Scientific Program


Plenary Lecturers

Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cel- lular Physiology in the Medical School at Stanford University. He has published over 275 papers in atomic and polymer physics, biophysics, biology, batteries, and holds 11 patents. Currently, he is developing new optical nanoparticle probes for applications in biology and biomedicine, exploring new approaches to lithium ion batteries, PM2.5 air filtration and other applications of nanotechnology. Dr. Chu was the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy from January 2009 until the end of April 2013. As the first scientist to hold a c abinet position and the longest serving Energy Secretary, he recruited outstanding scientists and engineers into the Department of Energy. He began several initiatives including ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy), the Energy Innova- tion Hubs, the U.S. – China Clean Energy Research Centers (CERC), and was personally tasked by President Obama to assist BP in stopping the Deepwater Horizon oil leak. Prior to his cabinet post, he was director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Pro- fessor of Physics and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Previously he was the Theodore and Francis Geballe Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. He helped launch Bio-X at Stanford University, a multi-disciplinary institute combining the physical and bio- logical sciences with medicine and engineering, and the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. Previously he was head of the Quantum Electronics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Chu has dozens of awards including the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for contributions to laser cooling and atom trapping. He has 29 honorary degrees and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Sinica, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology.

Scientia Professor Justin Gooding is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and is currently an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and the co-director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal ACS Sensors. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Melbourne University before obtaining a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and received post- doctoral training at the Institute of Biotechnology in Cambridge University. He returned to Australia in 1997 as a Vice-Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He was promoted to full professor in 2006. He has won a number of awards including the Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s medals for Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Excellence in Chemistry, the 2009 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, the 2013 New South Wales Science and Engineering Award for Emerging Research, the 2016 Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry Electrochemistry Division and the 2016 Biosensors and Bioelectronics Award. He leads a research team of 50 researchers interested in surface modification and nanotechnology for biosensors and bioelectrochemistry, biomaterials, electron transfer, electrocatalysis and nanomedicine.

Shelley Minteer is a USTAR Professor in both the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Iowa in 2000 under the direction of Professor Johna Leddy. After receiving her PhD, she spent 11 years as a faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Saint Louis University before moving to the University of Utah in 2011. She is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the current President of the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry. She has published greater than 250 publications and greater than 300 presentations at national and international conferences and universities. She has won several awards including the Luigi Galvani Prize of the Bioelectrochemical Society, the Missouri Inventor of the Year, International Society of Electrochemistry Tajima Prize, Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, and the Society of Electroanalytical Chemists’ Young Investigator Award. Her research interests are focused on electrocatalysis and bioanalytical electrochemistry. She has expertise in biosensors, biofuel cells, and bioelectronics.

Marc Koper is Professor of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He received his PhD degree (1994) from Utrecht University (The Netherlands) with a thesis on nonlinear dynamics and oscillations in electrochemistry. He was an EU Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ulm (Germany) and a Fellow of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) at Eindhoven University of Technology, before moving to Leiden University in 2005. He was awarded with a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Long-term Fellowship Award in 2011, with the Hellmuth Fischer Medal of the German Society for Chemical Technology (DECHEMA) in 2012, with the Carl Wagner Memorial Award of the Electrochemical Society in 2013, with the Brian Conway Prize for Physical Electrochemistry of the International Society of Electrochemistry in 2016, and with Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2017. He has been Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry since 2015. His main research interests are in fundamental aspects of electrocatalysis, theoretical electrochemistry, and electrochemical surface science.

Flavio Maran is Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Padova, where he leads the Molecular Electrochemistry and Nanosystems Group. He is also Research Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut. He obtained his Doctoral Laurea Degree in Chemistry, Summa cum Laude, from the University of Padova in 1980. He has been Visiting Scientist or Professor at the National Research Council of Canada, University of Western Ontario, University of Sherbrooke, Utah State University, University of La Laguna, Temple University, Princeton University, Okayama University, and Kyoto University. He is the 1996 winner of the A. Mion Prize for Chemistry, has been a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (in 2000 and 2013), and is the recipient of the 2014 Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry awarded by the International Society of Electrochemistry. He is an editorial board member and acts as section editor for various scientific journals, an active reviewer for ACS, Wiley, Elsevier, and RSC journals, as well as funding agencies, and a regular organizer of symposia for the Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electrochemistry. His mentor was the late Elio Vianello, one of the fathers of molecular electrochemistry. His current research interests include molecular electrochemistry, monolayer-protected metal clusters, electron transfer, monolayers and biomimetic membranes on electrodes, and electrochemical biosensors.

2016 ISE Prize Winners and Award Lecturers

Frumkin Memorial Medal
Doron Aurbach, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

ISE-Elsevier Prize for Experimental Electrochemistry
Patrick Unwin, University of Warwick, UK

Katsumi Niki Prize for Bioelectrochemistry
Justin Gooding, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Alexander Kuznetsov Prize for Theoretical Electrochemistry
Michael Eikerling, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry
Armando Gennaro, University of Padova, Italy

Tajima Prize
Xile Hu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry
Xiangfeng Duan, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

ISE Prize for Electrochemical Materials Science
Csaba Janaky, University of Szeged, Hungary

ISE-Elsevier Prize for Green Electrochemistry
Abdoulaye Thiam, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile

ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry

Federico Bella, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Early Career Analytical Electrochemistry Prize of ISE Division 1
Kristina Tschulik, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Young Author Prize
Jilei Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


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