Next Generation Electrochemistry (NGenE) Workshop

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Next Generation Electrochemistry (NGenE) Workshop

Next Generation Electrochemistry (NGenE) is a five-day immersion in electrochemistry that brings up to 40 advanced doctoral students and postdocs together with 10 distinguished lecturers to engage the most important unsolved challenges in the field.

NgenE 4.0: Diversity in Electrochemistry

June 3-7, 2019

Electrochemistry is central to fields as varied as energy storage, water treatment and neuroscience. However, the concepts that underlie the research barriers in this field are often similar, meaning that they can be traced back to a core challenge in electrochemistry. In turn, the knowledge of electrochemistry developed for one field could offer clues for new research directions in other fields. NGenE 4.0 aims both to foster cross-pollination of ideas from seemingly different fields linked by electrochemistry and to identify fundamental challenges that transcend fields, pointing at research directions with potential for very broad impact. Faculty will present both our current gaps in understanding of important electrochemical processes in different sub-disciplines, and emerging strategies to add detail with the highest possible chemical, temporal and spatial definition. They will lay out a series of critical unresolved questions that must become the priority of the next generation of electrochemists, motivating their importance through experience and future societal needs. Emerging approaches to probe and model electrochemical phenomena will naturally become a focus of the lectures.

To Apply

There is no program fee to participate in NGenE, and travel and lodging support are available to participants. For more details on this support, please contact Thomas Aláan at talaan@uic.edu.

Participants must apply and be accepted into NGenE to participate. The online application, found here, requires 1) a LinkedIn profile, 2) two essays, 3) supporting documents demonstrating research in frontier electrochemistry, 4) contact info for your supervising instructor, and 5) a resume or CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.