Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2000.
M.E. Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1998.
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela 1993.
Dr. Botte is a Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Founder Director of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research, Russ College of Engineering and Technology. After completing her B.S., Dr. Botte worked for four years as a process engineer for Petroquimica de Venezuela before returning to school for advanced degrees. She joined Ohio University in Fall 2002, after a year as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota - Duluth. Dr. Botte is the advisor for Ohio University's ChemE Car team.
Dr. Botte and members of her research group are working on projects in the areas of electrochemical engineering, power sources (advanced batteries), novel electrolyzers, sensors, flow batteries, numerical methods, mathematical modeling, materials science, and electro-catalysis. Current research projects include: hydrogen production from biomass, hydrogen and fuel production from coal, low temperature coal fuel cells, synthesis of carbon nanotubes from coal char with applications in lithium batteries, graphene synthesis from coal, sensors, flow batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cells, urea/urine batteries, selective catalytic reduction, metals recovery and recycling, critical materials, sensors, and advanced ammonia heating appliances.