Call for Abstracts

PRiME 2020 (ECS, ECSJ, & KECS Joint Meeting)

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Electrochemical Society, the Electrochemical Society of Japan, and the Korean Electrochemical Society are actively monitoring the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and working to prepare for any potential impact on the upcoming PRiME 2020 meeting.

At present, we are proceeding as planned with abstract submissions and all other preparations for PRiME 2020. In order to provide authors with as much time as possible, the abstract submission period has been extended from April 17 to May 1, 2020.

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, 1 May 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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Z - GENERAL TOPICS

Z01 - General Student Poster Session

This poster session provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present research results of general interest to the PRiME attendees. 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, ECSJ, and KECS. A competition for the best posters in both the wet chemistry and solid state areas will be part of the session. Cash prizes will be given to the presenting student author on each winning paper; the amounts are awarded at the discretion of the organizers and judges.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

Z02 - 4DMS+SoRo: 4D Materials & Systems + Soft Robotics

This conference relates to all aspects of additive manufacturing (3D and 4D printing) of electrochemical or solid state materials and systems with a focus towards soft robotics. 4D printing refers to single-material or multi-material printing of a device or object that can be transformed from a 1D strand into pre-programed 3D shape, from a 2D surface into preprogramed 3D shape and is capable of morphing between different dimensions. Such transformations are facilitated by, e.g., heating, light, or swelling in a liquid, electrochemically and by programming different sensitivity to, e.g., swelling into various parts of the designed geometry. These techniques offer adaptability and dynamic response for structures and systems of all sizes, and promises new possibilities for embedding programmability and simple decision making into non-electronic based materials. Potential applications include; robotics-like behavior without the reliance on complex electro-mechanical-chemical devices as well as adaptive products, garments or mechanisms that respond to user-demands and fluctuating environments. Mechanical metamaterials are structured materials with mechanical properties defined by their structure rather than their composition. By carefully designing their structure, materials with properties not found in nature, such as negative compressibility (contract when pulled) can be made. Novel developments include the use of elastic instabilities, origami-based materials and programmability, where a single materials function can be changed by pushing. The construction of such materials often relies on forms of (multimaterial) 3D and 4D printing. New innovative technologies and materials processing for energy storage, soft batteries, energy harvesting, display, sensing for soft robotics are also integral part of this conference.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

A - BATTERIES AND ENERGY STORAGE

A01 - Intercalation Chemistry for Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies: In Honor of M. Stanley Whittingham

This symposium is held to honor Prof. M. Stanley Whittingham for his outstanding contributions to understanding intercalation mechanisms in materials for electrochemical energy storage, which led to the development and commercialization of rechargeable Li-ion batteries. The organizers would like to invite contributions on topics related to intercalation chemistry in both fundamental and applied research including but not limited to:

(1) intercalation materials/chemistry for Li-ion, Na-ion, Mg and Zn/MnO2 batteries, rechargeable lithium metal batteries and flow cells,
(2) the interfacial reactions between intercalation materials and electrolyte,
(3) electrode architectures built on intercalation materials,
(4) prototypic cell design and testing implementing intercalation compounds,
(5) characterization and simulation of intercalation phenomena at different scales.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

A02 - New Materials for Next Generation Batteries

The exploration of next generation energy storage devices far beyond current lithium-ion batteries have been motivated from the rapidly growing demand for renewable energy with sustainability and emerging markets of future electronics and electric vehicles. The key factors of energy storage devices such as performance, safety, and cost are strongly affected by energy storage materials and their charge storage mechanism. The goal of this symposium is to highlight a recent progress of new materials for next generation batteries. Thus, the organizers would like to invite contributions on topics related to:

(1) the synthesis, structure, chemistry, assembly, and characterization for the design of new energy storage materials,
(2) in-situ and theoretical analyses for the fundamental electrochemistry, materials’ interactions, correlation of structure/chemistry with electrochemical properties, and energy storage mechanism, and
(3) the device physics and performance of new generation batteries such as solid-state, metal, metal-sulfur, metal-air, multivalent, flow-type, and flexible batteries, hybrid energy storage devices, and so on.

Next generation batteries are not limited to these examples, but any new concepts of energy storage materials and devices are also welcomed.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

A03 - Fast Energy Storage Processes and Devices - Capacitors, Supercapacitors, and Fast-Charging Batteries

Power capability has a direct impact on the operation efficiency and life of electrochemical energy storage devices. Fast charging batteries/energy storage systems are in particular urgently needed for the development of electrified vehicles. This symposium provides a forum to highlight the recent progress in high power electrochemical energy storage processes and devices, especially those designed for high-power/high-energy supercapacitors and fast charging batteries. The organizers would like to invite contributions to the following topics:

(1) High-energy capacitors and supercapacitors;
(2) High-power pseudocapacitors;
(3) Hybrid supercapacitors (including Li-ion capacitors);
(4) Fast-charging batteries (both aqeous and non-aqueous);
(5) Hybrid fast energy storage systems;
(6) as well as practical applications of these and related devices.

The symposium welcomes contributions in related fundamental science and applied engineering in electrochemistry, materials and processes, enabling electrode and electrolyte materials, novel cell and system design/modeling/control strategies, advanced characterization techniques and theoretical simulation.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

A04 - Electrolytes, Interfaces, and Interphases

Electrolytes are ubiquitous in all electrochemical devices, and in batteries they dictate key properties such as energy, power, safety and life, either directly or indirectly. This symposium intends to highlight the advances made in new electrolyte materials, especially those designed for the new/aggressive chemistries such as Li metal, high voltage and high capacity cathode materials, as well as the fundamental science governing their bulk/interfacial/interphasial chemistries and processes, along with the advanced in-situ/operando characterization techniques and simulation that present new insights. The organizers would like to invite contributions to the following topics: (1) New electrolyte systems and materials that are either liquid, solid, semi-solid or hybrid/composite, with emphasis on new solvents, salts, additives and polymers/ceramics/glasses;
(2) Fundamental understanding of chemistry, processes and structure of Bulk, Interface and Interphases via both experimental and simulations, with special emphasis placed on the ion-ion, ion-solvent and ion-electrode interactions in super-concentrated regimes; nts, salts, additives and polymers/ceramics/glasses;
(3) Advanced characterization techniques that shed new insights on the bulk, interfacial and interphasial structures, chemistries and processes, with emphasis placed on new in-situ/operando tools, probes and methods aiming to image the dynamic processes at varying length and time-scale domains.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

A05 - Advances, Challenges, and Development of Solid State Battery Electrochemistry and Materials

Over the last 10 years, there has been a surge of interests for the development of solid state Li/Li-ion devices with new material components. However, despite the important investments made over the world, only few technologies, mainly polymer-based, have reached the industrial level. The goal of this symposium is to address fundamental understanding on the role of material and interface electrochemistry and technological challenges of solid state battery development including:

(1) processing and structure-property design of electrolytes: ceramics, glass/glass-ceramics, dry polymers, hybrid solid-polymer-gel electrolytes (e.g. ionogels, eutectogels,…);
(2) interface stability and electrochemistry;
(3) theory and modeling as tools for materials and cell design;
(4) fabrication impact of composite electrodes and devices on the electrochemical properties;
(5) insights into the electrochemical reactions with new characterization techniques (e.g. in operando testing of electrochemical-structure properties) and
(6) performance engineering on the battery device level.

A special afternoon session will be dedicated to young investigators in the form of “student slam,” consisting of 10 minute flash oral presentations with 2 minutes of Q&A.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

A06 - Progress and Critical Assessment of Large Format Batteries

The past decade has been witness to a global boom of low cost renewable generation. To enable continuous use of these emission free sources, a variety of approaches towards energy storage have been designed to enable hours to days storage on a large scale, while minimizing capital cost. This said, incumbent aprotic lithium ion batteries have particularly benefited from cost reduction enabled by economies of production scale. This symposium asks two simple questions:

1) Where does the utility of lithium ion end for stationary storage applications?
2) Where does the utility of non-lithium ion solutions begin for these same applications?

Submissions are encouraged on all battery research focusing on the intersection of capital cost and operating cost through innovative study and critical assessment of:

1) Flow Batteries
2) Aqueous Batteries
3) Sodium/Lithium Ion Stationary Systems
4) Fuel Cells
5) Electrofuels

While we welcome work regarding any approach for large scale grid storage, we particularly appreciate an assessment of how the proposed and studied systems fare under a critical analysis of capital cost, cycle life, and maintenance consideration (temperature stability, safety, etc) in order to foster and seed a conversation on the synergy of all approaches.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

B - CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES AND DEVICES

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.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

C - CORROSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

C01 - Corrosion General Poster Session

Poster presentations concerning all aspects of corrosion and associated phenomena in liquid and gaseous phases are welcome. Theoretical analyses, experimental investigations, descriptions of new techniques for the study of corrosion, and analyses of corrosion products and films are of interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

C02 - High Temperature Corrosion and Materials Chemistry 14

This symposium will focus on both the fundamental and applied thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of high temperature oxidation and corrosion, as well as other chemical reactions involving inorganic materials at high temperatures. Both theoretical and experimental papers are accepted, and contributions from industry and students are especially encouraged. Specifically, presentations on the following topics in the area of oxidation/corrosion are solicited: fundamental mechanisms of high temperature oxidation; reactions in complex environments and/or ultra-high temperatures (>1500°C); and, response of protective coatings in high temperature environments. In the area of high temperature chemistry, papers on the following topics are solicited: thermodynamic property determination; phase equilibria and phase transformations; solid state diffusion; and, volatilization reactions. Fundamental studies of materials interactions in high temperature processing or power, propulsion, and energy applications are also welcome.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

C03 - Pits and Pores 9: Nanomaterials - Fabrication, Properties, and Applications

The 9th edition of this symposium is aimed at the fabrication and analysis of all kinds of pitted and porous structures, their physical and chemical properties as well as their scientific and industrial applications. It is an interdisciplinary approach to combine the diverse research in different fields such as localized metal corrosion, semiconductor electrochemistry, deposition into pores, template materials, optical spectroscopy and magnetic characterization. Emphasis will be on pit and pore formation, porous-structure/surface-property relations, study and analysis of corrosion, 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 and engineers from various research fields such as materials science, electrochemistry, physics, chemistry, engineering and biology. Papers are invited on, but not limited to topics dealing with experimental as well as theoretical work of:

• dissolution processes and critical factors for maintaining pit and pore growth
• growth kinetics, stability, morphology of pit and pore structures and their chemistry
• porous structures and material deposition into pores
• self-organization and self-assembly
• transport processes within pores and porous structures
• localized corrosion of metals and semiconductors
• pore morphology and interface chemistry
• optical characterization of porous materials, nanoparticles, and composites
• magnetic characterization of nanoparticles and composites
• technical, biological and biomedical applications of porous structures

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

C04 - Light Alloys 6: In Honor of Hideaki Takahashi

This Symposium will be held in honor of Professor Hideaki Takahashi for his outstanding achievements in the field of corrosion and surface treatments of light metals, particularly anodizing of aluminum and its alloys. His major contributions include growth mechanism of barrier-type and porous-type anodic films on aluminum, modification of aluminum surface by MOCVD and sol-gel coating, micro-/nano-patterning of aluminum surface by a combination of laser irradiation and anodizing as well as AFM probe processing, and corrosion of practical aluminum alloys. His novel approaches have contributed significantly to deeper understanding of surface treatments of light metals and design of functional light metals’ surfaces.

This symposium will provide a forum for discussion of recent results related to corrosion and surface treatments of aluminum, magnesium, titanium and their alloys. Papers are invited on a broad range of fundamental and applied topics including: local corrosion processes, environmental fracture, corrosion behavior of advanced light metals and alloys, modeling and prediction of corrosion damage accumulation, surface treatments, including anodizing and conversion coatings, of light metals and alloys for corrosion protection, formation of functional micro-/nano-structured oxide films. New thinking and new insights on oxide growth, environmentally friendly coatings, localized corrosion and cracking mechanisms and corrosion protection mechanisms is especially encouraged.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

C05 - High Resolution Characterization of Corrosion Processes 5: In Honor of Philippe Marcus

This symposium will be held in honor of Professor Philippe Marcus for his outstanding achievements in the field of high resolution characterization of corrosion and passivation processes. This symposium will provide a forum for all studies of corrosion that are highly resolved in space and/or time and applied with the aim of elucidating kinetics and mechanisms. Particular interest will be directed toward techniques providing fresh insight into the localization and/or time-dependence of corrosion phenomena as they occur on metal surfaces in an uncoated or coated state in the presence or absence of corrosion inhibitors. Techniques of interest include, but are not limited to: X-ray synchrotron spectroscopy and tomography, in-situ optical imaging/microscopy, laser scanning microscopy, confocal microscopy, acoustic (ultrasound) microscopy, magnetic imaging techniques, the scanning Kelvin probe (SKP), Kelvin force microscopy (KFM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), the scanning reference electrode technique (SRET), the scanning vibrating electrode technique (SVET) and localized electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (LEIS).

The organizers encourage papers dealing with: metastable and stable pitting, crevice corrosion, differential aeration effects, intergranular corrosion, dealloying, re-plating, galvanic corrosion, erosion corrosion, stress-corrosion cracking, and corrosion fatigue. Also, papers dealing with corrosion-driven processes affecting coated metals such as cathodic disbondment, anodic undercutting and filiform corrosion are of interest. The organizers extend the call to those who wish to report high resolution studies of etching, nanostructure evolution and MEM (microelectromechanical machine) development.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

C06 - Atmospheric and Marine Corrosion 2

The goal of the symposium is to address a wide spectrum of corrosion research in atmospheric, marine and other saltwater environments and to provide a forum to examine the most recent ideas and advances in the understanding of corrosion processes, mechanisms, and means of corrosion prevention or control from both a basic and applied research approach. Topic areas may include, but are not limited to:

(1.) general corrosion mechanisms of steels and other materials in seawater and other saltwater media;
(2.) marine and other atmospheric corrosion of metals and alloys;
(3.) microbiologically influenced corrosion;
(4.) environmentally assisted cracking of materials in marine environments;
(5.) design, processing variables, surface preparation, and pretreatments affecting corrosion and corrosion control;
(6.) environmentally compliant inhibitors, biocides, and coatings;
(7.) cathodic protection and innovative anode materials;
(8.) composites and other advanced materials;
(9.) use of electrochemical, surface analytical, and nondestructive detection methods; and
(10.) predictive and mechanistic corrosion modeling.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

C07 - Corrosion Protection 2

Papers are invited on all topics related to advances in metallic, inorganic, organic and composite coatings for the corrosion protection of metallic substrates. Suitable topics could include: pretreatments, conversion coatings, sacrificial coatings, barrier coatings, adhesion promotion, self-healing coatings, chromate replacement, smart-release inhibitor systems and novel inhibitors generally. Papers providing mechanistic insights into the action of functional coating components such as: novel galvanizing alloys, novel inhibitors, ion-exchange pigments, micro-encapsulated inhibitors and reagents, electrically conducting polymers and nanopigments are particularly encouraged.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

D - DIELECTRIC SCIENCE AND MATERIALS

D01 - Semiconductors, Dielectrics, and Metals for Nanoelectronics and Plasma Nanosciences

New Channel Materials: SiGe, SiGe:C, GeSn, and III-V Channels; SiC and GaN Channels: Surface/Interface Modeling; Ferroelectric Channels; Band Offsets; Surface Preparation, Surface Passivation; Contact Engineering; Negative Capacitance Devices; 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; Ferroelectric Transistors; 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: Self-Heating of FinFETs; 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: on Si, SiGe, Ge, III-V Compounds, SiC, etc; on Nanowires, Nanotubes, 2-D Materials and Graphene.

Nanoelectrincs and Nanotechnology: FinFET, Multi-gate MOSFETs, Nanotubes, Nanowires, Neuromorphic Devices, Quantum Dots, Spintronics, Plasmonics, Tunnel FETs. Metal Gate Electrodes Metals and Ohmic Contacts: Threshold and Flat Band Voltage Control, Metal Contacts to Nanowires, Nanotubes, Graphene, MoS2, etc.

Plasma Nanoscience: This Symposium also will include a special session on Plasma Nanoscience, aiming to provide a forum for extensive and in-depth discussions in the field of plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology as well as developing the next-generation plasma-based nanotechnologies and applications. It is planned as an expert meeting that will provide an overview of some of the most important research directions in this field followed by the comments and detailed discussions of the main challenges and strategic directions for the future development in relevant areas.

Young Scientists: The Symposium’s Young Investigators Session aims to provide a unique forum for senior PhD students and early career researchers to present papers related to all areas of dielectric science and materials. Of interest are new materials and designs, theoretical and experimental aspects of inorganic and organic dielectric materials, growth processes, bulk and inter-facial properties, electric and ionic transport, porous dielectrics and thin and ultra-thin films. “Best Paper” awards will be given based on the recommendations by the organizing committee.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

D02 - The Science and Applications of Topological and Correlated Materials

The field of topological and correlated materials is expanding rather rapidly. The symposium will act as a platform for gathering the most recent developments in topological materials and their applications, e.g., optic, magnetism and nanoelectronics, with the goal of moving the fields forward. This symposium we would bring researchers in this field together to share their latest findings and insights with each other to foster collaborations. The organizers seek work related to the topological properties insulators and periodic photonic crystals, metamaterials, meta-surfaces, and opto-electronic materials. We encourage submissions of both theoretical works in developing new concepts and experimental works in applying topological and correlated materials. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Classification of topological phases is extended and candidates of higher order topological materials
• Bosonic topological insulators
• Experimental realization of topological device systems
• Methods in defining spin-1 topological invariants in systems
• Extension of topological studies to non-Hermitian systems (e.g., Parity-time symmetry)
• Optical properties of electronic topological materials, including 2D materials, plasmons in electronic topological insulators, and topological phase transitions in superconductors

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

E - ELECTROCHEMICAL/ELECTROLESS DEPOSITION

E01 - Electrodeposition for Energy Applications 5

Electrodeposition is widely being used in the fabrication of materials and devices, and most recently this technique has been successfully applied to the fabrication of various components in energy conversion and storage systems. Examples of interest includes 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.

The 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 harvestors 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 will focus on emerging and nano-structured 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, 1 May 2020

E02 - Electrochemistry for Material Science: In Memory of Ken E. Nobe

This symposium is dedicated to the pioneering research accomplishments of Ken E. Nobe, who recently passed away. Professor Nobe was a world-renowned electrochemical engineer known for his research on electrochemical processes including kinetics and mechanisms of electrodissolution, electrodeposition, corrosion, electrochemical energy systems, and bioelectrochemistry. The symposium will invite speakers, but authors familiar with the work of prof Nobe are invited to submit abstracts as well.

Contributions will focus on advancements in concepts, materials, and designs of electrochemical systems including:

1. Electrodeposition of functional materials (e.g., magnetic materials and semiconductors);
2. Localized corrosion phenomena;
3. Electrocatalysis;
4. Next generation biological fuel cells;
5. Oscillatory behavior of electrochemical systems;
6. Electro-organic electrochemical and bioelectrochemical processes; and
7. Energy storage technologies.

The organizers strongly encourage former colleagues and students to contribute and present their current research in honor of Dr. Nobe.

This symposium will be organized / scheduled in close collaboration with the symposium “Advances in Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering.”

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

E03 - Electrochemical and Electroless Deposition of Thin-films and Nanostructures - Theory, Numerical Simulations, and Applications

The symposium will cover most recent advances in the area of electrochemical and electroless growth of thin films and nanostructures including fundamentals, methods, application and numerical simulations. 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 of understanding of a link between the fundamental processes and properties of electrodeposited metals, alloys, metal oxides, semiconductors and compounds.

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 to suggest the future directions in the field of electroless deposition. Numerical simulation has become a powerful tool to gain detailed insight into the distributions of the electric potential, the species concentrations, the current density and the flow profile involved in electrochemical reactions. Such data have been the basis of a better understanding of complex interfacial reactions needed for optimization and design of the electroplating processes as well as the growth of thin films and nanostructures. We welcome submissions devoted to the theory and various numerical methods, such as finite differences, finite elements, boundary elements as well as spatially more fine-grained approaches such as molecular dynamics, lattice Boltzmann or first principles.

Contributions related to all aspects of fundamental research, as well as technological innovations, are welcome. Original papers are sought but not limited to the following areas:

• Underpotential deposition, surface-limited replacement, electrochemical atomic layer deposition of films and nanostructures;
• Electrodeposition of alloys - underpotential co-deposition, anomalous co-deposition and etc.;
• Electrodeposition of thin films and compounds from ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents;
• Electroless deposition: principles, simulations and applications;
• Numerical simulations of additional effects during deposition, as, e.g. gas evolution, structure and dynamics of the electrical double layer;
• Numerical simulations and calculations of thickness distributions of electroplated layers, adsorbate-electrode interactions, and hydrodynamic conditions;
• Metallization of non-conductive surfaces;
• Novel ideas and methods for atomic and nanoscale control of thin films morphology and structure; control of microstructure (texture and grain size), and mechanical, electrical and optical properties of thin films;
• Electrochemical design of tailored (nano) and meso porous structures – dealloying, electrochemical and chemical processing;
• Electrochemical anodization at surfaces and generation of nanostructures;
• Electrochemical synthesis of oxides, semiconductors and compounds – 2D and 3D;
• Electrochemical design of nanomaterials and structures at 3-phase interface

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

E04 - Applied Electrodeposition: from Electrowinning to Electroforming

This symposium will cover the fundamental and technical aspects of electrometallurgical processes: from electrowinning and electrorefining to electroplating and electroforming. It will provide a forum about the state of the art of applied electrodeposition based on aqueous systems, broadening the attention to the latest developments on new electrolytes and application of electrochemical systems. With the aim of bringing together scientists and engineers to address current and innovative research topics in these fields, submissions are encouraged in the following areas: aqueous or solvent based solutions and melts electrolysis for electrowinning, including cathodes and anodes design, current distribution and efficiency, additives for improved cathodic film quality; purification, and recovery of base, critical, rare and precious metals; electrode/electrolyte interfaces; electrodeposition of decorative, functional and composite coatings, including brush plating; recent and innovative developments in alloy electroforming processes, electrodes and electrolyte formulations (hardening/levelling agents, wetting agents and anti-stress additives), pulse electroforming, fabrication of micro- and nano-structures, together with electrochemical micro/nano-replication and relative new analysis of resistance to corrosion of alloy like impedance spectroscopy. Contributions on recent advances related to the modelling and simulation of electrochemical cells for applied processes, new surface analysis like color, thickness, composition will also be considered.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

F - ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

F01 - Advances in Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering

Papers are solicited in areas of industrial electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering that are not covered by other symposia at this meeting. Of particular interest are papers concerning: design, operation, testing, and/or modeling of industrial electrochemical systems; electrochemical waste treatment technologies; methods for electrosynthesis; electrolytic recovery of process materials; new electrode materials; new electrochemical cell designs; electrochemical separations and sustainability; and electrocatalysis. With respect to electrochemical separations and sustainability, abstracts are sought to address grand energy, environmental and medical challenges; membrane or membrane-less technologies enabling high-efficiency operation or ultra-pure chemical products are of particular interest. Papers are sought that describe recent research and development efforts in ion exchange membranes based electrochemical separations, including electrodialysis, chlorine production, gas separations and other industrial processes. In addition, submissions on scale-up, technology transfer, innovation and commercialization of industrially relevant electrochemical technology are strongly encouraged. Other industry-specific areas include 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. Papers may contain both theoretical and experimental work, and papers dealing with either area will be considered.

This symposium will be organized / scheduled in close collaboration with the symposium “Advances in Electrochemical Engineering: An Invited Symposium In Memory of Ken E. Nobe.”

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

F02 - Advances in Application and Theory of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

This symposium provides a forum for tutorial presentations concerning all aspects of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Contributions related to both fundamentals and applications are encouraged. Papers are solicited as well in the development of novel experimental methods, mathematical models, and methods for interpretation of data. The tutorials should be useful for students and for professionals seeking to diversify their background or break into new technological areas. The symposium will consist of both invited and contributed papers.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

F03 - Modeling Electrochemical Systems for Transportation Applications

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, 1 May 2020

G - ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND PROCESSING

G01 - Semiconductor Wafer Bonding: Science, Technology and Applications 16

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, process and equipment engineers from these and related interdisciplinary areas.

The sixteenth symposium solicits original theoretical and experimental papers that document new developments and cover the full range of basic science, process technologies including specialized equipment, 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. Sessions will include the following topics: Physics, Chemistry and Mechanics of Wafer Bonding, Characterization of Bonding Interfaces, Bonding Techniques and Equipment, Generalized Bonding (heterostructures, bonding via deposited films, etc), Layer Transfer Methods, Electronic Device Applications (bipolar, high voltage and power, CMOS, microwave, etc.), 3D Integration, Packaging, Photonics, Micro-Electro-Mechanical, Biotechnologies and other Applications.

This symposium will be organized / scheduled in close collaboration with the symposium “Materials and Processes for Semiconductor, 2.5 and 3D, Chip Packaging, PCB, FPCB and Wafer Bonding 3.”

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

G02 - Atomic Layer Deposition Applications 16

Continued progress in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing requires precise, conformal coatings of thin film materials. Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) enables the deposition of ultra-thin, highly conformal coatings over complex, 3D topographies with precise control over both thickness and composition. Consequently, ALD has become the technology of choice for a large variety of applications beyond microelectronics. Over the last fourteen years, this symposium has earned a leading position among the meetings where ALD is discussed.

This symposium offers an excellent forum for sharing cutting edge research on both existing and emerging ALD applications, as well as fundamental aspects of ALD technology. Contributions are solicited in the following areas:

(1.) semiconductor CMOS applications: development and integration of ALD high-k oxides and metal electrodes with conventional and high-mobility channel materials;
(2.) volatile and non-volatile memory applications: extendibility, Flash, MIM, MIS, RF capacitors, etc.;
(3.) interconnects and contacts: integration of ALD films with Cu and low-k materials;
(4.) fundamentals of ALD processing: reaction mechanisms, in-situ measurement, modeling, theory;
(5.) new precursors and delivery systems;
(6.) optical and photonic applications;
(7.) coating of nanoporous materials by ALD;
(8.) MLD and hybrid ALD/MLD;
(9.) ALD for energy conversion applications such as fuel cells, photovoltaics, etc.;
(10.) ALD for energy storage applications;
(11.) productivity enhancement, scale-up and commercialization of ALD equipment and processes for rigid and flexible substrates, including roll-to-roll deposition;
(12.) Area-selective ALD;
(13.) Atomic Layer Etching (‘reverse ALD’) and related topics aiming at self-limited etching, such as atomic layer cleaning, etc.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

G03 - SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds: Materials, Processing, and Devices 9

The Ninth International SiGe, Ge, & Related Compounds: Materials, Processing, and Devices Symposium is part of the PRiME 2020, the G03 Symposium, to be held from October 4 – 9, 2020, Honolulu, HI. This meeting will provide 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, 1 May 2020

G04 - Thermoelectric and Thermal Interface Materials 6

Today’s electronics are smaller and more powerful than ever, and these trends are making heat dissipation from hot spots to heat sinks increasingly more challenging. About 90% of the world’s electricity is generated with an efficiency of 30-40%, which is losing more than half of the energy in the form of waste heat to the environment. Advances in thermoelectric materials and devices with high figures of merit not only offer possible routes of solid-state cooling for electronics but also enable efficient power generation and waste heat recovery. The role of interfaces in heat transfer is becoming increasingly more important for electronics, and advances in both thermoelectric materials and thermal interface materials are required.

This symposium will address the most recent developments in thermoelectric materials and thermal interface materials and novel strategies for modern devices and applications. Papers on both fundamental and practical issues are solicited on topics related to thermoelectric material growth, processing, analysis, 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 material growth methods;
(2) advances in device processing of thermoelectric and thermal interface materials;
(3) power generation and energy harvesting;
(4) solid-state cooling and refrigeration;
(5) semiconductor materials, growth, and processing;
(6) phonon transport and engineering;
(7) in situ and ex situ device examination;
(8) modeling of nanoscale transport effects;
(9) chalcogenide semiconductors;
(10) inorganic clathrates;
(11) group IV and related compounds;
(12) transition metal silicides; and
(13) high ZT materials and devices.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

G05 - Materials and Processes for Semiconductor, 2.5 and 3D, Chip Packaging, PCB, FPCB and Wafer Bonding 3

This symposium focuses on issues pertinent to advances in semiconductor interconnects beyond the 10 nm technology node as well as Cu to Cu wafer bonding 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, wafer bonding and vertically interconnecting distinct device layers. The 2.5D or 3D concept replaces long 2D interconnects with shorter vertical (3D) interconnects, which have the potential to alleviate the well-known interconnect (RC) delay problem that limits the semiconductor industry today. Additional benefits of the 3D process include reduced die size, wafer thickness and the ability to optimize distinct technologies (analog, logic, memory, senor, power device etc.) on separate vertically interconnected layers. Since electrochemical processes are the ultimate solution to create smaller size and lower cost devices, both practical and fundamental aspects of electrochemical processes are of high interest.

This symposium will bring researchers together to discuss various aspects of device architecture, novel materials, chemical formulation, packaging approaches and nano-scale fabrication methodologies and Cu to Cu wafer bonding. 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.) processing of 2.5D and 3D integrate;
(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, metals, Cu filling and prevent pumping;
(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.

Topics of interest in new developments in Wafer Bonding includes;

(1.)Cu to Cu direct bonding;
(2.) SiO2 to SiO2 bonding;
(3.)Thermo compression bonding;
(4.)Eutectic bonding;
(5.)Adhesive bonding.

Damascene interconnects using copper or cobalt, introduced at the 10 nm node, are expected to be used for the foreseeable future. However, continuous improvements and innovations are necessary to adapt this technology to aggressive scaling demands. Fan-Out and Fan-In Wafer-level packaging also has advanced considerably through the introduction of novel materials and packaging technologies. This symposium will also provide an avenue for pertinent discussion on;

(1.)PCB warpage;
(2.) advanced barrier/seed/plating processes including ALD, CVD and electroless deposition;
(3.) novel electrodeposition and CMP processes;
(4.) chip-package interconnection; flip-chip; fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP); (C4) technology, Pb-free C4s, wire bonding, and compliant chip-package interconnections.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

H - ELECTRONIC AND PHOTONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

H01 - Joint Symposium: State-of-the-Art Program on Compound Semiconductors 63 (SOTAPOCS 63) -and- GaN and SiC Power Technologies 10

Compound semiconductors are a significant enabler of numerous optoelectronic, high-speed, power, and sensor devices. In particular, wide bandgap semiconductors such as GaN and SiC are of significant interest for power switching applications. This joint symposium will address the most recent developments in inorganic compound semiconductor technology, including traditional III-V materials, II-VI materials, and other emerging materials as well as present several focused sessions on GaN and SiC power technology. 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) defect characterization and process-induced defects,
(4) reliability and device degradation mechanisms,
(5) thermal management and packaging,
(6) novel electronic, optoelectronic, and sensor devices,
(7) Schottky and ohmic contact technology,
(8) dielectric properties and passivation,
(9) wafer bonding, packaging, and heterogeneous integration,
(10) manufacturing, yield, and process monitoring,
(11) demonstration of state-of-the-art devices and applications, including power modules.

Both oral presentations and poster sessions will be organized, and student travel support is available.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

H02 - Photovoltaics for the 21st Century 16: 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 achieving terawatt scale photovoltaics, it is necessary to focus on the scalability and sustainability of photovoltaics. In addition to lowering the cost and improving the 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.

Several invited speakers from industry and academia in Asia, US, and Europe have been confirmed. They will provide an overview on the current status and explore future directions of solar photovoltaics.

This symposium will be organized / scheduled in close collaboration with the symposium “Advanced Nano-Photovoltaics.”

A focus issue in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is planned. All authors accepted for presentation are obligated to submit their full text manuscript for the focus issue. A call for paper for the focus issue in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology will be released in July, 2020.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

H03 - Thin Film Transistors 15 (TFT 15)

This is the 30th year anniversary of the symposium, which is sponsored by the ECS 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 dealing with all aspects of fabrication processes, materials, devices, designs, characterization, and applications of TFTs are solicited. Topics to be addressed in this symposium are:

- TFT technology progress and production status
- Advanced Processing Techniques
- Thin Film Materials
- Device Physics, Characterization, and Reliability
- Applications
- TFT Array Driving and Integrated Circuits
- Large-area process equipment, testers

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

H04 - Low-Dimensional Nanoscale Electronic and Photonic Devices 13

The 13th LDEPD symposium will address the most recent developments in nanoscale transparent electronic, photonic materials, and devices. The symposium will encompass 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 will consist of both invited and contributed papers.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

H05 - Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) and Porous Hybrid Materials: Characterization, Technology, Bio-Applications, and Emerging Devices 2

During recent years research on photophysical, electronic, thermal, mechanical, optical and photonic and electrochemical properties of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) and Porous Hybrid materials based thin film materials as well as bio- and medical-applications have 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 modeling work 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, fuel cells and photovoltaic devices as well as to functional thin film materials in the field of electrochemistry, optoelectronics, luminescence, up-conversion, proton conductivity, optics and photonics, thermoelectrics, sensing, magnetism, NLO (non-linear optics), data storage as well as to photo-/electrocatalysis, membranes, chemical reactors and gas storage.

The symposium will bring together researchers from the academic field as well as from industry in chemistry, materials science, physics, optics, device, bio and medical applications, and process engineers from related interdisciplinary areas, to seek and capture the state-of-the art in MOFs, COFs and porous Hybrid-Materials based fundamental aspects and the latest technological applications. This symposium offers a new interdisciplinary and international platform, and aims to contribute towards advancing the fundamental understanding of layered MOF, COFs and porous Hybrid thin films with the objective of improving technological and bio-applications thereof. Original contributions are solicited that cover:

1) All fundamental aspects of MOFs, COFs and porous Hybrid-Materials including; electronic, thermal, thermoelectric, luminescent properties, proton conductivity, , photophysical and energy transfer, optical and photonic, NLOs sensing as well as electrochemical transport properties and phenomena.
2) Thin film growth and Crystal Engineering, Applications, Technology and device/fabrication systems as well as integration of MOFs, COFs and porous Hybrid thin films into emerging technological applications.
3) MOFs, COFs and Porous Hybrid-Materials for Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

All oral presentations will be grouped into topical sessions. Invited speakers will present critical reviews covering recent advances and future directions in the diverse field of fundamental and applied MOF, COF and porous Hybrid-Material properties.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

H06 - Nonvolatile Memories and Artificial Neural Networks

Two recent developmental trends are rapidly advancing nonvolatile memories: i) ultrahigh density, fast switching memories beyond NAND flash and ii) memristive devices for use in artificial neural networks and unconventional computing. Other exciting new trends include establishing neuromorphic devices as artificial neurons, synapses, and memristors with plasticity. Typically, OxRAM (metal oxide resistive memory) and PCM are considered to be promising to realize STDP (spike time dependent plasticity) for neural networks. Furthermore FeRAM and STT-MRAM showed significant progress to realize ultralow power operation as well as fast switching.

This symposium is dedicated to understand the device operation mechanisms including atoms/defects diffusion under high electric fields, electrochemical processes in the solid state, and the kinetics of resistance changes. Advances on in-operando characterization techniques for resistive switching process defining spatial, temporal, and the energetic extent of the switching processes are also of particular interest.

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 memory and neuromorphic device architectures, performances, and design;
(2) the growth and deposition of memory related materials;
(3) ionic and atomic migration phenomena in memristive oxides
(4) device fabrication processing;
(5) spiking neuron devices,
(6) learning devices based on STDP algorithm,
(7) operando analyses and material characterization;
(8) device physics and modeling; and
(9) other related technologies.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

H07 - Electrochromic and Photoelectrochromic Materials and Devices

The renewed interest on the smart windows that dynamically modulate solar light and heat flux has been boosted in both academic and industrial sector due to their huge impact on energy saving in buildings and vehicles. This symposium will focus on physicochemical aspects of electrochromism and photoelectrochromism in both organic and inorganic materials and will address current and emerging technical and scientific issues. Presentations at this meeting will encompass broad aspects of electrochromism and photoelectrochromism of various materials such as inorganic metal oxides, metallohexacyanate, transition-metal coordination complexes, viologens, conjugated polymers, organic near-infrared electrochromic materials, plasmonic nanocrystals as well as transparent electrical conductors, electrolytes and their device performance. In addition, this symposium also includes fundamental studies, incorporating characterization techniques of advanced electrochromic and photochromic devices and theoretical studies on electrochromism and photoelectrochromism. Papers can also discuss the application of various electrochromic materials in practical systems. This symposium will also feature sessions around electrochromic materials for building energy efficiency improvement.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

I - FUEL CELLS, ELECTROLYZERS, AND ENERGY CONVERSION

I01A - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 20 (PEFC&E 20) - Diagnostics/Characterization Methods, MEA Design/Modeling

This international symposium is devoted to all aspects of research, development, and engineering of polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolyzers (PEFC&Es), as well as low-temperature direct-fuel cells using either anion or cation exchange membranes. The intention is to bring together the international community working on these topics and create effective interactions between research and engineering communities. The symposium has six sections covering diagnostic techniques and systems design/components for acid and alkaline fuel cells; hydrogen and fuel cell systems and their related components; catalysts, membranes and ionomers for acid fuel cells; catalysts and membranes for alkaline fuel cells; direct-fuel acid fuel cells; and low temperature electrolysis systems. The symposium excludes CO2 electrochemical reduction and photochemical water splitting, which are covered by other symposia.

The symposium supports students and postdoctoral participation to encourage development of new and talented researchers in the field. Student/Postdoc Travel Grants are awarded to encourage broad participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows new to the topic research areas. To apply for an award, students must submit a manuscript to the ECS Transactions for the PEFC&E-20 symposium (due date about 3 months before the conference), and then email a copy of their manuscript and resume to Dr. Felix Büchi (felix.buechi@psi.ch). Additionally, student Poster Prizes of a total of $3000 will be awarded to posters with the best technical and visual quality, as selected by a technical panel at the conference. Students who have submitted abstracts to the PEFC&E-20 symposium and wish to be eligible for a poster award should send a copy of their accepted abstract to Professor Jim Fenton (jfenton@fsec.ucf.edu).

The specific subjects covered by each section are described below. Abstracts for oral or poster contributions must be submitted to one of the sections via the ECS website in accordance with ECS guidelines and deadlines. All accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a paper to the ECS Transactions for PEFC&E20, due July 2, 2020.

Section A: Diagnostics/Characterization Methods, MEA Design/Modeling

Presentations related to acid and alkaline fuel cells that discuss:

1. characterization of novel gas diffusion 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. in-situ measurement or visualization (X-ray tomography, neutron imaging, etc.);
4. advanced ex-situ characterization methods (TEM, STM);
5. AC-impedance methods; and
6. electrode and MEA electrochemical modeling.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

I01B - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 20 (PEFC&E 20) - Cells, Stacks and Systems

This international symposium is devoted to all aspects of research, development, and engineering of polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolyzers (PEFC&Es), as well as low-temperature direct-fuel cells using either anion or cation exchange membranes. The intention is to bring together the international community working on these topics and create effective interactions between research and engineering communities. The symposium has six sections covering diagnostic techniques and systems design/components for acid and alkaline fuel cells; hydrogen and fuel cell systems and their related components; catalysts, membranes and ionomers for acid fuel cells; catalysts and membranes for alkaline fuel cells; direct-fuel acid fuel cells; and low temperature electrolysis systems. The symposium excludes CO2 electrochemical reduction and photochemical water splitting, which are covered by other symposia.

The symposium supports students and postdoctoral participation to encourage development of new and talented researchers in the field. Student/Postdoc Travel Grants are awarded to encourage broad participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows new to the topic research areas. To apply for an award, students must submit a manuscript to the ECS Transactions for the PEFC&E-20 symposium (due date about 3 months before the conference), and then email a copy of their manuscript and resume to Dr. Felix Büchi (felix.buechi@psi.ch). Additionally, student Poster Prizes of a total of $3000 will be awarded to posters with the best technical and visual quality, as selected by a technical panel at the conference. Students who have submitted abstracts to the PEFC&E-20 symposium and wish to be eligible for a poster award should send a copy of their accepted abstract to Professor Jim Fenton (jfenton@fsec.ucf.edu).

The specific subjects covered by each section are described below. Abstracts for oral or poster contributions must be submitted to one of the sections via the ECS website in accordance with ECS guidelines and deadlines. All accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a paper to the ECS Transactions for PEFC&E20, due July 2, 2020.

Section B: Cells, Stacks and Systems

Presentations related to acid and alkaline fuel cells and other electrochemical energy conversion devices that discuss

1. cells, stacks and systems for hydrogen or hydrogen-reformate fuel cells, direct-fuel fuel cells (DMFC, borohydride, etc.), and alkaline (membrane) fuel cells;
2. portable fuel cells;
3. implementation of new cell and stack structures, including new types of bipolar plates, flow fields and gas diffusion media;
4. 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;
5. balance-of-plant (BOP) components;
6. 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
7. components and systems for other electrochemical energy conversion devices such as electrochemical hydrogen pumps.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

I01C - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 20 (PEFC&E 20) - Cation-Exchange Membrane Development, Performance and Durability

This international symposium is devoted to all aspects of research, development, and engineering of polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolyzers (PEFC&Es), as well as low-temperature direct-fuel cells using either anion or cation exchange membranes. The intention is to bring together the international community working on these topics and create effective interactions between research and engineering communities. The symposium has six sections covering diagnostic techniques and systems design/components for acid and alkaline fuel cells; hydrogen and fuel cell systems and their related components; catalysts, membranes and ionomers for acid fuel cells; catalysts and membranes for alkaline fuel cells; direct-fuel acid fuel cells; and low temperature electrolysis systems. The symposium excludes CO2 electrochemical reduction and photochemical water splitting, which are covered by other symposia.

The symposium supports students and postdoctoral participation to encourage development of new and talented researchers in the field. Student/Postdoc Travel Grants are awarded to encourage broad participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows new to the topic research areas. To apply for an award, students must submit a manuscript to the ECS Transactions for the PEFC&E-20 symposium (due date about 3 months before the conference), and then email a copy of their manuscript and resume to Dr. Felix Büchi (felix.buechi@psi.ch). Additionally, student Poster Prizes of a total of $3000 will be awarded to posters with the best technical and visual quality, as selected by a technical panel at the conference. Students who have submitted abstracts to the PEFC&E-20 symposium and wish to be eligible for a poster award should send a copy of their accepted abstract to Professor Jim Fenton (jfenton@fsec.ucf.edu).

The specific subjects covered by each section are described below. Abstracts for oral or poster contributions must be submitted to one of the sections via the ECS website in accordance with ECS guidelines and deadlines. All accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a paper to the ECS Transactions for PEFC&E20, due July 2, 2020.

Section C: Cation-Exchange Membrane Development, Performance and Durability

Presentations related to acid fuel cells that discuss:

1. development of cation-exchange membranes and ionomers (PFSAs, hydrocarbon-based, etc.);
2. development of novel anion-exchange membranes and ionomers;
3. high-temperature polymer membranes;
4. physico-chemical properties of fuel cell membranes;
5. structural and microscopic characterization of membranes and ionomers;
6. degradation/aging of membranes (chemical and mechanical);
7. molecular modeling of membrane properties; and
8. ionomer properties and characterization.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

I01D - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 20 (PEFC&E 20) - Catalyst Activity/Durability for Hydrogen(-Reformate) Acidic Fuel Cells

This international symposium is devoted to all aspects of research, development, and engineering of polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolyzers (PEFC&Es), as well as low-temperature direct-fuel cells using either anion or cation exchange membranes. The intention is to bring together the international community working on these topics and create effective interactions between research and engineering communities. The symposium has six sections covering diagnostic techniques and systems design/components for acid and alkaline fuel cells; hydrogen and fuel cell systems and their related components; catalysts, membranes and ionomers for acid fuel cells; catalysts and membranes for alkaline fuel cells; direct-fuel acid fuel cells; and low temperature electrolysis systems. The symposium excludes CO2 electrochemical reduction and photochemical water splitting, which are covered by other symposia.

The symposium supports students and postdoctoral participation to encourage development of new and talented researchers in the field. Student/Postdoc Travel Grants are awarded to encourage broad participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows new to the topic research areas. To apply for an award, students must submit a manuscript to the ECS Transactions for the PEFC&E-20 symposium (due date about 3 months before the conference), and then email a copy of their manuscript and resume to Dr. Felix Büchi (felix.buechi@psi.ch). Additionally, student Poster Prizes of a total of $3000 will be awarded to posters with the best technical and visual quality, as selected by a technical panel at the conference. Students who have submitted abstracts to the PEFC&E-20 symposium and wish to be eligible for a poster award should send a copy of their accepted abstract to Professor Jim Fenton (jfenton@fsec.ucf.edu).

The specific subjects covered by each section are described below. Abstracts for oral or poster contributions must be submitted to one of the sections via the ECS website in accordance with ECS guidelines and deadlines. All accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a paper to the ECS Transactions for PEFC&E20, due July 2, 2020.

Section D: 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, 1 May 2020

I01E - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 20 (PEFC&E 20) - Materials for Alkaline Fuel Cells and Direct-Fuel Fuel Cells

This international symposium is devoted to all aspects of research, development, and engineering of polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolyzers (PEFC&Es), as well as low-temperature direct-fuel cells using either anion or cation exchange membranes. The intention is to bring together the international community working on these topics and create effective interactions between research and engineering communities. The symposium has six sections covering diagnostic techniques and systems design/components for acid and alkaline fuel cells; hydrogen and fuel cell systems and their related components; catalysts, membranes and ionomers for acid fuel cells; catalysts and membranes for alkaline fuel cells; direct-fuel acid fuel cells; and low temperature electrolysis systems. The symposium excludes CO2 electrochemical reduction and photochemical water splitting, which are covered by other symposia.

The symposium supports students and postdoctoral participation to encourage development of new and talented researchers in the field. Student/Postdoc Travel Grants are awarded to encourage broad participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows new to the topic research areas. To apply for an award, students must submit a manuscript to the ECS Transactions for the PEFC&E-20 symposium (due date about 3 months before the conference), and then email a copy of their manuscript and resume to Dr. Felix Büchi (felix.buechi@psi.ch). Additionally, student Poster Prizes of a total of $3000 will be awarded to posters with the best technical and visual quality, as selected by a technical panel at the conference. Students who have submitted abstracts to the PEFC&E-20 symposium and wish to be eligible for a poster award should send a copy of their accepted abstract to Professor Jim Fenton (jfenton@fsec.ucf.edu).

The specific subjects covered by each section are described below. Abstracts for oral or poster contributions must be submitted to one of the sections via the ECS website in accordance with ECS guidelines and deadlines. All accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a paper to the ECS Transactions for PEFC&E20, due July 2, 2020.

Section E: 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. CO2 tolerance modeling of anion-exchange membrane fuel cells;
4. degradation mechanisms of anion-exchange membranes; and
5. catalysts for the direct electrooxidation of alternative fuels (e.g., methanol, ethanol, ammonia, etc.) in both alkaline and acidic fuel cells.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

I01F - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 20 (PEFC&E 20) - Polymer-Electrolyte Electrolysis

This international symposium is devoted to all aspects of research, development, and engineering of polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolyzers (PEFC&Es), as well as low-temperature direct-fuel cells using either anion or cation exchange membranes. The intention is to bring together the international community working on these topics and create effective interactions between research and engineering communities. The symposium has six sections covering diagnostic techniques and systems design/components for acid and alkaline fuel cells; hydrogen and fuel cell systems and their related components; catalysts, membranes and ionomers for acid fuel cells; catalysts and membranes for alkaline fuel cells; direct-fuel acid fuel cells; and low temperature electrolysis systems. The symposium excludes CO2 electrochemical reduction and photochemical water splitting, which are covered by other symposia.

The symposium supports students and postdoctoral participation to encourage development of new and talented researchers in the field. Student/Postdoc Travel Grants are awarded to encourage broad participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows new to the topic research areas. To apply for an award, students must submit a manuscript to the ECS Transactions for the PEFC&E-20 symposium (due date about 3 months before the conference), and then email a copy of their manuscript and resume to Dr. Felix Büchi (felix.buechi@psi.ch). Additionally, student Poster Prizes of a total of $3000 will be awarded to posters with the best technical and visual quality, as selected by a technical panel at the conference. Students who have submitted abstracts to the PEFC&E-20 symposium and wish to be eligible for a poster award should send a copy of their accepted abstract to Professor Jim Fenton (jfenton@fsec.ucf.edu).

The specific subjects covered by each section are described below. Abstracts for oral or poster contributions must be submitted to one of the sections via the ECS website in accordance with ECS guidelines and deadlines. All accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a paper to the ECS Transactions for PEFC&E20, due July 2, 2020.

Section F: Polymer-Electrolyte Electrolysis

Presentations related to low-temperature, polymer electrolyte water electrolysis materials components and systems (and excluding 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; and
6. design and specifications of complete electrolysis systems in the context of hydrogen generation applications as well as intermittent or load following applications.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

I01Z - Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers 20 (PEFC&E 20) - Invited Talks

Submissions of invited talks for PEFC&E 20 only.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

I02 - Solid State Ionic Devices 13

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.

There will be a 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 will be devoted to honor 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, 1 May 2020

I03 - Frontiers of Chemical/Molecular Engineering in Electrochemical Energy Technologies: In Honor of Robert Savinell’s 70th Birthday

In honor of Robert Savinell’s 70th birthday, after more than four decades of research in fuel cells and flow batteries, this symposium is organized to celebrate his achievements. 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 that are 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 achievements of Robert Savinell to the field.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

J - LUMINESCENCE AND DISPLAY MATERIALS, DEVICES, AND PROCESSING

J01 - Recent Advances in Wide-Bandgap III-Nitride Devices and Solid State Lighting: In Honor of Isamu Akasaki

This symposium, based on the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology's focus issue “Recent Advances in Wide Bandgap III-nitride Devices and Solid State Lighting: A Tribute to Prof. Akasaki," will focus on the recent trends in phosphor research for application in LED devices. This focus issue is a collaborative effort with the ECS Electronics and Photonics division in honor of Prof. I. Akasaki, one of the Nobel Prize winners for the discovery of blue LEDS.

This symposium will emphasize recent developments of novel phosphor systems for application in solid state lighting and displays. We invite abstracts on the following topics: novel phosphors for LEDs, light extraction methods, phosphor composites including ceramics and glasses, and phosphors for designing novel human centric luminaires. Such topics will not only show the current status of research for the front-end design of the LED-based light sources but also pave the way for future research on luminescent materials for lighting and display technologies.

The symposium will include presenters who have contributed to the focus issue as well as individual contributors. For each published paper in the LDM section of this focus issue, one author will be invited to this symposium. They are encouraged to speak on their recent activities related to topics of the symposium. Individual contributors are also encouraged to submit abstracts on topics outlined in this call-for-papers. All the talks will be for twenty five minutes followed by five minutes of discussion.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

K - ORGANIC AND BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY

K01 - New Developments in Synthetic and Mechanistic Organic Electrochemistry: In Memory of Junichi Yoshida

Papers are solicited on all aspects of organic electrochemistry, including electrosynthesis, organometallic electrochemistry, the role of metals in organic electrode reactions, echanistic investigations, modified electrodes, mediators of electron transfer and other modes of electrocatalysis, unusual media, asymmetric electrosynthesis, indirect electrode processes, and related areas.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

K02 - Towards Interdisciplinary Fusion of Bioengineering and Electrochemistry

This symposium will target bioengineering and biological research based on electrochemistry and also focus on future electrochemical applications. Presentations are solicited that describe biodevices (including biosensors and bioinspired actuators), biomechanics, biomedical engineering, biomolecular engineering, bioinspired molecular design, and other biosensing technologies. Topics of interest include diagnostic and environmental analyses, therapeutic approaches including theranostics, bioenergy generation, bioremediation, bioconversion and related topics. Research contributions from both academic and industrial arenas are welcome.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

L - PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTROCATALYSIS, AND PHOTOELECTROCHEMISTRY

L01 - Fundamentals and Applications of Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, and Photoelectrochemistry

In the general session topic areas papers concerning fundamentals and applications in physical electrochemistry, analytical electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, and photoelectrochemistry. Contributed papers will be programmed in some related order, depending on the titles and contents of the submitted abstracts.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

L02 - Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids 22

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, but are not restricted to:

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, 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 2020 recipient of the Max Bredig Award, Prof. Sheng Dai.

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

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

L03 - Electrode Processes 13

This symposium will provide an international and interdisciplinary forum on the fundamental and applied aspects of electrode processes. Topics of interest include: novel electrode processes that may lead to new technologies or unique materials; well-ordered systems (structure, adsorbates, and deposits on single-crystal surfaces); properties of electrodeposits, nanometer-scale structures, theory, modeling; dynamics, thermodynamics, heterogeneous reactions, e.g., inorganic and organic electrocatalysis; industrial processes, fuel cells, and batteries. The symposium will include both invited and contributed papers on all facets of the chemistry, physics, physical chemistry, and electrochemistry of electrode processes.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

L04 - Photocatalysts, Photoelectrochemical Cells, and Solar Fuels 11

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

(1) photocatalysts or photoelectrochemical cells;
(2) synthesis and characterization of solar energy materials;
(3) plasmonic nanostructures for solar energy devices;
(4) solar thermal panels and solar reactors;
(5) structures and devices for water splitting;
(6) electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), carbon dioxide reduction and nitrogen fixation,
(7) capture or conversion of carbon dioxide to fuels;
(8) conversion of renewable energy resources to fuels (hydrogen, ethanol, methanol, ammonia and other fuels);
(9) photocatalytic disinfection and environmental remediation;
(10) fundamental studies on charge dynamics or surface reactions in semiconductors or molecules using modern analytical techniques such as X-ray and ultrafast laser spectroscopy;
(11) simulation and modeling of materials, interfaces, devices and systems for solar energy applications; and
(12) corrosion and durability of solar energy materials and devices.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

L05 - Advanced Techniques for In Situ Electrochemical Systems 3

In-situ methods help advance understanding of electrochemical systems developed to solve energy, environmental and biological needs of society. This symposium will provide a forum targeting advancements and applications of various methods for in-situ characterization of electrochemical systems. Solicitation topics include but are not limited to various electroanalytical methods and in-situ spectroscopy, spectrometry, and microscopy techniques. Of special interest are papers focused on synchrotron-based techniques for characterization of electroactive materials and electrochemical devices.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

L06 - Fundamental Aspects of Electrochemical Conversion of Carbon Dioxide 2

There has been growing interest in the electrocatalytic, bioelectrochemical and photoelectrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2), a potent greenhouse gas and a contributor to global climate change to useful carbon-based fuels or chemicals. The reaction products are of potential importance to energy technology, food research, medical applications and fabrication of plastic materials. This symposium will provide an interdisciplinary forum to present the latest research on the electrochemical, bioelectrochemical and photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

(1) mechanistic aspects of electroreduction of carbon dioxide,
(2) novel methods for the production of small organic molecules (C1-C4) and other chemicals;
(3) synthesis and characterization of highly selective and durable electrode materials and semiconductor photoelectrode materials;
(4) importance of the reaction conditions including choice of supporting electrolyte;
(5) the ideas on the latest developments in electrode construction in a full single cell as well as stack configuration;
(6) electrocatalysts for the CO2 reduction and H2O oxidation/reduction; and
(7) in-situ/operando study for the electrochemical reactions.

Special attention will be paid to the development of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, including supramolecular assemblies and novel electrolytes (e.g., ionic liquids), that are proposed to induce the CO2 conversion. The symposium will include both invited and contributed papers on all aspects of the electrochemical and photoelectrochemical conversion of CO2.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

L07 - (Photo)Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis for Water-Energy Nexus

Water and energy are the most essential elements for a sustainable human society. They are strongly interdependent because energy production requires a significant amount of water, while the production, processing, distribution, and end-use of water requires large energy inputs. Several water-energy nexus technologies have emerged, including renewable energy-driven electrolysis of water and contaminated water, desalination of brackish and seawater, and biomass conversion. This symposium focuses on the electrochemical and electrocatalytic oxidations of water and biomass via in-situ generated reactive species. Non-Faradaic processes (e.g., desalination, dialysis, and capacitive deionization) are also considered as a key subject.

Papers are solicited on the topics as follows but not limited:

1. Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical mineralization of water contaminant
2. Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical partial oxidation of biomass
3. Electrodialysis, capacitive deionization, and microbial desalination
4. Anammox with (photo)electrochemistry
5. Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical systems and devices

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

L08 - Advanced Nano-Photovoltaics

With rapidly increasing interest in nanostructured photovoltaics to enhance light conversion efficiency, it is important to elucidate various internal charge transfer and recombination mechanisms occurring in solar cell devices to establish new design principles of highly efficient solar cells. In addition, finding new advanced materials and developing strategies to improve currently exploited materials are important parts of these efforts.

The primary emphasis of this symposium is placed on the recent advances in the following aspects, but not limited to:

- Nanotechnology for advanced photovoltaics
- Analysis and characterization for nano-photovoltaics
- Design and synthesis of novel compounds for advanced photovoltaics
- Spectrum conversion for photovoltaic devices
- Nanophotonical light management for photovoltaic devices

This symposium will be organized / scheduled in close collaboration with the symposium “Photovoltaics for the 21st Century 16: New Materials and Processes.”

A focus issue in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is planned. All authors accepted for presentation are obligated to submit their full text manuscript for the focus issue. A call for paper for the focus issue in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology will be released in July, 2020.

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

M - SENSORS

M01 - Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 15

This symposium will 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 including chemical and biological reactors
2. Nanomaterials for sensors and actuators
3. Novel methods of processing at the nano/microscale
4. Fabrication methods for microfluidic and nonofluidic devices and associated transport phenomena
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 big data, such as data processing, accessing, sharing, and analysis
17. Energy harvesting and ultralow power sensors
18. Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform and machine learning for sensor applications
19. Intelligent systems with integrated sensors for robotics and other autonomous applications

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

M02 - Chemical Sensors 13: Recent Advances in Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems

This symposium will prove 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 surface and materials,
(2) sensor and analytical systems for safety and security,
(3) novel methods for signal amplification and detection,
(4) sensor arrays for the simultaneous detection of multiple analytes,
(5) micro total analysis systems (-TAS),
(6) physics and chemistry of sensors and sensor materials, synthesis/fabrication and characterization of novel compositions,
(7) novel sensor concepts, design, modeling, and verification,
(8) sensor arrays, and electronic noses and tongues,
(9) physical, chemical and biological/biomedical sensors and actuators, such as gas, humidity, ion, and molecular sensors, their system integration and actuating functions,
(10) optical sensors and fiber optic sensors,
(11) wireless sensors,
(12) emerging technologies and applications including nanosensors and sensors leveraging nanotechnology and
(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 chemical sensing progress and to highlight the present state of the art relative to basic and applied areas.

This symposium will be organized / scheduled in close collaboration with the symposium “In Vivo Nano Biosensors.”

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020

M03 - In Vivo Nano Biosensors

Advances in the understanding of optical and electronic properties of nanomaterials has enabled the development of biosensors with novel capabilities. Many of these capabilities also allow detection in living systems which allow for non-destructive/non-invasive and dynamic measurements. New biosensors for in situ measurements are needed. Non-destructive biological measurements enable improved abilities to address biological questions, such as understanding brain function, and they may accelerate drug development processes. In the clinic, the continuous monitoring of critical biomarkers in vivo could be life-saving, with glucose sensors as the successful example of continuous monitoring, revolutionizing diabetes management for patients and clinicians.

This session will include papers focusing on the development and application of nanomaterial-based biosensors. Topics may include but are not limited to: sensor materials, sensor design and development, electronic and optical sensors, novel transduction modes, implantable devices, wearable devices, molecular recognition elements, biological applications of sensors, medical applications, clinical applications.

This symposium will be organized / scheduled in close collaboration with the symposium “Chemical Sensors 13: Recent Advances in Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems.”

Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 1 May 2020