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237th ECS Meeting with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020) (May 10-15, 2020)

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IMCS - 18TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON CHEMICAL SENSORS (IMCS 2020)

IMCS 01 - Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Chemometrics, and Sensor Arrays

While chemometric analysis and data algorithm development have been important in chemical sensor system research and development for decades, the exponential increase in mobile computing capabilities and networking over the past years have made them even more critical. There is widespread assumption that heterogeneous arrays of sensors (i.e. machine olfaction) and distributed sensor networks convey significant benefits for chemical detection, but often these benefits are poorly understood or utilized without extensive and costly empirical evaluation. The intent of this special session is to highlight research describing how computational inference can not only be used to interpret sensor data more effectively, but also to inform design of sensor systems and materials as well as to provide an improved understanding of sensor capability. Papers are solicited from the following fields of (a) Artificial neural networks and deep learning, (b) Bayesian inference, (c) analysis in low computing power conditions, (d) integration of sensor devices with machine learning hardware, (e) computational approaches to sensor array design and optimization.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 02 - Chemical and Biosensors, Medical/Health, and Wearables

Currently medical diagnostics is often based upon expensive lab-based large-scale analytical instruments. Sensors and lab-on-chip devices are under development for rapid, inexpensive and field-deployable detection and diagnosis. This symposium will focus on sensors for improving health and wellbeing of individuals. The scope includes, but not limited to: (i) sensors using antibodies nucleic acid and small molecules as molecular recognition probes, (ii) sensors using nanostructures to improve the performance, (iii) wearable devices, (iv) point-of-care detection tools, (v) lab-on-chips for healthcare, (vi) in-vitro and in-vivo imaging techniques, and (iv) materials, devices and fabrication techniques, which will have potential applications in food safety, biomedical and health applications.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 03 - Electrochemical and Metal Oxide Sensors

There has been a long history to the development of electrochemical (based on ionic conduction; potentiometric, amperometric and mixed potential) and metal oxide (based on electronic conduction; conductometric) gas sensors, and their optimization and miniaturization is a source of continued research. The major focus is to improve selectivity, stability and reproducibility of the sensor response in addition to novel methods for synthesis of metal oxide nano-hetero-structures with unique properties and novel sensing mechanisms, and the characterization of the arrays of metal oxide sensors. All relevant topics on gas sensors and biosensors based on electrochemical principles including amperometric, potentiometric, mixed potential and conductometric devices for both room temperature and high temperature gas sensing are welcome.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 04 - Sensors for Agricultural and Environmental Applications

Economic losses to agricultural industry due to pest and pathogen infections are estimated at $40 billion annually. Early detection of pest or pathogen infection in agricultural crops through reliable detection of disease symptoms could help to improve crop management practices such as selective and timely application of chemicals, thereby reducing the cost of spraying in the crop field which in turn leads to improved food quality and reduced environmental footprint of pesticides and fungicides. There is a pressing need to develop rapid, highly selective and sensitive detection technologies for early identification of plant pathogen infections. While a variety of molecular methods are currently being used for this purpose, an inexpensive, highly selective, rapid method for the detection of pathogens is highly desired. Electrochemistry biosensors combined with drone and microfluidic technologies offer unique advantages for this application. Electrochemical sensors have been widely explored for medical and environmental applications, but agricultural applications have been explored to a much less extent. A symposium focusing on the electrochemical sensors for agricultural, environmental and food applications would serve as a platform for electrochemists, crop scientists, food scientists and micro/molecular biologists to come together and address major challenges in these areas.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 05 - Recent Advances and Future Directions in Chemical and Bio Sensor Technology

Multi-day, multi-session conference on all aspects of recent advances in chemical sensors and biosensors. Topics on sensor development and fabrication include new developments in: sensor design, function, response mechanism, miniaturization, evaluation and characterization, and integration with computational and communication systems. Novel sensors and materials including, gas, acoustic, mechanical, magnetic, and bio-recognition are also included. Technology for manufacture of sensors at low cost, sensor supply chain development, and approaches to quality control for sensors and sensing materials is sought. Novel use of nanotechnology and nano-engineering materials, including modeling of the performance of chemical and biosensor selectivity and sensitivity. Microfluidics and sensors embedded within systems and devices, liquid sensors, miniature instruments, sensor networks, signal processing, data fusion, and efficient data transfer. Topics on the application of sensors, sensor systems, and micro-instruments to medical, health, athletics, environmental, home, energy, safety, manufacturing, transportation, industrial, security, military, space, and defense applications are also encouraged. Novel techniques for combining sensory information, methods for data collection and data extraction, ultra low power methods of energy management, and in-field calibration methods, and optimization of methods for combining/evaluation of data from orthogonal sensing principles.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 06 - Internet of Things, Infrastructure, and Signal Processing for Sensors

The availability of low cost, short-range radio technology, along with advances in wireless networking, will enable wireless sensor networks to become commonly deployed. In these networks, each node may be equipped with a variety of sensors, such as biomedical and chemical sensors with higher level of information inference associated with identification, embedded signal processing and networking of the data. This session intends to be the meeting point of researchers and practitioners to share experiences and ideas on innovative developments in any aspect of IoT and sensor networks. Novel methods for combining sensor into arrays and integration of different sensing modalities into compact multi-dimensional systems, and methods for their data analysis, signal processing, and interpretation are of interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 07 - MEMS/NEMS, FET Sensors, and Resonators

Sensors based upon micro-electro-mechanical systems, field effect transistors (FETs) and nanomechanical devices for chemical and biosensing; these types of sensors use novel materials and methods of integration of nanomaterials with thin films with specific properties for chemical sensing. The manufacturing processes and development of methods for integration of novel materials with Integrated circuit fabrication processes to achieve high yield of active devices. FET chemically selective devices, nanowires, nanostrutures and nanoporous materials for chemical and biosensors including novel nanostructures and engineered artificial surfaces as well as methods for the manufacture of sensors, their miniaturization and methods for obtaining sufficient quality control and inspection, calibration of sensors, which are miniaturized, are topics of interest. Novel FET electronic interfaces for chemical and biosensors and surface acoustic wave sensors, microresonator for chemical detection and micro/nanocantilever based mass and surface stress based sensors that include a novel approach for chemical and bio-detection are also included.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 08 - Microfluidic Devices and Sensors

Innovative use of fluid manipulation and handling at the microscale to enable mutli-step chemical and biosensing. Including microfluidic mixing, enrichment, sorting, sample preparation and automation of flow injection analysis methods are included in this call. Pumping of fluids with electrophoretic, magnetic or biomimetic principles are also included in addition to modeling of fluid transport for sensors. Novel sensors for the detection and analysis of liquids and their component parts, including particle counting and dielectrophoretic manipulation of liquids.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 09 - Optical Sensors, Plasmonics, Chemiluminescent, and Electrochemiluminescent Sensors

Optical sensors based upon adsorption, emission or interferometric principles and quantum dot based detection principles are being developed to enable sensitive and multiplexed detection of a range of analytes in gas phase and for biomedical assays. Plasmonic sensing devices provide significant enhancement in sensitivity and selective ligand binding for discrimination of target analytes. Chemiluminescence (CL) is light emitting phenomenon resulting from chemical reaction, and electrochemiluminescence (ECL) is CL resulting from electrochemical reaction. In contrast to fluorescence, both CL and ECL do not use external light sources. Moreover, the sensitivity of ECL method is not affected by non-faradaic currents. These enable highly sensitive CL and ECL detection (e.g. in vitro diagnosis (IVD), multiplex imaging analysis, drug screening, forensic testing) with cost-effective instruments with very broad applications. This session covers luminophors (e.g. nanocluster, quantum dot), coreactants, catalysts, chemically modified electrodes, quenchers, bipolar ECL, wireless ECL and their applications in high throughput analysis, imaging analysis using CCD or smart phone, and other sensor areas.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 10 - Sensors for Breath Analysis, Biomimetic Taste, and Olfaction Sensing

Several research groups have begun to explore the use of chemical and biosensors for breath/skin analysis to aid in medical treatments or diagnostic. One of the key advantages of breath/skin analysis is that it is not invasive and provides minimal stress for the patient, while having the potential to provide a rapid diagnostic status of health for the individual. It has also been applied to animal veterinary health in farming. The sense of taste and olfaction has development in nature to provide some of the most sensitive and selective transduction mechanisms, yet chemical sensors and biosensors lack specificity and selectivity. This topic is to further explore the nature of chemical and biosensing and what approaches have been developed modelled on the biological transduction principles.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

IMCS 11 - Chemical and Biosensing Materials and Sensing Interface Design

The fields of chemical sensors have grown tremendously from improvements made to the transducer and readout components as well as in sensing materials and interface design to meet the growing standards for accuracy, cost, portability, and accessibility. Improvements in the affinity, specificity, and stability of chemical and biosensing components, as well as reductions of the cost for their mass production, are often regarded as roadblocks to chemical and biosensor technology in both technical and commercial senses. While the transducer and readout components can often be interchangeable for a specific target analytes, the chemical and biosensing component must be specifically tailored to the interface for their uses for detections. This call for papers aims to highlight recent developments in sensing materials and sensing interface design for chemical and biosensors. The sensing materials include (1) inorganic materials such as graphene, metal nanoparticles, nanostructure-decorated semiconductor, (2) organic materials such as macrocyclic compounds, conducting polymers, molecular imprinted polymers, and cavitand molecules, (3) biological materials such as antibodies, recombinant antibodies and peptides, protein receptors, DNA, RNA, aptamers, carbohydrates. It will also highlight the associated sensing interface design using these materials that can lead to remarkable innovation in the design and construction of chemical and biosensors, significant improvements in sensor function and the emergence of new types of chemical and biosensor.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

Z - GENERAL TOPICS

Z01 - ECS 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, 15 November 2019

A - BATTERIES AND ENERGY STORAGE

A01 - Battery and Energy Technology Joint General Session

Papers are solicited on the fundamental and applied aspects of energy storage and conversion not covered by the other symposia in the Battery and Energy Technology Divisions. Of particular interest are new materials chemistries, materials structures, novel device designs, new insights from modeling and simulations, and performance studies. Energy storage and conversion systems include, but are not limited to, batteries, low-temperature fuel cells, and supercapacitors.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

A02 - Lithium Ion Batteries and Beyond

Lithium ion batteries are the workhorses of portable electronics, power tools, electric drive vehicles, and future energy storage systems. The demands for higher energy and power capability in these applications continue to fuel the research of battery technologies. This symposium welcomes reports on new advancements in concepts, materials, testing, analysis and design to advance lithium ion battery technology and beyond, including lithium-air, lithium-sulfur, Na-, and multivalent-based chemistries.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

A03 - Large Scale Energy Storage 11

Electrical energy storage is critical for supporting the integration of renewable energy sources (e.g., wind and solar) and increasing the capacity and reliability of the future electricity grid. Electrochemical energy storage systems have the potential to fulfill this need. This symposium seeks oral and poster presentations on advances in materials, technology and designs, results of performance demonstrations, and economics analysis. The technologies of interest include redox-flow battery systems, metal-air rechargeable batteries, electrolyzers, capacitors, and other rechargeable electrochemical energy storage systems that have the potential to meet the cost and efficiency requirements of large-scale deployment.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

A04 - Student Battery Slam 4

This is the fourth special symposium of this series; the first one was held during the 231st ECS Meeting in New Orleans in May 2017 and the second in National Harbor in October 2017. This special symposium is dedicated to students working on energy storage and energy conversion. In the student slam, we offer an opportunity for students to present flash oral presentations of their work in a 10 minute time slot. All students enrolled at any valid degree-granting institution may submit an abstract describing the presentation. Of particular interest are new materials and designs, performance studies, and modeling of all types of batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells, including aqueous, non-aqueous, polymer electrolytes, solid electrolytes, and flow systems. Awards will be given to the three best presentations. We strongly encourage students to submit their papers to this symposium instead of other symposia sponsored by the Battery Division at this meeting.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

A05 - Lead Acid Batteries

The lead-acid battery is a well-established workhorse technology that has been the predominant energy storage device in the automotive market for decades, but innovations have allowed the battery to meet the challenges of new markets. The low cost and high recyclability of lead-acid batteries make it compelling for renewable energy and grid storage applications, as well as for low-cost transportation such as e-rickshaws. As hybridization and start/stop technologies become more prevalent in automotive applications, the batteries must operate at partial state-of-charge to accept frequent high-rate charge pulses. There are ample opportunities for innovation and for research into the mechanisms that control lead-acid battery performance; there are still aspects of key phenomena that are poorly understood which would benefit from further rigorous scientific study. This symposium welcomes papers on new materials (grid alloys, carbon additives, expanders, separators, etc.); mechanistic studies of sulfation, grid corrosion, active material softening, and water consumption; and modeling of battery performance and degradation.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B - CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES AND DEVICES

B01 - Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and Storage

Papers are invited in the following areas related to energy conversion and storage using nanocarbons: synthesis and characterization of relevant nanoparticles and nanostructures; functionalization with chromophores; inducing chemical reactions with strong photon-molecule coupling fields; size and shape dependent photocatalytic properties; photochemical solar cells; and photocatalysis and electron transfer studies relevant to energy conversion and storage.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B02 - Carbon Nanostructures in Medicine and Biology

Original papers are solicited on all aspects of biological, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and medical applications of fullerenes, metallofullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and related nanocarbons.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B03 - Carbon Nanotubes - From Fundamentals to Devices

Papers are solicited on experimental and theoretical studies related to the basic chemistry, physics, and materials science of carbon nanotubes, as well as on novel nanotube applications in areas such as electronic devices, sensors, and materials development.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B04 - NANO in La Francophonie

This focused mega-symposium is dedicated to cover science and applications in nanocarbons and other nanoscale materials and presents the contemporary state-of-the-art of this field in the Francophonie, including France, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland. Primary goal of this meeting is to share the most recent results and promote USA global scientific cooperation efforts. Papers are solicited on experimental and theoretical studies related to the basic chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering of nanocarbons, fullerenes, porphyrins, supramolecular, inorganic-organic hybrid and functional materials, nanotubes, graphene and 2D layered materials, as well as on their novel applications in areas such as energy and catalytic conversion, sensors, medicine and biology, electronic and photonic devices, and materials development.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B05 - Fullerenes - Endohedral Fullerenes and Molecular Carbon

Original papers are invited in all areas of fullerenes, carbon nanorings and molecular carbon sciences, including their syntheses, endohedral and/or exohedral functionalizations, characterizations, electrochemistry, photochemistry, photophysics, electron-transfer chemistry, photoelectrochemistry, applications in energy conversion, energy storage, catalysis, sensor etc., and theoretical studies.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B06 - 2D Layered Materials from Fundamental Science to Applications

The ability to create and manipulate atomic-layer thick materials, commonly known as two-dimensional layered materials (2DLMs) is expected to transform material science and derivative technology. This symposium focuses on the synthesis, chemical and physical characterization, functionalization, manipulation, metrology and applications of 2DLMs and their nanostructures. This symposium will embrace sessions on classical 2D materials such as graphene, BN, metal dichalcogenides, other emerging 2D materials (e.g., silicenes, phosphorenes, etc.). Papers dealing with optical, electronic, and electrochemical applications of such 2DLMs and their composites are welcomed.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B07 - Light Energy Conversion with Metal Halide Perovskites, Semiconductor Nanostructures, and Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Materials

Metal, semiconductor, and organic nanoparticles and nanostructures play important roles in fuel cells, solar energy conversion, catalysis, and hydrogen production. Recent advances in the area of inorganic/organic hybrid nanostructures, in particular metal halide perovskites, and nanomaterials have led to new understanding of their catalytic, photoelectrochemical, and photovoltaic properties. Papers are invited in the following areas: metal halide perovskites for light energy conversion; synthesis and characterization of metal, semiconductor, and organic nanoparticles and nanostructures; their functionalization with chromophores; strong photon-molecule coupling fields for chemical reactions; bimetallic particle and semiconductor metal composites; size-dependent catalytic properties; hydrogen evolution and carbon dioxide reduction; photochemical, photoelectrochemical, and photovoltaic solar cells and devices; and photocatalysis and electron and energy transfer processes that are relevant to energy conversions.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B08 - Porphyrins, Phthalocyanines, and Supramolecular Assemblies

This symposium will highlight recent advances in porphyrins, phthalocyanines, and their supramolecular assemblies. A wide range of topics will be covered in order to generate interdisciplinary discussions between participants and encourage the exchange of new ideas. We therefore solicit high quality contributions in areas ranging from the synthesis of challenging porphyrin- and phthalocyanine-based devices to the characterization of electrochemical and physicochemical behavior of new porphyrin and phthalocyanine materials. Submissions are encouraged on the following topics: (1) new challenging multi-porphyrin and phthalocyanine devices; (2) electronic properties of porphyrin and phthalocyanine arrays; (3) photoinduced processes in molecular and supramolecular porphyrin and phthalocyanine assemblies; and (4) novel porphyrin- and and phthalocyanine-modified electrodes.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

B09 - Nano for Industry

This symposium provides platform for a forum bringing together academic community, representatives of research institutions and national labs, and industry working in the fields of nanocarbon, 2D and other nanomaterials and their applications.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

C - CORROSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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, 15 November 2019

D - DIELECTRIC SCIENCE AND MATERIALS

D01 - Dielectrics for Nanosystems 8: Materials Science, Processing, Reliability, and Manufacturing

Advanced semiconductor products that are true representatives of nanoelectronics have reached below 12 nm. Depending on the application, the nanosystem may consist of one or more of the following types of functional components: electronic, optical, magnetic, mechanical, biological, chemical, energy sources, and various types of sensing devices. As long as one or more of these functional devices is in 1-100 nm dimensions, the resultant system can be defined as nanosystem. Papers are solicited in all areas of dielectric issues in nanosystems including gate dielectric materials for Si, SiC, SiGe, Ge, Ferroelectric, Neuromorphic and III-V semiconductor devices, dielectric materials for devices based on nanowires, nanotubes, and grapheme, 2D Semiconductors and dielectric materials for high temperature and energy savings and harvesting applications, and dielectric materials for sensing devices. In addition to traditional areas of semiconductor processing, novel topological insulators are of interest, which may lead to new applications of nanosystems. We will have a special session on dada driven dielectrics. Recently data driven materials science has a great concern because it opens a door to discover new innovative materials. This method can be applied to the dielectric materials. Here at first, a database is prepared by automatic calculation and the virtual screening is done using the database by machine learning. Then high throughput real screening done for the candidates to find a new dielectric. In this session, we demonstrate the work flow for new dielectric and show some showcase of the discovery.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

D02 - Nanoscale Luminescent Materials 6

This symposium – the sixth in a bi-annual series – will focus on those characteristics of nanoscale materials that relate to their luminescence properties. Relevant topics include: effects of quantum confinement, the role of surface states, loss mechanisms, methods to improve luminescence efficiency, bulk vs. nanoparticle luminescence, and the role of phonons in nanomaterials. Presentations at this meeting will cover: (1) basic physical properties of luminescent nano-materials including insulators, semiconductors, organics, and polymers; (2) nanophosphors for biophotonics and biomarkers; (3) nanoparticles for light emitting diodes and next generation lighting applications; (4) luminescent properties of fabricated nano-structures (nanowires, nanorods, nanodots, etc.); and (5) nanophosphors for traditional phosphor applications such as X-ray and scintillator phosphors, phosphors for VUV excitation, and persistent phosphors. Presentations should involve the physics, chemistry, and/or engineering of these materials. Selected abstracts will be also chosen by the organizers for longer invited talks.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

D03 - Surface Characterization and Manipulation for Electronic Applications 2

The properties of interfaces underpin many of the advances and emerging applications in electronics. From studies of charge transport in molecular electronics to interactions between biomolecules in bioelectronics sensing, the ability to understand and control interfacial properties is more important than ever. This symposium aims to address interfacial properties in a variety of electronic applications, where the functionalization of interfaces is demonstrated and characterized in order to advance understanding and to enable new devices and device applications. Abstracts are solicited for areas of research related to molecular electronics, chemically modified surfaces, new surface characterization tools and their applications, novel electronic devices, and theoretical work relevant to surfaces, interfaces, and electronic applications thereof.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

D04 - Plasma Electrochemistry and Catalysis

This symposium invites papers dealing with the fundamental uses of plasma discharges in a variety of applications such as electrochemistry and catalysis. Plasma electrochemistry is becoming an interesting subject with several possibilities in using plasma discharges as electrodes in contact with liquid electrolytes. Plasma electrochemistry is being exploited for nanomaterials processing and also for helping the electrochemical processing of chemicals and fuels. Similarly, plasmas or excited gas phase is also being pursued synergistically with catalysis. Plasma catalysis and plasma electrochemistry are emerging multidisciplinary fields with converging fields of the gas-solid interface, catalysis, plasma science and nanomaterials. Papers of interest deal with various aspects of plasma chemistry, plasma-solid & plasma-electrolyte interface dynamics and applications in CO2 reduction, methane reforming, ammonia formation and other chemical processing applications. Papers dealing with fundamental concepts involved plasma chemistry and plasma electrochemistry, atmospheric plasma discharges, scale-up studies and their use in nanomaterials processing are also of interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

E - ELECTROCHEMICAL/ELECTROLESS DEPOSITION

E01 - Surfactant and Additive Effects on Thin Film Deposition, Dissolution, and Particle Growth 2

The influence of surfactants and additives on the morphology and structure of materials produced by either physical or chemical means is of central importance to several evolving technologies ranging from electroplating thin functional films to battery reactions to nanoparticle synthesis. This symposium seeks to bring together researchers interested in exploring the synergies between adsorbate effects during deposition and dissolution by electrolytic, chemical reduction, CVD, ALD, or PVD methods. In the last decade significant capabilities for investigating the potential dependent structure and dynamics of adsorbates on single crystal surface have been established. Likewise, the impact of adsorbed anions, cations, upd metal species, and/or molecules on the production of metal and semiconductor films and particles has been widely reported. Taking advantage of this diverse background we will explore several questions of common interest such as: (1) What is the nature of the relationship between adsorbate structure and the evolution of particle shape or facet geometry during deposition and dissolution? (2) What is the extent of rate differentiation accessible by using different surfactants? (3) How much anisotropy can be induced in electrocrystallization reactions by using different adsorbates? (4) How do changes in potential and related perturbations affect adsorbate structure and thereby film and particle growth dynamics? (5) How is particle growth influenced by the choice of reducing agent and surfactant(s), and how does this compare to electrolytic growth at comparable potentials? (6) How does the rate of deposition and stripping affect the morphology of thin films (7) How is roughness evolution influenced by surfactants? (8) How effectively do surfactants remain segregated at growing interfaces? (9) Why do some surfactants or additives lead to the breakdown of epitaxial growth and how are they incorporated in the growing solid? (10) How do surfactants influence the deposition of alloys and compounds? (11) How can surfactants be used to influence the growth of deposits with graded multiscale porosity? (12) Can dendritic growth be tamed by additives? New approaches for measurements and modeling related to the study of surfactant and additive effects are also of interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

E02 - Nucleation and Growth Processes Enabling Energy Conversion and Storage

Many energy storage and conversion devices rely on nanoparticulate metal or alloy coatings or ultra thin-films for which the properties are determined by the nucleation and growth process. In this symposium the fundamentals of nucleation and growth phenomena are linked to the properties of the deposit towards energy storage or conversion.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

E03 - Electrodeposition of Alloys, Intermetallic Compounds, and Eutectics

This symposium will focus on various aspects of electrochemical deposition of alloys, intermetallic compounds and eutectic mixtures. Oral and poster contributions focusing on fundamental and practical aspects of alloy electrodeposition and their applications, post-electrodeposition processing phenomena, and description of new measurement techniques are solicited. We will explore, but not limit ourselves to, diverse topics such as: (1) Phenomena during the early stages of alloy deposition. (2) The influence of system parameters (electrolyte composition, deposition parameters, etc) on alloy composition and its physical and chemical characteristics. (3) Variations in alloy composition, within a given electrodeposited structure or a substrate, as a function of its characteristic dimensions and system parameters. (4) Correlations between the physical-chemical properties of the electrodeposited films and post-electrodeposition processing phenomena. (5) Intermetallic compound (IMC) formation between electrodeposited alloys/elemental layers. (6) New approaches to electrochemical deposition of alloys and related physical-chemical characterization techniques are also of interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

F - ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

F01 - Advances in Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering

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. This session will also include invited and IE&EE division award presentations.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

G - ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND PROCESSING

G01 - Silicon Compatible Materials, Processes, and Technologies for Advanced Integrated Circuits, Emerging Materials, and Devices for Post CMOS Applications 10

This symposium will focus on the science, materials, processes, technologies, and applications required to enhance the performance of CMOS and post-CMOS technology, analog and digital integrated circuits and nanostructures to further enable revolutionary technology with entirely new functionalities to augment the current computing and hardware paradigm. Topics of interest include: 1) Materials and processes needed to realize advanced transistor structures (including FinFET, ultrathin body SOI, nanowires, Gate-All-Around devices) with high mobility channels based on either strain engineering or emerging high-mobility channel materials such as strained Si, SiGe, Ge and III-V based channel materials that can be synthesized on large area silicon wafers by epitaxial or other innovative methods. Synthesis of the new materials as well as processes that are essential for the realization of successful device structures are of particular interest. Examples include high-performance gate stacks, low-resistivity contacts, source/drain epitaxy for strain and junction formation, augmented by novel thin-film deposition (ALD/CVD), dry etch (RIE/ALE) and wet processing techniques. 2) Materials and processes needed to fabricate Si-compatible Tunnel FETs (TFETs) or other approaches to realize devices with Sub-threshold Slope <60 mV/decade. This could include TFETs realized by band gap engineered III-V or Si/SiGe based heterostructures in Nanowire/FinFET/Planar device architectures. Negative capacitance devices based on binary or ternary oxides, ferroelectric materials and similar processes integrated on silicon front-end are also invited in this section. 3) Materials, devices and integration schemes/technology development for “Beyond CMOS” and optical, laser, RF, and other nonconventional nanoelectronics devices. Topics related to advanced power electronics devices, for example, including innovation in SiC and GaN technologies. 4) Synthesis of nanostructures including wires, pores and membranes of silicon compatible materials as well as novel MEMS/NEMS structures and their integration with the mainstream silicon integrated circuit technology. Applications of these new devices in all relevant fields including electronics and optics are welcome. 5) Novel non-volatile memory elements, materials and devices for neuromorphic computing – Examples include MRAM, RRAM, ferroelectric RAM and phase change memory, among others are welcome. Enhancing technologies such as diffusion barriers, high-k IPD to improve conventional DRAM and 3D NAND along with enhancements of peripheral devices are also welcome. 6) Monolithic integration in Si and group-IV alloys, InP and GaAs based photonic devices in Si, optical interconnect technology, 300-mm scale-up, other optical devices on silicon (lasers, LEDs, detectors amplifiers, etc.) are invited in this section. 7) Novel materials, processes and technology to enable heterogeneous integration specifically relating to 2.5D/3-D (TSV) integration, chip-to-chip, chip-to-wafer, wafer-to-wafer and other packaging innovations. 8) New processing technologies and equipment for synthesis and characterization of the materials and processes listed above.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

H - ELECTRONIC AND PHOTONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

H01 - Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Materials and Devices 21

This symposium will focus on issues pertinent to the development of wide-bandgap and other compound semiconductor materials and devices. All semiconductor materials are of interest, including traditional III-V materials, III-nitrides, II-oxides, SiC, diamond, II-VI, inorganic compound semiconductors, and other emerging materials. Papers on both practical and fundamental issues are solicited. The following technical areas are of particular interest: (1) emitters: light emitting diodes, light emitting transistors, laser diodes, displays, and devices for solid state lighting; (2) detectors: including solar cells and avalanche photodiodes; (3) high temperature, high power, and high frequency electronics; (4) sensor applications; (5) substrates for material epitaxy; (6) material characterization: synthesis, defect structure and luminescence; (7) nanoscale materials; (8) transparent conducting oxide films and devices, including ZnO and IGZO thin film transistors. The goal of this symposium is to bring together the crystal growth, material processing, circuit design, process monitoring, reliability, and device application communities to review current issues and present state of the art developments in wide-bandgap and compound semiconductor technology. This symposium will consist of invited and contributed papers and posters.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

H02 - Advanced CMOS-Compatible Semiconductor Devices 19

The scope of this symposium are the studies of new devices, circuits and applications for Moore and More-than-Moore technology, including: 1) More-Moore technology contributing to the semiconductor industry including: a) CMOS compatible devices, circuits and applications of SOI and Bulk MOSFETs, scaled devices, junctionless FET, multi-gate devices (double gate, FinFET, triple gate, nanowire); high-power devices, Tunnel-FET devices, semiconductor sensors and memory devices. b) Device physics and process technology using new materials for noise issues of devices and circuits; c) Space applications, including low-temperature electronics and radiation hardness. d) CMOS co-integration of 2D materials (TMDs, etc.) e) Self-heating and reliability of scaled MOSFET f) Devices with high mobility materials, advanced gate stack 2) More-than-Moore technology, including: a) New MEMS applications b) Carbon-nanotube and 2D device applications and others. c) Sensing applications: Health, environment and security. d) Advanced packaging e) 2.5D/3D stacking integration
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

H03 - Solid-State Electronics and Photonics in Biology and Medicine 7

This symposium aims to researches utilizing the unique electronic and photonic properties of solid-state materials and devices to facilitate the understanding of biomolecular interactions, to study the integration of biomolecules and solid-state materials, and to promote the applications of solid-state devices in biology and in medicine. Topics of interest are categorized in two major parts: Solid-state electronic and photonic sensors, and biomolecualr electronics and photonics. Papers are solicited in the following areas, but not limited to: (1) Interaction between nanostructured materials (nano particles, nanowire, or graphene) and biomolecules (DNA, RNA, peptide, protein, metabolic molecules); (2) Solid-state electronic or photonic sensor design and fabrication; (3) Surface modification and immobilization; (4) Sensor characterization; (5) Sensor models and signal analysis; (6) Integrated sensor network and systems; (7) Various sensor types: Field-effect-transistors, diodes, resistors, nano particles, surface plasma resonance, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, surface acoustic wave devices, and quartz crystal microbalance; (8) Multiple sensor arrays; (9) Portable bioelectronic system for medical applications (detection, separation, purification, therapy, and image); (10) Single molecule and single cell detection; (11) DNA sequencing; (12)Inter- and intra-biomolecular interactions studied with biosensors; (13)Electrokinetics in micro- or nanofluidic System and its applications; (14)Biomolecular nanodevices; (15) Nanopore and nanoslit bioelectronics; (16) Electric field effect on biomolecules and cells; (17) Electroporation; (18) Biomolecualr devices for energy harvest; etc.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

I - FUEL CELLS, ELECTROLYZERS, AND ENERGY CONVERSION

I01 - Electrosynthesis of Fuels 6: In Honor of Mogens Mogensen

Sustainable economic growth and high quality of life require an abundant supply of clean and affordable energy. Future energy sources include solar, wind, and nuclear energy - all of which can produce electricity as the primary form of energy. The conversion of this electrical energy to fuels (e.g. hydrocarbon or hydrogen) using common chemicals such as carbon dioxide and water though electrochemical processes (e.g. electrolysis reactions), provides an opportunity to remove the temporal variation in the energy supply from solar and wind energy. Electrolysis reactions may involve protons, hydroxide, oxide or other ions. This “Electrosynthesis of Fuels 6” symposium will provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments on electrolysis and related topics. The emphasis of this symposium is on recent advances relevant to the conversion and utilization of CO2 and/or H2O for synthesis of fuels and other chemicals. The application of the same cells as fuel cells is of special interest, because reversible cells that may be couple with renewable or nuclear electric power production in order to increase efficiency through energy storage are of particular importance. Papers are solicited on the topics as follows: 1. Electrolysis cells including electrolytes, electrodes, seals, and interconnects for the conversion of CO2 and H2O to fuels. 2. Solid oxide fuel cells and protonic ceramic fuel cells 3. Electrocatalytic phenomena in oxygen electrodes and fuel electrodes. 4. Electrosynthesis of ammonia. 5. Electrochemical and chemical technologies for CO2 separation. 6. Novel materials or concepts for CO2 conversion and capture. In addition to covering these exciting topics on electricity to fuels, this symposia will honor our esteemed colleague Mogens Mogensen who was one of the early organizers of this symposium and who has pioneered many developments in the science of high-temperature solid-oxide electrochemistry and has been a leader in developing solid oxide electrolysis cells for H. and fuel synthetic fuel production. Speakers who have benefited from Mogens leadership in the field and collaborations are invited to participate in a full-day of sessions in honor of him and his tremendous contributions to the field.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

I02 - Hydrogen or Oxygen Evolution Catalysis for Water Electrolysis 6

Water electrolysis represents a clean and sustainable approach to producing hydrogen. However, the cost of hydrogen production from this process is still prohibitive due to significant electricity consumption and materials cost. High-efficient electrocatalysts for either oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) may enable to lower the over-potential of electrochemical reactions so as to improve the overall energy efficiency of water electrolysis. The development of advanced catalysts may also help to reduce the loading of precious metal catalysts or to replace them with non-precious metal catalysts. This Symposium seeks novel or advanced water electrolysis catalysts that include but are not limited to the following categories: 1) catalyst supports with extremely high corrosion resistance (>1.5V vs. SHE); 2) OER catalysts for proton exchange membrane (PEM) based electrolysis; 3) OER catalysts for anion exchange membrane (AEM) based electrolysis; 3) HER catalysts for AEM electrolysis; 4) bi-functional ORR/OER catalysts; 5) bi-functional HOR/HER catalysts; 6) electrolysis catalyst degradation studies; 7) electrolysis catalyst modeling; 8) electrocatalysts for artificial photosynthesis or photo-electrochemical cells; 9) others.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

I03 - Materials for Low Temperature Electrochemical Systems 6

Materials development is critical to the commercialization of electrochemical technologies including batteries, alkaline and proton exchange membrane fuel cells, supercapacitors and other electrochemical applications/devices. This symposium will focus on both the fundamental and applied aspects of the materials for low temperature electrochemical technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to: (1) Experimental methods for membrane/ionomer design, synthesis, characterization and evaluation; (2) Modeling for guiding membrane materials development and for the prediction of membrane material properties; (3) Electrocatalyst design, synthesis, characterization and performance/durability evaluation for fuel cells, metal-air batteries, etc. (4) Design, characterization and evaluation of active materials for batteries and supercapacitors; (4) Electrolytes and separators for batteries.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

I04 - Renewable Fuels via Artificial Photosynthesis or Heterocatalysis 5

This symposium will provide an international and interdisciplinary forum to present the latest research on production of fuels (e.g., hydrogen or other gas/liquid hydrocarbon fuels) by solar energy or electrical energy. Topics of interest include but not limited to: (1) utilization of renewable energy resources such as water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen or biomass for generation of fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia and hydrocarbon compounds; (2) generation of fuels with photocatalysts or photoelectrochemical cells (PECs); (3) generation of fuels with electrocatalysts; (4) Sunlight-driven production of bio-fuels and bio-hydrogen with enzymes and photoautotrophic microorganisms; (5) synthesis and characterization of photocatalysts or electrocatalysts; (6) exploration of new materials for solar energy conversion; (7) generation of fuels with solar-thermal processes; and (8) simulation and modeling of materials, devices, and systems for solar energy conversion.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

I05 - Mechano-Electro-Chemical Coupling in Energy Related Materials and Devices 4

Significant coupling often exists between the electrical, chemical and mechanical responses of the materials used for batteries, fuel cells, chemical separators, and other high performance energy conversion/storage devices. In these systems, electrochemical reactions affect stress evolution, deformation, and fracture. Similarly, stress evolution, deformation, and fracture can also affect electrochemical properties, device performance, and durability. This symposium will provide a forum for the presentation of original research concerned with the interplay between mechanics and electrochemistry. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, experimental and/or modeling studies of: a) the effect of stress and strain on: the surface and bulk atomic structure of electrochemically active materials; the defect thermodynamics (point defect concentrations, chemical expansion coefficients, etc.) of electrochemically active materials; diffusion kinetics (diffusion coefficients, surface exchange coefficients, etc.); catalytic activity; the electronic structure of electrochemically active materials; reaction pathways; phase transformations (phase-boundary shifting, ferroelastic domain switching, strain-induced self-assembly, etc.) in electrochemically active materials; the microstructural evolution of electrochemically active materials; and the performance and durability of electrochemically active materials and devices. b) stress, strain, and/or fracture resulting from: electrochemical insertion; intercalation; phase transformations; electrode reactions; and other electrochemical processes and/or device operation; c) new approaches to understand, model and and/or control mechano-chemical coupling and/or degradation in electrochemical systems; d) novel in-situ and ex-situ characterization tools; e) electrochemical actuation based on Faradaic and non-Faradaic interactions; f) mesoscale and multiscale perspectives on mechano-electrochemical interplay.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

I06 - Energy Conversion Systems Based on Nitrogen 3

Ammonia and hydrazine have attracted increasing attention and study as promising fuels or energy carriers. Significant R&D effort is ongoing in the field to commercialize efficient and safe as fuels for energy conversion. In this symposium, the following topics are of interest 1) Using electrical energy to reduce N2 direct to NH3; 2) electrochemical decomposition of NH3 to produce H2. 3) direct carbon-free (e.g, NH3, N2H2) fuel cells, and 4) electrochemically promoted biomass conversion
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

I07 - Invited Perspectives and Tutorials on Electrolysis

This invited-only symposium will feature tutorial talks to provide the general audience with an overview of technical and commercial challenges for wide-scale deployment of water electrolysis. As low cost electricity has become more common due to the dramatic cost decreases of wind and solar energy, water electrolysis offers a promising pathway to convert low cost electricity into chemical energy. The hydrogen and oxygen generated have the advantage of taking electrical energy and shifting it over time and applying it to a range of other energy or product sectors like industry and transportation. Electrolysis has the ability to be performed through a variety of different approaches with various challenges and opportunities. This tutorial will focus on topics that include: (1) polymer electrolyte (acidic) electrolysis, (2) traditional – liquid alkaline electrolysis, (3) alkaline membrane electrolysis, (4) high temperature electrolysis, and (5) other novel and/or hybrid approaches to electrolysis. The tutorial will focus on aspects that include the materials and systems approaches needed to achieve advances in performance, cost and durability.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

K - ORGANIC AND BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY

K01 - 14th Manuel M. Baizer Memorial Symposium on Organic Electrochemistry

This symposium honors the 2020 winner of the Manuel M. Baizer Award in Organic Electrochemistry. Submissions are invited in all areas of synthetic and mechanistic electrochemistry.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

K02 - Electron-transfer Reactions in the Characterization of Biological Systems

The goal of this symposium is to bring together chemists studying electron-transfer reactions and methods using a variety of chemical, photochemical, and electrochemical techniques. Problems to be discussed will range from the development of new synthetic methods to the exploration of biological systems using electron-transfer based analytical tools. The goal will be to illustrate the common thinking that unifies the seemingly diverse areas of science that rely on the transfer of electrons.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

L - PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTROCATALYSIS, AND PHOTOELECTROCHEMISTRY

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

This symposium address all aspects of physical and analytical electrochemistry from fundamentals to new practical applications. The symposium invites papers on new theoretical and experimental approaches that may lead to improved merits of analytical techniques as well as papers concerning any aspect of physical electrochemistry.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

L02 - Electrocatalysis 10

Electrocatalysis is critical for electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies. This symposium will be focused on all areas of fundamental and applied electrocatalysis. Topics include but not limited to hydrogen oxidation and evolution, oxygen reduction and evolution, CO2 reduction, photoelectrocatalysis, small organic molecule oxidation, electrocatalyst characterization and evaluation, theoretical modeling and simulation electrocatalysis process.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

L03 - Biological Fuel Cells 9

The ability of biological species to facilitate the conversion of chemical and photochemical energy to electricity has inspired a growing field of bioelectrochemical energy research. This symposium will focus on fundamental and applied aspects of fuel cell and battery technology that incorporate enzymes, microbes, or other biological species as catalysts, fuel sources, transport agents, or other such roles. Of interest are fundamental studies focusing on heterogeneous electron transfer coupled with oxidation or reduction reactions, including direct or mediated electron transfer between electrodes and enzymes, organelles, or microbes; catalysis at electrode supported membranes, electrode modification chemistries for immobilization or stabilization of electrochemically addressable catalytic moieties, and engineered electrode systems facilitating mass transfer of fuels and wastes. Papers addressing practical issues of electrode reaction rate, operating potential, and electrode stability are welcome, as is work toward developing mechanistic and system-level models that elucidate aspects of biological fuel cells. Strategies aimed at utilization of biological materials in fuel cells for portable power, waste elimination, ambient power, or other novel applications are appropriate for this symposium. The goal is to bring together a multidisciplinary representation of research in this broad area to redefine the existing state-of-the-art, and address remaining challenges for practical implementation of these technologies.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

L04 - Nanoporous Materials 2

Nanoporous materials (characterized by pore sizes in the 100 nm range or smaller) find myriad applications in electrochemical sensing, catalysis, environmental remediation and separation, photoelectrochemistry, and energy storage, among others. Nanoporous materials have unique surface, structural, and bulk properties determined by their pore structure, pore size distribution, and surface chemistry. The development of nanoporous materials requires specialized design, synthesis, and characterization methods that tailor pore structure and chemistry to achieve desired material properties. The goal of this symposium is to explore unique challenges and opportunities in the evolution and utilization of nanoporous materials. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 1) design, simulation, and/or characterization of nanoporous materials, 2) novel synthesis methods for developing nanoporous materials, 3) unique applications of nanoporous materials in electrochemistry and beyond, and 4) insights into the effects of pore structure and surface functionalization on the properties and potential applications of nanoporous materials.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

L05 - Composite Electrodes

Multicomponent composite electrodes are an essential feature of a variety of electrochemical devices such as batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and hybrid systems, and their proper design is key to ensuring that optimum kinetics and mass transport are achieved during operation. Several phases must meet in these composite systems, such as a gas diffusion electrode of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, for the electrochemistry to take place, which requires the combination of good materials selection and processing protocols. Significant work has been devoted to understanding what goes on inside these electrode layers. As materials synthesis, electrode design, and materials processing science have made significant advances in the past 5-10 years, the performance of electrochemical devices has improved dramatically (i.e. lithium-ion battery gravimetric energy density). However, many electrode design challenges still remain in order to meet the ultimate energy and cost targets set by industry and demanded by the market. Papers are sought which address any of the following topics, but not limited to: electrode design for electrochemical applications, structured electrode architectures (grading, 3-D printed, patterned, etc.), materials electrochemistry, mass transport phenomena, overpotential analysis, modeling, and processing and materials integration. In addition, contributions describing science-based approaches to analyzing the structure and function of such materials are welcome. This includes work on visualizing the internal interfaces, measuring properties of the composites, modeling work describing the behavior of the system and other methods designed to extract information about optimal electrodes.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

L06 - Electronic Structure Theory and Simulations for Energy and Electronics

Electronic structure theory (e.g., density functional theory) and simulations are powerful approaches to understand and design materials and processes. The symposium aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss (1) recent advances in electronic structure theory and simulations; (2) applications of theory/simulations to study systems relevant to electrochemistry and electronics, such as synthesis, catalysis, batteries/capacitors, thermoelectrics, elec/spin/valley-tronics and photovoltaics; (3) Integration of electronic structure theory/simulations with experiments or larger spatial/time-scale theory/simulations.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019

L07 - Nanostructured Functional Materials for Electrochemistry

The symposium will cover all the aspects of electrochemical functional materials. The symposium invites papers on new developments on synthesis of electroactive materials as well as experimental approaches that may lead to improved operation of the electrochemical devices consisting of those components. Particular emphasis will be placed on nanoscale self-organized systems such as anodic nanotubes and nanopores. Papers are solicited but not limited to the following topics: 1. Electrode materials including carbon, semiconductors, metals for electrocatalysis 2. Electroactive redox polymers 3. Self-organized anodic oxides formed on valve metals and alloys 4. Organic/inorganic hybrid materials 5. Electrochemical synthesis of nanotubes/nanopores Keynote lectures will be presented by invited speakers.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 15 November 2019