Scientific Program

Symposia Schedule

Electrochemistry: reaching out society

The meeting topic will be divided as follows:
1. Electrochemistry and health: electrochemistry and medicine. Surface modification, devices and evaluation in body-simulating environments.
2. Clean energy: low cost and environmentally friendly solar cells and batteries and energy storage. Environmental e lectrochemistry.
3. Materials’ degradation: corrosion of materials used in industry. Coatings. Surface modifications. Corrosion control and techniques to evaluate degradation. Corrosion Science and Technology. Case studies.


For Keynote Lectures

Dr. Ingrid Milošev. Monday, March 20, 9 am. Lecture title: Conversion Coatings based on Cerium and Zirconium for Corrosion Protection of Aluminium Alloys. Affiliation: Jožef Stefan Institute, Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Slovenia
Dr. Sviatlana Lamaka. Tuesday, March 21, 11 am. Lecture title: Degradation mechanisms of bioabsorbable metals: (dis)similarities of the metal-electrolyte interface during in vitro degradation of Mg-, Zn- and Fe-alloys. Affiliation: Institute of Surface Science, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Geesthacht, Germany
Dr. Khalil Amin. Wednesday, March 22, 11 am. Lecture title: Advances in lithium-ion battery and beyond for enabling mass electrification of vehicles. Affiliation: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA.  

For Invited Lectures

Dr. Jan Macak. Monday, March 20, 2.30 pm.  Lecture title: Protection of Electrochemically Active Surfaces by Ultrathin Barrier Layers Using Atomic Layer Deposition. Affiliation: Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology and Center of Materials and Nanotechnologies, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Dr. Julia Amici. Monday, March 20, 2.30 pm.  Lecture title: Polymer based electrolyte systems for safer lithium metal anodes. Affiliation: Electrochemistry Group, Department of Applied Science and Technology  (DISAT), Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Dr. Bing Joe Hwang. Tuesday, March 21, 9 am. Lecture title: Understanding the chemistry of polysulfide redox shuttle in Anode-free Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Affiliation: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.
Dr. Stefano Rossi. Tuesday, March 21, 9 am: Lecture title: The Effect of Chlorides and Sulphates on Corrosion Behavior of Galvanized Steel in Soil. Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
Dr. Ernesto Calvo. Tuesday, March 21, 2.30 pm. Lecture title: Sustainable Electrochemical Recovery of Lithium Chloride from South American Salt Flat Brines. Possibilities and Limitations. Affiliation: INQUIMAE (CONICET), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Damian Kowalski.  Tuesday, March 21, 2.30 pm. Lecture title: Modification of Anodic TiO2 Nanotubes with Au. Affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Biological and Chemical Research Centre, University of Warsaw, Poland.
Dr. Fernando Battaglini. Wednesday, March 22, 9 am. Lecture title:  Applying Nanotechnology to Enhance the Performance of Electrochemical Biosensors. Affiliation: INQUIMAE (CONICET), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Jens Noack. Wednesday, March 22, 9 am. Lecture title:  Redox Flow Batteries – Challenges and Opportunities. Affiliation: Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Pfinztal, Germany. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Sannakaisa Virtanen. Wednesday, March 22, 2.30 pm. Lecture title: Biodegradable Metals. Challenges for Understanding the Corrosion Behaviour in Biological Environments. Affiliation: Department of Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
Dr. Julieta Riva. Wednesday, March 22, 2.30 pm. Lecture title: Molecular electrochemical water photo-oxidation. Affiliation: Instituto de Investigaciones en Fısico Quımica de Cordoba (INFIQC)-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Dr. Ana Flavia Nogueira. Wednesday, March 22, 4.30 pm. Lecture title: Formation, stability and crystallization in metal halide perovskites analyzed by in situ experiments coupled (or not) to synchrotron light. Affiliation: Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
Dr. Paulo Bueno. Wednesday, March 22, 4.30 pm. Lecture title: Perspective and Application (Health Care) of the Quantum Rate Theory as an Approach to Electrochemistry. Affiliation: UNESP, São Paulo State University, Brazil.