Ohio University / CEER
CEER is dedicated to electrochemical research and development, innovation, education, and economic growth. The Center focuses on providing out of the box solutions to the problems encountered by chemical and electrochemical industries. Personnel at the Center combine a holistic approach that goes all the way from fundamental science in electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering to applications. Dr. Botte is the founder and director of CEER. The CEER team also includes an Industry Advisory Board consisting of 9 experts and leaders from industry, academia, and national laboratories and an academic team of 38 (faculty, research professors, scientists, project managers, engineers, technicians, and students). Today the center has managed over $12 million from different funding agencies and is actively involved with commercialization and economic growth in the State of Ohio.
Members of CEProTECH can take advantage of a reduced (internal) rate for equipment usage.
CEER has recently expanded to a newly renovated 20,000 ft2 facility and possesses over $10 million in state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, including the following equipment:
- Agilent Technologies 5500 Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) / Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) with electrochemical cell capability for in situ electrochemical microscopy
- Agilent 6890 GC System Gas Chromatograph
- Multiple techni mini plating (5 stations)
- Arbin Potentiostats (2 Potentiostats: 8 channels and 4 channels)
- Bruker Senterra Raman Spectrometer and Microscope with electrochemical cell capability for in situ electrochemical Raman Spectroscopy
- Bruker Vertex 80 FT-IR Spectrometer coupled with a Hyperion 3000 microscope with electrochemical cell capability for in situ electrochemical FTIR
- Perkin-Elmer AAnalyst 400 Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
- Micromeritics Tristar II surface area and porosity analyzer
- Rigaku Ultima IV X-Ray Diffractometer with electrochemical cell capability for in situ measurements
- Solartron 1470E Potentiostat
- Solartron Impedance Analyzer
- Dumore 3712-270 Pulverizer
- Parr 6200 Calorimeter
- Perkin-Elmer BET Surface Analyzer
- Perkin-Elmer Elemental Analyzer 2400 Series II CHNS/O
- Electrochemical Pine Research Instrumentation. Modulated Speed Rotator (MSR) & Rotating Disk Electrodes (RDEs)
- Arbin FCTS Fuel Cell Testing System (5 kW)
- Ammonia Electrolyzer stack and testing system
- Accu-scope 3035 Inverted Microscope with Pixelink Video Monitoring
- A general purpose JEOL-2300 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with a Link Energy Dispersive Analysis of X-rays (EDX) accessory.
- A general purpose JEOL JSM-6390 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with EDX Analysis System for elemental identification is available in the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (for electrode characterization).
- A VG Clam-2 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) is available in the Physics and Astronomy Department (for electrode characterization).
- JEOL JEM-2100F Transmission Electron Microscope with EDX and liquid Cell capability for in situ electrochemical TEM
The Center also manages a machine shop for the construction of prototypes and systems. The Center has a head technician dedicated to the maintenance and operation of the special equipment.
In addition to this advanced equipment available, CEER also has access to standard laboratory equipment:
- Appropriate glassware
- Argon-filled glove box
- Electronic balances
- Standard well-equipped laboratories
- Vacuum pumps
- AMI-Presco 465 Screen Printer
- Potentiostats (Arbin, Solartron)
- Buchi 210 Rotavapor
- Carver 3853-0 Hot Press
- SRI Gas Chromatograph
- Mettler microbalance with 0.1 microgram resolution
CEER also possesses software and facilities for multiscale modeling including electronic structure models, molecular dynamics, transport phenomena and process simulation. The software and facilities currently available include:
- Accelrys Forcite Plus
- Intel Fortran
- Maple 13
- Dell PowerEdge T310 Workstation
- Access to Ohio Supercomputing Center
- Nonlinear multiple parameters estimation software (PEST)
- CEER’s codes for electrochemical microkinetics models