2017 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry

2017 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry
at The University of Texas at Austin

February 11-12, 2017

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 11, 2017
Welch Hall – room 1.308

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

Nitrogen Electrochemistry – Richard M. Crooks, moderator
8:45-9:35 Robert Hamers, University of Wisconsin
Photochemical Reduction of Aqueous Nitrogen to Ammonia at Diamond Surfaces
9:40-10:30 Lauren GreenleeUniversity of Arkansas
Heterogeneous Catalysts for Low-temperature Electrochemical Reduction of Nitrogen to Ammonia
10:30-10:50 break
10:50-11:40 Michael Janik, Penn State University
Density Functional Theory Studies of Electrocatalysis at the Electrode/Electrolyte Interface
11:40a-1:20p lunch break

Platinum Dissolution during Reduction – Allen J. Bard, moderator
1:20-2:10 Marc KoperLeiden University
New Views of Platinum Electrochemistry
2:15-3:05 Philippe HapiotUniversité de Rennes
The Reduction of Platinum in Dry Aprotic Solvents and the Production of OH during O2 reduction. Two Examples of the Unexpected Behaviors of Pt in Reductive Conditions
3:05-3:25 break
3:25-4:15 Michael MirkinQueens College, CUNY
SECM: How Low Can You Go?

Welch Hall – Grand Hallway

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


Sunday, February 12, 2017
Welch Hall – room 1.308

7:30-8:30a continental breakfast

Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage – Arumugam Manthiram, moderator
8:30-9:20 Yang Shao-HornMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Towards Mastering Oxygen Redox for Sustainable Energy Storage
9:25-10:15 Joaquín Rodríguez-López, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Digging Deeper into Ionic Reactivity: New Tools and Emerging Trends for Energy Storage Nanomaterials
10:15-10:35 break
10:35-11:25 Martin BazantMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Control of Phase Transformations in Rechargeable Batteries
11:30a-1:10p lunch break
1:10-2:00 Daniel ButtryArizona State University
Designer Ionic Liquids for Magnesium Batteries
2:05-2:55 Jeffrey E. Dick/Allen J. BardUniversity of Texas at Austin
Synthesizing and Electrochemically Characterizing Single Isolated Platinum Nanoparticles One Atom at a Time
2:55-3:15 closing remarks

Poster session:
The poster session is open to all attendees. Posters may be presented by any attendee: 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 12:00 pm, January 26, 2017.

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