ECS Podcast

Frank Biondi: Solving a Crisis, Batteries, and Science & Medicine

In the final installment of this series, Biondi shares how he helped solve a water crisis in New Jersey, his experience with Edison Power Company, and how he started developing medical technology at Bell Labs. Credit: Bensound

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Frank Biondi: Future of Solid State, Outlet to Publish, and Lucent

In the third installment of the series, Biondi discusses how Lucent compared to Bell Labs, where solid state science and technology could go in the future, and how ECS provided an outlet to publish his work. Credit: Bensound

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Frank Biondi: Solar Cells, ECS Connections, and Discovering Penicillin

In the second installment of the series, Biondi talks about his early connections to ECS, how society initially deemed solar an unnecessary technology, and discovering penicillin a year before it was publicly announced. Credit: Bensound

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Frank Biondi: Bell Labs, Manhattan Project, and Shockley

In the first installment of the series, Biondi discusses his summer job that turned into a career at Bell Labs, his developments on the atomic bomb project, and what it was like working next to Nobel laureate William Shockley. Credit: Bensound

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Krishnan Rajeshwar on Renewable Energy

Krishnan Rajeshwar, or "Raj" as he's known, is a professor at the University of Texas, Arlington and current ECS President. His research over the years has touched on semiconductors, photoelectrochemical conversion, toxic waste, solar hydrogen production, renewable energy, just to name a few.

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Science for Solving Society’s Problems Round Table

At the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego we had the opportunity to gather the grantees from our Science for Solving Society’s Problems challenge, done in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They discussed how ECS facilitated an unprecedented program leading to ground-breaking collaboration and real scientific advancements, while creating a funding opportunity which has helped contribute to planet sustainability. 

It was a full table with nine guest, plus our moderator, ECS Treasurer EJ Taylor, who was one of the original organizers of this program which started out in 2012.

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Norman Hackerman: President of ECS, Gordon Conferences, and Significant Scientifice Events - Part 12

In the final installment of the series, Hackerman talks about becoming the president of ECS, the birth of the Gordon Conferences, and how the Society has contributed or reacted to significant scientific events in elcetrochemistry related fields.

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Norman Hackerman: Peer-Review, Scholarly Publications, and Charles Tobias - Part 11

In the eleventh installment of this series, Hackerman discusses the origins of the peer-review process, the evolution of scholarly publications at ECS, and his memorable interactions with Charles Tobias.

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Norman Hackerman: Lack of Electrochemists, Joining ECS, and Sputnik - Part 10

In the tenth installment of this series, Hackerman talks about the rise in the popularity of electrochemistry in the 1930s, this history of ECS and his involvement, and the shift in chemistry due to the Soviet's Sputnik.

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Norman Hackerman: Connections to China, Self-Learning, and Unforgettable UTA Presence - Part 9

In the ninth installment of the series, Hackerman talks about his connections with Chinese researchers during the 1970s Cultural Revolution, his dedication to education, and strolling the grounds of UTA.

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