Call for Abstracts

242nd ECS Meeting (October 9-13, 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, 8 April 2022 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 author; amounts are awarded at the discretion of the organizers and judges.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


A01 - New Approaches and Advances in Electrochemical Energy Systems

The symposium focuses on “outside 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. The symposium features oral presentations, posters, 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, 8 April 2022

A02 - Research and Development of Primary and Secondary Batteries: In Honor of George Blomgren

This symposium honors Dr. George Blomgren for his outstanding contributions and developments relevant to lithium batteries and other commercially relevant systems. The organizers invite contributions on topics related to lithium electrochemistry in fundamental and applied research including, but not limited to:

(1) Primary and secondary lithium batteries including metal sulfides and liquid catholytes;

(2) Interfacial reactions between materials and electrolytes;

(3) Challenges in achieving and demonstrating long-life battery systems;

(4) Characterization and simulation of primary and secondary battery phenomena across length and time scales.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

A03 - Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium intercalation/deintercalation into/from host lattices is the basis of current lithium ion battery technology. Lithium ion batteries have revolutionized the portable electronics market and are being intensively pursued for vehicle and stationary storage applications. This symposium provides a forum for recent advances in intercalation compounds that serve as cathode or anode materials in lithium ion batteries or other rechargeable systems. Additional topics include electrolytes, interfaces/interphases, separators, and electrochemical testing of lithium ion batteries.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

A04 - Next Generation Batteries

To accelerate the pace of materials discovery, development, and optimization for electrochemical energy storage systems, it is necessary to apply a combined computational and experimental approach to discover the winning candidates for next generation batteries. In this symposium, we hope to gather many researchers around the world to discuss new advances in solid state materials design and modeling of battery materials. The emphasis of the symposium is on new promising electrode materials, including conversion cathodes and metallic/alloy anodes, solid electrolytes, and systems; their electrochemical properties and reaction mechanisms.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

A05 - Extreme Batteries

This symposium focuses on recent research in the field of extreme batteries, including:

(1) Batteries for extremely low-temperature, and/or high-temperature applications;
(2) Batteries for fast charging;
(3) Batteries that can tolerate extreme mechanical impact (folding, stretching, pressing, puncturing, etc.);
(4) Miniature batteries;
(5) Batteries that have extremely long shelf-life (ultra-slow self-discharging);
(6) Batteries designed for other unconventional applications.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

A06 - Manufacturing in Electrochemistry

The purpose of this symposium is to bridge the gap between approaches for fundamental research and industry development, and establish common ground for more effectively investigating, evaluating, and testing new battery materials and concepts. Specifically, this provides a venue to comprehend current and future industrial needs for battery R&D in a wide range of electrochemical energy storage fields and strengthen communications between academia and industry to effectively identify the real fundamental challenges in advanced battery technologies. The topic of this symposium includes but is not limited to:

(1) Materials science and materials manufacturing for different battery materials

(2) Electrode preparation process

(3) Solid and liquid electrolyte research and scaling up

(4) Cell components and production

(5) Cell design, prototyping and manufacturing

(6) Testing protocols and procedures

(7) AI/ML in battery research and manufacturing

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


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

This broad symposium includes both fundamental and applied studies of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and related materials. Papers are invited in the areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science. Relevant topics include the synthesis and preparation of nanocarbon samples, and characterization of their mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrochemical, optical, or electronic properties. Also welcome are papers concerning nanocarbon applications in areas such as electrochemistry, electronic and opto-electronic devices, sensing, energy conversion and storage, and biomedicine.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


C01 - Corrosion General Session

Oral and poster presentations concerning all aspects of corrosion science and associated phenomena in liquid or gaseous environments are welcome. Experimental investigations, theoretical analyses, descriptions of new techniques for the study of corrosion, and analyses of corrosion products and films are of interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

C02 - Critical Factors in Localized Corrosion 10: In Honor of Gerald Frankel

This symposium celebrates the long and distinguished career of Professor Gerald Frankel and his many contributions to the field of corrosion, especially in advancing our understanding of localized corrosion phenomena. The symposium deals with all aspects of localized corrosion. The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for discussion of recent advances in fundamental and applied aspects of breakdown of passivity, techniques to study initiation and propagation of localized corrosion, the effect of microstructure, advanced materials, as well as mitigation methods for localized corrosion. Papers presenting experimental and theoretical approaches to understanding localized corrosion are welcome.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

C03 - Corrosion in Nuclear Energy Systems: From Cradle to Grave 2

Nuclear power reactors presently generate ~10 percent of the world’s electricity. Over 400 reactors are in operation and nearly 50 more are under construction. Further, several Generation IV reactors are currently being designed to improve safety, efficiency, and optimize fuel cycle and waste management. A critical factor in all designs, whether currently in operation or being designed, is the understanding and control of a wide range of corrosion issues. This symposium focuses on all corrosion issues related to nuclear power related to fuel cycle (from mining to reprocessing and disposal); in-reactor corrosion; design and function of in-reactor sensors; corrosion considerations for next generation reactor systems such as molten salt reactors; and corrosion issues in short-term and long-term storage. The submission of experimental, theoretical, and computational papers dealing with all aspects of corrosion in nuclear systems is encouraged.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

C04 - Electrochemical Techniques in Corrosion Research 2

This symposium focuses on recent progress in electrochemical techniques in corrosion research. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together scientists from various research fields involving and impacting corrosion science and engineering. Contributions related to both fundamental and applications are encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) Development of electrochemical methods;
(2) Transient techniques, including impedance measurement;
(3) Combinations of electrochemical and other analytical methods;
(4) Scanning probe techniques for surface analysis;
(5) Numerical simulation of corrosion phenomena;
(6) Anodic and cathodic reaction mechanisms in corrosion;
(7) Mass transfer in corrosion;
(8) Corrosion monitoring;
(9) Corrosion sensors.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


D01 - Semiconductors, Dielectrics, and Metals for Nanoelectronics 19

The following are indicative topical areas to be covered by the symposium:

(1) SiGe, SiGe:C, Ge, GeSn, and III-V high mobility channels; SiC and GaN channels: surface/interface modeling; band offsets; surface cleaning, surface passivation; high-k gate dielectrics; contact engineering; transistor characteristics;

(2) 2D semiconductors and applications: MoS2, WSe2, other metal dichalcogenides, graphene, silicene, germanene, growth, characterization, and modeling; high-k gate dielectrics; ohmic contacts; transistor characteristics;

(3) Volatile and non-volatile memory: resistive RAM; ferroelectric RAM; phase-change RAM; magnetic RAM; conductive-bridging RAM; spin-transfer torque RAM; flash memories.

(4) Interfaces, traps, and reliability: Semiconductor/dielectric, dielectric/dielectric, dielectric/metal interfaces; interface and bulk dielectric defects/traps; electrical characterization, dielectric wear out, SILC; NBTI and PBTI; TDDB;

(5) High-k gate dielectrics for high mobility channels: High-k gate dielectrics on Si, SiGe, Ge, III-V compounds, SiC, etc.; high-k dielectrics on nanowires, nanotubes, and graphene;

(6) Nanoelectronics and nanotechnology: FinFET, multi-gate MOSFETs, nanotubes, nanowires, quantum dots, spintronics, plasmonics, tunnel FETs;

(7) Metal gate electrodes metals and ohmic contacts: Threshold and flat band voltage control, metal gate electrodes for transistors with alternative substrates, metal contacts to nanowires, nanotubes, graphene, MoS2, etc.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

D02 - Photovoltaics for the 21st Century 18: New Materials and Processes

This symposium provides a forum for the discussion of terawatt-capable solar-to-electrical conversion technologies that have the potential to scale to meet the global energy demand and become an impactful source of energy in the 21st century. To achieve terawatt scale photovoltaics, it is necessary to focus on the scalability and sustainability of photovoltaics. In addition to lowering cost and improving efficiency, research is needed in earth-abundant raw materials, energy-efficient fabrication, recycling of waste solar modules, and storage of intermittent solar electricity.

Electrochemical and solid state sciences have major roles to play in removing many of these barriers to terawatt solar photovoltaics. This symposium invites contributions in both current and emerging areas of solar photovoltaic research and covers a whole spectrum of cell technologies from silicon to thin-films and emerging technologies. Sample topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) Scalable and green solution-based processing technologies for solar cells;

(2) Emerging perovskite, organic, quantum dot, and hybrid solar cells;

(3) Devices and materials for scalable manufacturing, stability, and performance;

(4) Earth-abundant solar materials: synthesis and properties;

(5) Device degradation and reliability for current and future solar modules;

(6) Cost-effective approaches to recycle current and future waste solar modules;

(7) Sustainable practices of waste treatment in solar cell and module fabrication processes;

(8) Innovative applications and systems that match the characteristics of solar energy.

Invited speakers from industry and academia provide an overview on the current status and explore future directions of solar photovoltaics.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

D03 - Advanced 3D Interconnect Technologies and Packaging

This symposium focuses on issues pertinent to advances in traditional damascene interconnects, and new materials and integration methods for 3D interconnects. An emerging technology or device architecture called 3D integration is based on the system performance gains that can be achieved by stacking and vertically interconnecting distinct device layers. The 3D concept of replacing long 2D interconnects with shorter vertical (3D) interconnects has the potential to alleviate the well-known interconnect (RC) delay problem facing the semiconductor industry today. Additional benefits of the 3D process include reduced die size and the ability to optimize distinct technologies (analog, logic, RF, etc.) on separate vertically interconnected layers. An application area where large performance gains can be obtained is high-density device/sensor arrays where processing power is placed within each individual device. Damascene copper interconnects, introduced at the 0.25 µm node, have spanned six technology nodes, and are expected to be used for the foreseeable future. Despite the history of success, there are new challenges including increases in effective resistivity, electromigration and stress migration resistance, and the integration of porous low-k dielectrics and air gaps. This symposium brings together researchers to discuss the challenges and solutions to extend damascene copper interconnects well beyond the 45 nm node. The aim of this symposium is to discuss the proposed architectures and applications of 3D integration, and the various enabling materials and processes that are required to bring the technology into full commercialization. Broadly, the enabling process technologies include wafer/die thinning, wafer/die bonding, and vertical interconnect fabrication. Each of these process technologies will leverage novel materials, and much of the emphasis of this symposium is on the materials science of these 3D integration materials. Ideally, this symposium brings together researchers to discuss the various merits of the presented 3D device architectures, materials, and fabrication methodologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) Methods to reduce increases in effective resistivity;

(2) Methods to mitigate electromigration and stress migration issues;

(3) Advanced barrier/seed processes including ALD and electroless films;

(4) Porous low-k ILDs and air gap processing (including deposition and etching);

(5) Novel electrodeposition and CMP processes;

(6) 3D process integration methodologies;

(7) 3D design and architectures;

(8) Simulation and modeling of 3D integrated devices;

(9) Materials and techniques for die and wafer bonding;

(10) Processing and handling of thin wafers and dice;

(11) Materials for temporary die and wafer bonding;

(12) Vertical interconnect fabrication technology;

(13) Materials for vertical interconnects: insulators, barriers, and metals;

(14) Reliability of 3D interconnects;

(15) Novel test and measurement of 3D integrated devices;

(16) Thermal management in 3D integrated devices;

(17) Epitaxial and recrystallization approaches to 3D integration;

(18) 3D integration of heterogeneous materials;

(19) Thermomechanical reliability and electromigration in 3D integrated devices.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

D04 - Plasma and Thermal Processes for Materials Modification, Synthesis, and Processing 4

CVD, plasma-enhanced CVD, etching, and related techniques have enjoyed extensive success in microelectronics processing. These techniques have also been applied to the synthesis and production of nanostructured elemental and compound semiconductor materials (Si, Ge, (ZnO, Zn3P2, Zn4Sb3, GaN, InN, GaSb, and many others) for electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, photovoltaics, and thermoelectrics. Nanowires, nanotubes, QDOTs, and 2D materials, have also been employed in MEMS, artifact restoration, and surface treatments in health care. The topics for this symposium include, but are not limited to, the above-mentioned processes and applications as well as surface functionalization, photoresist removal, atomic layer etching, difficult-to-etch materials, decontamination, pollution abatement, and displays. Papers focusing on material growth or etch mechanisms, modeling, reactor design, process diagnostics, materials characterization, and advances in novel applications are strongly encouraged.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

D05 - Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing 2

Atmospheric pressure plasma processing (APP) has received significant attention due to its combination of simplicity and a wide range of possibilities in surface treatments and modifications. Furthermore, atmospheric pressure plasma has a prominent technical significance due to its low-cost manufacturing and operations in contrast to a low-pressure plasma or even high-pressure plasma. This makes it an extremely versatile tool for any material processing and an emerging topic which will in future transform plasma processing and related industry.

Therefore, this symposium features the latest developments in APP design and applications. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that APPs could be successfully applied in materials science. For this reason, the papers related to atmospheric pressure plasma processing ranging from manufacturing to the deposition of coatings, surface modifications, and other treatments are considered. This also includes the applications of atmospheric pressure plasma processing for nanofabrication, etching, conversion, or similar. Finally, the aim of this symposia is to lead and be at the forefront of research of atmospheric pressure plasma processing for all topics connected to The Electrochemical Society.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

D06 - Quantum Dot Science and Technology 2

This symposium aims to bring together scientists, researchers, industry engineers, and policy makers with diverse professional backgrounds from several countries to exchange ideas, advance knowledge, and discuss key issues across the full spectrum of fundamental science and applied engineering of quantum dots. Topics of interest include growth and processing of epitaxial, lateral, and colloidal quantum dots; surface modification and functionalization; chemical, mechanical, thermal, magnetic, electrical, and optical property characterizations of quantum dots and their assemblies; theoretical and computational modeling; device fabrication and measurements for electronics, optics, optoelectronics, spintronics, communications, sensors, and energy generation and storage; as well as biological applications. Also of particular interest are quantum dot technologies that support the emerging areas of memory, logic, and unconventional computing schemes.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

D07 - Water-Energy Nexus Research Relating to Semiconducting Materials 2

Production of renewable energy requires large quantities of water, and the supply of fresh water needs energy. Semiconductors play a huge role in disrupting, to some extent, this interdependence. For example, semiconductor-assisted photocatalysis and plasma-assisted processes are highly useful in the removal of pollutants, dyes, and harmful microorganisms from water. Contextually, this symposium aims to bring together researchers interested in studying semiconductors, materials, and processes for water remediation, such as the removal of pollutants, dyes, and harmful microorganisms from water. Also encouraged for submission are: semiconductor materials useful for the removal of emerging contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals; papers describing synthesis/fabrication and assembly of materials useful for the simultaneous removal of pollutants from water, along with its desalination; and papers describing the large-scale production of materials for water remediation are also encouraged.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


E01 - Electrodeposition for Energy Applications 6

Electrodeposition is widely used in the fabrication of materials and devices, and most recently this technique has been successfully applied to the fabrication of various components in energy conversion and storage systems. Examples of interest include methods and techniques used in the synthesis of catalysts for fuel cells; electrolysis (HER and OER) and metal-air batteries (ORR); components and active materials for electrolyzers, batteries and capacitors; and radiation absorbers for photovoltaic and photo-electrochemical devices.

Global energy issues cover many interdisciplinary fields including low-carbon energy conversion using photovoltaics; affordable energy storage for automotive; and scalable storage solutions for large stationary applications. Small-scale energy harvesters and energy storage devices are of interest for microsystems and implants. Integration of these components on a small footprint or chip demands novel strategies using dense architectures and conformal thin-film coatings. New electrochemical approaches to emerging materials—for example, new contact materials for silicon solar cells, thin-film and earth-abundant PV materials, thin-film catalysts for PEM fuel cells—are also of interest.

This symposium focuses on emerging and nanostructured materials enabled by electrodeposition in the area of photovoltaics, (photo-)electrochemical conversion, electrocatalysis, hydrogen fuel, CO2 capture, energy storage, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, etc.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

E02 - Electrochemical and Electroless Deposition of Functional Materials (Theory, Numerical Simulations, and Applications) 2

The symposium covers most recent advances in the area of electrochemical and electroless growth of thin films and nanostructures including fundamentals, methods, and application. A goal of the symposium is to bring together researchers from a broad range of areas of electrodeposition and engineering science to discuss the current state of the art in understanding a link between the fundamental processes and properties of electrodeposited metals, alloys, metal oxides, semiconductors, and compounds, including 2D and 3D nanostructures. Submissions about the applications of electroless deposition related to electronics, energy conversion, aerospace, biomedical, and automotive industries are solicited in order to review and discuss the latest developments and suggest future directions in the field of electroless deposition.

Original contributions are sought but not limited from the following areas:

(1) Under-potential deposition, surface-limited replacement, of films and nanostructures;

(2) Electrodeposition of alloys: Under-potential co-deposition, anomalous co-deposition;

(3) Electrodeposition from ionic liquids;

(4) Electroless deposition: Principles and applications;

(5) Metallization of non-conductive surfaces;

(6) Novel ideas, conditions, and methods for atomic/nanoscale control of thin films morphology and structure;

(7) Deposition methods and approaches to control microstructure (texture and grain size), mechanical, and electrical properties;

(8) Electrochemical design of tailored (nano) and mesoporous structures: Dealloying, electrochemical, and chemical processing;

(9) Electrochemical anodization at surfaces and generation of nanostructures;

(10) Electrochemical synthesis of oxides, semiconductors, and compounds: 2D and 3D.

This symposium provides a space for fruitful discussions, including aspects related to both fundamental research and technological innovations.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

E03 - Electrochemical and Electrophoretic Deposition of Ceramics, Oxides, and Composites

This symposium welcomes papers that address experimental and theoretical aspects of electrophoretic deposition of ceramics, oxides, and composites. This includes any studies in which particles migrate in the presence of an electric field to form films onto substrates. In addition, we consider contributions that address colloidal stability; deposition kinetics and transport; composite co-electrodeposition; deposition of electrophoretic biomaterials; as well as nanostructured materials deposition.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

E04 - 100 Years of the Electrodeposition Division: Past, Present, and Future

The ‘science of electroplating’ has been one of the top ten topics covered by the Electrochemical Society from the beginning. The Electrodeposition Division, founded in 1922, was the second Society division established.

The Electrodeposition Division is organizing a special symposium to celebrate 100 years. This will be an invited only symposium to honor the scientists and technologists who pushed forward the boundaries of electrodeposition in the past, highlighting the achievements of today and introducing the challenges and promising researchers of tomorrow.

The symposium invited talks will reflect on the transformative research of past members and leading researchers whose work and mentorship inspired generations of leaders in the field. The symposium will provide the forum for discussions about the advances made over the first 100 years and the frontiers of research to address current and future challenges. A special session organized by the Early Career ELDP Section of the division (established in 2021) has been planned.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


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; 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, 8 April 2022

F02 - Electrochemical Separations and Sustainability 5

There is a growing need to develop and understand technologies that can efficiently and effectively segregate and collect ionic species in gas, water or other liquids using electrochemical approaches. Key applications include gas (e.g., O2, H2, CO2) separation; water desalination; ultrapure water production; food and wine industry; selective ion removal from waste streams; treatment of produced and process water from the oil and gas industries; flow batteries; and sensors. This symposium intends to address the common technical and fundamental threads found in these technologies by focusing on topics included, but not limited to: materials and techniques for electrochemical deionization; electrochemically motivated membrane-based selective ion separation techniques; sea and brackish desalination technologies, and reversible flow batteries based on either solvated species or slurries of active materials; non-aqueous solvent separation; and ionic liquid membrane separations.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

F03 - Tutorial on Industrial Electrochemistry 3

This symposium focuses on issues and solutions for industrial applications of electrochemistry. Papers are solicited from industry focused on industrial approaches to relevant problems involving electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering. Papers are also solicited from academia focused on electrochemical tools to solve industrial problems. Topics relevant to this symposium include:

(1) Experimental methods applicable to industrial electrochemistry;
(2) Use of modeling and simulation to solve industrially relevant electrochemical problems;
(3) Industrial/academic collaboration for the solution of industrial problems;
(4) Examples in which electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering methods and techniques have been successfully applied to industrial problems.

Presentations focused on successful academic/industrial relationships to solve industrial problems using electrochemistry and/or electrochemical engineering are also of particular interest.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

F04 - Modeling Electrochemical Systems for Transportation Applications 2

This session focuses on modeling, at all scales, electrochemical systems for transportation applications. Of particular interest are presentations covering modeling of electrochemical energy conversion and/or storage devices, and their integration into transportation systems, most particularly automobiles. Of interest as well are presentations detailing peripheral systems and balance-of-plant that impact the operation of electrochemical systems applied to transportation.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


G01 - The Long Reach of Electrochemistry – Semiconductors, Metallization, and Energy Storage: In Honor of D. Noel Buckley

This symposium honors Prof. D. Noel Buckley, an ECS Past President whose research contributions over five decades covered a very wide range of topics spanning the technical interest areas of most of the Society divisions. Following his PhD on electrocatalysis with Prof. Declan Burke and postdoctoral on high temperature corrosion with Prof. Wayne Worrell, he began research on lithium batteries and later on compound semiconductors at Bell Labs. He continued this work at the University of Limerick, focusing on electrochemical pore formation while also investigating stress and morphology in electrodeposited metallization. More recently, he has worked on electrode kinetics on carbon, electrolyte stability, and state of charge sensors for vanadium flow batteries.

The symposium provides opportunities for cross-fertilization of ideas in these areas representing a cross-section of ECS interests. It features invited presentations by former students, postdoctorals, and colleagues including some historical perspectives. Contributions are invited on topics including:

(1) Issues underlying deposition processes in the vacuum, gas, and liquid phases;

(2)Chemical vapor deposition and semiconductor material epitaxy and characterization;

(3) Developments in wide bandgap and compound semiconductor technology;

(4) Chemical and electrochemical techniques of processing for photonic and electronic devices;

(5) Semiconductor electrochemistry and processes at the semiconductor-solution interface;

(6) Pit and pore formation in semiconductors and related processes;

(7) Electrochemical deposition and characterization of contact metallization;

(8) Defects, stress, and morphology in electrodeposited nanofilms;

(9) Advances in flow batteries and other batteries for large-scale energy storage systems;

(10) Long-term performance and stability of flow batteries;

(11) Chemical and electrochemical treatments and kinetics of carbon electrodes;

(12) State of charge and state of health sensors for flow battery systems.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

G02 - Atomic Layer Deposition and Etching Applications 18

Continued progress in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing requires precise, conformal coatings of thin film materials. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) enables the deposition of ultra-thin, highly conformal coatings over complex, 3D topographies with precise control over both thickness and composition. Consequently, ALD has become the technology of choice for a large variety of applications beyond microelectronics. Over the last 17 years, this symposium has earned a leading position among the meetings where not only ALD is discussed, but also the closely related topics of atomic layer etching, atomic layer cleaning, and area-selective deposition, the group commonly referred to as atomic layer processing (ALP).

This symposium offers an excellent forum for sharing cutting-edge research on both existing and emerging ALD applications, as well as fundamental aspects of ALP technology.

Contributions are solicited in the following areas:

(1) Semiconductor CMOS applications: Development and integration of ALD high-k oxides and metal electrodes with conventional and high-mobility channel materials;
(2) Volatile and non-volatile memory applications: Extendibility, Flash, MIM, MIS, RF capacitors, etc.;

(3) Interconnects and contacts: Integration of ALD films with Cu and low-k materials;

(4) Fundamentals of ALD processing: Reaction mechanisms, in situ measurement, modeling, theory;
(5) New precursors and delivery systems;

(6) Optical and photonic applications;

(7) Coating of nanoporous materials by ALD;

(8) MLD and hybrid ALD/MLD;

(9) ALD for energy conversion applications such as fuel cells, photovoltaics, etc.;

(10) ALD for energy storage applications;

(11) Productivity enhancement, scale-up, and commercialization of ALD equipment and processes for rigid and flexible substrates, including roll-to-roll deposition;

(12) Area-selective ALD;

(13) Atomic layer etching (“reverse ALD”) and related topics aiming at self-limited etching, such as atomic layer cleaning, etc.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

G03 - SiGe, Ge, and Related Materials: Materials, Processing, and Devices 10

The Tenth International SiGe, Ge, & Related Compounds: Materials, Processing, and Devices symposium provides a forum for reviewing and discussing materials and device related aspects of SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds (e.g. SiC, GaN). There are 10 areas of interest for the Symposium described below:

(1) Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors: Device physics, process technology, modeling, reliability, circuit applications (analog, digital, and RF to mm-wave).

(2) FET Technology: Advanced CMOS, Compound Semiconductor Devices (III-V, Group IV), 2-D Materials FET, TFET, FDSOI, FinFETs, Nanowire FETs, Negative-Capacitance FET, Oxide TFTs, Ferroelectric FETs, and transistors with high bandgap materials (SiC, GaN, and Ga2O3).

(3) Optoelectronics: Detectors, Waveguides, Quantum cascade structures, Photovoltaic cells, Photoluminescence, Electroluminescence, Integration with CMOS electronics, Ge buffers for III-V Optoelectronics on Si, monolithic optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEICs).

(4) Epitaxy: Pre-epi surface preparation of Si, SiGe and Ge; Growth of Group IV epitaxial layers: graphene, Si, Ge, SiC, SiGe, SiGe:C, GeSn, SiGeSn. Epitaxial growth of other materials on Si or Ge such as III-V’s; Novel growth techniques and precursors; Selective growth; Novel in-situ doping approaches; Quantum wire/dot growth.

(5) Emerging Applications: Nano-structured devices, quantum computing, THz devices, electro-mechanical properties of SiGe layers, MEMs, TFTs, amorphous SiGe layer applications.

(6) Processing and Integration: All aspects of integration like substrate engineering, monolithic and hetero-integration of SiGe/Ge devices and systems; yield, reliability and related processing including diffusion and suppression, Si/Ge intermixing, Oxidation and Nitridation, Cleaning & etching of SiGe, Ge, and SiGeC.

(7) Strain Engineering: Stress engineering for GAA (Gate-All-Around) transistors. Performance and reliability of PMOS and NMOS transistors with SiGe and striped Si/SiGe channels. Stress engineering for 3D stacking technology. Efficiency of stress engineering for ultra-short channels approaching L = 10 nm. Ge quantum wells.

(8) Surfaces and Interfaces: Surface Passivation, High K interface, Metal Contact, Interfacial electrical properties and its characterization. Electro-mechanical properties of SiGe layers, MEMs, TFTs.

(9) Related Compounds: Material growth, processing, and characterization of related compounds (such as GaN, SiC, h-BN, etc.), devices with emerging applications (such as Micro LED/Mini LED, GaN on Si power electronics...) and device reliability.

(10) Metrology and Characterization: Advancements in the nanoscale characterization of Group IV and III/V alloys in terms of their bulk (composition, strain, crystallinity, doping, dimensions, morphology, band structure, mobility) as well as surface/interface properties.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


H01 - State-of-the-Art Program on Compound Semiconductors 65 (SOTAPOCS 65)

Compound semiconductors are a significant enabler of numerous optoelectronic, high-speed, power, and sensor devices. The SOTAPOCS 65 symposium addresses the most recent developments in inorganic compound semiconductor technology, including traditional III-V materials, III-nitrides, II-VI materials, silicon carbide, diamond, and other emerging materials. Papers on both practical and fundamental issues are solicited. The following areas are of particular interest:

(1) Advances in bulk and epitaxial growth techniques;

(2) Advances in device processing;

(3) Novel electronic, optoelectronic, and sensor devices;

(4) Schottky and ohmic contact technology;

(5) Dielectric properties and passivation;

(6) Wafer bonding and packaging;

(7) In situ and ex situ process monitoring;

(8) Materials characterization and wafer level testing and mapping;

(9) Process-induced defects;

(10) Reliability and device degradation mechanisms;

(11) Demonstration of state-of-the-art devices and applications.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

H02 - Thin Film Transistors 16 (TFT 16)

This is the 32nd year of the symposium which is sponsored by the ECS Electronics and Photonics Division. This symposium provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments in thin film transistors (TFTs) and related fields. It is an opportunity for synergistic interactions among those working in TFTs, other high tech fields, or related products or research areas. Papers dealing with all aspects of fabrication processes, materials, devices, designs, characterization, and applications of TFTs are solicited. Examples of topics to be addressed in this symposium are:

(1) TFT technology progress and production status;

(2) Advanced processes;

(3) Thin film materials;

(4) Device physics, characterization, and reliability;

(5) Applications;

(6) TFT array driving and integrated circuits;

(7) Large-area process equipment, testers, etc.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

H03 - Low-Dimensional Nanoscale Electronic and Photonic Devices 15

The 15th LDEPD symposium addresses the most recent developments in nanoscale transparent electronic, photonic materials, and devices. The symposium encompasses low dimensional and transparent novel materials and devices, processing, device fabrication, reliability, and other related topics. Papers on both practical issues and fundamental studies are solicited. The symposium consists of both invited and contributed papers.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

H04 - Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide Power Technologies 12

Symposium continues to showcase the state-of-the-art in the development of GaN and SiC wide bandgap material and device technologies for power switching and power amplifier applications. Ultra wide bandgap technologies based on high Al-content AlGaN and Gallium Oxide will also be addressed. The symposium will cover a wide range of topics related to these technologies and their applications:

(1) Bulk and thin film growth and characterization of materials;

(2) Defect characterization and reduction techniques;

(3) Growth chamber design and modeling;

(4) Doping and carrier lifetime control techniques;

(5) High-frequency low-loss power magnetic materials;

(6) Novel power devices and device structures;

(7) Power device fabrication technologies;

(8) Chip-scale capacitor, inductor and transformer structures and fabrication technologies;

(9) Novel physical mechanisms including micro plasma and current filamentation;

(10) Short-term and long-term device degradation and failure mechanisms;

(11) Novel accelerated stress testing and lifetime prediction methodologies;

(12) Device characterization and modeling for performance and reliability;

(13) Manufacturing cost and yield improvement approaches;

(14) Homogeneous and heterogeneous chip-scale integration;

(15) Power converters and power amplifiers;

(16) Packaging and thermal management;

(17) Cooling of power chips and modules.

A poster session will be scheduled.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

H05 - Electronic, Thermal, and Electrochemical Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) 3: Technology, Applications, and Emerging Devices

During recent years, research on electronic and electrochemical properties of metal organic framework (MOF) based thin film materials and applications has created a new research field for specific functionalization of interfaces and surfaces. The work of various international research groups has contributed to discoveries of new physicochemical properties of MOFs with high application potentials. MOF synthesis and characterization have been supported by recent advances in theoretical models leading to better understanding of the fundamental materials science of MOFs. Today, highly porous and layered MOF materials have been successfully integrated into new technological applications ranging from microelectronics to sensors, batteries, and photovoltaic devices, as well as to functional thin film materials in the field of electrochemistry, optoelectronics, thermoelectrics, magnetism, data storage, as well as to photo-/electrocatalysis chemical reactors and gas storage.

The 3rd International Symposium sponsored by the ECS Electronics and Photonics Division brings together researchers in chemistry, materials science, physics, devices and process engineers, and related interdisciplinary areas, to seek and capture the state of the art in MOF-based fundamental aspects and latest technological applications. This symposium offers a new interdisciplinary and international platform, and aims to contribute towards advancing the fundamental understanding of layered MOF thin films and improving technological applications thereof. Original contributions are solicited that cover all fundamental and applied aspects including electronic, thermal, and electrochemical transport properties and phenomena, device/system fabrication and integration of MOF thin films into emerging technological device applications. All oral presentations are grouped into topical sessions.

Invited keynote speakers present critical reviews covering recent advances and future directions in the diverse field of fundamental and applied MOF properties.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


I01A - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 22 (PEFC&E 22) - Diagnostics/Characterization Methods, MEA Design/ Modeling

Presentations related to acid and alkaline fuel cells that discuss:

(1) Novel gas diffusion medium substrates and micro-porous layer designs;

(2) Modeling and diagnostic methods to characterize mass- and heat-transport related phenomena, and water management in cells and membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs);

(3) CO2 tolerance modeling of anion exchange membrane fuel cells;

(4) In situ measurement or visualization (x-ray tomography, neutron imaging, etc.);

(5) Advanced ex situ characterization methods (TEM, STM);

(6) AC-impedance methods;

(7) Electrode and MEA electrochemical modeling; and

(8) Machine learning and related methods for improved diagnostics and performance.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I01B - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 22 (PEFC&E 22) - Design, Fabrication and Operation of Cells, Stacks and Systems

Presentations for the design, fabrication, and practical operation of cells, stacks, and systems related to:

(1) Hydrogen or hydrogen-reformate fuel cells;

(2) Direct-fuel fuel cells (DMFC, borohydride, etc.);

(3) Alkaline (membrane) fuel cells;

(4) Portable fuel cells;

(5) New cell and stack structures, including new types of bipolar plates and flow fields;

(6) Degradation of fuel cell components and the influence of degradation products on component and system performance, including corrosion of bipolar plates and BOP, and degradation of sealing materials and other components;

(7) Electrochemical hydrogen compression;

(8) Balance-of-plant (BOP) components;

(9) Design and specifications of complete power systems in the context of transportation and stationary power generation applications as well as for micro-fuel cell systems;

(10) Components and systems for other electrochemical energy conversion devices such as electrochemical hydrogen pumps, etc.;

(11) Advanced fabrication methods, such as additive manufacturing or reel-to-reel processes.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I01C - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 22(PEFC&E 22) - Ion-Exchange Membrane Development, Performance, and Durability

Presentations related to acid and alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers that discuss:

(1) Development of anion- and cation-exchange ionomers and membranes (PFSAs, hydrocarbon-based, etc.);

(2) High-temperature polymer membranes, novel hybrid ionomers, and composite membranes;

(3) Physico-chemical properties of ionomer membranes and electrode ionomers;

(4) Structure-property characterization of ionomer dispersions, membranes, and thin-films;

(5) Degradation, aging, and stability of membranes (chemical and mechanical);

(6) Molecular and multi-scale modeling of membrane properties and ionomer interfaces;

(7) Processing, fabrication, and advanced characterization of ionomers;

(8) Theory-driven experiment design and data-guided membrane design and development

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I01D - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 22(PEFC&E 22) - Catalyst Activity/Durability for Hydrogen(-Reformate) Acidic Fuel Cells

Presentations related to acidic fuel cells that discuss:

(1) Fuel cell electrocatalysts for hydrogen and hydrogen-reformate fuel cells (PEMFC, PAFC, etc.);

(2) Novel catalyst supports;

(3) Degradation of fuel cell electrocatalysts and catalyst supports; and

(4) Ab initio computational studies of catalytic mechanisms and for the design of novel catalysts.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I01E - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 22(PEFC&E 22) - Materials for Alkaline Fuel Cells and Direct-Fuel Fuel Cells

Presentations related to alkaline fuel cells and direct-fuel acid fuel cells that discuss:

(1) Electrocatalysts for hydrogen oxidation and oxygen reduction in alkaline fuel cells;

(2) Catalysts for direct-borohydride applications;

(3) Novel anion-exchange membranes;

(4) Degradation mechanisms of anion-exchange membranes;

(5) Catalysts for the direct electrooxidation of alternative fuels (e.g., methanol, ethanol, ammonia, etc.) in alkaline and acidic fuel cells.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I01F - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 22(PEFC&E 22) - Polymer-Electrolyte Electrolysis

Presentations related to low-temperature, polymer electrolyte water electrolysis for hydrogen and oxygen production (however, excluding approaches that are primarily focused on photoelectrochemical water splitting or CO2 electrochemical reduction):

(1) Electrocatalysts for hydrogen reduction and oxygen evolution including performance and durability;

(2) Polymers, membranes, and electrodes for electrolysis applications;

(3) Transport media and bipolar plates;

(4) Balance-of-plant (BOP) components;

(5) Degradation of electrolysis components and the influence of degradation products on system performance and lifetime;

(6) Design and specifications of complete electrolysis systems in the context of hydrogen generation applications as well as intermittent or load following applications.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I01Z - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 22(PEFC&E 22) - Plenary Session

This symposium is for invited submissions only.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I02 - Frontiers of Chemical/Molecular Engineering in Electrochemical Energy Technologies 2: In Honor of Robert Savinell’s 70th Birthday

In honor of Robert Savinell’s 70th birthday, this symposium is organized to celebrate his achievements after more than four decades of research in fuel cells and flow batteries. The symposium highlights current and emerging ideas in electrocatalysis, electrolytes, and device design for fuel cells and flow batteries. Topics include molecular-level understanding of small-molecule electrocatalysis (including hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon- and nitrogen-containing molecules such as alcohols, ammonia, urea, carbon dioxide, and others); membranes and electrolytes including additives, nanoparticles, and deep eutectic chemistries; redox-active molecules; and new concepts in fuel cells and flow batteries, with contributions spanning different length scales from molecules to devices. We welcome contributions from both theory and experiment, especially on studies designed to bridge molecular-level understanding of electrochemistry to macroscopic electrochemical technologies. The objective is to provide an interdisciplinary discussion forum on the current state and future perspectives in fuel cells and flow batteries, and to celebrate the contributions of Robert Savinell to the field.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I03 - Solid State Ionic Devices 14

Solid state electrochemical devices, such as batteries, fuel cells, membranes, and sensors, are critical components of technologically advanced societies in the 21st century and beyond. The development of these devices involves common research themes such as ion transport, interfacial phenomena, and device design and performance, regardless of the class of materials or whether the solid state is amorphous or crystalline. The intent of this international symposia series is to provide a forum for recent advances in solid state ion conducting materials and the design, fabrication, and performance of devices that utilize them.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of solid state ionic devices such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs); solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs); solid state batteries and microbatteries; chemical sensors; supercapacitors; ion transport membranes; thermal energy converters; and electrochromic devices. Specific topics include device design and performance; modeling and characterization of defect equilibria; ionic and electronic transport; heterogeneous electrocatalysis at electrode surfaces and interfaces; novel synthesis and processing; and, materials characterization and structural and crystallographic investigations.

Special session in honor of Prof. Friedrich B. Prinz: During this symposium, a full-day special session organized by Turgut Gür of Stanford University and Yasuhiro Fukunaka of Waseda University is devoted to honoring Prof. Friedrich B. Prinz of Stanford University for his seminal contributions to solid state ionic devices and processes including the enhancement of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) via surface design; interface engineering and control of defects at the nanoscale; and advances in high performance low temperature 2D and 3D thin film solid oxide fuel cell architectures.

Designated submissions to this special session are solicited in areas relevant to Prof. Prinz’s research contributions including nanostructured electrochemical architectures; engineered SOFC interfaces and surface doping by atomic layer deposition (ALD); compositionally-graded interfaces in fuel cells and batteries; high resolution microscopy and spectroscopy of electrochemical interfaces; and high resolution characterization and multi-scale computational modeling of coupled phenomena in electrochemical devices.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I04 - Photocatalysts, Photoelectrochemical Cells, and Solar Fuels 12

This symposium provides an international and interdisciplinary forum to present the latest research on photocatalysts, photoelectrochemical cells, and solar fuels. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

(1) Photocatalysts or photoelectrochemical cells;

(2) Synthesis and characterization of solar energy materials;

(3) Plasmonic nanostructures for solar energy devices;

(4) Solar thermal panels and solar reactors;

(5) Structures and devices for water splitting;

(6) Electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), carbon dioxide reduction and nitrogen fixation;

(7) Capture or conversion of carbon dioxide to fuels;

(8) Conversion of renewable energy resources to fuels (hydrogen, ethanol, methanol, ammonia, and other fuels); (9) Photocatalytic disinfection and environmental remediation;

(10) Fundamental studies on charge dynamics or surface reactions in semiconductors or molecules using modern analytical techniques such as x-ray and ultrafast laser spectroscopy;

(11) Simulation and modeling of materials, interfaces, devices, and systems for solar energy applications; and (12) Corrosion and durability of solar energy materials and devices.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

I05 - Electrosynthesis of Fuels 7

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 7 symposium provides 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 coupled 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.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


J01 - Luminescence: Fundamentals and Applications: In Memory of George Blasse

The landscape of research and application of luminescent materials is changing rapidly, demanding novel functionalities and applications. These applications include bioimaging, solar cells, thermometry, sensors, plant biology, human-centric luminaires, and more. They need new materials with suitable physicochemical characteristics, including the appropriate and optimal luminescence properties required for such applications. Novel theoretical methods based on first principles methods, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are increasingly used in search of such materials. New processes to synthesize these materials and to integrate them into devices are being studied. Research also continues to identify new luminescent materials with improved performance for traditional lighting and display applications. The well-known yellow phosphor Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ (YAG:Ce3+) continues to be the dominant phosphor for lighting LEDs due to its high efficiency and stability under various harsh conditions (temperature, flux, etc.). Phosphor research for blue-light-emitting diodes is currently focused on developing new narrow-band phosphors, especially for red emission. Such activities have led to a new class of (oxy-)nitride phosphors, and oxyhalide phosphors activated by tetravalent Mn. Perovskites are rapidly emerging as a new class of materials for lighting and solar cell applications.

This symposium is in honor of the late Prof. Blasse, who was highly recognized internationally and shaped the field of luminescent materials research. He combined groundbreaking fundamental discoveries with societal relevance, including discovering the phosphor that enabled white light LEDs. He had a deep and intuitive understanding of luminescence phenomena and often relied on clever chemical variations in host composition and structure to obtain insight into the underlying physics of luminescence and energy transfer phenomena of ions in solids.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


K01 - Advances in Organic and Biological Electrochemistry: In Memory of Jean-Michel Savéant

Contributions are solicited in all areas of organic and biological electrochemistry, including synthetic and mechanistic organic electrochemical research as well as biological and biochemical electrochemistry. Sensor applications in these areas are also welcome.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


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

In the general session, topic areas papers concerning any aspect of physical electrochemistry, analytical electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, and photoelectrochemistry not covered by topic areas of other specialized symposia at this meeting are welcome. Contributed papers are programmed in some related order, depending on the titles and contents of the submitted abstracts.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

L02 - Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids 23 (MSIL-23)

This symposium provides an international and interdisciplinary forum to present the latest research on systems involving molten salts and ionic liquids. Papers on basic and applied research in all areas of chemistry, engineering, electrochemical systems, and physics related to molten salts and ionic liquids are solicited. The topics include but are not restricted to:

(1) Power and energy applications (e.g., batteries, fuel cells, semiconductors, photovoltaics, and phase change energy storage);

(2) Rare earth and nuclear chemistry (e.g., lanthanides, actinides, radioisotopes, nuclear reprocessing);

(3) Electrodeposition (e.g., deposition of alloys, characterization of electroactive species, and surface characterization);

(4) Reactions (e.g., catalysis, synthesis, oligomerizations, and polymerizations);

(5) Separations (e.g., selective extractions and biphasic systems);

(6) Solute and solvent properties (e.g., structural investigations, thermal properties, dynamics, and stability of ionic liquids and molten salts);

(7) Biomass applications (e.g., dissolution, modification, and/or reactions utilizing biomass),

(8) Materials (e.g., polymer blends, additive manufacturing, active coatings, and corrosion studies);

(9) New ionic liquids and molten salt mixtures (e.g., liquid clathrates, binary and ternary melts, and task specific ionic liquids);

(10) Deep eutectic solvents (e.g., synthesis, properties, and applications).

In addition, papers are encouraged for a special session to honor the 2022 recipient of the PAE Max Bredig Award, Prof. Tom Welton.

Keynote lectures are presented by invited speakers. A poster session is planned. Student participation is highly encouraged, and it is anticipated that some funds will be available for student and young scientist support.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

L03 - In Situ Electrochemical Systems 5

In situ methods help advance understanding of electrochemical systems developed to solve energy, environmental, and biological needs of society. This symposium provides a forum targeting advancements and applications of various methods for in situ and operando characterization of electrochemical systems. Solicitation topics include, but are not limited to, various electroanalytical methods and in situ spectroscopy, spectrometry, and microscopy techniques. Of special interest are papers focused on synchrotron-based techniques for characterization of electroactive materials, electrode-electrolyte interfaces, and electrochemical devices.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

L04 - Charge Transfer: Electrons, Protons, and Other Ions 5

Charge transfer is important to both the frontier of fundamental science and in the long term solutions for energy generation, conversion, and storage. Applications are diverse and include: hybrid inorganic-polymer composite photovoltaic solar cells, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, and lithium ion and redox flow batteries, to name but a few. Although the charge carrier may be different in these devices there are common features in all charge transfer events or reactions. This symposium will provide a forum to present recent progress in understanding how local and larger aspects determines the nature and energetics of charge transfer and transport in various systems and devices. Current interest ranges from:

(A) Utilization of single or small groups of organic molecules or polymers as components in electronic devices;

(B) Exploitation of semiconductor and metal or metal oxide nanoparticles because of their high surface areas and other size-dependent properties;

(C) The effects of the density and distribution of fixed and/or mobile ions in electrodes and electrolytes.

Papers of interest include both experimental and theoretical studies that may be either applied or fundamental in focus.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

L05 - Bioelectrocatalysis and Bioelectroanalysis 4

Papers are solicited on fundamental and applied aspects of bioelectroanalysis and bioelectrocatalysis: including the design, fabrication, and evaluation of biosensors, biofuel cells, bioelectronics, bioelectrosynthesis, and bioprobes, as well as electrochemical lab-on-a-chip devices for bioanalysis and biomedical applications. All papers in electroanalytical techniques for biological molecules are invited, as well as papers focused on fundamental bioelectrocatalysis for sensing, energy, synthesis, and analysis applications. Direct and mediated bioelectrocatalysis are of particular interest. Microbial, organelle, protein, and nucleic acid biocatalysts are of interest. Both experimental and computational papers are solicited.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

L06 - Electrochemistry in the Environment

All domains where electrochemistry and the terrestrial environment meet are solicited. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrochemistry in water; geochemistry; electrochemistry of iron in soil science; electrokinetic soil remediation; waste remediation; nuclear waste; electrochemical transformations of mineral components such as arsenic; and fertilizers. Perspectives on electroanalytical methods; fundamental processes; anthropomorphic and environmental impact; electrochemical remediation strategies; and confinement of pollutants are welcomed. Equilibrium and dynamic descriptors of complex systems are of interest. Extra-electrochemical viewpoints are encouraged. The goal is to maximize interdisciplinary interactions and conversations to share tools and methods across fields.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022

L07 - Electrochemistry of Mononuclear and Polynuclear Cyano-complexes

Hexacyanoferrates and related cyanometallates exhibit model electron transfer properties that are of importance to both fundamental electrochemical science and technology and many electrochemical and related applications. In particular homo- and heteromatallic cyanide bridged networks and derived materials have proven to exhibit very rich and diverse electrochemical properties. Their redox properties can be tuned by stoichiometry and oxidation state of the constituent metal centers, incorporation of interstitial ions, or preparation methods. Polynuclear cyanometallates are promising open-framework systems for low-cost electrochemical energy storage applications. Both soluble and insoluble analogues of Prussian blue have been explored as cathode materials with lithium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and even zinc intercalated ionic carriers. Electrochromic devices are another promising area for employing the unique properties of cyanometallates. Prussian blue itself exhibits electrocatalytic properties toward hydrogen peroxide and •OH radicals, and it has been used for biosensing and amperometric detection of glucose, L-cysteine, and glutamate. Mesoporous Prussian blue has been considered in cancer therapy due to its ability to absorb the 808-nm-laser-light and its subsequent transformation into heat. Furthermore, removal of radioactive cesium ions from contaminated water has been successfully achieved with Prussian blue and its metal substituted analogues.

This symposium aims at bringing together researchers in different areas of inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, as well as electrochemistry with the ultimate goal of highlighting the current state of the art of mono- and polynuclear cyanometallates with the emphasis on recent developments and innovative examples related to energy conversion and storage, electrochromism, electrocatalytic processes, and biosensing. Contributions are sought but not limited to the papers investigating electrochemical properties leading to better understanding of the system’s physicochemical features and reaction mechanisms. Both experimental and theoretical papers as well as contributions involving simulations and DFT calculations are welcomed in an effort to forge a stronger link between the experiential parameters and resulting properties of the cyanometallate systems.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022


M01 - Recent Advances in Sensors and Systems 3

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 (m-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, 8 April 2022

M02 - Printed and Wearable Sensors and Systems 2

This symposium presents the latest advancements in the fundamental science and technological developments of printed and wearable sensors and systems including fabrication processes, packaging, and their application towards chemical sensing, physical sensing, biosensing, miniature chemical analysis systems, and microfluidic devices. Particular emphasis should be placed on processes and potential applications of these devices. The following is a partial list of topics solicited:

(1) Fabrication and processing of printed and wearable sensors;

(2) Nanomaterials for printed and wearable sensors;

(3) Wearable sensors for healthcare.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 8 April 2022