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International science research conference coming to San Diego

Sharing solutions to today's most pressing global issues

The Electrochemical Society

Pennington, NJ - (May 17, 2016) - The Electrochemical Society will be in San Diego May 29 - June 2 hosting the 229th ECS Meeting at the Hilton Bayfront and San Diego Convention Center.

Over 2,400 attendees will discuss topics in batteries and energy storage, corrosion science and technology, electronics, fuel cells and energy conversion, carbon nanostructures, sensors, and more.

The 229th ECS Meeting is a forum for sharing the latest scientific and technical developments in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. The attendees represent scientists, engineers, and industry leaders from around the globe.

"The research we're doing directly addresses some of the major issues people are facing around the world," says Daniel Scherson, ECS President. "Our work is about the sustainability of the planet."

Meeting highlights will include the Science for Solving Society's Problems Challenge Grant Winners Symposia, where the scientists who received a total of $360,000 in seed funding from ECS in 2014 will present their projects that address critical technology gaps in water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges being faced around the world; an ECS Lecture by world renowned scientist Christian Amatore, a pioneering researcher who gave a new direction to molecular chemistry; and the celebration on the 25th anniversary of the nanocarbons symposium, which has featured Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley and almost 6,000 additional speakers since its establishment in 1991.

ECS will also be unveiling its Free the Science initiative: a business-model changing effort that will make our research freely available to all readers, while remaining free for authors to publish. This is a new publishing standard for ECS, one of the last independent scientific society publishers. Through the Free the Science initiative, ECS will provide scientific discoveries with the discoverability that can only be guaranteed through complete open access.

"The importance of our sciences has never been greater," says Roque Calvo, ECS Executive Director. "By breaking down the barriers - for authors and readers alike - through our Free the Science initiative we're opening the science for anyone in the world to freely access the knowledge they need to make the next big breakthroughs. And right now, our world needs all of the brainpower it can get focused on sustainability solutions."

Among the notable scientists attending the 229th ECS Meeting include James Fenton, director of the Florida Solar Energy Center and expert in renewable energy and electric vehicles; Shin Horikawa, the mind behind the sensor that can detect Salmonella-tainted foods in just two minutes; Fan Ren, world-leader in electronic and semiconductor devices; and Esther Takeuchi, National Medal of Technology and Innovation winner and the key contributor to the battery system that is still used to power the majority of life-saving implantable cardiac defibrillators.


About ECS

Leading the world in advancing electrochemistry and solid state science and technology for more than 110 years, ECS was founded in 1902 as an international nonprofit, educational organization. ECS now has more than 8,000 individual members and over 50 institutional members in more than 75 countries. ECS is the publisher of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field, and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology. The ECS Digital Library provides searchable online access to the collection of ECS technical journals and other publications. ECS content is found in over 1,000 libraries worldwide.

Contact ECS if you would like to interview any of our scientists or what to know more about a specific subject.


The Electrochemical Society
Rob Gerth
Director of Marketing and Communications
609.737.1902, ext. 114

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