About The Program
NGenE selects up to 40 advanced graduate students and postdocs from around the country to partake in what is an intense week-long summer workshop that explores advanced topics in electrochemistry. They spend five days with ten distinguished researchers and lecturers to identify and elaborate on the most important unsolved electrochemical research challenges. They approach these questions through lectures and discussions, research project planning, mentoring, site visits, and demonstrations. The program takes place at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a day trip to Argonne National Laboratory for lectures and demonstrations of the Advanced Photon Source and the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research's Electrochemical Discovery Laboratory.
The program prioritizes 1) the discussion of unsolved challenges in electrochemistry that the coming generations will need to address, and 2) the identification of representative innovative, forward-looking multi-modal experiments, theory, and simulation to solve them.
Student Research Projects
Participants are active players during NGenE. Working in teams, they choose one of the top unsolved challenges in electrochemistry and then develop a scientific program to solve the problem through innovative experiments and theory. On the final day of the program, each team presents their findings before their peers and a set of expert judges.
Program Date: June 3 - 7, 2019
NGenE 4.0 explores the theme “Diversity in Electrochemistry.”
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 tracked 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.
Program Cost & Admission
There is no cost to apply or attend the program, and travel and lodging support is available to participants. For more details, please contact Thomas Alaan at email@example.com.
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.
All applications must be received no later than May 1, 2019.
Check out these synopses of previous NGenE programs.
Faculty: Karena Chapman, Anne Co, Andrew Gewirth, Sossina Haile, Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez, Amin Salehi-Khojin, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Chris Wolverton
Faculty: Perla Balbuena
, Bruce Dunn
, Joseph Dura
, Andrew Gewirth
, Sossina Haile
, Nenad Markovic
, Linda Nazar
, Phil Ross
, Daniel Scherson
, Carlo Segre
, Henry White
, Kang Xu