Fuel Cell Energy Site Tour

September 23, 2016

Electrochemical methods Workshop

Prof. Peter Vanysek

Analytical techniques workshop

November 10, 2016

Current Understanding of the Catalysts Layers of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Dr. Kunal Karan

First Executive committee (2011-2012)

Invited Speakers- Solar talk 2012


About The ECS Calgary Student Chapter

About ECS  Calgary Student Chapter

The ECS Calgary Student Chapter was established in 2011 by chemistry graduate students at University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and was the second ECS Student Chapter to be formed in Canada. The first ECS Calgary Student Chapter event was held on November 4, 2011 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the ECS Canadian Section. This successful event attracted new student members to the student chapter and to ECS. This Chapter provides a valuable link between students studying electrochemistry and industries located in Alberta. The Chapter aims to create opportunities for interaction with researchers and scientists from both academia and industry. They also actively participate in science outreach events around city to promote electrochemistry and its applications to the public.

Prof. Viola Birss serves as a faculty advisor, and graduate students Marwa Atwa, Hamideh Eskandari, Zohreh Fallah, and Maedeh Pahlevaninezhad currently serve as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, respectively, for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Calgary Student Chapter includes more than 60 members performing innovative research in electrochemistry.

The ECS Calgary Student Chapter was awarded the Electrochemical Society Outstanding Student Chapter Award in June 2019 and was the first Canadian chapter to earn this recognition. This accomplishment was due to the efforts of the committee during 2018-2019 academic year, which included Behzad Fuladpanjeh (President), Annie Hoang (Vice-President), Yalda Zamani (Secretary), Katelynn Daly (Treasurer), Marwa Atwa (Membership Coordinator), and several members-at large. A plaque was presented to the Calgary Student Chapter at the 236th ECS Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (held on October 13-17, 2019).




Latest news

The ECS Calgary Student Chapter is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our first online workshop in 2020 on Confocal Raman microscopy: Applications in Science and Engineering delivered by Dr. Damilola Momodu.

Join us for the workshop on Tuesday June 9th, 2020 from 1 pm - 3pm through zoom meeting.

This workshop is FREE for all ECS chapter members to attend. Please register using this link:



Free the Science Week

The ECS Calgary Student Chapter organized a community engagement event to
celebrate Free the Science Week on the morning of April 3 rd , 2019 at the University of
Calgary. The Chapter’s main goal was to raise awareness about the Electrochemical
Society’s Free the Science initiative to the broader community. Their event featured free
snacks and coffee, as well as a screening of the documentary entitled “Paywall: The
Business of Scholarship” (by Jason Schmitt), which discussed the current state of the
academic publishing industry, as well as the benefits of open access. This event
attracted students, professors and researchers from the Faculty of Science and the
Schulich School of Engineering. Additionally, the Chapter’s committee members briefly
discussed the benefits of joining ECS, resulting in 7 new members. The awareness of
this event was especially important to researchers on campus who use electrochemistry
in their work, as the University of Calgary library currently does not have subscriptions
to all ECS journals. As Free the Science Week was held between April 1 – 7, 2019,
articles from the ECS Digital Library were freely available during this time, making
scientific research more accessible to everyone.


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