I’m giving a talk at the next ECS meeting in New Orleans, titled An Operando Study of Deep-Cycling MnO2 Cathodes for Low Cost, High Energy Density Aqueous Batteries. It’s in the Aqueous Systems session, on Tuesday May 30th at 2:00 PM. Location: Grand Salon B – Section 12 (Hilton New Orleans Riverside). Come say hi if you’re there.
We have a new paper coming out shortly, which already has a press release from CCNY. It features a picture of Gautam Yadav, the battery master who is the paper’s lead author, and I can’t get over the fact he’s clean shaven in the picture. Here is bearded Gautam in his natural habitat a few months ago, testing out a battery we made for in situ experiments at NSLS-II.
I have a folder where I put all the files I create while peer reviewing a manuscript. This weekend I finished the fourth of 2016, and I usually assume the fourth will be the last. I wondered if that was always true. By counting up the files in this folder, I was able to see how many I had done each year, plotted below.
Four is in fact the most common number (the “mode” in this dataset, if you will). But what happened in 2013 and why did I do eight? By the way, I also see one of those had three revisions.
Update October 2016: I spoke too soon. I’m going to hit nine this year. You’re welcome, editors.
Update January 2017: Final tally: eleven. I believe in my heart of hearts the late-breaking rush was due to my tempting fate with this very post.