Call for Abstracts

AiMES 2018 Meeting (September 30 - October 4, 2018)

AiMES 2018 is a joint international meeting between The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and La Sociedad Mexicana de Electroquímica (SMEQ). See the Call for Papers PDF for detailed information about the symposia, manuscript submission requirements, and financial assistance. Abstracts are due no later than Monday, 2 April 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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Z01 - General Student Poster Session

This poster session provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present research results of general interest to ECS. The purpose of this session is to foster and promote work in both electrochemical and solid-state science and technology, and to stimulate active student interest and participation in ECS. A competition for the best posters in both the wet chemistry and solid state areas will be part of the session. Cash prizes will be given to the presenting student author on each winning paper; the amounts are awarded at the discretion of the organizers and judges.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

Z02 - Nanotechnology General Session

The emergence of nanotechnology as a major field of research has touched almost every scientific discipline. The number of applications for materials that are prepared on a nanometer scale has been expanding rapidly. The advancement of these applications is made possible by the new methods of preparation and characterization of materials and composites on a nanometer scale. Examples include catalysts for fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor applications, semiconductors for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion, and chemical and biological sensors. This symposium will focus on critical issues and state-of-the art developments in the science and technology of nanostructured materials for a broad spectrum of applications. Papers are solicited in all areas related to materials including metals, ceramics, semiconductors, composites, molecular electronics, and organic compounds and polymers, and to devices including fuel cells, batteries, photovoltaic cells, supercapacitors, molecular/nano electronics, chemical and biological sensors, actuators, etc. Areas of interest include: heterogeneous functional materials for energy systems; semiconductor and metal nanoparticles and metal/semiconductor nanocomposites; size quantization effects in semiconductor nanoparticles; fundamentals of nucleation and growth of nanoparticles/nanowires/nanotubes; novel synthesis methods of nanostructured materials; processing of nanostructured materials; advanced characterization techniques for nanostructured materials; modeling and tailoring of nanostructured materials; nanocomposites and interfacial phenomena; photo-induced charge separation and interfacial charge transfer; photoelectrochemistry of nanostructured films; photo-catalysis and environmental applications; nano-ionics; nanostructured catalysts for fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries and supercapacitors; nanostructured sensor surfaces; and biological applications of nanomaterials.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

Z03 - Electrochemical Energy Summit: Sustainable and Responsible Supply of Energy Storage Materials, Components, and Devices

Increasing energy demands, environmental impacts, and aging infrastructure have advanced technologies to address societal needs. Increased demand for energy storage arises from its use in electronics, transportation and from the increased implementation of renewable energy. While the implementation of energy storage is advancing, its increased demand poses new challenges relating to the supply of energy storage materials, components and devices. This summit discusses the need and solutions to achieve a sustainable and responsible supply chain for energy storage. The summit consists of invited speakers and a panel discussion with experts from the electric vehicle industry, processing chain such as mining and brine as well as materials, components and device manufacturing. Poster and oral paper contributions are solicited describing the role electrochemistry can play in establishing a sustainable and responsible supply chain for energy storage. Solicited abstracts are not limited to electrochemical technologies for the supply chain such as desalination to process raw materials, but may also encompass the energy demand of producing energy storage materials and components, as well as papers related to recycling of energy storage materials, components and devices.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


A01 - Battery and Energy Technology Joint General Session

Papers are solicited on the fundamental and applied aspects of energy storage and energy conversion not covered by other symposia at this meeting. Of particular interest are new materials and designs, performance studies, and modeling of all types of batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaics, and fuel cells including aqueous, non-aqueous, polymer electrolytes, solid electrolytes, and flow systems.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

A02 - Challenges in Novel Electrolytes, Organic Materials, and Innovative Chemistries for Batteries - in Honor of Michel Armand

This symposium is held to honor Dr. Michel Armand for his outstanding and inspiring contributions to the field of battery electrochemistry with major industrial applications. The organizers would like to invite contributions on topics related to Dr. Armand ’s main scientific expertise, mostly on : polymer electrolytes, ionic liquid electrolytes, new electrolyte salts, conductive layer-coated electrode materials, electrode materials for organic batteries, metal/electrolyte interfaces, full cells made with previous materials and/or electrolytes, anode metal based rechargeable batteries, and any innovative cell design and chemistry. Interface studies that concern non-metal electrodes are directed towards the Electrolyte and Interface Symposium. Cell chemistries dealing with Li/O2, Li/S, flow, Na-ion, and multivalent-ion batteries are directed towards the Beyond Lithium Ion Symposium.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

A03 - Fast Electrochemical Processes and Devices (Electrochemical Capacitors and Batteries) 2

Electrochemical capacitors (i.e., “supercapacitors” or “ultracapacitors”) are emerging as an attractive energy-storage solution for new technologies with challenging power/energy requirements. The goal of this symposium is to address all aspects of electrochemical capacitor research, development, and real-world applications, including: (1) double-layer and/or pseudocapacitance aspects of nanostructured carbons; (2) materials that exhibit primarily faradaic pseudocapacitance, including metal oxides, nitrides, other advanced inorganic materials, and conducting polymers; (3) characterization methods that elucidate the physical structures and fundamental electrochemical processes of new electrode materials and architectures; (4) optimization of practical electrochemical capacitor components, including current collectors, electrodes, electrolytes, separators and packaging; (5) performance of new device designs (symmetric and asymmetric), and hybrid systems that combine electrochemical capacitors with other power sources (e.g., batteries, fuel cells); (6) theory and modeling as tools for performance prediction and materials and device design; and (7) application tests of electrochemical capacitors in real-world conditions. The program will consist of both invited and contributed papers that address one or more of the above topics. A special session for young investigators (tenured faculties with no more than 5 years after PhD, non-tenured young faculties, postdocs, etc.) to present their newest studies is also planned.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

A04 - Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have been the workhorses in portable electronic devices such as cellular phones, laptop computers, and digital cameras. In recent years, lithium-ion batteries are being used for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and full electric vehicle (EV) applications. This symposium is a forum for discussion on both fundamental and applied aspects of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Specific areas to be covered include but are not limited to: (1.) anode design, characterization, and performance; (2) cathode design, characterization and performance; (3) novel electrode processing and cell design; (4) diagnostic techniques; (5) multiscale - material, electrode, and cell modeling; (7) performance characteristics of cells and battery packs and (8) recycling and life cycle analysis. Papers on Electrolytes and Interfaces or Battery Safety and Failure Modes should be directed to the symposia concerning those topics, rather than this one.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

A05 - Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium ion batteries are the current state-of-the-art rechargeable battery, and therefore are used to power virtually all portable electronics, powertools, and plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles. Nevertheless, the demands for higher energy and power capability in these applications, particularly for electric vehicles, continue to fuel research in other battery chemistries that possess high theoretical specific and volumetric energy densities. Another important goal is the development of new chemistries that provide cost-effective, highly cyclable stationary energy storage for grid-scale and distributed renewable energy sources. This symposium welcomes presentations on new concepts, materials, and designs to advance these ‘beyond Li-ion’ chemistries, including lithium-air, lithium-sulfur, new flow batteries, sodium and magnesium chemistries. The topics include, but are not limited to, materials synthesis, electrode processing, safety issues, modeling and simulation, testing and evaluation, characterization and diagnosis. Topics on electrolytes specifically for Beyond Li-ion chemistries are welcomed here instead of the ‘Electrolytes and Interfaces’ symposium.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

A06 - Electrolytes and Interfaces in Lithium Ion Batteries

The organizers would like to invite contributions that provide better understanding of the mechanism of electronic and ionic transport phenomena across electrode-electrolyte interfaces and solid-state interphases in lithium-ion batteries. The underlying principles that govern these phenomena is inextricably linked to our ability to sense and monitor electrode surface processes in situ, in real time, and with adequate spatial and temporal resolution. A better understanding of the elementary processes involved in the formation of the electrolyte/electrode interface and charge transfer kinetics in relation to solvent, salt, additive and electrode material is crucial to the further optimization of Li ion batteries. This symposium will focus on both the fundamental and applied aspects of the electrolyte and interfaces for Li and Li-ion batteries.. Papers that leverage advances in experimental and theoretical modeling approaches to characterize and describe the mechanism of electrolytes or interfacial phenomena and their impact on the electrochemical performance of the materials, composite electrodes, and energy storage systems are welcome. Electrolyte and interface studies that primarily concern other cell chemistries including Li/O2, Li/S, and Mg ion are directed towards the Beyond Lithium Ion Symposium.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

A07 - Battery Safety and Failure Modes

The severity of an energetic battery safety incident has the potential to make high specific energy battery chemistries an at-risk technology for some applications. As such, improvements in cell and battery safety design without compromising performance continues to be a major focus for researchers, manufacturers and users across all sectors of the energy storage marketplace. Better understanding of battery failure mechanisms will further enable regulatory agency approval and public acceptance of early deployment of advanced battery energy storage systems for high reliability applications. The goal of this symposium is to address battery safety from the perspective of materials and cell level design improvements which reduce the severity of an energetic safety incident. Specific topics and areas to be discussed in this symposium include but are not limited to (1) improvements in safety design from materials engineering; (2) advancements in electrode architecture design; (3) cell designs that enhance safety features; (4) safety of large-size cells; (5) novel cell structures that provide inherent safety; (6) advanced system and cell diagnostic and prognostic protocols and tools to alleviate or prevent battery safety incidents; (7) analyses that can improve understanding of battery failure mechanisms and hazards; and (8) other safety features that are not covered by the above or in other symposia.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

A08 - Physicochemical Modelling of Novel Components and Devices for Energy Storage: from Atomistic Level to Macroscopic Processes

In recent years, batteries and supercapacitors have gained a paramount interest because of their unique roles within energy storage. These devices are comprised of multiple components forming intricate networks with hierarchical architectures at different levels, where kinetics and transport phenomena occur from atomistic interactions to macroscopic processes. First-principle modelling has enormously contributed to the understanding of the underlying physicochemistry of these systems, and the optimization of their electrochemical performances. Thus, this symposium will focus on physicochemical modelling relevant to account for properties, kinetics and transport of all battery chemistries and types of supercapacitors at atomistic, nanometric, microscopic, mesostructural and macroscopic scales. All subjects on deterministic and stochastic modelling are solicited. Of particular interest are Monte Carlo methods, quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics, continuum and multiscale modelling, control and optimization.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


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

This broad symposium will include both fundamental and applied studies of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and related materials. Papers are invited in the areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science. Relevant topics include the synthesis and preparation of 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.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


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.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

C02 - Pits & Pores 8: Nanomaterials – Fabrication, Properties, and Applications

The symposium is aimed at the fabrication of all kinds of porous structures, their physical and chemical properties as well as their applications. The symposium is a continuous attempt to integrate the diverse research in different fields such as localized metal corrosion, semiconductor electrochemistry, deposition into pores, matrix materials, optical spectroscopy and characterization of magnetic properties in order to develop a highly transdisciplinary approach to the topic. Emphasis will be on pit and pore formation, porous-structure/surface-property relations, work relevant to the formation of advanced materials and their characterization, and applications of these materials in different areas of science such as biomedicine, energy storage and conversion, optics and magnetism. The symposium brings together scientists from various research fields such as material science, electrochemistry, physics, chemistry, engineering and biology. Of special interest in this symposium but not exclusive is experimental as well as theoretical work dealing with: • dissolution processes and critical factors for maintaining pit and pore growth • growth kinetics, stability, morphology of pit and pore structures and their chemistry • porous templates and material deposition into pores • self-organization and self-assembly • transport processes within pores and porous structures • analogies and differences between localized corrosion of metals and semiconductors • pore morphology and interface chemistry effects on physical properties • passivation of porous surfaces • optical characterization of porous materials, nanoparticles, and composites • magnetic characterization of nanoparticles and composites • technical, biological and medical applications of porous structures
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

C03 - Corrosion Protection

Papers are invited on all topics related to advances in inhibitors, coatings and surface treatments for corrosion protection of metals and alloys. Suitable topics would include: organic and inorganic coatings, chemical conversion treatment, sacrificial anode, galvanic protection and novel inhibitors. Of particular interest are papers on smart coatings and coatings capable of self-repair or self–healing. Also papers focusing on advanced characterization techniques and new approaches for accelerated corrosion testing are invited.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

C04 - Passivity and Localized Corrosion

Papers are invited on all topics related to recent progress in formation, breakdown and properties of various passive films on metals and alloys. The symposium will highlight fundamental studies using novel physicochemical and electrochemical methods for characterizations of passive films on practical and advanced materials at macro, micro and nano-scales. Other topics of special interest in the symposium are functional materials based on oxides; oxide films for corrosion protection; formation and applications of nanostructured oxide layers; and oxide layers for dielectric, electrocatalytic and photocatalytic applications.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

C05 - Electrochemical Techniques in Corrosion Research

This symposium will focus on recent progress in electrochemical techniques in corrosion research. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together scientists from various research fields regarding 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) combination of electrochemical and other analytical methods, (4) scanning probe technique for surface analysis, (5) numerical simulation for corrosion phenomena, (6) anodic and cathodic reaction mechanisms in corrosion, (7) mass transfers in corrosion, (8) corrosion monitoring, and (9) corrosion sensors.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


D01 - Semiconductors, Dielectrics, and Metals for Nanoelectronics 16

The following are indicative topical areas to be covered by the symposium: SiGe, SiGe:C, Ge, GeSn, and III-V High Mobility Channels; SiC and GaN Channels: Surface/Interface Modeling; Band Offsets; Surface Cleaning, Surface Passivation; High-k Gate Dielectrics; Contact Engineering; Transistor Characteristics. 2-D Semiconductors and Applications: MoS2, WSe2, Other Metal Dichalcogenides, Graphene, Silicene, Germanene: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling; High-k Gate Dielectrics; Ohmic Contacts; Transistor Characteristics. Volatile and Non-Volatile Memory: Resistive RAM; Ferroelectric RAM; Phase-Change RAM; Magnetic RAM; Conductive-Bridging RAM; Spin-Transfer Torque RAM; Flash Memories. Interfaces, Traps, and Reliability: Semiconductor/Dielectric, Dielectric/Dielectric, Dielectric/Metal Interfaces; Interface and Bulk Dielectric Defects/Traps; Electrical Characterization, Dielectric Wearout, SILC; NBTI and PBTI; TDDB. High-k Gate Dielectrics for High Mobility Channels: High-k Gate Dielectrics on Si, SiGe, Ge, III-V Compounds, SiC, etc. High-k Dielectrics on Nanowires, Nanotubes, and Graphene. Nanoelectrincs and Nanotechnology: FinFET, Multi-gate MOSFETs, Nanotubes, Nanowires, Quantum Dots, Spintronics, Plasmonics, Tunnel FETs. Metal Gate Electrodes Metals and Ohmic Contacts: Threshold and Flat Band Voltage Control, Metal Gate Electrodes for Transistors with Alternative Substrates, Metal Contacts to Nanowires, Nanotubes, Graphene, MoS2, etc.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

D02 - Photovoltaics for the 21st Century 14

This symposium provides a forum for solar-to-electrical conversion technologies which are terawatt-capable, i.e. they can reach a scale comparable to the global energy demand and have the potential to become an impactful source of energy in the 21st century. In addition to lowering the cost and improving the efficiency, major barriers to terawatt solar photovoltaics include availability of natural resources such as raw materials and electricity, recycling of end-of-life solar modules and cells, innovative approaches for solar electricity storage and transport, innovative applications for the less predictable solar electricity, among others. Electrochemical and solid-state sciences have major roles to play in removing many of these barriers to terawatt solar photovoltaics. This symposium invites contributions in both current and emerging areas of solar photovoltaic research and covers a whole spectrum of cell technologies from 1st generation wafer-Si to 2nd thin-films to 3rd generation. Sample topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1. Applications of electrochemistry in cell fabrication for lower cost and/or higher efficiency; 2. Emerging perovskite and Earth-abundant solar materials: their synthesis and properties; 3. Scalable and green solution-based processing technologies for cell fabrication; 4. Cost-effective approaches to recycle current and future solar cells and modules; 5. Sustainable practices in solar cell and module fabrication such as waste treatment; 6. Innovative applications which match the characteristics of solar electricity without storage.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

D04 - Nonvolatile Memories 6

Nonvolatile Flash memory has followed the scaling evolution of the semiconductor roadmap, however, there is increasing concern about scalability into the next decade. At the same time, many new memory storage mechanisms and materials are showing promise as potential replacement of Flash. The symposium will address the recent developments in nonvolatile memory devices such as FeRAM, MRAM, ReRAM, PRAM, STTRAM, Flash memory and other emerging new nonvolatile memories such as atomic switching and nano-gap devices and their related materials and technologies. The program will consist of both invited and contributed papers. Papers will cover both practical issues and fundamental studies, and are solicited in the following suggested areas: (1.) advanced devices, device structures and performances, and device design; (2.) memory related materials and their growth and deposition processes; (3.) device fabrication processing; (4.) structure analyses, and material and process characterization; (5.) device functional characterization, device physics, and modeling; (6.) system applications; and (7.) other related technologies.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

D06 - Surface Characterization and Manipulation for Electronic Applications

The properties of interfaces underpin many of the advances and emerging applications in electronics. From studies of charge transport in molecular electronics to interactions between biomolecules in bioelectronics sensing, the ability to understand and control interfacial properties is more important than ever. This symposium aims to address interfacial properties in a variety of electronic applications, where the functionalization of interfaces is demonstrated and characterized in order to advance understanding and to enable new devices and device applications. Abstracts are solicited for areas of research related to molecular electronics, chemically modified surfaces, new surface characterization tools and their applications, novel electronic devices, and theoretical work relevant to surfaces, interfaces, and electronic applications thereof.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


E01 - Magnetic Materials Process and Devices 15

Magnetic thin films play important roles in data recording systems,sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and other devices. New knowledge continues to be acquired in magnetic film processing including: film nucleation and growth, structure of deposits, stress and micromagnetics of films, thermal and magnetic annealing, electrochemical and electroless plating systems,etching, process chemistry, tool design, process control, etc. Our understanding of the correlations between deposition parameters,film composition, structure, properties and device performance also continues to improve. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together electrochemists, physicists, engineers, and device designers who are working in the area of magnetic thin-film technology to review the present state of the field and to point out fruitful new areas for research. Materials of interest include Fe, Co, Ni and their alloys, as well as laterally patterned, laminated, or compositionally modulated structures, including nanowires and self-organized films. The symposium will further cover subjects specific to the fabrication of thin-film heads, microelectromechanical systems, micromotors,and other magnetic devices as well as magnetic materials for inductors and transformers in RF devices, magnetic oxides, and ferroelectrics. The symposium will include invited review or tutorial papers and contributed papers.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

E02 - Electroless Deposition 5

The research achievements in the area of electroless deposition have contributed to numerous developments and applications for variety of industries. Applications of electroless deposition are found in the electronics, energy conversion, aerospace, biomedical, automotive and aerospace industries. In addition, new applications in the area of metallization of polymers, ceramics and fabrics, production of various powders, corrosion and wear resistant coatings, decorative and catalytic surfaces etc. are being developed. Electroless deposition is also very attractive for the field of nanotechnology. The aim of this symposium is to bring together scientists, researchers and engineers in order to review and discuss the latest developments and to suggest the future directions in the field of electroless deposition. The papers of interest include, but are not limited to: 1. Galvanic or displacement deposition 2. Autocatalytic deposition 3. Mechanistic aspects and kinetics of electroless deposition 4. Surface activation for electroless deposition 5. Metallization of non-conductive surfaces via electroless deposition 6. Applications for electronics, energy device, aerospace, automotive, biomedical etc. industries 7. Deposition of semiconductors from chemical baths 8. Electroless deposition and nanotechnology Materials of interest include thin or thick films and powders of metals, alloys or compounds (e.g. oxides, salts, polymers).
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

E03 - Electrodeposition for Energy Application 4

Materials synthesis via electrodeposition (or electrochemical deposition) has been attracted wide interest from various energy-related areas including energy conversion (e.g. solar cells) and storage (batteries and capacitors). This symposium will provide opportunities for discussions of state-of-the-art and original researches related with all aspects of electrodeposition in viewpoints of processes (e.g. cathodic, anodic, electroless, and other novel approaches), materials (e.g. metals, semiconductors, thin films, nanostructures, etc.), and applications (e.g. solar cells, batteries, capacitors, and other energy-related applications).
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

E04 - Electroplating of Reactive Metals and Alloys for Energy Storage

This symposium will cover all aspects of electrochemically active materials , ranging from their modeling and syntheses and characterization to various applications in functional electrodes (electrochemical energy conversion and storage, sensors, actuators, micro/nanoelectronics, electrochromic devices, etc.). The materials under discussion include, but are not limited to electrodeposition of refractive metals and their alloys, metals and alloys more negative than hydrogen reversible potential, electrodeposition of metals for battery applications and others.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

E05 - Electrodeposition for Additive Manufacturing

Electrodeposition and other electrochemical processes have been widely used in manufacturing, ranging from the traditional surface finishing to electrodeposition of functional materials and devices, as well as electro-machining. It has been recently explored toward additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, where free-standing 3D objects with arbitrary shapes are formed in a layer-by-layer fashion. Furthermore, electrochemical methods are also employed for surface coating or polishing of structures or parts manufactured with other additive manufacturing processes. Papers are solicited in areas where electrodeposition and electrochemical engineering is related to additive manufacturing. Topics of particular interest include, but not limited to, additive formation of metallic or polymer materials and structures, cathodic and anodic processes for surface finishing of 3D structures, processes and machines for subtractive machining and additive electrodeposition, microstructure and properties of materials, controllability and scalability of processes, as well as applications of related electrochemical processes. Both experimental investigation and theoretical studies are of interest.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


F01 - Electrochemical Engineering General Session

Papers are solicited in areas of industrial electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering that are not covered by other symposia at this meeting. Of particular interest are papers concerning: design, operation, testing, and/or modeling of industrial electrochemical systems; electrochemical waste treatment technologies; methods for electrosynthesis; electrolytic recovery of process materials; new electrode materials; new electrochemical cell designs; and electrocatalysis. Presentations on industrially significant areas, such as chlor-alkali and fluorine production; manufacture of aluminum and other metals; the use of electrochemical methods in pulp and paper bleaching; and generation of environmentally-friendly bleaching chemicals and other active oxidants are also encouraged. Papers may contain both theoretical and experimental work, and papers dealing with either area will be considered.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

F02 - Electrochemical Separations 2

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, CO2, H2) 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 & gas industry, flow batteries, and sensors. This symposium intends to address the common technical and fundamental threads found in these technologies by focusing on topics including (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 solvents separations, ionic liquid membrane separations.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

F03 - Electrochemical Treatment of Contaminated Water, Soil, and Air: State of the Art and Trends in Research and Technology of Environmentally Oriented Electrochemical Approaches

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is an international scientific association that promotes research and technology development in all the fields related to electrochemical science. In the case of applied electrochemistry, it is interesting to note that over the last few decades, many electrochemical approaches have been worked out for the remediation of environmental problems and some of them have actually become technologies that are now the most popular choice to deal with an important number of environmental challenges. In this context, a growing number of research groups all around the world are working not only on improvements or innovations on current electrochemical technologies, but also on the exploration of novel approaches for the electrochemical remediation of a wide variety of old and new environmental problems that involve polluted water, soil and air. The goal of the proposed symposium is therefore to bring together scientists, engineers and other professionals to present their findings and discuss future trends and directions on the development of electrochemical technologies for environmental problems. In addition to the electrochemical water treatment processes that include direct and indirect pollutant degradation, as well as electrochemically induced physical separation, the presentations that are expected for this symposium will deal with mature technologies and novel approaches for the treatment of recalcitrant pollutants in air and soil. In this way, and not limited to, papers dealing with the design, construction and evaluation of electrochemical reactors for the treatment of organic and inorganic pollutants in different phases, operation parameter assessment and optimization, electrode arrangement studies for soil electrochemical treatment, air disinfection and purification using electro- and photo-electrochemical based technologies, and integration of chemical, physical or biological purification and/or disinfection technologies with electrochemical operations; are all welcome.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

F04 - Characterization of Electrochemical Reactors: Fluid Dynamics and Current Distribution

Electrochemical engineering is of great academic and industrial importance and requires efficient and well characterised and designed purpose built reactors and cells; this includes components such as electrodes, electrolyte compartments and stacks. Special emphasis has been focused on the design of green electrochemical engineering processes that minimises environmental impact and promotes long term sustainability. This symposium addresses the most relevant progress made in electrode manufacturing and cell design as well as their characterisation in terms of flow dispersion, mass transport and current and potential distribution. It aims to cover areas from traditional fundamental concepts to cutting edge technologies and cell design, linking world class leading research from the electrochemical community. Of particular interest are the studies of novel green catalytic process and materials able to use low energy and the construction of efficient electrochemical cells with high space-time yield. Topics include but are not limited to: •Basic principles and mathematical models for electrochemical process •Electrode materials •Electrode manufacturing •Electrochemical cell and reactor stack design •Model of flow dynamics within the electrochemical reactor •Mass transport processes •Current and potential distribution; theory and practice •Electrochemical reactors and their performance •Case studies
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


G01 - Semiconductor Wafer Bonding: Science, Technology, and Applications 15

Semiconductor wafer bonding continues to evolve as a crucial technology extending new integration schemes and disseminating new product architectures in such diverse areas as high quality silicon-on-insulator (SOI) materials for microelectronics device applications (high performance CMOS logic platforms, bipolar, BiCMOS, power), strained Si layers by process-induced methodologies as well as built in strain in the bonded wafer, Si-Ge, germanium-on-insulator (GeOI), three-dimensional (3D) device integration, Si on quartz and Si on glass for active matrix addressed thin film displays, III-V compound semiconductor heterostructures, bonding to flexible substrates, and bonded heterostructures for microelectronics, photonics, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), biotechnologies, optronics, photovoltaic and many others. During recent years layer transfer by wafer bonding and exfoliation techniques have sufficiently matured not only to make their mark on the commercial semiconductor substrate market but also to extend to 3D integration of various materials and devices. In addition, new techniques of transfers (laser lift off, spallation, etc) have been developed. This symposium, sponsored by the Electronics Division of the Society, brings together materials, device and process engineers from these and related interdisciplinary areas. The fifteenth symposium solicits original theoretical and experimental papers that document new developments and cover the full range of basic science, process technologies, and product applications of semiconductor wafer bonding (direct, anodic, thermo-compression, eutectic, adhesive bonding). Besides permanent bonding, temporary wafer bonding technique deserves also to be discussed regarding all the recent development in many 3D applications. Fundamental aspects of interest include surface preparations for bonding, film transferring, low temperature bonding, surface activation at bonding interfaces, bonding techniques, novel material composites to synthesize heterostructures. Presentations characterizing currently utilized materials and processes, as well as novel approaches to new materials systems and modeling and process simulations are encouraged. Practical aspects of interest include innovative developments in product architecture and new integration and processing schemes for microelectronics, photonics, MEMS, microtechnologies, nanotechnologies and other relevant applications.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

G02 - Atomic Layer Deposition Applications 14

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 thirteen years, this symposium has earned a leading position among the meetings where ALD is discussed. This symposium offers an excellent forum for sharing cutting edge research on both existing and emerging ALD applications, as well as fundamental aspects of ALD technology. Contributions are solicited in the following areas: (1.) semiconductor CMOS applications: development and integration of ALD high-k oxides and metal electrodes with conventional and high-mobility channel materials; (2.) volatile and non-volatile memory applications: extendibility, Flash, MIM, MIS, RF capacitors, etc.; (3.) interconnects and contacts: integration of ALD films with Cu and low-k materials; (4.) fundamentals of ALD processing: reaction mechanisms, in-situ measurement, modeling, theory; 5.) new precursors and delivery systems; (6.) optical and photonic applications; (7.) coating of nanoporous materials by ALD; (8.) MLD and hybrid ALD/MLD; (9.) ALD for energy conversion applications such as fuel cells, photovoltaics, etc.; (10.) ALD for energy storage applications; (11.) productivity enhancement, scale-up and commercialization of ALD equipment and processes for rigid and flexible substrates, including roll-to-roll deposition; (12.) Atomic Layer Etching (‘reverse ALD’) and related topics aiming at self-limited etching; (13) area-selective ALD.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

G03 - SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds: Materials, Processing, and Devices 8

The Eighth International SiGe, Ge, & Related Compounds: Materials, Processing, and Devices Symposium is part of the AiMES 2018, the G03 Symposium, to be held from September 30 – October 4, 2018, Cancun, Mexico. This meeting will provide a forum for reviewing and discussing materials and device related aspects of SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds (e.g. SiC). 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, and Oxide TFTs, Ferroelectric FETs. 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 All aspects of processing including diffusion, diffusion suppression, oxidation, strain, thermal mixing, defects, Si and Ge intermixing, Oxidation and Nitridation, Cleaning and etching of SiGe, Ge, and SiGeC films. 7. Strain Engineering Relaxed SiGe buffer layers, pseudomorphic SiGe, superlattices, embedded SiGe, Ge condensation, SSOI, SGOI substrates, global strain, local / process-induced strain, strain characterization, strain modeling & simulation, defects, manufacturing issues. 8. Surfaces and Interfaces High K interface, Metal Contact, Interfacial electrical properties and its characterization. Electro-mechanical properties of SiGe layers, MEMs, TFTs, 9. Related Compounds Deposition, processing, characterization and devices of and with related compounds, such as SiC, 2D materials (graphene, silicene, germanene, h-BN, transition metal dichalcogenides), semi-conducting metal oxides 10. Metrology and Characterization Nanoscale characterization of composition, strain, defectivity, crystallinity, doping, dimensions, morphology, band structure, mobility... of Group IV (incl. C and Sn alloys) and III/V on Si as well as 2D materials. Evening Workshop A Panel of experts will discuss issues related to a topic in SiGe, Ge, or Related Compounds
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

G04 - Thermoelectric and Thermal Interface Materials 4

Today’s electronics are smaller and more powerful than ever, leading to ever increasing thermal challenges. Approximately 90% of the world’s electricity is generated by heat energy, typically operating at 30-40% efficiency, losing roughly 15 terawatts of power in the form of heat to the environment. Heat sinks and liquids can be used to provide cooling. Advances in thermoelectric materials and devices with high Seebeck coefficients and figures of merit offer possible routes for thermal management, but also waste heat harvesting and power generation. Thermal interface materials importantly help to transfer heat from hot spots to the cooling hardware, and advances in both thermoelectric materials and interface materials are required. This symposium will address the most recent developments in thermoelectric and thermal interface materials and strategies for modern devices and applications. Papers on both practical and fundamental issues are solicited on topics related to thermoelectric material growth, analysis, processing, and applications, as well as thermal interface material applications and properties. The symposium will address basic and applied research and development, which will include the following areas of particular interest: (1) advances in bulk and nanoscale growth methods; (2) advances in device processing of thermoelectric and thermal interface materials; (3) power generation and energy harvesting and scavenging; (4) refrigeration and cooling; (5) semiconductor materials, growth, and processing; (6) phonon engineering and transport; (7) in situ and ex situ examination; (8) modeling of nanoscale effects in modern thermoelectric materials; (9) bismuth chalcogenides; (10) inorganic clathrates; (11) group IV and related compounds; (12) oxide and transition metal silicides, properties, and processing; (13) advanced thermoelectric materials; and (14) high ZT materials and devices.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

G05 - Materials, Formulation, and Processes for Semiconductor, 2.5 and 3D Chip Packaging, and High Density Interconnection PCB

This symposium focuses on issues pertinent to advances in semiconductor interconnects beyond the 20 nm technology node as well as novel materials and integration methods for 2.5D and 3D interconnects. An emerging technology or device architecture called 2.5D and 3D integration is based on the system performance gains that is achieved by chip stacking and vertically interconnecting distinct device layers. The 2.5D or 3D concept replaces a long 2D interconnects with shorter vertical (3D) interconnects, which has the potential to alleviate the well-known interconnect (RC) delay problem that limits the semiconductor industry today. Additional benefits of the 3D process include reduced die size and the ability to optimize distinct technologies (analog, logic, RF, etc.) on separate vertically interconnected layers. Since electrochemical processes are the ultimate solution to create smaller size and lower cost devices, both practical and fundamental aspects of electrochemical processes are of high demand. Ideally, this symposium will bring researchers together to discuss various aspects of device architecture, novel materials, chemical formulation, packaging approaches and nano-scale fabrication methodologies. Topics of interest in 2.5D and 3D integration include, but are not limited to: (1.) 2.5D and 3D process integration methodologies; (2.) 2.5D and 3D design and architectures; (3.) simulation and modeling of 2.5D and 3D integrated devices; (4.) materials and techniques for die and wafer bonding; (5.) processing and handling of thin wafers; (6.) materials for temporary die and wafer bonding; (7.) vertical interconnect fabrication technology; (8.) materials for vertical interconnects: insulators, barriers, and metals; (9.) reliability of 2.5D and 3D interconnects; (10.) novel test and measurement of 2.5D and 3D integrated devices; and (11.) thermal management in 2.5D and 3D integrated devices. Damascene interconnects using copper or cobalt, introduced at the 10-20 nm node, are expected to be used for the foreseeable future. However, continuous improvements and innovations are necessary to adapt this technology to aggressive scaling demands. Fan-Out and Fan-In Wafer-level packaging also has advanced considerably through the introduction of novel materials and packaging technologies. This symposium will also provide an avenue for pertinent discussion to: (1.) methods to reduce effective interconnect resistivity; (2.) methods to mitigate electromigration and stress migration issues; (3.) advanced barrier/seed/plating processes including ALD, CVD and electroless deposition; (4.) porous low-k ILDs and air-gap based processing; (5.) novel electrodeposition and CMP processes; (6.) advanced substrates and packaging, high speed and optical packaging, wireless and micro CSP; (7.) chip-package interconnection; flip-chip; fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP); (C4) technology, Pb-free C4s, wire bonding, and compliant chip-package interconnections.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


H01 - State-of-the-Art Program on Compound Semiconductors 61 (SOTAPOCS 61)

Compound semiconductors are a significant enabler of numerous optoelectronic, high-speed, power, and sensor devices. The SOTAPOCS 61 symposium will address the most recent developments in inorganic compound semiconductor technology, including traditional III-V materials, III-nitrides, II-VI materials, silicon carbide, diamond, and other emerging materials. Papers on both practical and fundamental issues are solicited. The following areas are of particular interest: (1) advances in bulk and epitaxial growth techniques, (2) advances in device processing, (3) novel electronic, optoelectronic, and sensor devices, (4) Schottky and ohmic contact technology, (5) dielectric properties and passivation, (6) wafer bonding and packaging, (7) in situ and ex situ process monitoring, (8) materials characterization and wafer level testing and mapping, (8) process-induced defects, (10) reliability and device degradation mechanisms, and (11) demonstration of state-of-the-art devices and applications.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

H02 - High Purity and High Mobility Semiconductors 15

The 15th High Purity and High Mobility Semiconductor symposium, which is an extension of the previous High Purity Silicon symposium, provides a forum for discussion of the latest developments in the growth, characterization, device processing, and applications of high purity and high mobility semiconductor materials in either bulk or epitaxial form. The emphasis is on the control and prevention of impurity incorporation, characterization and detection of defects and impurity states in high purity and high mobility semiconductors for superior device performances. Device and circuit aspects related to the use of devices on high quality and advanced silicon wafers will also be addressed. Special attention will be given to alternative and high-mobility substrates and their material and device aspects. Contributed papers are solicited in the following main areas: 1. High purity bulk growth techniques * Czochralski (Cz), Float Zone, Magnetic Cz and other novel growth techniques * progress in polysilicon manufacturing, influence of poly quality on the purity of monocrystals * impact of auxiliaries like e.g. quartz, graphite, furnace parts and gas media purity on crystal properties * modeling of crystal growth processes and intrinsic grown-in point defects 2. Impurity related and intrinsic bulk defects * point defect mechanisms and clustering, influence of doping concentrations, carrier lifetime behavior * oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, transition metals and their gettering * defect engineering and control, denuded zone (DZ) formation, gettering in thin wafers * structural and electrical/optical properties of extended defects and their control * group IV doping effects * Ab initio calculations of point and extended defect properties 3. Diagnostic techniques * lifetime and impurity level studies, spectroscopic techniques, spreading resistance probing, Hall-effect * contamination detection and monitoring in handling and packaging high purity semiconductor materials * characterization techniques relevant to the assessment of impurities and defects 4. Advanced and alternative substrates and materials * epitaxial fabrication techniques, epi layer processing, interaction with substrate properties * bulk and interface defect control and characterization * Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI), Germanium-on-Insulator (GeOI), III-V-on-Insulator, wafer bonding and Ge condensation * Strained layers on silicon and high-mobility substrates 5. Device and integration aspects * radiation and high energy particle detectors, avalanche photodiodes, strip- and pixel detectors, infrared components, power devices, radiation hardening of materials and devices; photonic components * flexible electronics and 3D integration * device physics, noise performance, low temperature operation, reliability aspects * material solutions for high-frequency RF applications
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

H03 - Thin Film Transistor Technologies 14 (TFTT 14)

This is the 28th year anniversary of the symposium, which is sponsored by the Electronics and Photonics Division. The tradition of the symposium is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments in Thin Film Transistors (TFTs) and related fields. It provides a rare opportunity for synergistic interactions among those working in TFTs, other high-tech fields, or related products or research areas. Papers deal with all aspects of fabrication processes, materials, devices, designs, characterization, and applications of TFTs are solicited. Topics to be addressed in this symposium are: Advanced Structures, Advanced Processing Techniques, Thin Film Materials, Device Physics, Characterization, and Reliability, Applications.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

H04 - Low-Dimensional Nanoscale Electronic and Photonic Devices 11

The 11th LDMEPD symposium will address the most recent developments in nanoscale (1D, 2D) transparent, electronic, photonic materials, and devices. The symposium will encompass low dimensional and transparent novel materials and devices, processing, device fabrication, reliability, and many other related topics related to fundamental science and applied properties and application of low dimensional and nanoscale materials. Papers on both practical issues and fundamental studies are solicited. The symposium will consist of both invited and contributed papers.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

H05 - Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide Power Technologies 8

There is a great deal of interest in developing GaN and SiC material and device technologies for power switching and power amplifier applications. You are hereby invited to contribute a paper to this new symposium. The symposium will cover a wide range of topics related to these technologies and their applications: bulk and thin film growth and characterization of materials; defect characterization and reduction techniques; growth chamber design and modeling; doping and carrier lifetime control techniques; high-frequency low-loss power magnetic materials; novel power devices and device structures; power device fabrication technologies; chip-scale capacitor, inductor and transformer structures and fabrication technologies; novel physical mechanisms including micro plasma and current filamentation; short-term and long-term device degradation and failure mechanisms; novel accelerated stress testing and lifetime prediction methodologies; device characterization and modeling for performance and reliability; manufacturing cost and yield improvement approaches; homogeneous and heterogeneous chip-scale integration; power converters and power amplifiers; packaging and thermal management; and, cooling of power chips and modules. Development of AlN and Ga2O3 materials for power devices will also be covered. Poster sessions may be scheduled, and a panel discussion will cover the most critical issues on this topic. A whole session covering selected student papers will be organized and a Best Student Paper award is planned to be given at the symposium.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

H06 - Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Devices 4

Research on microfluidic and nanofluidic devices has increased tremendously over the past decade. These systems are finding potential technological applications ranging from biomedical devices to chemical and biological reactors, environmental monitoring and micro-cooling systems. The 3rd International Symposium sponsored by the Electronics and Photonics Division/ Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division/Sensor Division of the Electrochemical Society brings together researchers in materials, devices and process engineers and related interdisciplinary areas, and seeks to capture the state-of-the art in the microfluidics and nanofluidics technologies. This symposium offers a new interdisciplinary and international platform, and aims to contribute towards advancing the fundamental understanding of the challenges and issues. Original contributions are solicited that cover all fundamental and applied aspects including the transport phenomena, device/system fabrication and integration, and the applications of microfluidic and nanofluidic systems. All oral presentations will be grouped into topical sessions. Invited Keynote speakers will present critical perspectives covering recent advances and future directions in the diverse field of microfluidic and nanofluidic devices. Authors who wish to present a paper in the Symposium must submit an electronic abstract in English to the Electrochemical Society Headquarters. The authors are also required to send an electronic copy of the abstract to the Symposium Organizers with their indication of preference for verbal or poster presentation, and advise if the submission is a student presentation.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

H07 - Electronic, Thermal, and Electrochemical Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Technology, Applications, and Emerging Devices 1

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 1st International Symposium sponsored by the Electronics and Photonics Division of the Electrochemical Society 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 the layered MOF thin films and aiming to improve 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 will be grouped into topical sessions. Invited Keynote speakers will present critical reviews covering recent advances and future directions in the diverse field of fundamental and applied MOF properties. Authors who wish to present a paper in the Symposium must submit an electronic abstract in English to the Electrochemical Society Headquarters. The authors are also required to send an electronic copy of the abstract to the Symposium Organizers with their indication of preference for verbal or poster presentation, and advice if the submission is a student presentation.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


I01A - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18 (PEFC&E 18) - Diagnostics/Characterization Methods, MEA Design/Model

Presentations related to acid and alkaline fuel cells that discuss: 1. novel gas diffusion medium substrates and micro-porous layer designs; 2. modeling and diagnostic methods to characterize mass- and heat-transport related phenomena, and water management in cells and membrane electrode assemblies; 3. CO2 tolerance modeling of anion-exchange membrane fuel cells; 4. in-situ measurement or visualization (X-ray tomography, neutron imaging, etc.); 5. advanced ex-situ characterization methods (TEM, STM); 6. AC-impedance methods; and 7. electrode and MEA electrochemical modeling.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

I01B - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18 (PEFC&E 18) - Cells, Stacks and Systems

Presentations related to acid and alkaline fuel cells and other electrochemical energy conversion devices that discuss cells, stacks and systems for: 1. hydrogen or hydrogen-reformate fuel cells; 2. direct-fuel fuel cells (DMFC, borohydride, etc.); 3. alkaline (membrane) fuel cells; 4. portable fuel cells; 5. new cell and stack structures, including new types of bipolar plates and flow fields; 6. degradation of fuel cell components and the influence of degradation products on component and system performance, including corrosion of bipolar plates and BOP, and degradation of sealing materials and other components; 7. electrochemical hydrogen compression; 8. balance-of-plant (BOP) components; 9. design and specifications of complete power systems in the context of transportation and stationary power generation applications as well as for micro-fuel cell systems; and 10. components and systems for other electrochemical energy conversion devices such as electrochemical hydrogen pumps, etc.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

I01C - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18 (PEFC&E 18) - Cation-Exchange Membrane Performance and Durability

Presentations related to acid fuel cells that discuss: 1. advanced cation-exchange membranes and ionomers (PFSAs, hydrocarbon-based, etc.); 2. high-temperature polymer membranes; 3. physico-chemical properties of fuel cell membranes; 4. structural and microscopic characterization of membranes and ionomers; 5. degradation/aging of membranes (chemical and mechanical); 6. molecular modeling of membrane properties; and 7. ionomer properties and characterization.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

I01D - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18 (PEFC&E 18) - 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.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

I01E - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18 (PEFC&E 18) - Materials for Alkaline Fuel Cells and Direct-Fuel Fuel Cells

Presentations related to alkaline fuel cells and direct-fuel acid fuel cells that discuss: 1. electrocatalysts for hydrogen oxidation and oxygen reduction in alkaline fuel cells; 2. catalysts for direct-borohydride applications; 3. novel anion-exchange membranes; 4. degradation mechanisms of anion-exchange membranes; and 5. catalysts for the direct electrooxidation of alternative fuels (e.g., methanol, ethanol, ammonia, etc.) in both alkaline and acidic fuel cells.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

I01F - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18 (PEFC&E 18) - Polymer-Electrolyte Electrolysis

Presentations related to low-temperature, polymer electrolyte water electrolysis for hydrogen and oxygen production (specifically excluding approaches that are primarily focused on photoelectrochemical water splitting or CO2 electrochemical reduction, as these areas are covered by other Symposia dedicated specifically to these topics): 1. electrocatalysts for hydrogen reduction and oxygen evolution including performance and durability; 2. polymers, membranes, and electrodes for electrolysis applications; 3. transport media and bipolar plates; 4. balance-of-plant (BOP) components; 5. degradation of electrolysis components and the influence of degradation products on system performance and lifetime; and 6. design and specifications of complete electrolysis systems in the context of hydrogen generation applications as well as intermittent or load following applications. Since the number of time slots for oral presentations is limited, we would very much appreciate it if research groups that submit several abstracts could seek a reasonable balance between oral and poster contributions. If you are submitting multiple abstracts for oral contribution to the same Section, please be aware that we might have to limit the number of oral presentations to one per research group per Section, which means that we might have to move oral contributions into the Poster Session, depending on how closely the papers overlap. Therefore, if you are submitting more than one oral contribution to one Section, we will have to down-select and you should send a prioritized list of your contributions to the Section’s Section Lead Organizer (indicated above for each Section). We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

I01Z - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18 (PEFC&E 18) - Plenary Talks

The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

I02 - Solid State Ionic Devices 12

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.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


J01 - Luminescence and Display Materials: Fundamentals and Applications

This symposium will focus on physical and chemical aspects of luminescence in both organic and inorganic materials and will address current and emerging technical and scientific issues in luminescence. Presentations at this meeting will include photoluminescent materials, cathodoluminescent materials, electroluminescent materials, scintillators, persistent phosphors, laser materials, and their applications. This can include fundamental studies, incorporating characterization techniques of advanced luminescent materials and theoretical studies on luminescent processes. Papers can also discuss the application of various luminescent materials in practical systems. This symposium will also feature sessions around luminescent materials for energy reduction and renewable energy sources. Such topics include, but are not limited to experimental and theoretical works on fluorescent lighting, OLEDs, white and colored LEDs, quantum cutting for solar cells, and related upconversion/downconversion processes.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

J02 - Visible and Infrared Phosphor Research and Applications

This symposium will focus on recent trends in visible and infrared phosphor research and applications covered in the focus issue of the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology. In the area of LED phosphors, this symposium will include topics on narrow band nitride phosphors, temperature dependence of LED phosphors and their maintenance behavior including their performance under high flux, phosphors activated by transition metal ions, namely Mn4+, novel synthesis methods, phosphors in glass, and prediction of host systems by first principles theories. Theory and experiments concerning extraction of light from LED and phosphor platelets with photonic structures will be covered in this symposium. In the area of infrared phosphors, topics on broad band emission in response to blue LED excitation through both single and multiphoton emissions will be explored. The talks on infrared phosphors will focus on theory, measurement and synthesis methods. In a related technology, phosphors for solar cell application, involving both upconversion and down conversion phosphors to utilize solar spectrum in UV and IR regions, where Si is mostly transparent, will also be explored. In the area of quantum dots, talks will focus on experiments and fundamentals of light emissions from these materials, and their applications from biology to medicine. All the contributing authors to the focus issue will be invited to this symposium. They will be encouraged to speak on their recent activities on the focus topics outside their publication in the focus issue. Individual contributors are encouraged to present abstracts on topics outlined in this call-for-papers. All the talks will be for twenty five minutes followed by five minutes of discussion.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


K02 - Electron Transfer Activation in Organic and Bioorganic Systems: From Unraveling Electrode Mechanisms to Directing Synthesis of High-Value Products

This symposium will focus on molecular systems that stem from the organic or biological realms where electron transfer activation is of paramount importance. Papers looking at mechanisms of activation of small and large molecules at an electrode surface with implications on coupled reactions in solutions are of interest. Advances using hyphenated methods such as spectroelectrochemical and related techniques, or complementary tools such as computational methods to determine the mechanisms of electrode reactions with coupled reactions in solutions would be a good fit. Other contributions on electrochemical reactions focusing on molecular systems that are biologically relevant and using electron transfer to monitor chemical change (as in sensing) or to effect change (as in electrosynthesis of high value products) are also sought.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


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

This symposium address all aspects of physical and analytical electrochemistry from fundamentals to new practical applications. The symposium invites papers on new theoretical and experimental approaches that may lead to improved merits of analytical techniques as well as as papers concerning any aspect of physical electrochemistry. Papers are solicited, but not limited to the following topics of interests: (1) New electroanalytical techniques, including hyphenated techniques, to provide new method that the present established techniques cannot easily solve; (2) Novel electrode materials including nanostructured carbon, semiconductors, and metals which offer advantages and new opportunities for electroanalysis; (3) Novel design and applications of electrochemical biosensors and bioanalytical devices for clinical diagnostics; (4) Novel applications of electrochemistry in environmental monitoring and quality control. (5) New advances in ion-selective electrode. (6) Electrogenerated chemiluminescence in analytical sciences. Contributed papers will be programmed in related order, depending on the titles and contents of the submitted abstracts.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

L02 - Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids 21

This symposium will provide 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 will include: 1) Power & 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, active coatings, and corrosion studies); and 9) New ionic liquids and molten salt mixtures (e.g. liquid clathrates, binary and ternary melts, and task specific ionic liquids). Keynote lectures will be presented by invited speakers. A poster session will be planned. Student participation is highly encouraged, and it is anticipated that some funds will be available for student and young scientist support.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

L04 - Photocatalysts, Photoelectrochemical Cells, and Solar Fuels 9

This symposium will provide an international and interdisciplinary forum to present the latest research on photocatalysts, photoelectrochemical cells and solar fuels. Topics of interest include but not limited to: (1) photocatalysts or photoelectrochemical cells; (2) synthesis and characterization of solar energy materials; (3) plasmonic nanostructures for solar energy devices; (4) solar thermal panels and solar reactors; (5) structures and devices for water splitting; (6) electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), carbon dioxide reduction and nitrogen fixation, (7) capture or conversion of carbon dioxide to fuels; (8) conversion of renewable energy resources to fuels (hydrogen, ethanol, methanol, ammonia and other fuels); (9) photocatalytic disinfection and environmental remediation; (10) simulation and modeling of materials, interfaces, devices and systems for solar energy applications; and (11) corrosion and durability of solar energy materials and devices.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

L05 - Electroactive and Redox Active Polymers 2

This symposium will focus on: (1) the discovery and development of novel or high performance electroactive and redox polymers and their nano-composites for energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and solar cells), (2) novel techniques to study electrode/polymer interfaces, redox kinetics and charge transport processes inside the polymers and nano-composites, (3) theoretical analysis and modelling of these processes; (4) chemistries involved in the charge transport, and materials synthesis and degradation; (5) other emerging applications of the materials to water purification, sensors and sustainable electronic devices; and (6) progress of engineering production and processing of the materials.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.


M01 - Chemical Sensors 14: Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems

This symposium will provide a forum for the broad discussion of research and development in the field of 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 surfaces 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, (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 and (12) emerging technologies and applications including nanosensors and sensors leveraging nanotechnology and (13) harsh environment sensors. All transduction methods are of interest for this symposium (e.g., electrochemical, resistive, capacitive, optical, acoustic, gravimetric, thermal). The goal of this symposium is to present the broadest possible coverage of modern chemical sensing progress and to highlight the present state of the art relative to basic and applied areas.
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.

M02 - Wearable Sensors and Systems 1 -and- Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 14

This symposium focus on all aspects of wearable sensors/devices (micro and macro) and MEMS/NEMS technology including micro/nanomachining, fabrication processes, packaging, and the application of these structures and processes to the miniaturization of chemical sensors, physical sensors, biosensors, 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 to be solicited: 1. Fabrication and processing of nano/microsystems 2. Nanomaterials for sensors and actuators 3. Novel methods of processing at the nano/microscale 4. Fabrication methods for microfluidic devices 5. Applicable of these devices to environmental and biological studies 6. Integration of micro/nanofabricated sensors into arrays 7. Reliability and Packaging for NEMS/MEMS. 8. Sensors for gait and balance analysis 9. Cutting-edge sensors to capture healthcare related signals, such as sweat-based sensors, alcohol sensors, blood related sensors, and mood biosensors 10. 3D printed sensors 11. Prosthetics 12. Applications of wearable technologies for healthcare purposes and implantable sensors 13. Wired and wireless sensor systems: signals, transceivers, and interfaces 14. Optical sensors, chemical and gas sensors, fluidics and biosensors, acoustic and ultrasound sensors 15. Physical sensors: temperature, mechanical, magnetic, and other sensors 16. New systems or technologies for addressing challenges associated with every aspect of mining wearable data, such as data processing, accessing, sharing, and analysis 17. Energy harvesting and ultralow power sensors
The deadline of Monday, 2 April 2018 has been reached. New submissions closed.