HONOLULU, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest and most significant joint research conference of its kind in the world, known as PRiME 2016, began Oct. 2 at the Hawaii Convention Center welcoming more than 4,000 pioneering scientists and engineers, including those specializing in battery technology and renewable energy.
Three scientific societies – The Electrochemical Society, The Electrochemical Society of Japan and The Korean Electrochemical Society – are holding their joint scientific meeting Oct. 2-7, which includes 56 topical symposia and 4,128 technical presentations – including the 6th International Electrochemical Energy Summit and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the commercialization of the lithium-ion battery.
"Meetings like PRiME 2016, which brings attendees together in Hawaii from east and west, are exactly the types of scientific gatherings we're looking for to boost our meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions business in the Aloha State," said Leslie Dance, vice president of marketing and product development for the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
"We've been fortunate to enjoy a long-standing relationship with The Electrochemical Society, which has found Hawaii's geographic locations and inspiring atmosphere an ideal and productive environment to accomplish their business. We wish them a wonderful time in the islands."
PRiME 2016 highlights include:
25th Anniversary of the Lithium-ion Battery, Oct. 2
Lithium-ion technology has revolutionized the way people think about energy. PRiME 2016 celebrates its 25th anniversary by presenting some of the pioneering scientists who helped transform Lithium-ion technology from a laboratory curiosity into the backbone for many devices.
Speakers included Yoshio Nishi, formerly of Sony; John B. Goodenough, recognized for his role in developing the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery; M. Stanley Whittingham, whose developments allowed Exxon to commercialize the first rechargeable Lithium-ion battery; Michael Thackeray, known for his identification of new cathodes that led to advances in lithium technology; Zempachi Ogumi, recognized for his work focusing on interfacial phenomena in Lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells; and Martin Winter, who has focused on Lithium-ion R&D for nearly 25 years.
6th International Electrochemical Energy Summit, Oct. 2
The summit is focused on facilitating interactions and fostering the exchange of ideas between leading policy makers, researchers, and energy experts about society's needs and technological energy solutions.
Speakers included Mark Glick (Hawaii State Energy Office), Richard Rocheleau (Hawaii Natural Energy Institute), Eiji Ohira (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), and Won-Yong Lee (Korea Institute of Energy Research).
Photoelectrochemical Cells for the Generation of Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight, Oct. 3
Michael Graetzel, pioneer in the field of energy conversion, described his research on development of nanostructured systems to convert sun to electricity and fuels, all taking inspiration from green plant photosynthesis.
Alzheimer's Disease and Oxidative Stress: Thou Shalt not Breathe nor Think!, Oct. 3
World-renowned scientist Christian Amatore discussed a new mechanism based on analytical measurements that could give novel insight into Alzheimer's disease.
Advanced Materials Diagnosis and Characterization for Enabling High Energy Long Life Rechargeable Batteries, Oct. 4
Y. Shirley Meng discusses her recently published research into understanding how batteries work at the smallest-scale in order to create better batteries and combat the effects of greenhouse gases.
Mixed Potential Sensors for Hydrogen Safety and Automotive Applications, Oct. 5
Rangachary Mukundan, Los Alamos National Laboratory Researcher, discusses the evolution of sensors and how hydrogen safety sensors could help accelerate a sustainable automotive industry and implement new hydrogen fueling stations.
Other highlights include more than 50 symposia in the following areas:
- Batteries and energy storage
- Carbon nanostructures and devices
- Corrosion science and technology
- Dielectric science and materials
- Electrochemical/electroless deposition
- Electrochemical engineering
- Electronic materials and processing
- Electronic and photonic devices and systems
- Fuel cells, electrolyzers, and energy conversion
- Luminescence and display materials, devices, and processing
- Organic and bioelectrochemistry
- Physical and analytical electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, and photoelectrochemistry
Founded in 1902, the Electrochemical Society is led by scientists, for scientists. For information, visit www.electrochem.org.
Meet Hawai'i is a collaboration of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and Hawaii Convention Center to reinforce the brand of the Hawaiian Islands as a world-class destination for business meetings, conventions, and incentive programs. For information, visit MeetHawaii.com.
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SOURCE Hawaii Tourism Authority