Congratulations to Vedasri Vedharathinam and Santosh Vijapur, who were offered travel grant from the Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division and High Temperature Materials Divisions respectively, to attend the upcoming Electrochemical Society conference (September 2013)
We would like to welcome Dr. John Staser to the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research. John is a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio University and will be affiliated with the Center's activities (August 2013)
Several abstracts (presenting authors in bold) were accepted for presentation for the upcoming National Conferences of the Electrochemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, both taking place in San Francisco (July 2013)
Effect of bubbles coverage in gas evolving rotating disk electrodes by Luis Diaz, Madhivanan Muthuvel and Gerardine G. Botte (ECS)
Deammonification of Wastewater through Ammonia Electrolysis by Ali Estejab, Luis Diaz and Gerardine G. Botte (ECS)
Ammonia synthesis from urea using an electrochemical approach by Fei Lu, Madhivanan Muthuvel and Gerardine G. Botte (ECS)
Investigation of potential oscillations during the electro-oxidation of urea on Ni catalyst in alkaline medium by Vedasri Vedharathinam and Gerardine G. Botte (ECS)
Coal derived graphene - Pt nanocomposites for hydrogen production via ammonia electro-oxidation by Santosh H. Vijapur, Dan Wang and Gerardine G. Botte (ECS)
Kinetics Studies for Ammonia Electro-oxidation on Pt Deposited Electrodes by Luis Diaz, Madhivanan Muthuvel and Gerardine G. Botte (AIChE)
Mathematical Model of Parallel Plate Alkaline Water Electrolyzers by Ali Estejab, Damilola A. Daramola and Gerardine G. Botte (AIChE)
Congratulations to Wei Yan on winning the Student Achievement Award from the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division of the Electrochemical Society! The winner of this award is given a scroll and a prize of $1,000 (October 2012).
The CEER Industry Advisory Board Meeting will be held on October 26, 2012 in 233 Baker Center. The Center once again welcomes its Board members to Athens (October 2012).
The ECS Student Chapter will be sponsoring an educational outreach program at a high school in Honolulu on Wednesday, October 10. The students will have the opportunity to learn about fuel cell cars and participate in a competition (October 2012).
Aloha! CEER students are headed to the Electrochemical Society Pacific Rim Meeting (PRIME) in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 6. Dr. Gerardine Botte, Chair of the IEEE Division, will see everyone at the student mixer (October 2012).
CEER had the pleasure of hosting representatives from YSI Incorporated for a day on September 21, 2012 (September 2012).
CEER welcomes four new students for the Fall Semester. Joe Amlung, a senior majoring in Chemistry, and Andrew Miller, a junior majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will join the research group as PACE students. Rebecca Curry, a junior, and Leigh Ann Tumblin, a freshman, both majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will join the group to complete independent research studies programs (September 2012).
Bahar Moradi Ghadi has joined the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research as a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (August 2012).
Arthur Gildea received an $800 travel grant and 1 year paid student membership from the Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society to attend the 222nd Electrochemical Society meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii (August 2012).
Professor Gerardine G. Botte was invited to speak at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry. Her invited talk was on "Electrochemical Technologies for the Production of Hydrogen from Alternative Sources"
Congratulations to Dr. Damilola Daramola on receiving his Doctorate degree from Ohio University.
An article titled Jump-Starting the Hydrogen Economy was published by Access Magazine through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). The news article summarized fundamental and applied research performed at CEER related to the ammonia electrolysis using platinum.
Species formed during ammonia conversion on platinum
7 abstracts were submitted for the upcoming American Institute of Chemical Engineers conference in Pittsburgh (October 28 - November 2 2012):
Electrochemical Urea Sensor (Poster)
Electrochemical reduced graphene oxide-nickel nanocomposites for hydrogen production from urea electrolysis (Oral)
Application of novel spectroscopy methods in electrochemical studies (Poster)
Computer Simulation of water and ammonia electrolysis (Poster)
Investigation of Ammonia Oxidation on the Platinum Surface for Hydrogen Generation (Oral)
On the adsorption of Thiol Molecules on a Nickel Catalyst: A Theoretical Approach (Oral)
Effect of Nickel Surface Structure on Urea Electrolysis: An Experimental Study (Oral)
Russ Professor Gerardine Botte presented on Denitrification of wastewater through ammonia electrolysis at the 7th Transdisciplinary Research conference in Puerto Rico on May 3 2012.
Ana (left) and Veda (right) setting up the clean energy car demonstration
Congratulations to 1st place winners: Vedasri Vedarathinam, Wei Yan and Lingchong Mai and 2nd place winner: Ali Estejab at the Ohio University Student Expo on May 3 2012.
Wei Yan pictured with his poster at the Student Expo
Ohio University Chem-E-Car wins 3rd place at AiChE regional conference. The team worked with Vedasri Vedarathinam as their graduate mentor and other members of CEER. The Chem-E-Car team will be racing their car at the national conference in Pittsburgh.
Russ Professor Gerardine Botte recounts first science fair experience in high school. At 16, she worked on a project titled Cohesion and Mechanical Resistance of Clay Earths and from this sparked her career in science.
Vedasri Vedarathinam will be presenting Recovery of Ni and Ni-Co alloy from Ni-MH Battery Waste and its application in urea electrolysis at the 63rd annual meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry in Prague (August 19 - 24 2012)
E3 Technologies, LLC founded by Dr Gerardine G. Botte will develop an Ohio University invention called the Green Box. This box is designed to be based on "pee power" as it will remediate wastewater to produce hydrogen energy. More on this news can be found at the Office of Communications (August 2010)
Professor Gerardine Botte was recently featured in an article in IEEE's Spectrum Magazine. The article mentioned 7 crazy ideas that just might work including providing cheaper hydrogen through urea dissociation
Various Press Releases are on the web on the use of Urine for hydrogen production. A few are below