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Symposium 1 to 15

Symposium 1

Recent Advances in Electrochemical Instrumentation and Electrodes

Sponsored by: Division 1, Analytical Electrochemistry

The development and utilization of electroanalytical methods is closely connected with development of new instrumentation. New challenges lie ahead in improvement of data acquisition speed, level of automation, improvement in data analysis as well as in implementation of large arrays of micro- and nanoelectrodes – often in combination with complementary spectroscopic techniques. This places new demands on electrochemical instrumentation with respect to sensitivity, accuracy and simultaneous acquisition of signals of different kinds. The symposium will gather contributions highlighting recent developments in the field and those predicted to be important in the near future.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced instrumentation and prospects for new electroanalytical techniques
  • Hyphenated and hybrid systems involving electrochemical instrumentation
  • Working and reference electrode materials and designs tailored to specific applications
  • Integrated instrument and electrode systems
  • Impact of nanotechnology in electroanalytical chemistry

Symposium Organizers
Guenther Wittstock
(Coordinator), University Oldenburg, Germany
Fethi Bedioui, ENSCP Paris, France
Toh Chee Seng, National Technical University Singapore, Singapore
Tomas Navratil, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic

Symposium 2

Electrochemistry meets Biology: Fundamental Aspects of Electrochemistry with Biological Systems
Sponsored by: Division 2, Bioelectrochemistry

This symposium focuses on fundamentals of electron transfer pathways and mechanisms within and between biological systems and electrodes. Electron transfer reactions play a key role in biology and deeper understanding of these processes is prerequisite to successful applications of biological systems in analysis, medicine, energy conversion, and other areas.
This symposium also covers all general aspects of bioelectrochemistry.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Electron transfer reactions and mechanisms within and between proteins/redox proteins/enzymes and electrodes
  • Modification of surfaces and interfaces with enzymes, organelles, cells, and biomimics
  • Switchable and tunable electrochemical interfaces and information processing in bioelectrochemical systems
  • Electrochemical transport through membranes and their mimics
  • Enzyme, biomembrane, organelle, and whole cell bioelectrochemistry and bioenergetics
  • Photosynthesis and electrochemistry
  • Electrochemistry of nucleic acids and electrochemical nucleic acid sensors

Symposium Organizers
Elena Ferapontova (Coordinator), Aarhus University, Denmark
Taek Dong Chung, Seoul National University, Korea
Lo Gorton, Lund University, Sweden
Miroslav Fojta, Institute of Biophysics, Brno, Czech Republic

Symposium 3

Advanced Materials Design for Bioelectrochemical Applications: from Biosensors to Biofuel Cells
Sponsored by: Division 2, Bioelectrochemistry

Nanostructured electrode materials and sophisticated electrode architectures integrating biological elements are key factors for the successful development of state-of-the-art devices with optimized performance for applications ranging from biosensors to biofuel cells. Therefore this symposium focuses primarily on the rational design of electrode materials and surfaces for the study of fundamental and applied aspects in the field of bioelectrochemistry.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Nanostructured electrode materials with bioelectrochemical activities
  • Organized surfaces and interfaces modified with biological systems
  • Bioelectrocatalysis and electrochemically driven or assisted biological conversions
  • Engineering the bioelectrochemistry of cells and tissues
  • Nucleic acid, enzyme and whole cell biosensors based on advanced materials
  • Optimised design of enzymatic and microbial fuel cells

Symposium Organizers
Alexander Kuhn (Coordinator), Université de Bordeaux, France
Evgeny Katz, Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA
Woonsup Shin, Sogang University, Korea
Wolfgang Schuhmann, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Jiri Barek, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Symposium 4

Advanced Batteries and Electrochemical Capacitors
Sponsored by: Division 3, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

This symposium will be devoted to the recent progress of electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems. It will cover the fundamental and applied aspects of different types of batteries (e.g. Li-ion cells) and electrochemical capacitors (EDL capacitors and pseudo-capacitors). New developments in energy and power devices, their hybrid combinations and performance in aqueous, non-aqueous and polymer electrolytes and ionic liquids will be presented.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative materials and systems for high energy storage devices
  • Novel anode and cathode materials for lithium batteries
  • Electrode materials for high performance supercapacitors
  • Hybrid and asymmetric capacitors
  • Pseudo-capacitive phenomena
  • New approaches to elucidate the degradation mechanisms during cycle life of batteries and capacitors
  • In-situ and ex-situ studies
  • New electrolytes, ionic liquids
  • Flow-redox batteries

Symposium Organizers
Elzbieta Frackowiak (Coordinator) Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Martin Winter, Muenster University, Germany
Robert Kostecki, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Shinichi Komaba, Tokyo University, Japan

Symposium 5

Fuel Cells: Materials, Properties, Performance and Durability
Sponsored by: Division 3, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Advances in materials for electrochemical energy conversion are expected to make significant contributions to improved device activity and performance while addressing also the important topics of lower usage of limited resources and sustainability. Particular emphasis will be given in this symposium to current developments in novel materials components for membrane electrode assemblies of fuel cells, including all types of technologies from low to high temperature cell types.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis and design of novel electrolyte, catalyst and electrode materials
  • Importance of architecture, structure, texture, porosity on fuel cell materials properties
  • New experimental approaches to characterization of fuel cell materials and composite electrodes
  • Catalysts for oxygen reduction, for electrooxidation of hydrogen, reformate and organic fuels
  • Basic understanding of electrochemical reaction processes in fuel cells, including simulation and modeling
  • New insights into the degradation and aging modes of component materials and failure mechanisms of fuel cells
  • Recycling of fuel cell materials

Symposium Organizers
Deborah Jones (Coordinator), CNRS and University of Montpellier 2, France
Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Peter Strasser, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Symposium 6

Physical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Electrochemical Power Generators
Sponsored by: Division 3, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

This symposium will focus on the role of physical theory and multi-scale computational modeling (from first principles to meso-scale and upto device level) to understand the structure-function relationships of materials and components used in electrochemical power sources (fuel cell, batteries) and electrolyzers. Solicited papers should outline modeling-based diagnostics, experimental validation, as well as design of materials, components, and devices.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Modeling of electrochemical processes in fuel cell, electrolyzers and batteries
  • Self-organization phenomena in fuel cell components (catalyst layer, membrane)
  • Electrocatalysis and nanostructure-activity-stability relationships
  • Modeling of fuel cell materials and battery components and relevant transport phenomena
  • Modeling of material degradation and deactivation phenomena (e.g. corrosion of catalyst support materials, catalyst oxidation/ripening, membrane degradation, contamination, graphite exfoliation, SEI formation and aging in Li-ion batteries)
  • System integration, system dynamics modeling, and control approaches: non-linear behaviour of electrode potential in fuel cells and batteries

Symposium Organizers
Alejandro Franco (Coordinator), CEA, Grenoble, France
Kourosh Malek, NRC-IFCI, Vancouver, Canada
Yann Bultel, INPG, Grenoble, France

Symposium 7

Cathodic and Anodic Routes to Electrochemical Fabrication
Sponsored by: Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science

This symposium integrates current research on electrochemical fabrication by cathodic and anodic processes. The fabrication of novel nanostructures and functional devices will be described for applications encompassing catalysis, energy, electronics, magnetics, optics, energy, and biotechnology. Fundamental studies on nanostructure formation, such as self-ordering mechanisms, will be covered.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Cathodic electrodeposition of coatings and nanostructures composed of metals, semiconductors, polymers, or minerals
  • Anodic oxidation or dissolution to create porous anodic oxides on metals, alloys, and semiconductors, and nanoporous metals formed by dealloying
  • Fabrication strategies that integrate cathodic and anodic reactions, such as electrodeposition in porous templates, and electroless deposition.

Symposium Organizers
Kurt Hebert (Coordinator), Iowa State University, USA
Patrik Schmuki, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Josef Krysa, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic

Symposium 8

Electroactive Polymeric and Inorganic Materials
Sponsored by: Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science

This symposium will focus on electroactive materials, including conducting and redox polymers, inorganic electroactive solids and various electroactive inorganic–organic composite materials. The topics cover both synthesis and characterization of these materials as well as promising areas for their application.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis and characterization of electroactive polymers and inorganic electroactive solids
  • Electroactive composites containing inorganic component (metal, oxide, salt, carbon, clay) and polymer particles or structures
  • Electrocatalytic applications of electroactive polymeric, inorganic and composite materials
  • Electroanalytical applications, sensors and actuators
  • Applications in energy storage, fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors
  • Other applications of electroactive materials (molecular electronics, biomedicine, electrochromic windows, solar cells)

Symposium Organizers
Vessela Tsakova (Coordinator), Institute of Physical Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria
Mikhail Vorotyntsev, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire, Dijon, France
Jaroslav Stejskal, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic

Symposium 9

Corrosion Science and Engineering
Sponsored by: Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science

This symposium focuses on all aspects of corrosion science and engineering with an emphasis on high temperature oxidation, passivity, anodic oxidation, biocorrosion, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion mechanisms and methods of corrosion control.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • New environment-friendly surface treatments for corrosion protection
  • Growth and characterization of chemically and electrochemically formed surface films
  • Mechanisms of corrosion and corrosion protection of surface-treated materials
  • In situ and ex situ characterization with micro- and nano-resolution for application in corrosion studies
  • Advanced electrochemical techniques for studying corrosion and surface treatments
  • Electronic properties of passive films
  • Passivity breakdown and localized corrosion
  • Biocorrosion

Symposium Organizers
Monica Santamaria (Coordinator), University of Palermo, Italy
Nick Birbilis, Monash University, Australia
Pavel Novak, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic

Symposium 10

Electrochemical Process Engineering and Technology
Sponsored by: Division 5, Electrochemical Process Engineering and Technology

Electrochemical engineering follows up and utilizes the results generated by fundamental and applied electrochemical research. The aim of this symposium is to update electrochemical engineers on recent advances in understanding of the underlying fundamental electrochemical processes and to outline present and future challenges of the electrochemical technologies.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Electrochemical synthesis
  • Pollution treatment and abatement
  • Electrodes as a major electrochemical tool
  • Engineering of fuel cell systems
  • Energy storage for stabilization of the electricity distribution grid
  • High temperature and molten salt processes
  • Microstructured systems for electrochemical research and production
  • Surface treatment and protection
  • Mathematical modeling as an efficient tool for process understanding, design and optimization
  • New ideas in electrochemical engineering and technology

Symposium Organizers
Karel Bouzek (Coordinator), Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic
Ann Cornell, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Francois Lapicque, CNRS Nancy, France
Takayuki Homma, Waseda University, Japan

Symposium 11

Intermediates and Mechanisms at a Molecular Level

Sponsored by: Division 6, Molecular Electrochemistry

Molecular electrochemistry deals with the relationships between structure and electrochemical properties of redox active molecules. This symposium outlines the role of molecular electrochemistry in characterization of organometallic molecules intended for applications in catalysis, pharmacy, sensorics or as building blocks for new materials. Emphasis will be given to papers combining electrochemical experiments with quantum chemical calculations.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Electrochemistry of organic molecules and biologically significant compounds, their redox, metabolic and degradation pathways
  • Electrochemistry of inorganic, organometallic and coordination compounds, catalysts, markers
  • Electrosynthesis including bond activation by electron transfer, new mechanisms
  • Stereospecific electrode reactions
  • Structure-activity relationship, correlation of experimental data with quantum chemical calculations
  • Molecules with multiple redox centers
  • Electrochemistry of supramolecular systems

Symposium Organizers
Jiri Ludvik (coordinator), J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic
Marilia Goulart, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
Patrizia Mussini, University of Milano, Italy
Bernd Speiser, University Tuebingen, Germany

Symposium 12

Photoelectrochemistry, Electrochromism and Electrochemiluminescence
Sponsored by: Division 6, Molecular Electrochemistry

This symposium will review state of the art in photoelectrochemistry and electrochemical characterization of systems in excited states. The papers combining electrochemistry and spectroscopic techniques are particularly

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Photoelectrochemistry, electrochemistry of excited
  • Electrochromism
  • (Spectro)electrochemistry of molecules used for energy conversion and storage, NMR imaging, liquid crystals, dyes and pigments, chiral compounds
  • Relationship between structure, UV-visible spectra, HOMO and LUMO energy and redox potentials
  • Electrochemically generated chemiluminescence, generation of triplet states
  • Combination of electrochemistry with other techniques “on line” and “in situ” (MS, NMR, EPR, sonoelectrochemistry)

Symposium Organizers
Magdalena Hromadova (Coordinator), J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic
Frantisek Hartl, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Jay Wadhawan, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Francesco Paolucci, University of Bologna, Italy

Symposium 13

Physical Electrochemistry: from Fundamentals to Smart Materials and New Catalysts
Sponsored by: Division 7, Physical Electrochemistry

Fundamental processes at electrochemical interfaces determine the properties of smart materials and the performance of electrocatalysts. This symposium will review recent advances in understanding of the fundamentals of interfacial processes relevant to rational design of electrodes and applications.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Electrocatalysis
  • Fundamentals of supercapacitors and electroactuators
  • Electrovariable optical elements and switches, lubricants
  • Molecular electronic devices and molecular machines
  • Quantum chemical modeling of electrode processes

Symposium Organizers
Alexei Kornyshev (Coordinator), Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Angel Cuesta, Institute of Physical Chemistry, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Zhong-Qun Tian, Xiamen University, China
Petr Krtil, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic

Symposium 14

Electrochemistry at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces
Sponsored by: Division 7, Physical Electrochemistry

This symposium will focus on novel theoretical and methodological concepts in electrochemistry on polarized liquid-liquid interfaces and membranes. Papers are solicited addressing the interfacial structure, charge transfer kinetics, interfacial instabilities, effects of the interfacial boundary modification, as well as applications in electroanalysis, ion partition and drug delivery, molecular electrocatalysis and photocatalysis.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Interfaces between two immiscible electrolyte solutions (ITIES)
  • Interfaces between aqueous electrolyte solutions and room temperature ionic liquids (RTIL)
  • Ion-conducting membranes placed between two aqueous electrolyte solutions
  • Three-phase boundaries supported on a solid electrode
  • Unconventional liquid-liquid systems

Symposium Organizers
Takashi Kakiuchi (Coordinator), Kyoto University, Japan
Hubert H. Girault, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Vladimir Marecek, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic
Zdenek Samec, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic

Symposium 15

General Session
Sponsored by: All divisions

Papers concerning any aspects of electrochemistry not covered by topic areas of other specialized symposia at this meeting including all aspects of the fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical instrumentation
and new technologies for electrochemical research are welcome.

Symposium Organizers
Elisabet Ahlberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Waldfried Plieth, Technical University Dresden, Germany

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