German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. DFG supports this symposium within the framework of the research unit FOR 2397.

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The International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) was founded in 1949 by leading European and American Electrochemists to serve the growing needs of electrochemistry in becoming a modern scientific discipline. Since then the association has evolved and now comprises about 3000 individual members and more than 20 Corporate Members (teaching institutions, non-profit-making research organizations and learned societies) and Corporate Sustaining Members (industrial and commercial organizations). Its membership comes from more than 70 countries and is organized in over 40 regional sections. ISE is a non-profit-making organization with its seat in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) represents a large, professionally and socially relevant community with around 30,000 members from science, business and the liberal professions.
The GDCh Division of Electrochemistry has been active since 1960 and has around 600 members from universities, research institutes and industry - around a third of them are students and young members. The Division aims to promote all areas of electrochemistry from the basics to application.

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