations on industrially significant areas, such as chlor-alkali and fluorine production; manufacture of aluminum and other metals; the use of electrochemical methods in pulp and paper bleaching; and generation of environmentally-friendly bleaching chemicals and other active oxidants are also encouraged. Papers may contain both theoretical and experimental work, and papers dealing with either area will be considered.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

F02 - Electrochemical Separations and Sustainability 3

There is a growing need to develop and understand technologies than can efficiently and effectively segregate and collect ionic species in gas, water or other liquids using electrochemical approaches. Key applications include gas (eg. O2, H2, CO2) separation, water desalination, ultrapure water production, food and wine industry, selective ion removal from waste streams, treatment of produced and process water from the oil and gas industries, flow batteries, and sensors. This symposium intends to address the common technical and fundamental threads found in these technologies by focusing on topics included (bot not limited to): materials and techniques for electrochemical deionization, electrochemically motivated membrane-based selective ion separation techniques, sea and brackish desalination technologies, and reversible flow batteries based on either solvated species or slurries of active materials, non-aqueous solvent separation, ionic liquid membrane separations.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

F03 - Electrochemical Conversion of Biomass 2

This symposium provides a forum to present applications, technology and recent development in the area of electrochemical conversion of biomass. Of particular interest are topics related to electrochemical conversion of biomass to value-added chemicals and fuels of all kinds, and treatment of industrial waste. Presentations related to development of electrocatalysts or other materials, as well as complete systems, for the electrochemical conversion of biomass are relevant. Kinetics and electrochemical conversion mechanisms are also of interest. This topic will focus on electrochemical conversion of all forms of biomass, including algae and lignocellulosic materials.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

F04 - Pulse and Reverse Pulse Electrolytic Processes 2

Recent advances in pulse and pulse-reversed electric fields have found application in electrochemical machining, electropolishing and surface finishing, and a wide variety of electrodeposited materials. New electrolytes have also become viable due to application of pulse and pulse reverse technologies. Papers are sought that describe recent advancement in methods, materials, and processes that utilize pulsed and pulse-reversed electric fields.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

F05 - Process Intensification Using Electrochemical Routes

Process intensification focuses on making improvements to existing chemical processing by enhancing the reaction and mass/heat transfer processes thereby making them more efficient. Electrochemical techniques can play an important role in process intensification, in processes ranging from electrochemical energy storage to electrochemical synthesis of chemicals. This session invites presentations focused on all aspects of electrochemical processes devoted to process intensification, from laboratory to industrial processes. Of particular interest are presentations that outline ways in which electrochemical techniques can be used to combine separate processes into one unit operation, or eliminate or streamline other processes to make them more efficient.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

F06 - Reduction of CO2: From Laboratory to Industrial Scale

This session focuses on electrochemical techniques to reduce CO2 to more useful chemicals that are not greenhouse gas pollutants. Of interest are presentations addressing research and development of electrochemical CO2 reduction from the laboratory to the industrial scale, including electrocatalysis, reactor design and operation, process modeling and simulation, scale-up to industrial scale, and techno-economic analysis.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


G01 - 16th International Symposium on Semiconductor Cleaning Science and Technology (SCST 16)

This symposium is a forum to present and discuss the latest results on the science and technology of surface cleaning in semiconductor device manufacturing. This symposium has been organized under the auspices of the Electrochemical Society every other year since 1989. It covers a wide range of topics related to the science and technology of contaminants removal, atomic layer etching, and surface conditioning of elemental and compound semiconductors such as Si(SOI), SiC, Ge, SiGe, III-V, II-VI and non- semiconductors such as sapphire, glass, ITO, plastic surfaces; cleaning media, including non-aqueous cleaning methods and tools; FEOL and BEOL cleaning operations and pattern collapse prevention; integrated cleaning; cleaning of 3D structures and 3D stacked ICs, cleaning of MEMS; DUV and EUV masks; high-k and porous low-k dielectrics; post-CMP cleaning; wafer bevel cleaning/polishing; photoresist and residue removal, characterization, evaluation, and monitoring of cleaning; correlation with device performance; cleaning of equipment and storage/handling hardware; cleaning related issues specifically in the case of 450mm wafers and ultra-thin wafers. Also, surface cleaning and conditioning topics involved in large-area electronics and photonics, both non-organic and organic TFT technology, compound semiconductor device processing, 2D (graphene, metal dichalcogenides), 1D (nanowires, nanotubes) and 0D (nanodots) material systems cleaning, surface conditioning/functionalization related aspects of self-assembly-monolayer processing as well as other issues within the broadly understood scope of this symposium. Only original, non-commercial in nature contributions will be accepted for presentation. 
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

G02 - Atomic Layer Deposition Applications 15

Continued progress in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing requires precise, conformal coatings of thin film materials. Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) enables the deposition of ultra-thin, highly conformal coatings over complex, 3D topographies with precise control over both thickness and composition. Consequently, ALD has become the technology of choice for a large variety of applications beyond microelectronics. Over the last fourteen years, this symposium has earned a leading position among the meetings where ALD is discussed. This symposium offers an excellent forum for sharing cutting edge research on both existing and emerging ALD applications, as well as fundamental aspects of ALD technology. Contributions are solicited in the following areas: (1.) semiconductor CMOS applications: development and integration of ALD high-k oxides and metal electrodes with conventional and high-mobility channel materials; (2.) volatile and non-volatile memory applications: extendibility, Flash, MIM, MIS, RF capacitors, etc.; (3.) interconnects and contacts: integration of ALD films with Cu and low-k materials; (4.) fundamentals of ALD processing: reaction mechanisms, in-situ measurement, modeling, theory; 5.) new precursors and delivery systems; (6.) optical and photonic applications; (7.) coating of nanoporous materials by ALD; (8.) MLD and hybrid ALD/MLD; (9.) ALD for energy conversion applications such as fuel cells, photovoltaics, etc.; (10.) ALD for energy storage applications; (11.) productivity enhancement, scale-up and commercialization of ALD equipment and processes for rigid and flexible substrates, including roll-to-roll deposition; (12.) Area-selective ALD; (13.) Atomic Layer Etching (‘reverse ALD’) and related topics aiming at self-limited etching, such as atomic layer cleaning, etc.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

G03 - Semiconductor Process Integration 11

The eleventh symposium on Semiconductor Process Integration will provide a forum for reviewing and discussing all aspects of process integration. Contributed papers are solicited in the following areas. 1) Device Technologies: Trends in nanoscaled technologies on DRAM, SRAM, flash memory, high density logic/low power, RF, mixed analog/digital, high voltage, process integration yield, 3D integration, advanced SOI single and multi-gate; 2) Front-end-of-line Integration : Gate dielectrics (ultra-thin, high-k) and dual gates, stacks (barriers) electrode/dielectrics for memory capacitors and transistors, source-drain and channel processing, rapid thermal processing, novel isolation schemes, ultra-shallow junction, plasma processing aspects, transistor process/device integration issues; 3) Back-end-of-line Integration: CMP issues, low-k dielectrics, multilevel integrated structures, copper interconnects and barriers, air-gap structures, metal fill technologies, optical interconnects, alternative metallization schemes, 3D integration novel packaging concepts for TSV based technologies and SIPs; 4) Alternative Channel Technologies: Ge, III-V technologies, alternative high mobility substrates (sSOI, sSi, SiGe, GeOI…), hybrid integration, new channel materials; 5) Emerging Technologies: Novel memory elements (RRAM, PCRAM, emerging devices, carbon nanotubes, 2D materials, vertical integration, grapheme devices, III/V & Si photonics, silicon-organic-hybrid photonic (SOH), polymer electronics, spin and quantum devices and technologies, Energy Efficiency in Nanoelectronics - small and many things.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

G04 - Thermoelectric and Thermal Interface Materials 5

Today’s electronics are smaller and more powerful than ever, leading to ever increasing thermal challenges. Approximately 90% of the world’s electricity is generated by heat energy, typically operating at 30-40% efficiency, losing roughly 15 terawatts of power in the form of heat to the environment. Heat sinks and liquids can be used to provide cooling. Advances in thermoelectric materials and devices with high Seebeck coefficients and figures of merit offer possible routes for thermal management, but also waste heat harvesting and power generation. Thermal interface materials importantly help to transfer heat from hot spots to the cooling hardware, and advances in both thermoelectric materials and interface materials are required. This symposium will address the most recent developments in thermoelectric and thermal interface materials and strategies for modern devices and applications. Papers on both practical and fundamental issues are solicited on topics related to thermoelectric material growth, analysis, processing, and applications, as well as thermal interface material applications and properties. The symposium will address basic and applied research and development, which will include the following areas of particular interest: (1) advances in bulk and nanoscale growth methods; (2) advances in device processing of thermoelectric and thermal interface materials; (3) power generation and energy harvesting and scavenging; (4) refrigeration and cooling; (5) semiconductor materials, growth, and processing; (6) phonon engineering and transport; (7) in situ and ex situ examination; (8) modeling of nanoscale effects in modern thermoelectric materials; (9) bismuth chalcogenides; (10) inorganic clathrates; (11) group IV and related compounds; (12) oxide and transition metal silicides, properties, and processing; (13) advanced thermoelectric materials; and (14) high ZT materials and devices.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

G05 - Oxide Memristors 2

This symposium is dedicated to understanding the defect chemical processes and kinetics making memristive oxides and device designs and novel characterization techniques to connect electronic/atomistic effects to transport-relevant changes during memristive operation. Advances on in-operando characterization for resistive switching processes defining spatial, temporal, and energetic variations in switching processes are of particular interest. This symposium will explore the interdisciplinary nature of oxide-memristor research with topics on (but not limited to) memristor theory and modeling, functional oxides and devices, bio-inspired computing paradigms, ionic and electronic conduction in memristive devices, and non-volatile information storage in non-volatile information storage via ions and electrons. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to ECS headquarters through the ECS website. Questions and inquiries about the technical relevance and content of the symposium should be submitted to the organizers Stephen Nonnemann (, Jennifer Rupp (, Joshua Yang (, or Juan Claude Nino ( We look forward to receiving contributions to this symposia in an exciting and growing area of electrochemical materials and devices.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

G06 - Materials and Processes for Semiconductor, 2.5 and 3D Chip Packaging, and High Density Interconnection PCB 2

This symposium focuses on issues pertinent to advances in semiconductor interconnects beyond the 20 nm technology node as well as novel materials and integration methods for 2.5D and 3D interconnects. An emerging technology or device architecture called 2.5D and 3D integration is based on the system performance gains that is achieved by chip stacking and vertically interconnecting distinct device layers. The 2.5D or 3D concept replaces long 2D interconnects with shorter vertical (3D) interconnects, which have the potential to alleviate the well-known interconnect (RC) delay problem that limits the semiconductor industry today. Additional benefits of the 3D process include reduced die size and the ability to optimize distinct technologies (analog, logic, RF, etc.) on separate vertically interconnected layers. Since electrochemical processes are the ultimate solution to create smaller size and lower cost devices, both practical and fundamental aspects of electrochemical processes are of high interest. This symposium will bring researchers together to discuss various aspects of device architecture, novel materials, chemical formulation, packaging approaches and nano-scale fabrication methodologies. Topics of interest in 2.5D and 3D integration include, but are not limited to: (1.) 2.5D and 3D process integration methodologies; (2.) 2.5D and 3D design and architectures; (3.) simulation and modeling of 2.5D and 3D integrated devices; (4.) materials and techniques for die and wafer bonding; (5.) processing and handling of thin wafers; (6.) materials for temporary die and wafer bonding; (7.) vertical interconnect fabrication technology; (8.) materials for vertical interconnects: insulators, barriers, and metals; (9.) reliability of 2.5D and 3D interconnects; (10.) novel test and measurement of 2.5D and 3D integrated devices; and (11.) thermal management in 2.5D and 3D integrated devices. Damascene interconnects using copper or cobalt, introduced at the 10-20 nm node, are expected to be used for the foreseeable future. However, continuous improvements and innovations are necessary to adapt this technology to aggressive scaling demands. Fan-Out and Fan-In Wafer-level packaging also has advanced considerably through the introduction of novel materials and packaging technologies. This symposium will also provide an avenue for pertinent discussion on: (1.) methods to reduce effective interconnect resistivity; (2.) methods to mitigate electromigration and stress migration issues; (3.) advanced barrier/seed/plating processes including ALD, CVD and electroless deposition; (4.) porous low-k ILDs and air-gap based processing; (5.) novel electrodeposition and CMP processes; (6.) advanced substrates and packaging, high speed and optical packaging, wireless and micro CSP; (7.) chip-package interconnection; flip-chip; fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP); (C4) technology, Pb-free C4s, wire bonding, and compliant chip-package interconnections.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


H01 - State-of-the-Art Program on Compound Semiconductors (SOTAPOCS 62)

Compound semiconductors are a significant enabler of numerous optoelectronic, high-speed, power, and sensor devices. The SOTAPOCS 62 symposium will address the most recent developments in inorganic compound semiconductor technology, including traditional III-V materials, III-nitrides, II-VI materials, silicon carbide, diamond, and other emerging materials. Papers on both practical and fundamental issues are solicited. The following areas are of particular interest: (1) advances in bulk and epitaxial growth techniques, (2) advances in device processing, (3) novel electronic, optoelectronic, and sensor devices, (4) Schottky and ohmic contact technology, (5) dielectric properties and passivation, (6) wafer bonding and packaging, (7) in situ and ex situ process monitoring, (8) materials characterization and wafer level testing and mapping, (8) process-induced defects, (10) reliability and device degradation mechanisms, and (11) demonstration of state-of-the-art devices and applications.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

H02 - Low-Dimensional Nanoscale Electronic and Photonic Devices 12

The 12th LDMEPD symposium will address the most recent developments in nanoscale electronic and photonic materials, devices, properties and systems. The symposium will encompass methods for growing low dimensional 1D and 2D materials, processing, devices, fabrication, reliability, characterization methods and physical properties attributed to low dimensional materials and structures.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

H03 - Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide Power Technologies 9

The development of GaN and SiC material and device technologies for power switching and power amplifier applications is rapidly growing. Further, there is growing interest in developing ultra wide bandgap technologies based on high Al-content AlGaN and Gallium Oxide. The symposium will cover a wide range of topics related to these technologies and their applications: bulk and thin film growth and characterization of materials; defect characterization and reduction techniques; growth chamber design and modeling; doping and carrier lifetime control techniques; high-frequency low-loss power magnetic materials; novel power devices and device structures; power device fabrication technologies; chip-scale capacitor, inductor and transformer structures and fabrication technologies; novel physical mechanisms including micro plasma and current filamentation; short-term and long-term device degradation and failure mechanisms; novel accelerated stress testing and lifetime prediction methodologies; device characterization and modeling for performance and reliability; manufacturing cost and yield improvement approaches; homogeneous and heterogeneous chip-scale integration; power converters and power amplifiers; packaging and thermal management; and, cooling of power chips and modules. Poster sessions may be scheduled, and a panel discussion will cover the most critical issues on this topic.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


I01A - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 19 (PEFC&E-19) - Diagnostics/Characterization Methods, MEA Design/Model

Presentations related to acid and alkaline fuel cells that discuss: 1. novel gas diffusion medium substrates and micro-porous layer designs; 2. modeling and diagnostic methods to characterize mass- and heat-transport related phenomena, and water management in cells and membrane electrode assemblies; 3. CO2 tolerance modeling of anion-exchange membrane fuel cells; 4. in-situ measurement or visualization (X-ray tomography, neutron imaging, etc.); 5. advanced ex-situ characterization methods (TEM, STM); 6. AC-impedance methods; and 7. electrode and MEA electrochemical modeling.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I01B - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 19 (PEFC&E-19) - Cells, Stacks and Systems

Presentations related to acid and alkaline fuel cells and other electrochemical energy conversion devices that discuss cells, stacks and systems for: 1. hydrogen or hydrogen-reformate fuel cells; 2. direct-fuel fuel cells (DMFC, borohydride, etc.); 3. alkaline (membrane) fuel cells; 4. portable fuel cells; 5. new cell and stack structures, including new types of bipolar plates and flow fields; 6. degradation of fuel cell components and the influence of degradation products on component and system performance, including corrosion of bipolar plates and BOP, and degradation of sealing materials and other components; 7. electrochemical hydrogen compression; 8. balance-of-plant (BOP) components; 9. design and specifications of complete power systems in the context of transportation and stationary power generation applications as well as for micro-fuel cell systems; and 10. components and systems for other electrochemical energy conversion devices such as electrochemical hydrogen pumps, etc.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I01C - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 19 (PEFC&E-19) - Cation-Exchange Membrane Development, Performance, and Durability

Presentations related to acid fuel cells that discuss: 1. development of cation-exchange membranes and ionomers (PFSAs, hydrocarbon-based, etc.); 2. high-temperature polymer membranes; 3. physico-chemical properties of fuel cell membranes; 4. structural and microscopic characterization of membranes and ionomers; 5. degradation/aging of membranes (chemical and mechanical); 6. molecular modeling of membrane properties; and 7. ionomer properties and characterization.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I01D - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 19 (PEFC&E-19) - Catalyst Activity/Durability for Hydrogen(-Reformate) Acidic Fuel Cells

Presentations related to acidic fuel cells that discuss: 1. fuel cell electrocatalysts for hydrogen and hydrogen-reformate fuel cells (PEMFC, PAFC, etc.); 2. novel catalyst supports; 3. degradation of fuel cell electrocatalysts and catalyst supports; and 4. ab-initio computational studies of catalytic mechanisms and for the design of novel catalysts.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I01E - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 19 (PEFC&E-19) - Materials for Alkaline Fuel Cells and Direct-Fuel Fuel Cells

Presentations related to alkaline fuel cells and direct-fuel acid fuel cells that discuss: 1. electrocatalysts for hydrogen oxidation and oxygen reduction in alkaline fuel cells; 2. catalysts for direct-borohydride applications; 3. novel anion-exchange membranes; 4. degradation mechanisms of anion-exchange membranes; and 5. catalysts for the direct electrooxidation of alternative fuels (e.g., methanol, ethanol, ammonia, etc.) in both alkaline and acidic fuel cells.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I01F - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 19 (PEFC&E-19) - Polymer-Electrolyte Electrolysis

Presentations related to low-temperature, polymer electrolyte water electrolysis for hydrogen and oxygen production (specifically excluding approaches that are primarily focused on photoelectrochemical water splitting or CO2 electrochemical reduction, as these areas are covered by other Symposia dedicated specifically to these topics): 1. electrocatalysts for hydrogen reduction and oxygen evolution including performance and durability; 2. polymers, membranes, and electrodes for electrolysis applications; 3. transport media and bipolar plates; 4. balance-of-plant (BOP) components; 5. degradation of electrolysis components and the influence of degradation products on system performance and lifetime; and 6. design and specifications of complete electrolysis systems in the context of hydrogen generation applications as well as intermittent or load following applications.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I01Z - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 19 (PEFC&E-19) - Invited Talks

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I02 - Photovoltaics for the 21st Century 15: New Materials and Processes

This symposium provides a forum for terawatt-capable solar-to-electrical conversion technologies that have the potential to scale to meet the global energy demand and become an impactful source of energy in the 21st century. The path to achieving terawatt scale photovoltaics focuses primarily on device efficiency and costs, driven in part by the choice and availability of materials, device architecture and manufacturing processes. Also important to the life cycle cost of photovoltaics is intermittency and consideration of the module and cell end-of-life. Electrochemical and solid-state sciences have major roles to play in removing many of these barriers to terawatt solar photovoltaics. This symposium invites contributions in both current and emerging areas of solar photovoltaic research and covers a whole spectrum of cell technologies from 1st generation silicon wafer to thin-films and emerging technologies. Sample topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1. Applications of electrochemistry in metallization of crystalline silicon solar cells for lower costs and/or higher efficiency; 2. Scalable and green solution-based processing technologies enabled by electrochemistry for thin film solar cells; 3. Emerging perovskite solar cells: device architecture and materials towards scalable manufacturing, durability and photovoltaic performance; 4. Earth-abundant solar materials: synthesis and properties; 5. Investigations of device degradation and reliability for current and future deployable systems; 6. Cost-effective approaches to recycle current and future solar cells and modules; 7. Sustainable practices in solar cell and module fabrication such as waste treatment; 8. Innovative applications that match the characteristics of solar electricity without storage. 9. Manufacturing and applications of full cells.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I03 - Ionic and Mixed Conducting Ceramics 12

Materials that exhibit fast ionic transport or significant levels of concurrent ionic and electronic conduction are of great interest among researchers and developers worldwide of technologies including fuel cells, batteries, sensors, membranes, electrochemical reactors and electrosynthesis. This symposium will provide a forum to share both experimental data and theoretical and simulation studies, and discuss research activities and needs in this exciting field. Both fundamental materials and applied technologies related to ionic transport and mixed conduction will be presented in this symposium Some of the specific topics covered in this symposium include: Ionic Transport in Solid Electrolytes, Advances in Protonic Conductors, Lattice Strain Effects in Transport and Catalysis, Electrolysers for electrochemical fuel synthesis, Fuel Cells and Batteries, Mechanisms of Mixed Conduction in Ceramics, Role of Microstructure in Conduction, Dense Ceramic Membranes for Gas Separation and Production of Chemicals, Electrocatalytic Phenomena, Ceramic Sensors, Electrochemistry of Nanoceramics and Transport in Corrosion-resistant Ceramic Films.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I04 - Symposium on Photocatalysts, Photoelectrochemical Cells, and Solar Fuels 10

This symposium will provide an international and interdisciplinary forum to present the latest research on photocatalysts, photoelectrochemical cells and solar fuels. Topics of interest include but not limited to: (1) photocatalysts or photoelectrochemical cells; (2) synthesis and characterization of solar energy materials; (3) plasmonic nanostructures for solar energy devices; (4) solar thermal panels and solar reactors; (5) structures and devices for water splitting; (6) electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), carbon dioxide reduction and nitrogen fixation, (7) capture or conversion of carbon dioxide to fuels; (8) conversion of renewable energy resources to fuels (hydrogen, ethanol, methanol, ammonia and other fuels); (9) photocatalytic disinfection and environmental remediation; (10) fundamental studies on charge dynamics or surface reactions in semiconductors or molecules using modern analytical techniques such as X-ray and ultrafast laser spectroscopy; (11) simulation and modeling of materials, interfaces, devices and systems for solar energy applications; and (12) corrosion and durability of solar energy materials and devices.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

I05 - Crosscutting Materials Innovation for Transformational Chemical and Electrochemical Energy Conversion Technologies

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Energy Materials Network (EMN) to accelerate the process of materials discovery, development, and ultimate deployment in major clean energy sectors. Innovations in clean energy technologies are vital to domestic energy security and economic growth. Consistent with the EMN vision, moving transformational energy technologies forward will require an honest discussion of the challenges and opportunities in critical materials R&D. An integrated approach spanning materials design and synthesis through process scale-up and qualification is essential to this effort. This symposium brings together materials experts and stakeholders from multiple sectors covered in the current EMN portfolio. This includes world class leaders with multi-physics and multi-scale expertise from the EMNs as well as leaders of other high impact materials initiatives in chemical and electrochemical systems for clean energy applications. Some common material challenges across all EMNs include interfaces, corrosion, performance, benchmarking, analysis and computational modeling. It is expected that cross-cutting conversations at this session will foster synergy for future collaborations.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


J01 - Luminescent Materials: Fundamentals and Application

This symposium will focus on physical and chemical aspects of luminescence in both organic and inorganic materials and will address current and emerging technical and scientific issues in luminescence. Presentations at this meeting will include photoluminescent materials, cathodoluminescent materials, electroluminescent materials, scintillators, persistent phosphors, laser materials, and their applications. This can include fundamental studies, incorporating characterization techniques of advanced luminescent materials and theoretical studies on luminescent processes. Papers can also discuss the application of various luminescent materials in practical systems. This symposium will also feature sessions around luminescent materials for energy reduction and renewable energy sources. Such topics include, but are not limited to experimental and theoretical works on LED based lighting, display lighting, OLEDs, white and colored LEDs, quantum cutting for solar cells, and related upconversion/downconversion processes.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


K01 - Advances in Organic and Biological Electrochemistry

Contributions are solicited in all areas of organic and biological electrochemistry, including synthetic and mechanistic organic electrochemical research as well as biological and biochemical electrochemistry. Sensor applications in these areas are also welcome.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


L01 - Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, and Photoelectrochemistry General Session

In the general session topic areas papers concerning any aspect of physical electrochemistry, analytical electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, and photoelectrochemistry not covered by topic areas of other specialized symposia at this meeting are welcome. Contributed papers will be programmed in some related order, depending on the titles and contents of the submitted abstracts.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

L02 - Electrode Processes 12

This symposium will provide an international and interdisciplinary forum on the fundamental and applied aspects of electrode processes. Topics of interest include: novel electrode processes that may lead to new technologies or unique materials; well-ordered systems (structure, adsorbates, and deposits on single-crystal surfaces); properties of electrodeposits, nanometer-scale structures, theory, modeling; dynamics, thermodynamics, heterogeneous reactions, e.g., inorganic and organic electrocatalysis; industrial processes, and batteries. The symposium will include both invited and contributed papers on all facets of the chemistry, physics, physical chemistry, and electrochemistry of electrode processes.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

L03 - Charge Transfer: Electrons, Protons, and Other Ions 4

Charge transfer is important to both the frontier of fundamental science and in the long term solutions for energy generation, conversion, and storage. Applications are diverse and include: hybrid inorganic-polymer composite photovoltaic solar cells, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, and lithium ion and redox flow batteries, to name but a few. Although the charge carrier may be different in these devices there are common features in all charge transfer reactions or processes. This symposium will provide a forum to present recent progress in understanding how local molecular and larger mesoscale aspects determine the nature and energetics of charge transfer and transport in various systems and devices. Current interest ranges from: (a.) utilization of single or small groups of organic molecules or polymers as components in electronic devices; to (b.) exploitation of semiconductor and metal or metal oxide nanoparticles because of their high surface areas and other size-dependent properties; to (c.) the effects of the density and distribution of fixed and/or mobile ions in electrodes (double layer), and electrolytes. Papers of interest include both experimental and theoretical studies that may be either applied or fundamental in focus.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

L04 - Bioelectroanalysis and Bioelectrocatalysis 3

Papers are solicited on fundamental and applied aspects of bioelectroanalysis and bioelectrocatalysis: including the design,fabrication, and evaluation of biosensors, biofuel cells, and bioprobes,as well as electrochemical lab-on-a-chip devices for bioanalysis and biomedical applications. All papers in electroanalytical techniques for biological molecules are invited, as well as papers focused on fundamental bioelectrocatalysis for sensing and analysis applications. Direct and mediated bioelectrocatalysis for energy conversion devices are of particular interest. Microbial, organelle, protein, and nucleic acid biocatalysts are of interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

L05 - Advanced Techniques for In Situ Electrochemical Systems 2

In-situ methods help advance understanding of electrochemical systems developed to solve energy, environmental and biological needs of society. This symposium will provide a forum targeting advancements and applications of various methods for in-situ characterization of electrochemical systems. Solicitation topics include but are not limited to various electroanalytical methods and in-situ spectroscopy, spectrometry, and microscopy techniques. Of special interest are papers focused on synchrotron-based techniques for characterization of electroactive materials and electrochemical devices.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

L06 - Education in Electrochemistry 2

While the lion’s share of research is accomplished by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, there are a number of institutions that are undergraduate only who are making significant contributions to electrochemistry. These are wonderful opportunities for the students, but certainly present additional challenges to the primary investigator not seen at the more research focused institutions. This symposium calls not just for research methods and papers from an undergraduate dominated setting, but also teaching and curriculum ideas for incorporating electrochemistry into undergraduate programs. We look for this symposium to shed some light on what has been accomplished and some thoughts on what may be. Papers on basic and applied research and teaching in all areas of electrochemistry, electrochemical systems, and physics related to solid state and electrochemical science and technology are solicited. The topics will include: 1. Power & Energy Applications; 2. Corrosion Phenomena; 3. Electrochemical Synthesis and Engineering; 4. Sensors and Biosensors; 5. Luminescent Processes; 6. Materials and Biomaterials; 7. Electron Transport and Electrochemistry; 8. Biochemical and Biomedical Applications; and 9. Novel Approaches to Teaching Electrochemistry. Keynote lectures will be presented by invited speakers. A poster session will be planned. Student participation is highly encouraged, and it is anticipated that some funds will be available for student and young scientist support.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

L07 - Sonoelectrochemistry

Sonoelectrochemistry encompasses the application of ultrasound in electrochemical systems to facilitate dynamics in transport, kinetics, and catalysis and provides new insights into electrochemical systems and fundamentals. The symposium will provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss a) applications of ultrasound in electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering, b) the use of sonoelectrochemistry for the fabrication of nanomaterials, c) ultrasound and impact on metallic and polymer coatings, d) measurements and devices based on ultrasound, e) new concepts and methodologies in the field of interfacial sonoelectrochemistry, and f) advances in fundamental understanding of sonoelectrochemistry and sonoelectrocatalysis. Papers are solicited in all areas of electrochemical science in which ultrasound is deployed.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

L08 - Electrochemistry without Electrodes

Generally when we think of electrochemistry we think of a system where electron transfer occurs in the presence of an electrode surface. This symposium will explore electrochemistry that occurs with an electron that has been generated by another method such as: plasma, flame, or pulsed radiolysis. This symposium will be focused on not only generation of electrons but also characterization on their energies, lifetimes, and electrochemistry.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

L09 - 28 years of Electrochemistry within ECS Georgia Section

The Georgia Section of ECS has been steadily active since its inception 28 years ago. Various activities occur yearly, and the leadership within the chapter believe the Atlanta ECS could serve as a good avenue to connect old members with new members. With this in mind, we propose a special session titled “28 years of electrochemistry within Georgia Section” at 236th ECS meeting in Atlanta. The target division is Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry (PAED) or Energy Technology (ETD). We will invited local Georgia Section faculty, student, and alumni to give to invited talks at this session. We will also aim to have a student run competition, with awards provided to either best GA section student poster/presentation. The aim is to aid in growing the Georgia section of ECS, as well as to encourage research, discussion, dissemination of knowledge, and networking.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019


M01 - Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems General Session

This symposium will address all aspects of chemical and biological sensors, actuators and microsystems. A companion symposium concerning the corresponding aspects of physical sensors and actuators may be found under Topic S. Chemical and biological sensors find extensive application in environmental monitoring, health care, food security and industrial quality assurance, safety and process control. Sensors and actuators are often integrated into “smart” microsystems: microfabricated sensors and/or actuators combined with electronics which enable, for example, signal conditioning and data processing. The need for multifunctional, smart technologies, which depend on sensors, actuators and electronics, is expected to increase in coming years as further demands and expectations are placed on systems and devices. This general session welcomes papers on all aspects of chemical and biological sensors, actuators and microsystems not covered in other sessions. This symposium intends to bring together a range of interdisciplinary topics and covers all materials aspects of sensors, actuators and microsystems. Primary emphasis will be placed upon applied aspects of the materials, synthesis, evaluation, and development strategies of novel materials/device configurations for sensing and actuating functions as well as integrated microsystems. Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas: (1.) physics and chemistry of sensor and actuator materials, fabrication, and characterization of novel compositions; (2.) novel sensor and actuator concepts, design, modeling, and verification, system integration and actuating functions; (3.) sensing systems that include sampling systems and actuators, like sensor arrays, and electronic noses/tongues; (4.) chemical and biological sensors and actuators based on various transduction mechanisms including electrochemical, resistive, fluorescence, surface plasmon resonance, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, fiber optics, radio frequency, microwave and surface acoustics; (5.) emerging technologies and applications including chemical and biological sensors based on nanotechnology, (6.) wireless integrations; and (7.) novel techniques to expand and ensure sensor stability and reliability.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

M02 - Nano/Bio Sensors 7

This symposium will address all aspects of Nano/Bio Sensors using nanomaterials as well as other materials. Nanomaterials have structural features and properties in between those of single atoms/molecules and continuous bulk materials. Nanomaterials have at least one dimension in the nanometer range (1 nm = 1 x 10-9 m). The nanoscale dimensions of nanomaterials bring optical, electronic, magnetic, catalytic and other properties that are distinct from those of atoms/molecules or bulk materials. In order to exploit the special properties that arise due to the nanoscale dimensions of materials, researchers must control and manipulate the size, shape, and surface functional groups of nanomaterials and structure them into periodically ordered assemblies to create new products, devices and technologies or improve existing ones. The art of controlling/manipulating the properties and utilizing these nanomaterials for the purpose of building microscopic machinery is termed as nanotechnology. Papers are solicited in nanostructure technology that has opened up a new perspective for the development of improved bio sensors. These sensors are employed in the areas of medicine, food, agriculture, industry, and environmental monitoring. These technological innovations have improved the sensitivity, accuracy, and flexibility for the analysis of chemical and biochemical compounds. Moreover, the recent progress in micro and nanotechnology allows a cost effective production of miniaturized devices in various types of materials. Progress in polymer micro technology providing the opportunity of using disposable devices in various fields of application is also solicited. As a result, life sciences research and development methods are becoming faster, more automated, and less subjective or error prone. Furthermore, nano/biosensors that are used as novel tools for the analysis of genetic structures and their influence on cellular functions that allows the entire focus of medicine to shift from diagnosis and treatment to identification and prevention are amongst the current hot topics in sensors. These technologies may also augment drug discovery with diagnostics that could eventually allow widespread production of individually tailored patient-specific treatments and therapies.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019

M03 - Microfluidics, Sensors, and Devices 3

This symposium will specifically focus on the underlying electrochemical, optical, chemical and physical principles related to the microfluidics, micro electro mechanical and nano electro mechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS), point of care diagnostics, lab on a chip devices, wearable sensing systems, sensors and integrated sensing devices, healthcare care environmental & monitoring, all aspects of energy storage for sensor systems and sensors for IoT. The focus on aspects of micro/nanomachining, fabrication processes, miniaturization will or packaging will also be emphasized. The operation-critical phenomena and physical properties, especially as they begin to deviate in principle upon device miniaturization from the constructs of classical physical and conventional chemistry will be the focus of this symposium. The contributions are sought on aspects of analyte detection, sample introduction, sample transport, in situ device validation, and fabrication, encapsulation and packaging, in cases where the phenomena arising from miniaturization become germane.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 26 April 2019