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The technological innovations created by ECS scientists are perhaps more relevant today than at any other time in history. And that is saying a lot for a Society whose earliest members included trailblazers such as Thomas Edison, Herbert Dow, and Edward G. Acheson.

Today, nearly 65% of the organization’s content, published daily and presented at multiple international meetings each year, involves the sustainability of our planet. ECS researchers are discovering and developing the scientific breakthroughs that enable innovations like lithium-ion batteries, solar fuels, the electrochemical toilet, and other scientific initiatives that are helping to solve real world issues. Research on all types of batteries, fuel cells, energy conversion, solar panels, and more represents just a small part of the diverse work that the Society is at the helm of as the steward of this very special science.

Every time you ride in your ’57 Chevy, hybrid, or fuel cell car, charge up a smart phone, or make your way through the sensors at an airport, consider the diverse electrochemical and solid state science that facilitated much of this technology. Then, look to ECS to meet the experts who are all working “ahead” of the technology.


ECS Research and Discovery

The earliest members of ECS included trailblazers such as Thomas Edison, Herbert Dow, and Edward G. Acheson.

Later, members included distinguished scientists such as Rudolph Marcus. Dr. Marcus was presenting the plenary lecture at an ECS Meeting when he learned he was awarded the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his theory of electron transfer.

More recently, ECS Past President Esther S. Takeuchi—who holds more than 150 patents and is recognized for the breakthrough invention of compact lithium batteries found in implantable cardiac defibrillators—received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama, and became an honored inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

ECS Looks to the Future
Why should you look to ECS as a qualified source of information? With more than 100 years of history, ECS is the recognized and trusted steward of the science. And, in today’s fast-paced news cycle, ECS scientists and researchers are developing the innovations and creating the technology that drives change and scientific improvement.

Fast facts about the ECS vision:

  • ECS works to further electrochemistry and solid state science and technology by encouraging the participation of scientists from around the world.
  • ECS supports the participation of young authors and students through travel grants and fellowships.
  • ECS activities foster growth of the science and promote innovation in scientific thought.
  • ECS champions innovative research, reaches new audiences, and enables scientific breakthroughs through the dissemination of peer-reviewed scientific publications.

ECS International Meetings

ECS hosts international meetings that bring together scientists, engineers, researchers, and policy experts from academia, industry, and government laboratories to discuss issues, share results, and gather feedback that facilitates innovation and scientific advancement.

Fast facts about ECS Meetings:

  • The 224th ECS Meeting features more than 2,800 presentations and the third international Electrochemical Energy Summit (E2S), with a focus on the energy-water nexus, the intersection of two critical resource issues / San Francisco, October 2013
  • ECEE2014, the Electrochemical Conference on Energy and the Environment, is co-sponsored with the Chinese Society of Electrochemistry / Shanghai, March 2014
  • IMLB2014, The 17th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, is the premier international conference on the state of lithium battery science and technology, as well as current and future applications in transportation, commercial, aerospace, biomedical, and other promising sectors / Como, Italy, June 2014

ECS Digital Library (ECS DL)

Home to the peer-reviewed and highly-cited Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the Society’s flagship that has been published continuously since 1902, the ECS Digital Library also includes content from the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, ECS Electrochemistry Letters, ECS Solid State Letters, ECS Transactions, ECS Meeting Abstracts, Interface, and the Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters archives.

Fast facts about the ECS DL:

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