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Ohio University’s Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Gerardine Botte has been named a fellow of The Electrochemical Society, the society for solid-state and electrochemical science and technology.
An internationally recognized expert in alternative energy through electrochemical process techniques, most notably for her wastewater-to-hydrogen fuel technology, Botte founded E3Clean Technologies, which markets patented GreenBox system based on her research.
She is also founder and director of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER), director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Electrochemical Processes and Technology (CEProTECH), as well as editor of the Journal of Applied Chemistry. In addition, she is director of the newly formed Electrochemical Pathway for Sustainable Manufacturing Consortium, funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish a consortium to support, sustain and enhance U.S. manufacturing capacity in the nation's chemical industry and allied sectors through innovative electrochemical processes.
The ECS fellow distinction was established in 1989 to recognize advanced individual technological contributions in the field of electrochemical and solid-state science and technology.
“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Botte as a fellow,” said Roque Calvo, executive director of The Electrochemical Society. “Her commitment to our mission of advancing the theory and practice of the science through the dissemination of knowledge is extraordinary,” he said.
Botte said she dedicates the distinction to her graduate students. “Being a fellow of the Electrochemical Society is the highest distinction that a member of the Society can obtain. This award is indeed a great honor and the crystallization of a dream,” she said.
Botte was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for the GreenBox, and the technology also earned the top honor, “most likely to succeed,” at Silicon Valley Forum’s Launch: Silicon Valley industry showcase in 2013.
Botte has authored 116 publications, including 18 U.S. patents and 29 pending patents. She has delivered over 190 presentations at international conferences and is also a fellow of the World Technology Network.