Symposia Schedule

Symposium 1:
Electroanalytical chemistry: from fundamental research to day-to-day analysis

Symposium 2:
Bioelectrochemistry - From molecular to cellular scales (details)

Symposium 3:
From wearable to sustainable electrochemical sensing and biosensing (details)

Symposium 4:
From Lithium ion to post-Li ion batteries: Fundamental understanding and application aspects (details)

Symposium 5:
Fast storage processes: supercapacitors & high power systems(details)

Symposium 6:
Fuel cells, electrolysis and electrofuel synthesis (details)

Symposium 7:
Corrosion science and technology: towards more sustainable materials (details)

Symposium 8:
Coatings and electrochemical surface treatments (details)

Symposium 9:
Integrated electrocatalyst and electrode engineering for sustainable electrochemical processes (details)

Symposium 10:
Electrochemical systems and engineering for energy storage & resources recovery and sustainable environmental management (details)

Symposium 11:
New materials for electroanalysis (details)

Symposium 12:
Molecular Electrochemistry – Mechanisms and Models (details)

Symposium 13:
Physical Electrochemistry of Battery Materials (details)

Symposium 14:
Operando and In Situ Characterization of Electrochemical Interfaces (details)

Symposium 15:
Electrolyte Effects in Electrocatalysis and Electrochemistry in Non-conventional Electrolyte (details)

Symposium 16:
General Session (details)

Symposium 1

Electroanalytical chemistry: from fundamental research to day-to-day analysis

Sponsored by :
Division 1, Analytical Electrochemistry

The quest to better understand and more effectively measure the world around us is driving new research in analytical electrochemistry. Recent developments include lower detection limits, faster analyses, lower cost and more on-site analysis systems. This is achievable via two complementary approaches involving on the one hand, conceptual advances in electroanalysis applicable to various types of analytes alone or in mixtures and, on the other hand, the exploitation of existing concepts in a new way or for detecting new target species. To improve speed, lower costs and widen the scope of Electroanalytical Chemistry, much effort is focusing on the elaboration of electrodes with enhanced sensitivity, improved selectivity and greater stability, as well as on the development of advanced electrochemical methods and instrumentation. Research continues with new strategies for monitoring and quantifying emergent analytes of biological or environmental importance. This symposium will highlight recent advances in electroanalysis including: fundamental developments in analytical voltammetry and potentiometry, nanoscale electrochemistry, hyphenated electrochemical techniques, novel strategies to prepare and characterize chemically modified electrodes, molecular recognition, point-of-care diagnostics, wearable sensors, remote sensing, environmental sensor arrays, analysis of complex media and methodologies to overcome electrode fouling, miniaturized electrochemical devices and microfluidics with electrochemical detection.

Symposium Organizers
Alain Walcarius (Coordinator) (
Guy Denuault
Damien Arrigan
Florence Geneste

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Symposium 2
Bioelectrochemistry - From molecular to cellular scales

Sponsored by:
Division 2, Bioelectrochemistry

The main symposium of division 2 of ISE will cover a broad range of bioelectrochemical topics at different scales, from molecular to cellular. It will comprise fundamental studies towards a deeper understanding of biomolecular systems (enzymes, proteins, nucleic acids, cells..) on electrodes including studies on reconstitued membranes or lipid layers. It will also cover alternative approaches to native biomolecules such as biomimetic inorganic catalysts, nanozymes, MIPS or aptamers. Description of new in situ and in operando methdologies that provide information of biomolecules on surfaces at the local or single molecule scale are welcome. The combination of light with bioelectrochemistry will also be treated. Modeling of bioelectrochemical interfaces will be considered. Applications of bioelectrochemistry in bioelectronics, bioelectrosynthesis and biofuel cells will also form part of the symposium. Attention will be given to the combination of biological systems with nanoparticles and structures as well as integration into microfluidic devices.

Symposium Organizers
Elisabeth Lojou (coordinator)
Edmond Magner
Ross Milton
Daniel Murgida

Serge Cosnier

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Symposium 3
From wearable to sustainable electrochemical sensing and biosensing

Sponsored by:
Division 1, Analytical Electrochemistry,
Division 2, Bioelectrochemistry

The combination of electrochemical methods, microfabrication, sustainability vision, nanomaterials and biomimetic probes, could represent a step forward to reach the ambitious goal of electrochemistry in the fields of healthcare, environmental monitoring, food quality control, forensic tests, and security standards. Electrochemical methods represent an obvious possibility towards the development of decentralized analytical devices for diagnosis and therapeutic efficacy evaluation as well as for food and environmental contaminations. In particular in those resource-limited countries, the use of simple, point-of-care devices, cost-effective electrochemical platforms would be recommendable for the use of non-specialists.

Symposium Organizers
Ilaria Palchetti (coordinator)
Elena Ferapontova
Stefano Cinti
Carole Chaix
Pierre Gros

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Symposium 4
From Lithium ion to post-Li ion batteries: Fundamental understanding and application aspects

Sponsored by:
Division 3, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Overview: Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous power sources for a variety of applications. There is a need to understand both fundamental and applied aspects of the advances made in lithium-ion batteries, especially with special care to performance, cycle life and safety. Moreover, post Li-ion systems -such as Li-S, Li-air, all-solid-state batteries, Na-ion and redox flow batteries etc.- and flexible, thin and/or printed batteries can be the promising candidates satisfying future needs. This symposium is therefore devoted to recent progress in Li-ion batteries and post-LIB systems from the design of electrode materials, electrolytes, interfaces and cell shape/configurations to the improvement in performance of batteries

Topics included but not limited are:
Li-ion and Lithium batteries
Li-air, Li-sulfur, Li metal battery
All solid-state batteries: polymer, inorganic and hybrid electrolytes, bipolar system
Redox flow batteries
Al- or Zn-air batteries
Sodium-ion batteries
Post-lithium systems
Battery shape: Flexible, thin, micro-, fiber, printed batteries

Symposium Organizers
Maria Rosa Palacin (coordinator)
Julia Maibach
Naoaki Yabuuchi
Laurence Croguennec

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Symposium 5
Fast storage processes: supercapacitors & high power systems

Sponsored by:
Division 3, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

This symposium will be dedicated to the most recent investigations related to fast storages processes and their use in real-world application. The goal of this symposium is to address several aspects related to these processes including.

Topics included but not limited are:
Capacitive materials
Pseudocapacitive materials
High power battery electrodes
Practical electrochemical systems components, including current collectors, binders and separator
Novel characterization methods for storage electrochemical processes
Development and investigation of new device designs: asymmetric, hybrid
Theory and modeling

Symposium Organizers
Jon Ajuria (coordinator)
Etsuro Iwama
Céline Merlet
David Pech

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Symposium 6
Fuel cells, electrolysis and electrofuel synthesis

Sponsored by:
Division 3, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Division 2, Bioelectrochemistry

This symposium will cover both fundamental and applied studies ranging from novel functional materials to complete cells and stacks for energy conversion within fuel cells and electrolysers. Moreover, recent advances in electrochemical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) conversion from fundamental understanding to industrial application will also be investigated.

Topics included but not limited are:
Novel electrocatalysts for CO2 electroreduction, hydrogen evolution, oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution
Durability studies of electrocatalysts
Interfacial engineering
Novel polymer electrolyte membranes and ionomers
Novel ceramic and solid oxide separators
Durability studies of low and high temperature fuel cells and electrolysers
Post mortem and operando techniques for improved understanding of cell degradation
Computational modelling of the performance and durability of complete cells
Beyond CO2; valorization of nitrogen (NxHyOz), carbon (CxHyOz), and sulphur (SxOy) compounds

Symposium Organizers
Maria Assunta Navarra (coordinator)
Jasna Jankovic 
Carlo Santoro
Frédéric Jaouen

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Symposium 7
Corrosion science and technology: towards more sustainable materials.

Sponsored by:
Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science
Division 2, Bioelectrochemistry
Division 5, Electrochemical Process Engineering and Technology
Division 7, Physical Electrochemistry

Corrosion is a relevant research topic because of the significant economic, safety, and historical impact on society, and represents a driving force behind the development of new materials with improved performance.

Several aspects relative to corrosion of metals and alloys will be discussed for the fundamental understanding of the corrosion process and practical applications of a range of corrosion protection methods. Metallic engineering materials have been widely used as structural and functional materials in a range of practical environments, in which corrosion issues need to be considered. Thus, understanding the corrosion process of practical and advanced metallic materials from nano to micrometer scales in various environments is of fundamental interest and practical importance.
The symposium will address the recent progress of corrosion studies using novel electrochemical, analytical and computational techniques. It will be specially focused on the electrochemical characterization of new materials that can represent alternatives to the current, more sustainable, and higher durability.

It will cover all aspects of corrosion science, including corrosion and passivation mechanisms, new experimental or theoretical approaches, the development of new technologies or new experimental designs that allow progress in the knowledge of corrosion phenomena. Micro- and nano-electrochemical approaches, using scanning probe microscopy, micro-droplet cells and scanning electrochemical microscopy, and in situ analytical techniques, including synchrotron X-ray radiation, are useful techniques for local corrosion studies and for the understanding of the corrosion mechanism. Computational and data scientific approaches are increasing interest in corrosion studies for corrosion modelling and protection. Corrosion behavior of novel metallic materials including high entropy alloys and metallic materials produced by an emerging additive manufacturing method is also of recent interest. The symposium will open a forum of discussion regarding theoretical modelling of corrosion process, experimental corrosion studies using novel techniques and materials, and in situ and ex situ analysis of corroded surfaces.

Symposium Organizers
Carmen Perez (coordinator)
Hiroki Habazaki
Sungmo Moon
Sabrina Marcelin

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Symposium 8
Coatings and electrochemical surface treatments

Sponsored by:
Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science
Division 5, Electrochemical Process Engineering and Technology
Division 7, Physical Electrochemistry

The protection of metallic structures against electrochemical corrosion requires coating systems that provide a barrier against aggressive service conditions, but also contain active elements which should protect the structure in the case of coating degradation or damage. Coatings are also an effective route to create additional functionalities onto a surface. Interestingly, some electrochemical methods can be used to modify the surface of metallic materials or to develop protective and functional layers.
This symposium will be a forum to present and discuss advances on protective and functional coatings as well as on the electrochemical surface treatments. Specific topics addressed in this symposium include:

- Protective coatings and surface treatments;
 - Electrochemical routes to modify surfaces and to create functional coatings; 
- Corrosion inhibitors and high-throughput/in-silico screening methods;
- Multi-scale modelling of electrochemical surface treatments and corrosion of coated metallic substrates;
- Corrosion protection of multi-material structures;
- Passive films and their advanced characterization by electrochemical and analytical tools;
- Localised electrochemistry and surface analytical techniques in corrosion research;
- Biocompatible coatings and corrosion of metallic biomaterials;
- Atmospheric corrosion and accelerated corrosion tests for coated materials;

Symposium Organizers
Mikhail Zheludkevich (coordinator)
Fatima Montemor
Jean-Yves Hihn
Delphine Veys-Renaux

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Symposium 9
Integrated electrocatalyst and electrode engineering for sustainable electrochemical processes

Sponsored by:
Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science
Division 5, Electrochemical Process Engineering and Technology
Division 2, Bioelectrochemistry
Division 3, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Division 7, Physical Electrochemistry

Electrocatalytic processes rely on advanced materials to enhance performance, Faradaic efficiency, and competitiveness at system level. The disconnection between electrocatalyst synthesis and electrode preparation may have hindered a faster technology advance. The integration of smart catalyst and electrode design is key to ensure technology translation beyond the lab-scale. Electrochemical engineering and material science explore cutting edge strategies on catalyst development and electrode manufacturing towards improvement for environmental sustainability in topics including CO2 reduction, ammonia electrogeneration, chlorine evolution, water splitting, water remediation, and electrochemical synthesis of organic products of added value.
This symposium will be a forum to present advances on electrocatalysts design, electrode manufacturing, and characterization. The implementation of new emerging computational tools (e.g., DFT, machine learning) can be used to select elements and design specific crystal facets with higher electrocatalytic conversion and product selectivity. New electrode structures including biomimicry-based structures, nano-clusters, and single-atom catalysts in electrochemical processes are emerging components in competitive three-dimensional electrode structures. Challenges still exist on the translating newly nanoscale electrocatalysts from powder up to large scale three-dimensional electrodes. The different methods of synthesis to control porous structures, porous geometry, and selective transport of ionic species towards and through electrodes will be discussed. Altogether, these different components have strong influence on how electrode interfaces can selectively react with target compounds and how can selectively electrogenerate target products of interest while minimizing competitive reactions (e.g., formation of subproducts). Results obtained by novel electrocatalytic interfaces and advanced catalytic centers within smart design structures are welcome. Finally, the symposium will address one of the major barriers associated to the effects of electrocatalyst aging, fouling, and inactivation. Understanding of catalyst corrosion, poisoning, and physical inhibition (e.g., scaling and biofouling) is a key component for successful advance of new structures and electrochemically-driven processes. The symposium will open a forum of discussion regarding methods of evaluation of electrocatalysts expected life of operation, aging/fouling resistance, as well as in situ interfacial studies during operando and after accelerated testing conditions.

Symposium Organizers
Tanja Vidakovic-Koch (coordinator)
Monica Santamaria
Sergi Garcia-Segura
Marian Chatenet

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Symposium 10
Electrochemical systems and engineering for energy storage & resources recovery and sustainable environmental management

Sponsored by:
Division 5, Electrochemical Process Engineering and Technology

The improvement of human welfare across our planet has been associated with the growing demand for goods, materials, and services. The excessive exploitation of available resources has created a critical world situation, from both environmental and energy points of view. In this context, there is growing urgency to develop sustainable processes that promote the reduction of greenhouse gases and ensure the availability of essential resources such as water, food, and energy.
Electrochemistry plays a fundamental role in the development of new efficient or combined technologies that are fundamental for the production of value-added products / energy by using advanced integrated systems and optimizing supply chains to reduce dependence on natural raw resources. At the same time, the development of more efficient processes for water treatment and purification, environmental remediation, and carbon capture are critical to environmental security, and clean air and water.
This symposium will cover all topics from fundamental electrochemical engineering concepts to cutting edge proof-of-concepts, materials development in links with batteries & electrolysers design, scaleup, and implementation of electrochemical technologies for environmental, energy, and sustainability applications.

Topics of interest (not exhaustive):
• Energy efficient wastewater treatment, including electrochemical separations/conversions and electrocatalytic pathways.
• New electrochemical systems, design and technologies for energy saving / production & conversion / recovery
• Resource recovery /circular economy, ranging from metals & wastewater resources recovery, nitrogen or phosphorus separations, electrochemical pathways for mining, or nuclear material reprocessing, among others.
• Reactive pathways for waste valorisation and value-added synthesis, from both gas and liquid phase.
• Novel electrochemical applications in energy and sustainability, including mitigation and control greenhouse gases, e.g., technologies for carbon capture and valorisation, or systems which reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
• Electrochemical process scaleup and multiscale modelling relevant to environmental and energy processes, including pathways for process intensification.
• Optimisation of electrolyser performance combined to renewable energy sources to effective green hydrogen production

Symposium Organizers
Xiao Su (coordinator)
Simonetta Palmas
Emmanuel Mousset
Carlos Ponce de León

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Symposium 11
New materials for electroanalysis

Sponsored by:
Division 1, Analytical Electrochemistry
Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science
Division 6, Molecular Electrochemistry

The symposium is devoted to the recent advances in design, preparation, implementation, testing of smart materials ((photo)-electroactive materials, hybrids and composites, polymers, thin films, surfaces/modified surfaces, etc.) for innovative applications and devices in the field of electroanalysis. It will also consider how electroanalytical techniques could provide important characterization features for the deep investigation of the properties of new promising innovative materials. Contributions developing new methodologies (advanced imaging, signal measuring techniques, experimental platforms) are particularly encouraged. Main purpose of this symposium is to bring together the leading scientists working on the design of new electroactive molecules and materials of desired functionalities and their application.

Symposium Organizers
Neso SOJIC (coordinator)   
Lugi Falciola 
Magdalena Hromadova
Frédéric Kanoufi

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Symposium 12
Molecular Electrochemistry – Mechanisms and Models

Sponsored by:
Division 6, Molecular Electrochemistry

This symposium aims at electrochemists that are interested in the understanding of mechanisms and principles of the observed redox processes (including charge transport studies) in nature, physiology, catalysis, synthesis, analysis, etc. Therefore, detailed studies of reaction pathways and kinetics including interception of (radical)intermediates and identification of products, organic, organometallic as well as coordination compounds are welcome.
Besides purely electrochemical studies, combination of electrochemical approach with other methods can offer way of solution. Very powerful are various types of the in-situ UV/vis/IR or EPR spectroelectrochemistry, but also combinations of electrochemistry with NMR, MS, QCM, ultrasound and other methods can offer important mechanistic information on molecular level.
For interpretation of experimental results, their comparison and correlation with computed data (potentials, spectra, ...) is very helpful. In case of more complex reactions, calculated models are desirable.

Symposium Organizers
Jiří Ludvík (coordinator)
Elodie Anxolabéhère-Mallart
Carlos Frontana
Carlos Sanchez-Sanchez

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Symposium 13
Physical Electrochemistry of Battery Materials

Sponsored by:
Division 7, Physical Electrochemistry

Rechargeable batteries are ubiquitous electrochemical devices, but much remains unknown about their fundamental working principles, especially with the emergence of new materials. In order to fill these knowledge gaps and produce improved next-generation batteries, the tools of physical electrochemistry are indispensable. This symposium will explore all aspects of physical electrochemistry in the context of battery materials, including (but not limited to) investigations on phase separation, phase transformation, studies into length-scale effects in electrode materials, reports on in situ and operando characterisation methods, analysis of battery failure modes, computational modelling and simulation of battery electrode performance, and physical chemistry aspects of the behaviour of electrodes and electrolytes in batteries.

Symposium Organizers
Mark Symes (coordinator)
Dominic Rochefort
Toshihiro Kondo
Alejandro Franco

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Symposium 14
Operando and In Situ Characterization of Electrochemical Interfaces

Sponsored by:
Division 7, Physical Electrochemistry

Understanding the structure and properties of the electrode-electrolyte interface is crucial for electrochemical energy conversion and storage, electrocatalysis, deposition and corrosion. There is an increasing demand on characterisation of the morphology, composition and electronic properties electrochemical interfaces under in situ and/or operando conditions. This symposium will reflect the recent progress and future challenges in developing or using in situ or operando techniques to characterize electrochemical interfaces, active sites and reaction processes. Important techniques include spectroscopy methods, such as infrared, Raman, sum frequency generation, X-ray absorption, scattering and diffraction methods, neutron scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, as well as microscopy methods including scanning probe microscopy and electron microscopy. The symposium will also highlight the development of novel specialized electrochemical cell designs to enable the above characterization and fundamental understanding of electrochemical interfaces.

Symposium Organizers
María Escudero-Escribano (coordinator)
Bin Ren
Nagahiro Hoshi
Lorenzo Stievano

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Symposium 15
Electrolyte Effects in Electrocatalysis and Electrochemistry in Non-conventional Electrolyte

Sponsored by:
Division 7, Physical Electrochemistry

There is a continuing interest in discovering new electrolytes for efficient and selective electrochemical processes, for separations, and for energy storage and conversion. Example technologies in need of development and improvement include, but are not limited to, concentrating and reducing CO2, beyond lithium-ion high energy density batteries, grid-scale energy storage, and electrodeposition. This symposium will highlight new understanding of fundamental solution structure, solvation structure, electrode-electrolyte interface structure, and the influence on property-function relations, transport properties, interfacial electron transfer reaction mechanisms, and electrocatalysts. Examples of non-conventional electrolytes include ionic liquids, multivalent-ion electrolytes, superconcentrated including water-in-salt electrolytes (WISE) and localized high concentration electrolytes, , deep eutectic solvents (DESs) and other hydrogen-bonding dominant systems, microemulsions, nanoparticle organic hybrid materials (NOHMs), and other dispersed phase electrolyte systems.
Main topics of the symposium include:

• Characterization of structure, morphology, and dynamics through spectroscopic techniques such as Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, rheology, neutron scattering methods, wide- and small-angle x-ray scattering, broadband dielectric spectroscopy, electrochemical quartz microbalance with dissipation monitoring, and others.
• Operando experimental electrochemistry and spectroscopy studies
• Ab Initio and molecular modeling of bulk and interface structure
• Kinetic and mechanistic studies of ion and electron transfer, and follow-on chemical reactions
• Imaging techniques to detect reaction intermediates
• Single-crystalline and polycrystalline electrocatalysis
• Combined experiment-theory approaches
• Advanced computational protocols on all time and length scales
• Material and electrolyte screening and data mining

Symposium Organizers
Burcu Gurkan (coordinator)
Jennifer L. Schaefer
Alexis Grimaud
Mireille Turmine

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Symposium 16
General Session

Sponsored by: All Divisions

This symposium will cover conceptual aspects, fundamentals, and applications of all ISE areas which are not compatible with the topical symposia. This symposium will provide a forum for researchers and graduate students to present their recent advanced research results of general interests to the ISE meeting attendees. The purpose of this symposium is to foster and promote work in both electrochemical sciences and technologies, and to stimulate researcher and student interests and participation in ISE. A competition for the best poster in electrochemical sciences and technologies will be part of the symposium. A best student prize will be given to the presenting student author on the winning paper.

This symposium will cover all ISE areas not compatible with topical symposia. Oral contributed papers will be programmed in some related order, depending on the titles and contents of the submitted abstracts.

Symposium Organizers
Marco Musiani (coordinator)
Ana Maria Oliveira Brett
Bernard Tribollet

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