You are cordially invited to attend the next regular meeting of the New England Section of The Electrochemical Society (NESECS). The meeting will take place on May 19, 2017 at 6:00PM at the Northeastern University‘s Boston Campus, Egan Research Center, Room 305/306.


This meeting of the New England ECS Section will be a joint meeting with Boston Electrochemical Society Student Chapter:

Boston ECS Student Chapter

featuring Student Poster Competition.


Pre-registration and dinner reservation is required to attend the Section’s meeting. Poster awards will be given to the best three posters. 1st prize: $150 gift card, 2nd prize: $100 gift card, 3rd prize: $50 gift card.




6:00pm – Arivals, Check-in, Poster viewing/judging


6:45pm – Dinner


7:30pm – Talk by Prof. Eugene S. Smotkin


8:15pm – Poster Awards




To register and pay for the dinner please use the following direct link below:


In case if, for some reason, on-line registration and payment for dinner doesn’t work please bring cash or check payment with you to the meeting and Email confirmation of your attendance to the following Email address:


In your confirmation email please identify your name, affiliation, job title, e-mail, telephone number, ECS member/non-member/student member, vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinner preference.


(No-shows will be sent an invoice to cover the dinner costs.)




ECS Members (adult) – $35

Students – $15







Dr. Eugene S. Smotkin


Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Northeastern University




Bringing Electrochemistry to the Streets:
Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Reconditioning




A growing number of automobile service shops are performing high throughput chronopotentiometry on nickel metal hybrid vehicle battery packs to erase “memory effects” resulting from the shallow depth of discharge subjected to traction battery modules. This presentation describes conditions that lead to memory effects and details concerning the wave form generation required to erase memories. Reconditioning yields aftermarket battery modules. Batteries with state-of-health parameters precluding aftermarket inclusion can be repurposed. The increase in amp-hour and watt-hour capacity when repurposed for greater depth of discharge is discussed. This talk is geared to battery electrochemistry beginners and hybrid vehicle repair engineers.





Eugene Smotkin obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Dr. Smotkin co-founded NuVant Systems in 1999 and is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University in Boston. He has over 20 years experience in fuel cell R&D; awarded over $14 million in government and industry grants, has over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 8 patents. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana in 2013. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Electrochemical Society and is the Faculty adviser to the Boston Electrochemical Society Student Chapter.


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