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Analysis of Electrochemical Systems through Modeling

Speaker: Professor Gerardine G. Botte Editor in Chief, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
When: 13:00, March 09, 2011 ~ 14:30, March 09, 2011
Where: Conference Room F310, School of Mechanical Engineering, Minhang Campus

Electrochemical systems have multiple applications. Processes such as electroplating, electrolysis, electro-synthesis, energy conversion in secondary and primary batteries, and fuel cells are of special interest. Engineering design procedures in electrochemical systems have not been developed thoroughly as for mass transfer operations such as absorption and distillation. However, the fundamental laws governing electrochemical systems have been developed.

In the first part of this lecture, the fundamental laws governing electrochemical systems will be reviewed and examples of their use for the determination of kinetics and diffusion coefficients will be discussed within the context of lithium ion batteries.

In the second part of this lecture graduate studies opportunities in Electrochemical Engineering at Ohio University within the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research will be discussed.

Invited by: Associate Professor Sui Sheng

Speaker biography:

GerardineG. Botte, PhD
Russ Professor
Director Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
Ohio University, USA
Editor in Chief, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
http://www.ohio.edu/ceer

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's Electrochemical Engineering Research Laboratory performs fundamental and applied research to develop fuel cell and battery technology. Current projects include investigating how coal and ammonia can be used as hydrogen sources to power fuel cells. Her students model, design, construct, and test novel electrochemical technologies.