The Partnership in International Research and Education in Electron Chemistry and Catalysis at Interfaces (PIRE-ECCI) is an NSF-sponsored program that promotes collaboration between US and Chinese researchers in chemistry and chemical engineering. American graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of California, Santa Barbara have the opportunity to conduct a significant part of their research at leading Chinese academic institutions, interacting with world-renowned Chinese scientists working in the area of surface science.

Upcoming Events, Noteworthy Mentions

  • The 2013-2014 fellows have been announced. See who they are HERE.
  • The first summer school of PIRE-ECCI Phase-II in Dalian 2012 was a success. See some of the lectures posted HERE!
  • A sister program to the PIRE-ECCI, which funds undergraduate research partnerships with Chinese institutes, has been approved for funding and is called IRES-ECCI: International Research Experiences for Students in Electron Chemistry and Catalysis at Interfaces. Visit the website for more information!
  • Watch PIRE director Susannah Scott give a talk for the NSF on Sustainable Energy in the US and China with reference to the PIRE-ECCI program in its second phase.
  • An exploratory meeting was conducted with the IAMS center at NTU in Taipei for a possible PIRE-ECCI network expansion: Meeting Website
Bao and Yang meet in 2005.
DICP Director, Xinhe Bao and UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang sign a Memorandum of Understanding between our two institutes at the inception of PIRE-ECCI Phase I.

Links to our partners and collaborators.

UCSB NSF DICP Tsinghua University Hefei National Lab at USTC Dalian University of Technology
Fudan University Xiamen University Suzhou Institute of Nanao-tech and Nano-bionics University of Science and Technology, China Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China gottingen