International Society of Electrochemistry


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ISE Executive Committee


The Executive Committee manages and represents the Society, pursues the realization of its purpose and is in charge of all matters of interest to the Society. It is empowered to make all decisions which are not reserved for other organs of the Society, in particular: to administer and manage the assets and property of the Society, to convene, and supervise the organization of Scientific Meetings of the Society and meetings of the Society's Scientific Divisions, to convene the Membership for voting and consultations by mail, to control the activities of Regional Sections of the Society, to control the activities of the Society's Scientific Divisions, to appoint Committees and Commissions of the Society, to appoint delegates or representatives of the Society to international conferences or meetings, to implement the decisions of the Membership, to submit annual and other reports, and the annual financial reports.

The elected members of the ISE Executive Committee work for the Society as volunteers. They do not receive payments for their activities. The ISE reimburses the Executive Committee members only their expenses directly and exclusively caused by their participation in executive meetings. Membership dues, registration fees at ISE scientific meetings, and corresponding travel and lodging expenses are at their own charge.

The present Executive Committee members with their specific duties and responsibilities are the following.


Katharina Krischer, Munich, Germany (2023-2024)
Representation of ISE. Chairperson of Executive Committee, Council and General Assembly.

President Elect

Plamen Atanassov, Irvine, USA (2023-2024)
Chairperson of Committee of Division Officers. Coordination of scientific program of future Annual Meetings, supervision of Division Officers' activities.

Immediate Past President

Marc T.M. Koper, Leiden, The Netherlands (2023-2024)
Chairperson of Executive Committee in the absence of the President.

Vice Presidents
Taek Dong Chung, Seoul, Korea (2024-2026)
Responsible for ISE educational activities

Shelley Minteer, Salt Lake City, USA (2023-2025)
Responsible for regional sections

Wataru Sugimoto, Ueda, Japan (2024-2026)
Responsible for value for members

Elena Ferapontova, Aarhus, Denmark (2022-2024)
Responsible for communication and external relationships

Secretary General

Francesca Soavi, Bologna, Italy (2024-2026)
General tasks
Ensuring continuity and efficiency of scientific policy. Coordination of tasks of Vice Presidents. Identification of new developments in electrochemistry and possible new scientific and nonscientific activities. Scientific matters not handled by the President or President Elect.
Tasks in collaboration with ISE Office
Ensuring that constitution, bylaws, guidelines, schedules etc are observed. Preparation of Annual Reports. Collection of information for newsletters and coordination of actions
Annual and Topical ISE Meetings
Coordination of Meetings (Location, time, topics). Representative of Executive Committee and advisor to Local Organising Committees for nonscientific matters (Location, facilities, control of financial planning, schedule, publicity)


Monica Santamaria, Palermo, Italy (2023-2025)
Responsible for the administration and the management of the assets and property of the Society, preparation of budgets and financial reports, financial planning, investment policy, supervision of financial matters of Annual and Topical ISE Meetings.

Executive Secretary

Petr Krtil, Prague, Czech Republic (2024-2025)
Responsible for maintaining the ISE calendar, assisting with organising the business and financial arrangements for Annual and Topical Meetings, organising committee appointments, assisting the Secretary General with Society elections, recruiting new members, and co-ordinating Executive Committee meetings. Drafts ISE documents, acts as web page editor, maintains ISE archives and records, and serves as the contact person for members (particularly at ISE meetings).

For addresses of persons listed above, please consult the ISE membership directory. You may also contact the ISE Office.