Spring 2016 EIS Short Course

Registration is now open for the Spring 2016 EIS Short Course being held in Houston, TX


The 28th Annual Short Course on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory, Applications, and Laboratory Instruction will be held April 25-29, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza (at Reliant Stadium) in Houston, Texas.

This EIS Short Course will provide a working knowledge of EIS and will include a discussion of the theory, its application, and most importantly, hands-on laboratory experience. You will use EIS to measure corrosion rates, characterize a metal oxide, examine the effectiveness of a corrosion inhibitor, and determine battery performance. In addition, you will learn methods of data presentation, data interpretation and analysis, and model fitting both in the classroom and in the laboratory.

The course is designed for scientists and engineers from industry, government, and academia who have had no prior experience with EIS. Since the range of information presented is from an introductory to advanced level, this course will also be of interest to those who already have experience with EIS and wish to learn and discuss more advanced topics. An understanding of basic chemistry and physics is requisite, and an understanding of basic electrochemistry will be beneficial.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is an extremely powerful non-destructive investigative technique that can obtain essential information about interfacial and bulk material parameters through the use of low energy, time varying electrical excitation. When applied to an electrochemical system, EIS can provide information on reaction parameters, corrosion rates, oxide characteristics and integrity, surface porosity, coating integrity, mass transport, and many other electrode/interface characteristics. Possibly one of the most powerful methods in electrochemistry, EIS is used in research and development in essentially every technical sector.

Sponsored by Materials Research Company and Gamry Instruments, you will also have the opportunity to become familiar with Gamry potentiostats and software for experimental control, data analysis and model.

For more information and to register for this course, please visit the EIS Course website,

Spring 2016 EIS Short Course

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