6th Annual ECS BC Young Electrochemists Symposium- August 4th, 2017

Please join us in this year’s BC Young Electrochemists Symposium at UBC on August 4th, 2017 in the CHBE building. This free, one day symposium provides students a great opportunity to network with other electrochemists from across BC to discuss research and form collaborations within our province. The event features 6 invited speakers, catered lunch and coffee breaks, and a 3-minute thesis/poster competition with cash prizes. There will be a reception for the poster session with free appetizers, beer, and wine.

Invited speakers:

Dr. Hogan Yu, Professor at SFU
Dr. David Wilkinson, Professor at UBC
Dr. Dustin Banham, Ballard Power Systems
Benjamin Britton, Ionomr
Saad Dara, Mangrove Water Technologies

Register for YES 2017 here

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Executive positions available!

The ECS-BC Student Chapter is looking for enthusiastic electrochemists from UBC, SFU, and UVIC to continue organizing symposia and workshops for students. Being on the board provides an excellent opportunity to network not only with fellow students, but also individuals from local academic institutions and industries that are highly relevant in our field.

Positions that are available for 2017 (NOTE: generally each member shares roles and responsibilities):

Chair

  • Steer meetings with the executive
  • Plan meetings and agenda

VP Programs

  • Assist in the logistics of the workshops and symposia
  • Work out the locations of events, scheduling of speakers

VP Finance

  • Manage funds for events
  • Point of contact for fundraising through academia and industry

VP Admin

  • Maintain ECS-BC website
  • Email membership for events

VP Liaison

  • Liaise with electrochemical society for latest news and opportunities that can be relevant to the student membership

 

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email electrochembc@gmail.com for more information!

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2nd Annual Modelling Workshop

Please join us in this year’s Modelling Workshop at SFU on November 7th, 2016. This year we will have two hands-on sessions, including learning to fit impedance (EIS) curves from Dr. David Harrington from the University of Victoria, and usage of the modelling software COMSOL by Priam Fernandes of COMSOL, Inc.

These are free workshops, where attendees can register for both events however it is bring your own lunch (several restaurants available at SFU) and bring your own laptop. Please note that we are limited to  25 registrants for each workshop, with details below:

Impedance curve fitting by Dr. Harrington    (limited to 25 spots, currently wait-listed)
Date: Monday, Nov 7th, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM lecture (intro)
            9:30 AM – 12:00 AM workshop
Location: SSB -7172 (Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Drive, V5A 1S6, Canada)

 

Instructions from Dr. Harrington:We will use Aliaksandr Bandarenko and Genady Ragoisha’s EIS Spectrum Analyser, which may be downloaded here, and Bernard Boukamp’s KKtest for Windows which may be downloaded here.I will also demonstrate some algebraic manipulations in Maple, so it would be helpful but not necessary to have Maple or Mathematica installed.

 

Registrations for the impedance workshop are currently full, additional registrations are presently put on the wait-list here. You will be contacted by email if a spot opens up!

 

 

 

COMSOL workshop by Priam Fernandes  (limited to 25 spots, currently wait-listed)
Date: Monday, Nov 7th, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: C- 9058 (CHEM PC POOL) (Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Drive, V5A 1S6, Canada)

 

Instructions from Priam: Please download a trial version of COMSOL here on your laptop before the workshop

 

Registrations for the COMSOL workshop are currently full, additional registrations are presently put on the wait-list hereYou will be contacted by email if a spot opens up!

 

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5th Annual ECS BC Young Electrochemists Symposium- July 29th 2016

Please join us in this year’s BC Young Electrochemists Symposium at UBC on July 29th, 2016 in the CHBE building. This one day, free symposium provides students a great opportunity to network with other electrochemists from across BC to discuss research and form collaborations within our province. The event features 5 invited speakers, catered lunch and coffee breaks, and a 3-minute thesis/poster competition with cash prizes. There will be a reception for the poster session with free appetizers, beer, and wine.

Invited speakers:
Dr. Erik Kjeang, Professor at SFU
Dr. Stephen Campbell, NanoOne
Dr. Gary Leach, Professor at SFU
Dr. Drew Stolar, Ballard Power
Dr. David Bruce, ZincNyx
MITACS Canada

The event program can be downloaded here.

The abstract booklet for the 3-minute thesis competition can be found here.

The schedule for student speakers can be found here.

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ECS BC Student Chapter EIS Workshop

The ECS BC Student Chapter would like to thank all participants for a successful electrochemical impedance spectroscopy workshop held on October 26th, 2015 at SFU! We had over 30 registrants for the event, with an insightful presentation by Dr. Kulikovsky. We look forward to seeing you all for the next event!

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ECS BC student chapter Annual Academic Workshop (October 26th, 2015)

Please join us for this year’s ECS BC student chapter Annual Academic Workshop at Simon Fraser University on October 26th, 2015:

“Physical Models of Impedance spectra of PEM fuel cells”

By

Prof. Dr. Andrei Kulikovsky

Research Center Jülich, Germany

Moscow State University, Russia

Date: October 26th, 2015

Time: 3:00-5:00 PM

Venue: SSB 7172-SFU Burnaby

(Chemistry & Molecular Biology Building)

This free workshop provides students a great opportunity to network with other electrochemists from across BC to discuss research and form collaborations within our province. The event features a lecture and refreshments. Please note that you DON’T have to be an ECS member to attend the event.

The event program can be downloaded here.

Please register for the event here.

We hope to see you there!

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2015 Young Electrochemists Symposium

The ECS BC Student Chapter would like to thank all the speakers and participants from this years’ YES event on August 24th at UBC in Vancouver! The one-day symposium had over 35 registrants, 4 invited talks,  as well as a student poster competition hosted by the ECS BC Student Chapter.  We are looking forward to the next workshop, to be announced shortly!

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