Monday, 16 June 2014

Pictures of the ECS Student Chapter Symposium held in McGill June 13th are available using the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0ehboj5cresrgw2/AAAscUQeLMFUTLuq7lB-fczSa

Enjoy!


Friday, 6 June 2014

(English message follows)
Chers participants au 4ème Symposium Étudiant de l'ECS à Montréal,

Nous vous avons tenu en haleine assez longtemps, voici donc les détails de l’événement:

Emplacement du symposium:
Les présentations orales et les inscriptions seront complétés devant la salle Trottier-100 au sous-sol du Bâtiment Trottier (http://www.mcgill.ca/maps/trottier-building) de l'université McGill au 3630 rue University. Les participants qui ne présentent pas doivent tout de même s'enregistrer en envoyant leur nom et affiliation par courriel. Les pauses et les sessions d'affiches se feront au premier et deuxième étage du bâtiment. La station McGill sur la ligne verte va vous mener sur le campus.

Le programme:
Les inscriptions débuteront à 8h devant la salle Trottier 100 au 3630 rue University. La première présentation orale débutera à 9h et les présentations continueront (avec des pauses) jusqu'à 17h40. Le programme détaillé est au bas de ce message.

Directives pour les présentations:
Les présentations orales étudiantes doivent être d'une durée de 15 min auxquelles 5 minutes de questions seront ajoutées. Veillez à transférer vos présentations à l'ordinateur du symposium, soit avant l'ouverture soit durant le dîner ou bien aux pauses café. Les posters seront présentés et jugés durant le dîner et à la pause de l'après-midi. Les affiches doivent être plus petites qu'un babillard de 4' x 4'. Veuillez rester à proximité de vos posters si vous voulez être jugé pour un prix.

Nous vous attendons avec impatience Vendredi 13 Juin!
L'équipe organisatrice:

Philippe Dauphin Ducharme, Mathieu Saulnier, Laurence Danis, Danny Chhin, Christian Kuss, Ngoc Duc Trinh, Axel Gambou, Nicolas Delaporte, Mary Hanna et Caroline Sauvé

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Dear attendee of the 4th ECS Montreal Student Symposium,

We have kept you in suspense long enough, so here are some details of the event:

Where you should go:
Talks and registration will be held in room 100 of the basement of the Trottier building (http://www.mcgill.ca/maps/trottier-building) located at 3630 University St.
Attendees, that are not presenting should register with name and affiliation by email. Breaks and the poster presentations will take place on the first and second floor of the Trottier Building. By public transit the green metro line will take you to McGill station, right next to the science campus of UQAM.

What is the programming:
Registration will start at 8 am in front of room 100. The first oral presentation will start at 9 am and presentations will continue with breaks until 5.40 pm. Poster presentations and lunch will take place on the first floor of the Trottier Building from 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm. Find the detailed program below.

What presenters should know:
All student speakers are asked to prepare a talk of 15 min to which 5 minutes of questions will be added. Please transfer your presentation to the symposium’s computer either before the opening or during the lunch or coffee breaks. Posters will be presented and judged during the lunch and the afternoon break. The dimensions of the poster should not be larger than a 4' x 4' board. Please stay near your poster if you want to be considered for a prize.

We're looking forward to seeing all of you on Friday June 13!
The organizing team:

Philippe Dauphin Ducharme, Mathieu Saulnier, Laurence Danis, Danny Chhin, Christian Kuss, Ngoc Duc Trinh, Axel Gambou, Nicolas Delaporte, Mary Hanna and Caroline Sauvé

8:00 – 9:00


Estelle Lebègue (Université du Québec à Montréal)
9:00 – 9:20

« Electrochemical Reduction of Pyridine and CO2 in Aqueous Electrolyte Facilitated by Surface Hydrogen Atoms. »

Mark McArthur (McGill University)
9:20 – 9:40
« MWCNT-based Electrodes for Electrochemical Applications. »

Béatrice Vanhorenbeke (Université de Montréal)
9:40 – 10:00
« Electron Transfer in Carbon Nanotubes Supported Nanoparticles. »

Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:20

Prof. Alexis Vallée-Bélisle (Université de Montréal)
10:20 – 11:00
« Adapting Nature’s Tricks to Engineer Better Biosensors. »

 David Polcari (McGill University)
11:00 – 11:20
« Disk-Shaped Amperometric Enzymatic Biosensor for In Vivo Detection of D-Serine. »

Mario Ascencio Pinedo (McGill University)
11:20 – 11:40
« Corrosion Mechanisms of WE43 Mg Alloy in a Simulated Body Fluid. »

Han Jin Xie (Université de Montréal)
11:40 – 12:00
« Electrochemical Properties of Redox Ionic Liquid Based on Ferrocenylsulfonyl(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide Anion with Increasing Alkyl Chain Length on the Imidazolium Cation. »

Lunch Break and Poster session
12:00 – 13:30

Prof. Evgeny Katz (Clarkson University)
13:30 – 14:10
« Bioelectronics: From Novel Concepts to Practical Applications. »

Samantha Gateman (McGill University)
14:10 – 14:30
« Production of Nanonelectrodes for Quantitative Analysis of Dissolved Mn2+ in Lithium Ion Batteries. »

Hayet Cherfouh (Université du Québec à Montréal)
14:30 – 14:50
« New Colloidal Synthesis of CuInS2/graphene Composite Material for Electrochemical Solar Cells. »

Dr. Li Sun (Pine Research)
14:50 – 15:20

Coffee Break and Poster session cont’d
15:20 – 16:00

Hsien-chieh Chiu (McGill University)
16:00 – 16:20
« Mesoporous Li4Ti5O12 Nanosheets as a Negative Electrode Candidate for High-power Lithium Ion Batteries. »

Holly A. E. Dole (University of Ottawa)
16:20 – 16:40
« Electrochemically Enhanced Metal-support Interaction of Highly Dispersed Ru Nanoparticles with a CeO2 Support.»

Xia Lu (McGill University)
16:40 – 17:00
« Atomic-scale Structure Evolution in Delithiated O3-Li(1-x)CoO2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) Nanoparticles.  »

Nicolas Brazeau (University of Ottawa)
17:00 – 17:20
« Pd Nanoparticles Supported on MO2 (M = Ti, Sn and Ce):Effect of the Support on the Electrooxidation of Ethanol. »

Bruno Guerreiro (INRS)
17:20 – 17:40
« Pd-based Membranes for the Purification of Hydrogen Gas. »

Prices and Conclusion
17:40

Monday, 14 April 2014

4th ECS Montreal Student Symposium

We're now accepting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations for the 4th ECS Montreal Student Symposium. Abstracts should contain at most 300 words, including figure caption and references. One grayscale figure of 600 dpi resolution and maximum size of 2" x 3" can be included. Abstracts should be send to ecs.mtl.student.chapter@gmail.com

The 4th ECS Montreal Student Symposium will take place on Friday, June 13th 2014. As in the last three years, no registration fee will be collected.

The two speakers for this year's symposium have confirmed their presence. We are pleased and honor to welcome Dr. Evgeny Katz from Clarkson University, a world leader in bioelectrochemistry and Dr. Alexis Vallée-Bélisle from Université de Montréal, a specialist in biosensors and DNA nanotechnology.



Thursday, 21 March 2013

3rd ECS Montreal Student Symposium

We're now accepting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations for the 3rd ECS Montreal Student Symposium. Abstracts should contain at most 300 words, including figure caption and references. One grayscale figure of 600 dpi resolution and maximum size of 2" x 3" can be included. Abstracts should be send to ecs.mtl.student.chapter@gmail.com

The 3rd ECS Montreal Student Symposium will take place on Friday, June 28th 2013. As in the last two years, no registration fee will be collected.
Confirmed invited speakers will be:
Dr. Karim Zaghib, Director Storage and Conversion of Energy, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec
Prof. Mario Leclerc, Canada Research Chair on electroactive and photoactive polymers, Université Laval

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Report on 2nd ECS Montreal Student Symposium


(as published in Interface, Vol 21, Nos 3-4)
Following last year’s success, the 2nd ECS Montreal Student Symposium took place on June 22nd 2012 at Université du Québec à Montréal in collaboration with the Centre Québecois sur les Matériaux Fonctionnels (Quebec Center for Functional Materials, CQMF). More than sixty participants from five Universities in Montreal and Ottawa, as well as a national research center attended the 15 talks and 13 posters, including the two invited presentations of Prof.Rolf Wüthrich (Concordia University) and Prof. Sasha Omanovic (McGill University). Prof. Wüthrich’s talk entitled “Lightening the Spark in Electrochemistry” included a fascinating introduction to the applications of electrochemical discharge, while covering the latest results of this research area. This was followed by the talk of Prof. Omanovic, “Enhancement of biocompatibility of coronary stents by electrochemically-assist surface functionalization”, which exemplified how important electrochemistry is to the field of surface chemistry even in such diverse areas as metal alloy-tissue hybridization. Prizes for the best oral ($100) and best poster ($75) presentations were awarded to Delphine Bouilly from Université de Montréal for her talk on “Covalently Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Electronics” and Mathieu Saulnier from Université du Québec à Montréal for his poster on the “Development of a 3D Porous Carbon Electrode for Lithium-Ion Batteries”. Further information about the ECS Montreal Student Chapter can be found at http://ecsmontreal.blogspot.com or visit us on facebook.