Current Meeting

Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to attend the next regular meeting of the New England Section of The Electrochemical Society (NESECS).


Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 6:00PM
Northeastern University’s Boston Campus
Egan Research Center, Room 305/306

Pre-registration and paid dinner reservation is required to attend the Section’s meeting.


6:00pm – Arrivals, Check-in, Social Hour (open bar)
6:45pm – Dinner
7:15pm – Talk by Dr. Kate Marusak (Marketing Applications Scientist at Protochips)
8:00pm – Q&A, Discussion, Section Updates
8:30pm – Adjourn


Please register by Monday, October 7th, 2019. To register and pay for the dinner please follow the direct link below:


If you experience issues with online registration and payment, please email to let us know about an issue with the registration gateway and to confirm your intention to attend and register. Please identify your name, affiliation, job title, e-mail, telephone number, and if you are an ECS member/non-member/student member.

Please register early as the number of seats is limited. No-shows will be sent an invoice to cover the dinner costs. Please, be mindful of your commitment.

If you require a payment receipt for the NESECS dinner, please download it here.


ECS Members (adult)$35

SPEAKER: Kate Marusak

Advances in electrochemistry using in situ liquid cell STEM

Abstract: The link between chemical processes and electricity (electrochemistry) has long been studied and remains an important field of research, especially as new energy sources and battery technologies are being developed. Concurrently, studies using liquid cell scanning transition electron microscopy (STEM) holders are becoming more universally accepted and prominent. The development of MEMS based sample supports within liquid STEM holders has facilitated the combination of these two fields: electrochemistry and STEM. By combining these two fields, researchers directly detect electrochemical signals while simultaneously observing the physical phenomena associated with those reactions using the higher resolution imaging capabilities of the STEM. Here we seek to discuss the translation of in situ electrochemical results, from bulk to nanoscale, and discuss some solutions to common questions and challenges of this new joint technology. We then highlight some of the current research using these tools, including work in batteries, corrosion, and nanomaterials.


Originally from North Carolina, Kate Marusak is the Marketing Applications Scientist at Protochips. After graduating from NCSU, Kate earned her Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science from Duke University. Kate’s primary responsibilities at Protochips is to support research collaborations with existing customers and work closely with the PC design engineering team to test and qualify new products. These efforts have produced extraordinary results. By expanding the already powerful traditional S/TEM research, researchers can now use in situ TEM to observe “stable and reliable” electrochemical reactions within the microscope, all while maintaining optimum performance in the TEM. Doing her job is fun in its own right, but when not working, Kate enjoys spending time with her sweet pit bull, Lucy, playing board games, and cooking.


Egan Research Center ( is part of Northeastern University’s Boston Campus. It is located at 120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115. It is easily accessible by public transit and is located just outside the Northern exit from the Ruggles MBTA/Commuter Rail station (

CLICK HERE to view Egan Research Center on Google maps.

If you are driving and prefer garage parking (as opposed to searching for street parking), you can park at the Renaissance Garage located just on the opposite (Southern) side of the same Ruggles station overpass at 835 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA.

CLICK HERE to view Renaissance Garage on Google maps.