2015 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry


2015 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry
at The University of Texas at Austin

February 7-8, 2015

Registration costs:

General admission ----- $200.00
Employees of companies that are CEC Industrial Affiliates ----- $100.00
(non-UT) University Faculty, Teachers, Government, National Lab personnel ----- $100.00
University of Texas faculty ----- $25.00
Students, postdocs, and university researchers ----- $10.00

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Welch Hall – room 1.308

7:30-8:30a Check-in and continental breakfast
8:30-8:40 Introductory remarks

Energy Conversion and Storage – Arumugam Manthiram, Moderator
8:45-9:35 Sossina HaileCalifornia Institute of Technology
Electrochemistry at the Metal-electrolyte-gas Interface of Solid-state Proton-conducting Electrolytes
9:40-10:30 Sri Narayan, University of Southern California
Advances in Inexpensive and Robust Energy Storage in Aqueous Rechargeable Batteries
10:30-10:50 break
10:50-11:40 Johna LeddyThe University of Iowa
11:40a-1:20p lunch break

Understanding Electrocatalysis through DFT: What's Right and Wrong with this Approach? – Graeme Henkelman, Moderator
1:20-2:10 Aleksandra Vojvodic, Stanford University
Electrocatalysis of Oxide Surfaces from DFT
2:15-3:05 Michael Janik, Pennsylvania State University
Electrocatalysis with DFT: Incorporating the Electrode-electrolyte Interface in Mechanistic Analysis
3:05-3:25 break
3:25-4:15 William A. Goddard, III, California Institute of Technology
First Principles-based Simulations of Electrocatalysis including the Role of Solvent and Ions
4:15-5:15 Panel discussion including all speakers from this session.

Welch Hall – Grand Hallway

5:15-7:45p Poster Session, exhibition, and reception


Sunday, February 8, 2015
Welch Hall – room 1.308

7:30-8:30a continental breakfast

CO2 Reduction – Allen J. Bard, Moderator
8:30-9:20 Jean-Michel SavéantUniversité Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
Molecular Catalysis of the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2: Recent Advances
9:25-10:15 Andrew Bocarsly, Princeton University
Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
10:15-10:35 break

Electrochemical Sensors – Robert Villwock, Moderator
10:35-11:25 Adam Heller, The University of Texas at Austin
Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes Management
11:30a-1:10p lunch break
1:10-2:00 Joseph Wang, University of California, San Diego
Biosensing: from Epidermal Tattoos to Catalytic Nanomotors
2:05-2:55 Rebecca Lai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Folding- and Dynamics-based Electrochemical Biosensors
2:55-3:15 closing remarks

Poster session:
The poster session is open to students, postdocs and researchers at UT and other schools, as well as to industry and national labs. You may reserve a spot for your poster as you complete your registration. Poster titles need to be confirmed by January 23, 2015.

There are a limited number of spaces available for table exhibits at the poster session. Companies must be a current member of the CEC Industrial Affiliates program in order to exhibit.

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


The workshop will be held in the Robert A Welch building (room 1.308) on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, 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 the 6th Street and 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).

For more information contact workshop secretary:

Stephanie Achebe
Senior Administrative Associate
Center for Electrochemistry
(512) 471-3761