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Gerardine (Gerri) G. Botte, PhD 

CASFER Center Director 

Dr. Botte is a Professor and the Whitacre Department Chair in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University with over 24 years of experience in the development of electrochemical processes and advanced water treatment systems. She is a visionary and a recognized leader in electrochemical science and technology with expertise in electrocatalysis of nitrogen compounds.


Dr. Botte has 206 publications including peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and 61 granted patents. She has been involved in the commercialization of technologies and has founded and co-founded companies. Before her academic career Dr. Botte worked as a process engineer in the petrochemical industry and was involved in the production of fertilizers and polymers.


Before joining TTU, she was named Distinguished Professor at Ohio University (life-award) and she was the founder and Director of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research and the founder and Director of the Consortium for Electrochemical Processes and Technology, an NSF-funded Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). 

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