Electrochem 2016

Electrochem 2016

Visit us at Electrochem 2016, a scientific conference about electrochemistry on 17-19 August 2016 at the University of Leicester.

This year is the 75th anniversary of the invention of the potentiostat, marked by Hickling’s seminal publication outlining control of potential at a working electrode. In celebration of this anniversary, Electrochem 2016 will be held at the location of its discovery, the University of Leicester.

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Visit our booth and find out about our potentiostats and electrochemical test instruments. Blue Scientific is the exclusive agent for Ametek (Princeton Applied Research and Solartron Analytical) in the UK and Ireland, and we are available to answer all your questions.

The electrochemistry conference will cover:

  • Energy and materials
  • Electrochemical sensing
  • Electrochemical techniques and tools

The conference will be held at the University of Leicester, at their recently renovated conference venue Stamford Court. Accommodation is available near the venue on campus.

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Stamford Court, University of Leicester

Conference venue

Electrochem 2016 Programme

Wednesday 17th August 2016

  • 12:00 – Registration and buffet lunch
  • 1:00pm – 5:20pm: Oral presentations
    With extended break for refreshments and checking in to your accommodation
  • 6:00pm: Poster session and social gathering
  • 7:00pm: Informal dinner

Thursday 18th August 2016

  • 9:00am – 5:20pm: Conference programme
  • 7:00pm: Formal conference dinner

Friday 19th August 2016

  • 9:00am: Conference programme
  • 1:00pm: Close

There are three research themes that will run in parallel sessions for the duration of the conference. Full details, including speakers and keynotes, will be available soon.

Energy, Materials and Green Electrochemistry

This symposium covers how electrochemistry contributes to energy generation and storage, as well as the discovery, development and exploitation of new materials, including composites, nanomaterials and interfacial architectures. Topics will also cover the extraction and recycling of natural resources and the development of sustainable processes.

  • Energy – including solar fuels, photovoltaics, fuel cells, lithium and sodium batteries, supercapacitors and flow batteries.
  • Materials – including electro-deposition of materials with defined architectures, electrochemical material processing, new electrocatalysts and corrosion.
  • Green electrochemistry – including reduced energy inputs through electrosynthesis, electrochemistry in ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents, electrochemical waste recycling and remediation, CO2 reduction.

Electrochemical Sensing

This symposium examines the contribution of electrochemistry to analytical and sensing challenges. A range of sample sizes will be included, from large scale environmental monitoring to single cells, as well as diverse target species, from industrial process monitoring to bio-medical research. New fundamental approaches, applications and established methodologies leading to significant new insights are all welcome.

  • Biomedical sensing – including traditional enzyme-based biosensors to in-vivo and in-cell monitoring with microelectrodes, and electrochemically-stimulated drug release.
  • Environmental monitoring – including heavy metal trace analysis using electroanalytical instruments, heavy metal surveys of oceanographic and natural waters, environmental applications of stripping voltammetry, chemically-modified electrodes for measurements in the environment and electrochemical gas sensing for airborne pollution monitoring.
  • New sensing technologies – including nanowire sensors, screen-printed electroanalytical sensors, nanofabrication, lab-on-a-chip devices and integrated microfluidic electroanalysis.
  • Industrial measurements – including industrial pH, chlorine and dissolved oxygen monitoring, electroanalytical measurement in extreme process chemistry, electroanalysis in the nuclear, electronic, pharmaceutical and food industries, electrochemical process analysis for industrial measurement, control and dosing applications.

Electrochemical Techniques and Tools

This symposium will discuss the development and use of electrochemical and non-electrochemical techniques for studying electrochemical processes. This will cover diverse systems, structures and processes, including established methods, such as SPM imaging and spectroelectrochemistry, as well as new techniques. In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Hickling’s conception of the potentiostat, innovative developments in instrumentation are also be welcome.

  • New interfacial techniques – including new techniques for measuring electrochemical response from the macroscopic to the nanoscopic scale, as well as new applications of electrochemical techniques for new materials, the simultaneous monitoring of electrochemical response with other responses such as optical, mechanical, thermal, mass etc.
  • Imaging electrochemical systems – including new approaches to atomic and molecular scale mapping of electrochemical interfaces and materials; physical property measurements and characterisation at the nanoscale.
  • Spectroelectrochemistry and related methods – including spectroelectrochemical and related methods such as Raman, infrared and other optical spectroscopies and  diffraction methods for characterisation of electrochemical interfaces.
  • Instrumentation – including the development of instrumentation for studying electrochemical processes. Innovative developments in instrumentation are particularly welcomed.



The date of this event has now passed. For more information about our instruments for electrochemistry, please get in touch:

 Contact us on 01223 422 269 or info@blue-scientific.com

 View potentiostats and electrochemical test instruments