MINUTES - ECS SENSOR DIVISION 17 October 1999 - Honolulu

Executive Committee - Sunday Evening Planning Meeting


Masuo Aizawa
Cindy Bruckner-Lea
Dick Crooks
C. D. Feng
Peter Hesketh (Chair)
Henry Hughes
Samantha Pak
Tony Ricco
Joe Stetter
Fred Yamagishi
Ted Zellers

Peter Hesketh called the meeting to order at 8:45 pm.

1.  Minutes from the Seattle meeting were unanimously approved.

2.  Peter Hesketh thanked the organizers of the Sensor Division symposia, and Tony Ricco and Jed Harrison who ran a short course on Chemical Analysis with Microsensors and Microsystems, for their efforts at the Fall 1999 meeting.

3. There will be four symposia in Toronto (14 - 19 May, 2000):

Impedance Spectroscopy (Buck, Vanysek, Hesketh)
Sensors for Energy Technology (Kinoshita, Stetter, Logothetis, Soltis, Visser)
Sensors for Diabetes (Henning, Cunningham)
Polymer Manufacturing Process Sensors II (Stokes)
There will be a proceedings volume for the symposium entitled “Sensors for Diabetes.”

4. Treasurer's report:
    As of June 30, 1999 there was $20, 477.06 in the Sensor Division Custodian Fund.  About $2000.00 was added from sales of the Seattle meeting Book of Abstracts and Sensor Division Proceeding Volume.  The Outstanding Achievement Award of the Sensor Division account balance was $6, 249.77 on June 30, 1999, which includes an addition of $182.00 in interest during the preceding six months.

5.  Hesketh proposed transferring $6000 from the custodial account to the award account, but Ricco suggested that there really wasn't any difference in where the money was kept.  Discussion followed and ultimately it was decided to revisit this issue at the next Executive Board meeting.

6.  Financial support for future meetings.

Phoenix (22 – 27 October, 2000)
 The following symposia are planned:
 a. Acoustic Wave Based Sensors VI.  Estimated two days funded at one registration per day.  It was also suggested that the Physical Electrochemistry Division would cosponsor this one.  To be decided at the planning meeting.  Two total registrations were requested for the two-day symposium: $600.  Unanimously approved.
 b. Microfabricated Systems and MEMS V.  A proceedings volume is planned.  Money for 10-12 speakers is required.  About $1K is required from DS&T.  $1K from the Sensor Division and another $1K from Electronics Division.  Unanimously approved.

 c. Microsensor Systems for Gas and Vapor Analysis.  Two registrations are requested: $600. Unanimously approved.

 d. Solid-State Ionic Devices.  No request was made at the meeting for funding, but subsequently Peter Vanysek contacted Hesketh and requested $350.00.

Hesketh indicated that he would like to do a short course on Microfabrication.  He plans to present a proposal at the Toronto meeting.

Washington, D.C. (25 – 30 March, 2001)
 The following symposia are planned:
 a. Corrosion Sensors.  Proceedings are planned.  Vanysek and others are leading for the Sensor Division.
 b. Bioelectroanalytical Chemistry.  Peter Vanysek will be the lead organizer for the Sensor Division (with some help from Dick Crooks).
 c. Electrode Arrays and Combinatorial Chemistry (Buttry, Smotkin, and Stetter are the proposed organizers).
 d. 8th International Symposium on Olfaction and the Electronic Nose (J. Stetter, Organizer).  A symposium proceedings volume is planned.  A separate fee will be assessed for this symposium to cover the cost of the proceeding volumes, registration and a banquet.
 e. DNA Sensors.  Cosponsors: New Technology Div. and Organic and Biological Electrochemistry.  Proceedings not planned at this time.  Cindy indicated that she would like to have the Sensor Div. contribute $300 to this effort. Hesketh said to wait until the next meeting to make this decision.
Future Symposia

San Francisco (September 2-7, 2001)
 Chemical Sensors V planned
 Bioanalytical symposium planned.
 Workshop on the Analytical Chemistry of Chemical Sensors (Stetter).
Philadelphia (May 12-17, 2002)
 Suggestions for new symposia
  Nanostructured Materials for Chemical Sensing
  Sensors for Semiconductor Process Monitoring
  Pressure Sensors (Automotive and Medical)

Salt Lake City (October 6-11, 2002)
 Suggestions for new symposia
  Acoustic Wave Sensors VII
  MEMS Sensors VI
  Sensors for the Agricultural Industry (water, soil, pesticides)
  Sensors Based on Living Materials

Paris (April 27 - May 2, 2003)
"Sensor Manufacturing: CMOS Compatibility" was proposed for a symposium topic.

7. Sensor Division Award
    Joe Stetter proposed formalizing the award committee. He is the chair.  He will solicit nominations (a one-page justification for the award).  He will put together a committee to select the awardee.

8. Travel Awards
    Hesketh moved that the Division provide $1K per year for student travel grants to future meetings.  $250 maximum per student.  Hesketh will draft rules for this.  The motion was unanimously approved pending approval of the forthcoming proposal.

9. Hesketh indicated that the ECS was considering changing its name in an effort to be more inclusive.  Proposals for a new name are: (1) ECS; (2) ECS- electrochemistry and solid-state science; (3) a new name.  Significant discussion about this ensued, but those present decided they wanted to hear more about the need for a name change before proceeding further.

10. Bruckner-Lea is going to call people up to get an idea of what challenges there are in the sensor field.  This is for a special article for an upcoming volume of Interface.  She seeks names of people who would be good to contact.

Adjourned 11:06 pm

Respectfully submitted to the Executive Committee by Richard M. Crooks, Secretary/Treasure of the ECS Sensor Division.

Following the meeting the officers voted to allocate $350.00 to the Toronto Symposium on Impedance Spectroscopy.  This will match $1200.00 from Solartron and $350.00 from the Physical Electrochemistry Division.

Web version prepared by Petr Vanýsek 13 November 1999. No electrons used in production of this document were harmed or injured in any way.

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