March 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Science Café | Electrons for Sustainable Manufacturing, March 15

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Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte will speak at the March 15 Science Cafe


Will Rhodes | Feb 27, 2017

Electrons are negative, right? Now this negatively charged particle is making a positive impact on sustainable manufacturing.
Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of products through economically sound processes that minimize environmental impacts while simultaneously conserving energy and natural resources.

In her Science Café, “Electrons for Sustainable Manufacturing,” Ohio University Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte will discuss how she and her team at the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology are working on transformational technologies that enable sustainable production of chemicals, materials and water remediation processes.

“I have always been inspired to do something better for the environment and to educate students,” Botte explained.  “Manipulating electrons will not only make production more efficient, but also more environmentally friendly.”

The event will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15.

Science Cafés are part of Ohio University’s Café Series, Wednesdays at the Baker Center Front Room. The series provides a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty presenters, staff and the Athens community. Free coffee is offered to the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions can win a free t-shirt.

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Sigma Xi.

Learn more! Watch the 1-minute Café Series video. For the schedule of fall semester speakers and access to livestreaming of the event, visit and

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