ECS Podcast

A Risk Look at Energy Development

Way Kuo is the president and University Distinguished Professor of the City University of Hong Kong. He received his engineering degree at Kansas State University and has worked at Bell Labs, Iowa State, Texas A&M, the University of Tennessee as well as Oak Ridge National Lab during his career.

He is the author of the 2014 book Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy which analyses the pros and cons of a spectrum of energies, ranging from petroleum, coal, gas to water, solar and wind energies as well as nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011.

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The Battery Guys

During the PRiME 2016 meeting, we sat down with the innovators and pioneers of the lithium-ion battery -- a development that changed society.

Speakers include: John Goodenough, Stanely Whittingham, Michael Thackeray, Zempachi Ogumi, and Martin Winter.

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Charles Tobias: Research Paths, Progress, and Scientific Unity

In the final installment of this series, Tobias discusses his parallel research paths, progress based on imagination, and the need for scientists to work together to move innovation forward.

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Charles Tobias: Global Society, Electrochemical Engineering, and Major Contributions

In the ninth installment of the series, Tobias talks about establishing the area of electrochemical engineering, the international influence of ECS, and how his major contribution to science was the influence he had on young people.

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Charles Tobias: Bell Labs and ECS, “Wet” and “Dry,” and Role as Editor

In the eighth installment of the series, Tobias discusses the role Bell Labs played in the evolution of ECS, the inclusion of solid state sciences, and his 34-year role as editor of JES.

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Charles Tobias: ECS President, Expanding Science, and ECS Journals

In the seventh installment of the series, Tobias talks about why he ran for President of ECS, broadening activities to include fundamental electrochemistry, and the quality of ECS journals.

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Charles Tobias: Joining ECS, Transactions, and Philadelphia

In the sixth installment of the series, Tobias explains how he discovered ECS when he came across a copy of Transactions of The Electrochemical Society while browsing the library, joining the Society in 1948, and attending ECS's meeting in Philadelphia in 1952.

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Carles Tobias: Teaching Techniques, Promotion, and Pressure to Publish

In the fifth segment of the Tobias series, the admired mentor discusses how he connected with his students, the changing landscape of academic publishing, and becoming a full professor at Berkeley.

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Charles Tobias: Influence of Latimer, LBNL, and Open Science

In the fourth segment of the series, Tobias talks about the need to make scientific research open and accessible, how Lewis Latimer influenced his research, and his years at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Charles Tobias: Complications with Hungary, Ozone Research, and Herbert Dow

In the third segment of the series, Tobias discusses his legal and logistical complications leaving Hungary, his research into hydrogen peroxide and ozone production, and Herbert Dow's influence of the scientific landscape.

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