9th ECSYU SYMPOSIUM
Department of Chemistry University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Andrew A. Gewirth
ProfessorAndrew A. Gewirth received his A.B. from Princeton University
in 1981 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1987. He joined the Illinois faculty in 1988 after postdoctoral work at the University of Texas, Austin. A former Director of the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois, Professor Gewirth has received a number of awards, among them a Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Department of Energy Outstanding Accomplishment Award in Materials Chemistry
Gewirth’s work addresses chemistry at interfaces, especially the solid-liquid interface in studies relevant to fuel cells, batteries, and other energy related devices. Gewirth uses advanced characterization techniques to examine the mechanism of interfacial electrochemical reactions, and uses the resultant understanding to design new materials and catalysts. He has authored over 280 papers, delivered over 200 invited talks, organized several conferences, chaired a US Department of Energy panel examining the future of electrical energy storage devices, and served as the University of Illinois lead for the Center for Electrical Energy Storage EFRC.
The ECS Yamagata University Student Chapter(ECSYU) have held 9th ECSYU symposium on 21st July, and we had a special invited talk titled “Understanding and Controlling Electrochemistry for Electrolyzers and Batteries” from Professor Andrew A. Gewirth at University Illinois: he is a distinguished specialist of advanced interfacial analysis for electrochemical reaction. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was fully online, and 14 h time differences, he is kindly accepted our invited talk. We had an opportunity to learn from basic knowledge to some highly specialized analysis results and knowledge. After the invited talk, two students presented about own research, and discussed it with Professor Gewirth. We have recognized that we can facilitate an interactive event beyond country border such like this , and we will make some events in this year too.