Call for Abstracts

241st ECS Meeting (May 29 - June 2, 2022)

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, 17 December 2021 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. Posters entered into this session are judged by ECS members. Cash prizes for the top three overall posters are given to the presenting student authors; the amounts awarded are at the discretion of the organizers and judges.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

Z02 - Electrochemistry for Chemical Manufacturing

This symposium explores advances in fundamental and applied electrochemistry and electrochemical systems to enable efficient, economical, and sustainable chemical manufacturing. With renewable electricity increasing its penetration into the grid, opportunities to use electrochemistry in chemical manufacturing economically and sustainably are ever growing. By utilizing electrochemical methods, processes can be decarbonized when using renewable electricity, wastes and hazardous intermediates can be reduced or eliminated, alternative feedstocks can be used, and modular chemical production units can be implemented.

This symposium covers topics including:
(1) Electrolysis of organics such as those used for manufacturing commodity chemicals, fine chemicals, and pharmaceuticals
(2) Water electrolysis for hydrogen and oxygen utilization in chemical manufacturing
(3) Inorganic electrolyses including, but not limited to, chloro-alkali and aluminum electrowinning
(4) Electrochemical separations for chemical manufacturing
(5) Electrolysis for recycling/upcycling
(6) Materials degradation issues impacting chemical manufacturing processes and equipment

Traditional petrochemical and mineral feedstocks are considered in addition to emerging feedstocks such as biomass, CO2, nitrate, and waste streams. Contributions may address areas including electrocatalyst, electrolyte, and membrane development; electrochemical reaction engineering; reactor design; separation unit design; integration of electrochemical units into chemical production processes; process intensification; corrosion/degradation; and techno-economic/life-cycle analyses. Experimental, computational, modeling, and simulation approaches, as well as process development efforts, are solicited. Invited and submitted presentations from industry, national labs, and academia are included.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

Z03 - Electrochemical Strategies for the Detection of Viruses and their Antibodies

Contributions are invited on all electrochemical approaches toward the selective, specific, and reliable detection of viruses and their antibodies with excellent scientific rigor required for large-scale applications.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

Z04 - 1D/2D/3D/4D Materials and Systems + Soft Robotics (4D↓MS+SoRo)

This conference relates to all aspects of additive manufacturing (2D, 3D and 4D printing) of electrochemical or solid state materials and systems which utilizes 1D, 2D, 3D materials with a focus towards soft robotics and wearable sensors and devices. 4D printing refers to single-material or multi-material printing of a device or object that can be transformed from a 1D strand into pre-programed 3D shape, from a 2D surface into preprogramed 3D shape, and is capable of morphing between different dimensions. Such transformations are facilitated by, e.g., heating, light, or swelling in a liquid, electrochemically and by programming different sensitivity to, e.g., swelling into various parts of the designed geometry. These techniques offer adaptability and dynamic response for structures and systems of all sizes, and promise new possibilities for embedding programmability and simple decision making into non-electronic based materials. Potential applications include: robotics-like behavior without the reliance on complex electro-mechanical-chemical devices as well as adaptive products, garments or mechanisms that respond to user-demands and fluctuating environments. Mechanical metamaterials are structured materials with mechanical properties defined by their structure rather than their composition. By carefully designing their structure, materials with properties not found in nature, such as negative compressibility (contract when pulled) can be made. Novel developments include the use of elastic instabilities, origami-based materials and programmability, where a single materials function can be changed by pushing. The construction of such materials often relies on forms of (multimaterial) 3D and 4D printing. New innovative technologies and materials processing for energy storage, soft batteries, energy harvesting, display, sensing for soft robotics, are also an integral part of this conference.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


A01 - New Approaches and Advances in Electrochemical Energy Systems

The symposium is focused on “out-of-the-box” approaches and developments in materials, components and systems for addressing the grand challenges in the area of electrochemical energy systems. Of particular interest are innovations in materials, methods, designs, and analytical strategies for realizing sustainable and efficient energy conversion, storage and transmission, not limited to fuel cells, batteries, capacitors, PEC and photovoltaics. Contributions to new methods to characterize, model and analyze interfaces, cell and system performances in aqueous and non-aqueous environments are of particular interest to the symposium. The symposium will feature oral presentation, poster, and invited talks from subject-matter experts.

As a part of this symposium under “Ideas, Interchange & Initiative” (Triple I) abstracts can be submitted based on premature and unexplainable results. The aim of this session is to accomplish a complete exchange of scientific ideas and related difficulties in understanding and interpreting the findings. Speakers are expected to present their results in <10 minutes and reserve the remaining time for discussions between the speaker and the audience to explore solutions and collaboration. Please label your talk as A1- Triple I.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

A02 - Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have driven the portable electronics market's tremendous growth and their use in transportation and grid storage sectors are expanding at a fast rate. Further boosting the energy density of these batteries requires higher voltages and greater electrode materials capacity. This symposium is intended to provide a forum for dissemination of new advances and developments in Li-ion batteries which includes new or improved materials and understanding, electrolytes, interfaces/interphases, separators and electrochemical testing.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

A03 - Large Scale Energy Storage 13

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, 17 December 2021

A04 - Battery Student Slam 6

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.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

A05 - Battery Recycling and Reuse

From portable electronics to electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, batteries continue to penetrate deeply to our daily life and industrial uses. With the rapid increase of battery usage, a huge amount of spent batteries will be generated in the coming years. At the same time, the booming battery manufacturing will also result in the resource shortage and price increase of critical metals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel and copper. In addition, the flammable and toxic waste generated from disposal of used batteries can cause severe environment pollution if not carefully treated. Therefore, it is highly desirable to develop efficient technologies to recycle and reuse batteries for the benefit of both recapturing valuable materials and mitigating environmental pollution. In the past a few years, significant effort has been made in the development of better designs and processes to enable sustainable battery recycling. This symposium will provide a forum for scientists and engineers to communicate their recent progress and exchange ideas in the area of battery recycling and reuse. Topics addressed in this symposium will include (but not be limited to): (1) Recycling and reuse of lithium-ion batteries, including cathode, anode, electrolyte and other materials; (2) Recycling and reuse of lead-acid, nickel metal hydride and other rechargeable batteries; (3) Recycling and reuse of primary batteries, such as Li-MnO2, Zn/Ag-MnO2, and Zn-carbon batteries; (4) Process intensification and cell/battery design for improved recycling and reuse.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


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, 17 December 2021

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, 17 December 2021

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, 17 December 2021

B04 - NANO in Japan

This focused mega-symposium is dedicated to covering science and applications in nanocarbons and other nanoscale materials, and presents the contemporary state-of-the-art of this field in Japan. The primary goal of this meeting is to share the most recent results and promote U.S. 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, 17 December 2021

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, sensors, etc., and theoretical studies.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

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 embraces 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, 17 December 2021

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

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; photocatalysis and electron and energy transfer processes that are relevant to energy conversions; “Soft Crystals”, which responds to macroscopic gentle stimuli (e.g., vapor exposure, rubbing, and rotation) that exhibit visually remarkable changes such as luminescence and optical properties; and “Dynamic Exciton”, which focuses on manipulating charge-transfer states (i.e., charge-transfer exciton) for energy conversion such as organic photovoltaics and light-emitting diodes, specifically in terms of spin-orbit and vibronic couplings.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

B08 - Porphyrins, Phthalocyanines, and Supramolecular Assemblies

This symposium highlights recent advances in porphyrins, phthalocyanines, and their supramolecular assemblies. A wide range of topics are 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
(4) Novel porphyrin- and phthalocyanine-modified electrodes
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

B09 - Nano for Industry

This symposium provides a platform for a forum bringing together the academic community, representatives of research institutions and national labs, and industry working in the fields of nanocarbons, 2D and other nanomaterials and their applications.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


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, 17 December 2021


D01 - Solid State Devices, Materials and Sensors: In Memory of Dolf Landheer

This symposium will honour the memory of Dolf Landheer, who passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020 in Ottawa, Canada. An ECS member for 20 years, Dr. Landheer was an active member of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division and co-organized many symposia in the areas of Solid State Devices, Materials and Sensors. He was elected as Fellow of the ECS in 2009 and served as Chair of the Division and the ECS Board of Directors from 2014-2016. He also served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society.

This symposium honors the memory of Dolf Landheer, who passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020, in Ottawa, Canada. An ECS member for 20 years, Dr. Landheer was an active member of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division and co-organized many symposia in the areas of Solid State Devices, Materials, and Sensors. He was elected a Fellow of ECS in 2009 and served as Chair of the Division and on the ECS Board of Directors from 2014-2016. He also served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society.

In his memory, papers are invited in the following areas:

(1) Semiconductor Devices: High Mobility Devices; High-k Gate Dielectrics
(2) Solid state Waveguide Lasers and Detectors: III-V (GaAs, InP, etc.); Si-Ge multilayers
(3) Volatile and Non-Volatile Memory: Resistive RAM; Ferroelectric RAM; Flash Memories
(4) Sensors: Biosensors, Bioelectronics, and Biomedical Engineering
(5) Interfaces and Reliability: Semiconductor/Dielectric, Dielectric/Dielectric, Dielectric/Metal Interfaces; Dielectric Wear-out, SILC; NBTI and PBTI; TDDB
(6) Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology: Nanotubes, Nanowires, Quantum Dots, Spintronics, Plasmonics

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

D02 - Dielectrics for Nanosystems 9: 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 data driven dielectrics. Recently data-driven materials science is of great concern because it opens a door to discover new innovative materials. This method can be applied to 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 is done for the candidates to find a new dielectric. In this session, we demonstrate the work flow for new dielectric and showcase the discovery.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

D03 - Nanoscale Luminescent Materials 7

This symposium—the seventh in a bi-annual series—focuses 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 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.)
(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 are also chosen by the organizers for longer invited talks.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

D04 - Plasma Electrochemistry and Catalysis 2

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 and plasma-electrolyte interface dynamics and applications in CO2 reduction; methane reforming; ammonia formation; and other chemical processing applications. Papers dealing with fundamental concepts involved in 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, 17 December 2021

D05 - Advanced Additive Manufacturing 2

Additive manufacturing moving manufacturing beyond the conventional analog model to using digital designs, guide in the fabrication of complex, three-dimensional products in a rational fabrication processes-based autonomous workshop. This in turn is leading to a fully-transparent product-lifecycle operating model that vastly improves product quality, consistency and time to market. This transitioning requires intimate and exquisite understanding of the science and engineering of materials, and of measurement science research and standards development. In order to move to a higher state of digitalization and innovation through the tactical implementation of new technologies such as digital twins, artificial intelligence or advanced analytics inputs are needed to develop new roadmaps. This symposium is comprised of sessions on advanced manufacturing such as nano-mechanical properties of surfaces and flaws layered materials; relationships between precursor material and final product quality; material properties and computational requirements to enable modeling of microstructure evolution; part accuracy, fabrication speed, and material characterization; real-time control of additive manufacturing processes, qualification methodologies and system integration. A roundtable discussion on barriers to adoption of additive manufacturing is envisioned as part of the symposium.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

D06 - Young Scientists on Fundamentals and Applications of Dielectrics 2

This special symposium 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, and compete for the best presentation awards. 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 is allocated to extensive and in-depth discussions. “Best Paper” awards are given based on the recommendations of the organizing committee. Students and early career researchers are strongly encouraged to submit their best research work to this symposium and compete for awards given by the DS&T Division at this meeting.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


E01 - Electrodeposition of Alloys, Intermetallic Compounds, and Eutectics 2

This symposium focuses 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 explore, but do 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, 17 December 2021

E02 - Nucleation and Growth: Measurements, Processes, and Materials

Modern imaging, scattering, and spectroscopy tools, along with related methods, are enhancing our understanding of phase transformations across a wide range of length scales. In the case of electrodeposition, nucleation and growth play a central role in applications ranging from microelectronics and MEMS to energy conversion and storage systems. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together researchers with diverse expertise and backgrounds to share new experimental and computational approaches to enable progress in the mechanistic understanding of nucleation and growth phenomena. Interest is focused on resolving and explaining the morphological, structural, and compositional evolution of electrode surfaces during electrodeposition. Understanding shape selection, stability criteria, and exploring engineering strategies aimed at specific technological ends are also of interest.

Among other examples, the symposium seeks contributions that address:

(1) Understanding growth instabilities, e.g., whiskers and dendrites that hamper the reversibility, safety, and development of high performance batteries
(2) Strategies to enhance nucleation, 2D growth, and early coalescence of surface films
(3) Wet atomic layer deposition processes
(4) Use of potential/current modulation to control morphology and microstructure
(5) Effect of curvature on the thermodynamics and kinetics of nucleation and growth, along with subsequent structural and compositional relaxation
(6) Origins and control of anisotropic crystal growth
(7) Surfactant mediated growth
(8) Nucleation and growth of nanoparticles
(9) Studies of surface alloying, alloy co-deposition, and phase separation processes
(10) Impact of epitaxial misfit, twinning, grain boundaries, and coalescence stress during film growth
(11) Impact of solvent, electrolyte, or additive breakdown products on film composition and microstructure ranging from SEI formation to H-incorporation
(12) Self-assembly and/or the controlled assembly of 2D materials
(13) Morphological and microstructural evolution during 2D and 3D electropolymerization

The symposium is comprised of a series of invited lectures and contributed talks that address new in situ measurements, such as electron microscopy; high speed scanning probe microscopy; X-ray scattering; spectroscopy and imaging studies; super-resolution optical microscopy; vibrational spectroscopy of processes relevant to nucleation and growth of materials ranging from metals and alloys, oxide and ceramics, and polymers. Physics-based modeling of relevant phenomena from the atomistic scale to the continuum and systems level are likewise of interest.
Plans are afoot for the content of the meeting to be published in a focus issue of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. The deadline for manuscript submission is set for the week of the meeting, May 29-June 2, 2022.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


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 are considered.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

F02 - Electrochemical Science and Engineering on the Path from Discovery to Product 2

The path from discovery, invention, and scientific understanding to well-engineered products and processes is complex, and involves integration of a wide range of skills and perspectives. This is particularly true in electrochemical engineering, where the development of viable processes in energy, environment, health care, or information technology requires understanding molecular mechanisms, tailoring new materials, and integrating data over a wide range of scales in order to scale-up, design, and develop manufacturing methods to produce reliable devices and products at low cost. A clear understanding and creative application of the fundamentals are essential to successfully address these challenges.
The goal of this symposium is to draw together the collective interests of scientists and engineers skilled in moving along the path from ideas to profits. The reduction to routine use of the approaches presented here will define essential engineering methods for emerging electrochemical applications for which increased predictability is of high importance.
Of interest are reusable engineering methods that have emerged from diverse applications such as nano-bio-micro-devices, photovoltaic converters, batteries, biomedical devices, etc. Such methods might include examples of exploratory work that target the need for detailed fundamental understanding down to the molecular level; methods for early establishment of engineering goals for a proposed product; examples of manipulating solution chemistry and cell materials to meet production realities; methods for guiding discovery of novel materials and predicting their interactions with other cell components; development of process control methods for ensuring quality at the atomic scale; mathematical modeling of continuum and/or stochastic behavior of cell components as well as entire systems including prediction of behavior at multiple scales; estimating unknown parameters, quantifying uncertainty, and linking the pieces to optimize an overall system.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


G01 - 17th International Symposium on Semiconductor Cleaning Science and Technology (SCST 17)

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 atomic scale processes, quantum devices, 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-assembled-monolayers for selective deposition processes as well as other issues are within the broadly understood scope of this symposium. Only original, non-commercial contributions are accepted for presentation. Contributions that are primarily commercial in nature will be rejected. Depending on the number of accepted papers, a poster session may be scheduled in addition to oral presentations.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

G02 - Silicon Compatible Emerging Materials, Processes, and Technologies for Advanced CMOS and Post-CMOS Applications 12

This symposium focuses 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 subthreshold 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, 17 December 2021


H01 - Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Materials and Devices 23

This symposium focuses 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 consists of invited and contributed papers and posters.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


I01 - Invited Perspectives and Tutorials on Electrolysis

This invited-only symposium features 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 focuses 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 focuses on aspects that include the materials and systems approaches needed to achieve advances in performance, cost, and durability.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

I02 - Hydrogen or Oxygen Evolution Catalysis for Water Electrolysis 8

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 lowering 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
(4) HER catalysts for AEM electrolysis
(5) Bi-functional ORR/OER catalysts
(6) Bi-functional HOR/HER catalysts
(7) Electrolysis catalyst degradation studies
(8) Electrolysis catalyst modeling
(9) Electrocatalysts for artificial photosynthesis or photo-electrochemical cells
(10) Others

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

I03 - Materials for Low Temperature Electrochemical Systems 8

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 focuses 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 (5) Electrolytes and separators for batteries

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

I04 - Renewable Fuels via Artificial Photosynthesis or Heterocatalysis 8

This symposium provides 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 are 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
(8) Simulation and modeling of materials, devices, and systems for solar energy conversion

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

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 provides 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:

(1) 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
(2) Stress, strain, and/or fracture resulting from: electrochemical insertion; intercalation; phase transformations; electrode reactions; and other electrochemical processes and/or device operation
(3) New approaches to understand, model, and and/or control mechano-chemical coupling and/or degradation in electrochemical systems
(4) Novel in situ and ex situ characterization tools
(5) Electrochemical actuation based on Faradaic and non-Faradaic interactions
(6) Mesoscale and multiscale perspectives on mechano-electrochemical interplay

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

I06 - Heterogeneous Functional Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage 3

Heterogeneous functional materials (HeteroFoaMs) are pervasive in electrochemical devices. These devices consist of multiple materials combined at multiple scales (from atomic to macro) that actively interact during their functional history in a manner that controls their collective performance as a system at the global level. Examples include composite mixed conductors, nano- or microstructured heterogeneous materials, mechanical alloys, nanostructured interfaces and heterostructures, and many other combinations that typically serve as the heart of devices such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries, solar cells, capacitors, thermoelectrics, and separation membranes. The functional behavior of these materials occurs at multiple scales of length and time. The electrochemical science that makes such technologies work rests on our knowledge and understanding of the science that controls that functionality of such materials, and the design of new HeteroFoaMs to enable new devices, or improve the performance of existing devices.
The principal motivation for this symposium is to provide a forum to discuss the science that controls emergent properties in heterogeneous functional materials as a foundation for design of functional material devices with performance not bounded by constituent properties. The symposium includes invited speakers to present a general definition of the problem, the state-of-the-art on a few specific technology areas such as electrochemical conversion of energy to electricity, membranes for selective transport, and charge storage devices. Papers are solicited in the following topics of interest, but are not limited to:

(1) Novel modeling approaches to elucidate fundamental phenomena in 3D microstructures
(2) Advanced 3D imaging and characterization techniques
(3) New constitutive theory to correlate material properties to performance
(4) Advanced material synthesis and manufacturing methods to create highly ordered microstructures
(5) New concepts for the design of novel materials for electrochemical applications
(6) Applications of heterogeneous functional materials in devices for energy conversion and storage

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

I07 - Advanced Electrolysis Systems for Renewable Energy Conversion and Storage

The utilization of renewable energy has substantially driven more attention into electrolysis technologies. As renewable energy emerges and penetrates further into the energy market, the storage of surplus “off peak” electricity has received widespread attention. An electrolyzer can utilize “off peak” electricity from solar or wind farms to produce hydrogen or other fuels (e.g., ammonia, methanol, ethylene). These chemicals can subsequently be operated in a fuel cell mode to generate electricity or used as intermediates for other industrial applications. Compared to conventional batteries, the chemical storage of renewable energy has advantages of high energy density, long duration, and more flexibility.
Therefore, this symposium aims to call papers for recent advances in electrolysis as a means for renewable energy storage. The covered technologies can include water electrolysis, CO2 conversion NH3 synthesis, or other electrolysis technologies. Interested areas are described below:

(1) Components development (catalyst, membrane, porous transport layer, bipolar plates)
(2) Component degradation mechanism and accelerated stress testing protocol
(3) Multiple-scale physics modelling
(4) Electrolzyer assembly and system demonstration
(5) Integration of electrolyser with renewable energy intermittency
(6) Techno-economical analysis

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

I08 - Energy Conversion Based on N, P, and Other Nutrients

Recovery, conversion, and reuse of energy-dense/expensive molecules like N and P compounds have attracted increasing attention in the electrochemistry community as we increasingly need green energy carriers, and to address global nutrients and water/energy sustainability issues. Significant R&D effort is ongoing in the field to develop efficient and safe processes for fuel and nutrient recovery. There is also a need for ongoing conversations in the scientific community around experimental techniques, controls, and methodology to ensure robust and accurate results in this emerging area. As such, a statement regarding controls is required in the abstract (e.g., argon controls, isotope labeling, and assessing NOX contaminants for electrochemical reduction of nitrogen to ammonia). In this symposium, the following topics are of interest:

(1) Using electrical energy to convert nitrogen-containing compounds into useful products
(2) Using nitrogen-containing compounds as fuel which may also produce other useful byproducts
(3) Electrochemically-driven nutrient recycling or recovery
(4) Experimental techniques, controls and methodology to ensure rigorous evaluation of performance

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


K01 - 15th Manuel M. Baizer Memorial Symposium on Organic Electrochemistry

This symposium honors the 2022 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, 17 December 2021

K02 - Electrochemical Synthesis in Water-rich Media and Biological Electrochemistry

Papers are solicited in all areas of fundamental and applied electrosynthesis in aqueous and water-rich media. Of particular interest are the use of co-solvents and biphasic systems for organic electrosynthesis as well as bioelectrosynthesis of products range from commodities to fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Both computational and experimental submissions are encouraged. We additionally seek contributions in all areas of biological electrochemistry research.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


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

In the general session topic areas, all papers concerning any aspect of physical electrochemistry, analytical electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, and photoelectrochemistry, which are not covered by topic areas of other specialized symposia offered at this meeting, are welcome in this symposium. Contributed papers will be programmed in some related order, depending on the titles and contents of the submitted abstracts.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

L02 - Computational Electrochemistry 7

The goal of this symposium is to bring together scientists interested and working in diverse areas of computational electrochemistry, in order to stimulate their awareness of common problems and group interests; facilitate exchange of ideas and opinions; and enable global, unifying views on this emerging interdisciplinary branch of electrochemistry and computational science. The symposium is devoted to ALL ASPECTS of computer and computational method uses in electrochemistry, including (but not necessarily limited to): quantum chemical and molecular simulations in electrochemistry (ab initio, Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, etc.); digital simulations of electrochemical transport and kinetic/electroanalytical problems (continuum modeling, including PDE/ODE/DAE solving); multi-physics and multi-scale simulations in electrochemistry; computer-aided data analysis in electrochemical kinetics and electroanalysis; engineering simulations and other computations relevant to electrochemical engineering; software, problem-solving environments, expert systems, databases, web-based programs, grid applications, etc., for electrochemistry.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

L03 - Nanoporous Materials 3

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
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, 17 December 2021

L04 - Redox Flow Systems for Energy Storage: New Chemical Systems and Mechanisms of Operation

Redox flow batteries have been recognized as an important perspective technology for stationary energy storage, including grid-scale energy storage thanks to their high power performance, flexible design, and ease of scaling-up. The present state of the art is mostly represented by the all-vanadium redox flow batteries, even though many inorganic and organic electroactive systems have recently been proposed as alternatives. In all-liquid systems, the active species are dissolved in solvents; but the hybrid systems, in which the active species exist in distinct phases (e.g., liquid, solid or gas), can operate in three subcategories: solid/liquid, semi-solid, and liquid/gas. Mechanisms of operation and approaches to the optimization of their performance obviously differ. There is a need to develop or identify robust organic, inorganic or hybrid compounds that could function as reversible redox species in a rechargeable battery under flow conditions. Special attention shall be paid to synthesis, modification, characterization, and deep understanding of the operation of novel redox active compounds of potential utility to redox flow rechargeable batteries.

The symposium includes invited presentations, reviews, and tutorial papers and contributed papers. Papers are solicited on the fundamental and applied aspects of redox flow batteries for energy storage. Of particular interest are new materials and designs; new anolytes and catholytes; performance studies; and modeling of all types of redox flow batteries, including aqueous and non-aqueous systems. This symposium aims at bringing together researchers working in different areas of fundamental physical and analytical electrochemistry as well as electrochemical science and technology. Both experimental and theoretical papers are welcomed in an effort to forge a stronger link between the experiential parameters and resulting properties of systems of interest to the area. Additional specific areas to be covered include the design of cathode and anode materials; new preparative and processing approaches; fabrication of advanced materials and electrode characterization including in-situ and ex-situ methods; electrochemical properties and performances; electrode-electrolyte interfacial chemistry; computational modeling; and redox processes, together with ionic transport and reaction mechanisms.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

L05 - Mechanistic Understanding of Electrocatalytic Electrodics of Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Carbon Dioxide Electrochemistry

The symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for exchange of ideas and discussion of new results in research dealing with the fundamental and applied aspects of such electrocatalytoc processes as oxygen reduction reactions, hydrogen evolution (generation) and oxidation, as well as conversion (reduction) of carbon dioxide. Papers are solicited in all areas of electroanalytical, kinetic and mechanistic studies (also at molecular level); development of novel catalytic materials (utilizing noble metals, alloys, surface-decorated, and nanostructured systems, ceramic materials, nanostructured metal oxides, and distinct carbon supports (including graphene in simple and functionalized forms); molecular or metaloorganic materials including N4-transition metal microcycles, metal-Nx type catalysts, enzymes or their combinations, microbial biofilm-based layers and various hybrid systems; modeling, simulation, and evaluation of electrode systems for the electrocatalytic processes mentioned above, as well as discussion of related interfacial phenomena. The symposium includes both invited and contributed papers on all aspects of the related electrochemical studies, physics, and materials chemistry and engineering of catalytic systems. The goal is to bring together scientists and engineers of different backgrounds that are active in the areas mentioned above. During the symposium, we hope to outline important directions for the future.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

L06 - Electrochemistry at the Nanoscale

The symposium covers all the aspects of electrochemistry at nanoscale: from nano-structured and nanoporous materials; structure of double layer and electrokinetic phenomena at nano-interfaces; electrochemical processes in nano-confined spaces and functional materials at nanoscale, including nano-catalysts, nano-cluster catalysis and nano-zymes and bio-inspired materials for electrocatalysis. The symposium invites papers on new developments on synthesis and electrochemical evaluation of nanomaterials as well as experimental approaches of studying the phenomena occurring at electrified interfaces at nanoscale or in nano-confined electrolytes. The symposium also invites papers in which nanostructured materials and interfaces are being integrated in electrochemical devices, which benefit of or display the specific properties that arise from the nanoscale features.
Keynote lectures are presented by invited speakers.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

L07 - Advances in Analytical Electrochemistry: A Joint Symposium with Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC)

The Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division (PAED) is calling for electroanalytical papers that showcase the ongoing advances in analytical use of electrochemistry including but not limited to hyphenated techniques, sensor platforms, and other novel applications to major problems in detection. Integrated platforms are also of interest. Many years ago, the original Physical Electrochemistry Division added Analytical Electrochemistry to its name and interest area. This symposium seeks to solidify existing cooperation between members of the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry and ECS.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021


M01 - Recent Advances in Sensors and Systems 2

This symposium provides a forum for the broad discussion of research and development in the field of physical and chemical sensors (gas, liquid, and other types), including molecular recognition surfaces, transduction methods, and integrated and microsensor systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) Development of new selective molecular recognition surface and materials
(2) Sensor and analytical systems for safety and security
(3) Novel methods for signal amplification and detection
(4) Sensor arrays for the simultaneous detection of multiple analytes
(5) Micro total analysis systems (-TAS)
(6) Physics and chemistry of sensors and sensor materials, synthesis/fabrication and characterization of novel compositions
(7) Novel sensor concepts, design, modeling, and verification
(8) Sensor arrays, and electronic noses and tongues
(9) Physical, chemical, and biological/biomedical sensors and actuators, such as gas, humidity, ion, and molecular sensors, their system integration and actuating functions
(10) Optical sensors and fiber optic sensors
(11) Wireless sensors
(12) Emerging technologies and applications including nanosensors and sensors leveraging nanotechnology
(13) Harsh environment sensors

All transduction methods are of interest for this symposium (e.g., electrochemical, resistive, capacitive, optical, acoustic, gravimetric, and thermal). The goal of this symposium is to present the broadest possible coverage of modern physical and chemical sensing progress and to highlight the present state of the art relative to basic and applied areas.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021

M02 - Biosensors, Lab-on-chips, Point-of-care Testing, In-vitro and In-vivo Imaging

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 focuses on sensors for improving the health and wellbeing of individuals. The scope includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Sensors using antibodies nucleic acid and small molecules as molecular recognition probes
(2) Sensors using nanostructures to improve performance
(3) Wearable devices
(4) Point-of-care detection tools
(5) Lab-on-chips for healthcare
(6) In-vitro and in-vivo imaging techniques
(7) Theranostics and related sensing and imaging techniques
(8) Materials, devices, and fabrication techniques, which have potential applications in food safety, biomedical, and health applications

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 17 December 2021