182 Mill Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740.331.4401
Fax: 740.331.4770
Email: ceprotech@ohio.edu
Web: www.ceprotech.com

For more information about our center please contact:

Ohio University Center Director:

Gerardine G. Botte, PhD
Russ Professor
Director, Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER)Botte
Editor in Chief, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
Phone: 740-593-9670 (Stocker Office)
740-331-4355 (CEER’s Office)

About Dr. Botte:
Dr. Botte is the Director of CEProTECH and the Founding Director of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research at OHIO.  She is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Fellow of the World Technology Network. She is also the elected Chair of the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division of the Electrochemical Society. In 1994, Dr. Botte obtained her BS in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela, her native country.  She earned her Master of Engineering (1998) and PhD (2000) in Chemical Engineering both from the University of South Carolina. Before attending graduate school, Dr. Botte worked as a process engineer in a Petrochemical Complex where she was involved in the synthesis of fertilizers and polymers.

Damiola Daramola
Assistant Director for Technical Business Deveolpment
Center for Electrochemical Engineering ResearchDaramola
Phone: 740-331-4544

About Daramola:

Damilola Daramola has been at Ohio University since 2000 in varying capacities including both undergraduate and graduate studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Daramola has also been involved in other extra-curricular activities at the Russ College – as a Robe Leadership Institute Scholar, a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Theta Tau. Daramola’s research interests lie where quantum chemistry, material science, and reaction engineering intersect, and he is currently leveraging his technical expertise to connect the Center’s value proposition with the needs of government and industrial entities. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science (2004) and PhD (2011) in Chemical Engineering both from Ohio University.

Melissa Francis
Administrative Specialist
Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
Phone: 740-331-4401

About Melissa:
Mrs. Francis is responsible for assisting the Center Director with the Operation, Communications, and Marketing activities of the Center.  She has been with OHIO since March 2016.  Mrs. Francis received an AAS in Management Technology with concentrations in Accounting and Business Administration. 

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