The ECS Calgary Student Chapter organized a half-day workshop on electrochemical methods on October 20, 2015. The instructor for this workshop was Dr. Petr Vanýsek, emeritus professor at Northern Illinois University, USA, visiting scientist at Central European Institute of Technology, Czech Republic, and Fellow of the ECS. The first part of the workshop involved a general introduction to electrochemical techniques, while the second part focused primarily on impedance measurements, including a description of potentiostats and frequency response analyzers, electronics, circuit fitting, artifacts in impedance measurements, and troubleshooting. Students also had a chance to meet with Dr. Vanýsek to discuss their specific problems with impedance analysis in one-on-one meetings. The workshop was very successful, with more than 60 attendees, and the Student Chapter was able to attract 12 new members during this event. The Chapter also wishes to acknowledge Calgary Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Research Technologies (CAESR-Tech) who co-sponsored this event.

Dr. Petr Vanýsek (workshop presenter), with attendees during the on-screen demonstration on how to do equivalent circuit curve fitting analysis of impedance data.