- ECS SENSOR DIVISION Sunday, March 25, 2000 Washington DC
Committee - Sunday Evening Planning Meeting
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Simon Ang,Shekhor Bhonsali, Cindy Bruckner-Lea, Jim
Burgess, Gene Chalyt, Dick Crooks, Peter Hesketh, Zhiyu (Jerry) Hu, Henry Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Jacques Leibovitz, Changming Li, Jing Li, Ingemar Lundström, Durga Misra, Bill
Penrose, Krishna Persaud, Bob Ruedisueli, Joe Stetter, Ed Stokes, Dennis Turner, Petr
Meeting called to order at 20:52 by Joe Stetter
Dennis Turner has written a history of the division for the Centennial issue.
Final edition is due sooncomments are needed. See
Dennis Turner, Cindy Bruckner-Lea or Joe Stetter for a copy to review. Dennis would like
pictures of past outstanding achievement award winners to add to the article (ECS should
have these on fileor he could add updated photos).
2. The minutes of the previous
Executive Committee Meeting were approved.
3. Treasurers report:
Jan 1, 2000 balance: 23,642.67
December 31, 2000 balance: 30,466.36
Outstanding Achievement Award
Jan 1, 2000 balance: 6,431.84
Award deduction: 1049.00
Dec 31, 2000 balance: 5,768.75
4. Joe Stetter suggested a transfer of
funds from the custodial account to award account. The goal would be to eventually make
the award account self-sustaining. Peter Hesketh motioned to transfer $10K to the award
account. Petr Vanysek discussed the fact that the interest is the same for the award and
custodian account, but the award account is not accessible for other purposes, if needed. There is a minimum balance for the award account
that we need to maintain. (Need to check this amount).
This discussion of the transfer of funds was tabled until next meeting in SF.
5. Student travel grants were
(Misra) Dielectric Science/Electronic Division guidelines: gives 300-600 to a maximum of 5 students. They
typically do not use all of this funding. The student is required to present a paper to
receive funding. It is generally a challenge
to attract students to meetings. Example: Phoenix meetingno students applied, this
meeting2 students applied.
P. Hesketh suggested that the Sensor Division increase the student awards to a
maximum of 1800/year and $600 per meeting. The following discussion indicated that this
should be defined on a per meeting basis. The current application procedure was discussed: part of the application specifies the need, the
application for funding occurs after a paper is accepted, and the application is due at
least 1 month before the meeting. Someone also indicated that ECS will start sending
reminders to students that submit papers about this fellowship. It was also suggested that
it would be helpful if ECS chose meeting locations with reasonable costs for travel to
encourage more student attendance.
Motion: $1200 per meeting maximum, $600 per student maximum
Motion is approved.
Motion that unspent money is not carried over to the next meeting.
Vanysek comment: Would be nice to also keep a list of awardees.
6. San Francisco Meeting (Abstracts and
proceedings papers are due April 2, 2001).
There will be one large sensor symposium. Co-sponsors: ECS Physical
Electrochemistry, ECS Organic and Biological, ISE Analytical Electrochemistry, and ISE
Bioelectrochemistry. Sessions will be broken
down depending on submissions. A proceedings volume will be available at the meeting.
Vanysek: Request $1800 in funding for 6 registrations for the SF meeting. Request is approved.
There will also be a short course on Electroanalytical Sensors at this meeting.
7. Philadelphia Spring 2002 (Abstracts
Due Jan 1, 2002)
Microfabricated Systems and MEMs VI: (Sensor/Dielectric/Electronics):
Hesketh, Ang, Davidson, Hughes, Misra, Davidson.
Would like 9-10 invited keynote speakers
Hesketh: Request $1000 to support MEMs, 3 days, proceedings volume planned.
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Photonic and Electronic Devices and Sensors
(Electronics/Sensor divisions; Stokes from Sensor division is helping organize the
symposium) symposium. This was previously a different symposium called Sensors for
Semiconductor process monitoring. Motion from Stokes to combine with Electronics
division to form the above symposium is approved. Stokes expects to obtain some GE
sponsorship for this symposium.
Stokes: request for Sensor Division to fund 1 registration
Hughes: believes income is split proportionally to contributionStetter will
check into this.
Motion for $300 for registration for someone in the Sensor area. Approved.
Sensing in Industrial and Extreme applications (Sensor): D. Cernosek,
Stetter, Widener. This is one is on track.
Chemically Modified Electrodes
(Physical/OBE/Sensor): Bartlett, Taniguchi, Lennox, Marsan. Is this still on? No one at
the Sensor Executive Committee meeting was involved with this symposium---any Sensor
Microanalytical Devices and Instrumentation (Physical/OBE/Sensor): McCarley only
organizer listed (no one in Sensor division listed as organizer)
Secretarys note: there is now a Nanotechnology Session listed on the ECS Web
page that is sponsored by all Divisions at the Philadelphia
meeting. The call for papers indicates that nanotechnology
for sensors is included. Bruckner-Lea will volunteer to help organize this symposium if
help is needed.
8. Crooks: expressed concern about last
minute changes made in symposia. Discussion indicated that it would be a good idea in the
future to send e-mail to Executive Committee Members to discuss changes. Co-sponsorship
should first be approved, and funding approved separately. Stetter indicated that the
co-sponsorship listings are decided (preliminary decisions) at meetings held after all of
the Division meetings.
9. There was extensive discussion that
ECS needs a better mechanism for ensuring that co-sponsorship is desired and that
co-organizers from each Division are really willing to help in organizing the symposium.
Example given by Crooks: names often get added to be
organizers without their knowledge. There should be a mechanism to contact people to
confirm they are organizers. For a symposium
started by another division at this meetingSensor Division co-sponsored the
symposium, and organizer names were added without their knowledge The Sensor Division
organizers (added without their knowledge) ended up organizing the symposium completely,
and the other co-sponsoring divisions did not
help at all.
Stetters comment regarding co-sponsorship:
co-organizers should help get speakers, write call for papers, etc.
Question: Should calls for papers be sent to Executive Committee? Joe will do this in the future when he receives
10. SLC Meeting Fall 2002
Acoustic Wave Sensors (Hillman, Zellers, Martin, Cernosek)
Solid State Ionic Devices III Ceramic Sensors . Should we cosponsor this
one---yes. Vanysek will help from Sensor
Combinatory electrode arrays and electrochemical systems P. Hesketh
will help from Sensor
Sensing systems: (includes packaging CMOS systems/technology and biosensor systems) Gary Hunter, Shekhor Bhonsali, , Cindy
Bruckner-Lea, and Joe Stetter volunteered to organize this one.
Paris: Spring 2003
12. General discussion of future symposia topics:
Rotate several general topics rather than have specific symposium topics
Other ideas: Packaging, general
sessions, another joint nitride/sensors (Stokes) when this is offered again, Biosensors,
nanotechnology for sensors, impedance-based sensors
What would people be interested in attendingcould we send out a survey?
13. NewsletterGene Chalyt will prepare the next Sensor Division Newsletter
(Cindy Bruckner-Lea has been doing this for several years and will help with the
23:05 meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted by Cindy Bruckner-Lea, Secretary/Treasurer.
Web version prepared by Petr Vanýsek 16 May
2001. No electrons used in production of this document were harmed or injured in any way.