Sixth Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science to Draw Record Attendance, Feature International Energy Summit

The sixth Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science (PRiME) is expected to draw a record 4,000 attendees to the Hawai`i Convention Center from October 7-12, 2012.  The meeting, sponsored by The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and The Electrochemical Society of Japan (ECSJ), will bring together scientists, lawmakers, government officials, and science industry leaders from around the world to present and discuss the latest scientific and technical developments in electrochemical, solid-state science and technology.

The meeting is expected to generate more than $18.8 million in state revenue, with the Center’s hotel partners benefiting from 32,160 room nights.

PRiME will feature the second international ECS Electrochemical Energy Summit (E2S) on October 11, which serves as a leading forum on the challenges of large-scale energy storage.  The summit will cover technical, economic, and social perspectives, highlighting similar themes to the Hawai`i Clean Energy Initiative, the state’s commitment to achieving 70 percent clean energy use by 2030.

PRiME will also feature more than 58 technical sessions and 1,000 poster presentations covering breakthrough research; as well as a career fair for registered meeting attendees.  Industry businesses are encouraged to participate in the career fair, which provides an opportunity to recruit qualified candidates at every level of experience, from veterans in the sciences to newcomers entering research, development and academia.

Founded in 1902 as an international nonprofit, educational organization to advance electrochemical and solid-state science and technology, The Electrochemical Society now has more than 9,000 members worldwide.  To register for PRiME 2012, visit; for businesses that would like to participate in the career fair, pre-registration is available by emailing

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