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2016 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry

2016 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry

Center for Electrochemistry

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:30 AM - Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3:15 PM (CST)

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Employees of companies that are CEC Industrial Affiliates Ended $100.00 $0.00
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2016 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry
University of Texas at Austin
February 13-14, 2016

See you in Austin! Each year, the CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry brings together experts in fields of engineering, materials, and electrochemistry to focus on a few topics in an important area of electrochemical research. Electrochemistry is the foundation for chemical transducers and sensors and is poised to play an increasing role in the analysis of chemical and biological interfaces; and for the high-resolution study of ion/charge transport and dynamics, electron transfer, adsorption, and chemical toxicity. Participants address specific challenges in the field, exchange ideas and information, and catch up with colleagues from around the world.

This exclusive workshop features scientists and researchers from top universities, national laboratories, and electrochemical industries discussing cutting-edge electrochemical science, and addressing issues with respect to the mechanisms of electron transfer. We anticipate a day of great speakers, with a casual atmosphere that fosters interaction between students, postdocs, faculty, representatives from industry, and national labs.

The workshop features technical presentations and posters from several different perspectives covering areas ranging from electrocatalysis, electrochemical sensors, and electroanalysis. The 2016 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry will be held February 13-14, 2016 and will focus on three or four main topic areas, including: Lithium Batteries, Electron Transfer through Films, and Advanced Electrolytes and Applications.

This year, the Workshop will be held at the Robert A. Welch Bulding (Welch Hall, or WEL) on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.

The workshop location is near to the many recreational and cultural attractions of the Austin Hill Country.The Austin campus is the site of 17 libraries and several world-class museums, and just a short walk or ride away from central Austin attractions: the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum, the Texas State Capitol, Congress Avenue, and 6th Street and the Warehouse shopping and entertainment districts. Known as "The Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is a vibrant mix of Texas friendliness and cosmopolitan sophistication, with opportunities for outdoor recreation activities. The weather in Austin during February can be cool, but is generally mild: the average high is 65 F (18 C) and the average low is 44 F (7 C).

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Welch Hall – room 1.308

7:30-8:30a          Check-in and continental breakfast
8:30-8:40 Introductory remarks
Advanced Electrolytes with Applications – C. Buddie Mullins, Moderator

Steven McIntosh, Lehigh University
Structure-function Relationships in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrode Materials via In-situ Neutron Diffraction


Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Molten Salt Electrochemistry: from Energy Storage to Metals Extraction

10:30-10:50 break

Stephen Maldonado, University of Michigan
Electrodeposition of Single Crystalline Semiconductors

11:40a-1:20p lunch break
 Lithium-ion Batteries – Arumugam Manthiram, Moderator

Steven J. Visco, PolyPlus Battery Company
Protected Lithium Metal Electrodes and Next Generation Batteries Enabled by Them


Jason Graetz, HRL Laboratories
High Energy Conversion Reactions for Lithium-ion Batteries

3:05-3:25 break

Bryan D. McCloskey, University of California, Berkeley
Ion Solvation Effects in the Nonaqueous Li-O2 Electrochemistry

Welch Hall – Grand Hallway

4:30-7:00p          Poster Session, exhibition, and reception



Sunday, February 14, 2016
Welch Hall – room 1.308

7:30-8:30a          continental breakfast

Electron Transfer through Films – Allen J. Bard, Moderator

Henry S. WhiteThe University of Utah
Electron Transfer at the Contact Line of a Gas/Electrolyte/Electrode Interface


Michael J. Rose, The University of Texas at Austin
Interfacial Electron Transfer through Organic/Inorganic Ultrathin Films on Semiconductors: Is TiO2 Leaky?

10:15-10:35 break

Justin Gooding, The University of New South Wales
Switching On and Off Electrochemistry at Monolayer Modified Silicon Electrodes using Light: from Electrode Arrays to Single Cell Capture and Release

11:30a-1:10p lunch break

David J. Fermín, University of Bristol
Charge Transfer across Thin Organic Films at Semiconductor Surfaces


Shigeru AmemiyaUniversity of Pittsburgh
Nanoscale Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy of Graphene and Graphite

2:55-3:15 closing remarks



Poster session:
Attendees are invited to present posters at the poster session/reception scheduled for Saturday evening.  To present a poster, you must first register for the Workshop. Your title for your poster will need to be finalized by noon on January 28, 2016. We will re-confirm with you and request titles. If you decide to present a poster after you have already registered, please email Stephanie Achebe at and let her know your poster title. Poster space may be limited, so we encourage you to register early.

Our sponsors:
The CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry is made possible in part by funding from the Robert A. Welch Foundation (Grant H-F-0037) and from The University of Texas at Austin.

Many visitors are staying nearby campus at: 

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin - University/Capitol, 1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 655-6671

There may be rooms at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, which is slightly closer than the Hampton to Welch Hall. Note that the Workshop is not held here as it was in previous years.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-1900‎

The DoubleTree Suites is about 4 blocks south of campus.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton303 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 478-7000‎

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area is a different hotel, about 1 mile away.

Doubletree Hotel - University Area, 1617 N Interstate 35 Austin, TX 78702
(866) 444-0664‎

For other hotel options in Austin, here is a list of some other recommended hotels.

Maps, parking, and transportation:
For airport transport information, please visit the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center's page at this link.

A google map of the Workshop locations and some nearby hotels is available here.

Workshop Expenses:
UT personnel with a University account may register themselves or group members and pay using direct transfer from a University account. Contact Stephanie Achebe for assistance with this.

* Industry and general public $ 200.00
* Employees of CEC Industrial Affiliates $ 100.00
* University (non-UT) faculty, government employees, national lab personnel $ 100.00
* University of Texas faculty $ 25.00
* Student or postdoc from UT or any university $ 10.00

Join the Industrial Affiliates program, and all attendees from your company enjoy discounted early registration for the symposium.

For more information contact the workshop secretary:
Stephanie Achebe
Senior Administrative Associate
Center for Electrochemistry
(512) 471-3761

note: UT personnel with a University account may register themselves or group members and pay using interdepartmental transfer (IDT) from a University account.

UT account payment for 2013 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry

Have questions about 2016 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry? Contact Center for Electrochemistry

When & Where

The University of Texas at Austin
Robert A. Welch Hall
Room 1.308
Austin, TX 78712

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:30 AM - Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3:15 PM (CST)

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Center for Electrochemistry

The Center for Electrochemsitry (CEC) was established in 2006 to capitalize on a half century of excellence in electrochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin to foster collaborative research programs in the electrochemical sciences. Our broad mission is to advance research and solve problems, fundamental or applied, related to transfer of electrons or ions at interfaces. The CEC offers a strong coupling between fundamental electrochemistry and materials science, fields that are the foundation for widespread applications in diverse fields such as energy and health. We are comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of more than 250 faculty, staff, and student researchers spanning the chemistry, materials, and engineering aspects of electrochemical science.

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