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The ECS Society Awards being presented during this meeting at the Plenary Session on Monday, Oct. 3 at 1700h in the Kalakaua Ballroom are the Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award to Shirley Meng, the Edward Goodrich Acheson Award to Barry Miller, and Honorary Member to Dennis Hess. Trevor Braun from the University of Washington will receive the Norman Hackerman Young Author Award for the best paper published by a young author in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. Kohei Shima from the University of Tokyo will receive the Bruce Deal & Andy Grove Young Author Award for the best paper published by a young author in the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.

Y. S. Meng

ECS Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award

Tuesday, Oct. 4 | 0820-0900h | 317 A

Advanced Materials Diagnosis and Characterization for Enabling High Energy Long Life Rechargeable Batteries
by Y. S. Meng

Y. Shirley Meng is the Associate Professor of NanoEngineering at the University California, San Diego. Her cutting-edge work focuses the direct integration of experimental techniques with first principles computation modeling for developing new intercalation compounds for electrochemical energy storage.

Meng received her PhD in Advanced Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005. Since then, she has founded the Sustainable Power and Energy Center, which consists of faculty members from interdisciplinary fields that focus on making breakthroughs in energy generation, storage, and the accompanying integration-management systems.

She is also the principle investigator of the research group called Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC). The more recent programs include the design, synthesis, processing, and operando characterization of electrode materials in advanced rechargeable batteries; novel intercalation materials for sodium ion batteries; and advanced flow batteries for grids large scale storage. Meng is the author and co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book chapter, and two patents.

B. Miller

Edward Goodrich Acheson Award

Awarded to B. Miller

Barry Miller served as President of ECS (1997-1998) and as Editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (1990-1995). He is a graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1955) and MIT (PhD, 1959). Throughout his career, Miller has held positions at Harvard University (1959-1962), AT&T Bell Laboratories (1962-1993), and Case Western University (1993-2000) – where he has held the title of Emeritus Professor since his retirement in 2000.

Miller has been highly involved with ECS over the years: from his position on the Board of Directors, to leadership within the Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division, to co-organizing various Society symposia. Outside of ECS, Miller has served as President of the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry, Chair of the Gordon Conference on Electrochemistry, Associate Member of the IUPAC Commission of Electrochemistry, and as National Secretary of the International Society of Electrochemistry. Additionally, he has been a member of U.S. Government Panels including the Panel on the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium of the National Research Council and the Cold Fusion Panel of the Department of Energy.

He has been awarded the David C. Grahame Award from the ECS PAED Division (1991), Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (1992), Charles N. Reilley Award from the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (1994), Honorary Member of the ECS (1999), and the Ernest B. Yeager Award of the Cleveland Section of the ECS (2004).

Dennis Hess

Honorary Member

Awarded to D. Hess

Dennis W. Hess is the Thomas C. DeLoach Jr., Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the course of his career, Hess has focused his impactful research on thin films, surfaces, interfaces, and plasma processing.

Previously, Hess was Supervisor of Process Development at Fairchild Semiconductor (1973-1977) where he worked with Bruce Deal. He then joined the University of California, Berkeley in 1977, eventually becoming the Assistant Dean of the College of Chemistry and Vice Chair of the ChE Department. Hess then served as the Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Lehigh University before obtaining his current position in 1996.

Hess has served on various editorial boards, including the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (2012-present), Electrochemical and Solid State Letters (2004-2012), and Chemistry Materials (1988-1996). He was President of ECS from 1996-1997. Hess has been presented with many awards throughout his career, including the ECS Edward Goodrich Acheson and Henry B. Linford Distinguished Teaching Awards and AlChE’s Charles M.A. Stine Award. He holds Fellow status in the following professional societies: ACS, AAAS, AlChE, and ECS.

Kohei Shima

Bruce Deal & Andy Grove Young Author Award

Comparative Study on Cu-CVD Nucleation Using ß-diketonato and Amidinato Precursors for Sub-10-nm-Thick Continuous Film Growth
by K. Shima

Kohei Shima was born in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. His academic career began at the University of Tokyo, where he received his BS and MS degrees in materials engineering in 2011 and 2013, respectively. During that time, his research focused on developing and characterizing new CVD/ALD-based Cu(Mn)/Co(W) interconnect systems for next-generation tiny Cu interconnects.

Currently, Shima is working toward a PhD in materials engineering at the University of Tokyo. His current research interests include process design and development to fabricate SiC/SiC ceramics matrix composites using chemical vapor infiltration (CVI). He has been conducting research to reveal the SiC-CVI surface reaction mechanism by utilizing trench-patterned structures. For this purpose, he has developed a new type of CVD test structure with ultra-high aspect-ratio microtrenches.

Shima is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) and the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ).

Trevor M. Braun

Norman Hackerman Youth Author Award

Localized Electrodeposition and Patterning Using Bipolar Electrochemistry
by T. M. Braun

Trevor M. Braun received his PhD in chemical engineering in 2016 from the University of Washington, performing research in the Electrochemical Materials & Interfaces Laboratory under the supervision of Daniel T. Schwartz. Braun’s research efforts include both computational and experimental design for local bipolar electrochemistry on conductive substrates without direct electrical connections. While at the University of Washington, he was awarded a GAANN fellowship from the Department of Education and received a departmental Outstanding Teaching Assistant award voted on by undergraduate students.

Prior to graduate school, Trevor received his BS in chemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in 2011, where he was a four-year NCAA DII collegiate soccer athlete. Trevor was awarded a National Research Council Research Associateship Program Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2016 to continue research in the field of electrodeposition under the supervision of Tom Moffat at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, where he currently works.

His broader research interests include bipolar electrochemistry for indirect deposition of materials, scanning probe electrochemical methods, characterization of electrodeposited thin films, and electrochemical additive manufacturing.


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