Founded by Prof. Gerardine G. Botte


Texas Tech University

Department of Chemical Engineering

Electrochemical Innovation for Process Intensification


CETI is located in a 1,500 ft2 state-of-the-art laboratory (room 213 of Maddox Engineering Research Center (MERC) building) for fundamental, applied, and scale-up of electrochemical technologies.





Available equipment and infrastructure include:
•    Bench testing system for ammonia electrolysis
•    Bench testing system for electrolysis of solid fuels and slurries
•    Bench testing system for electrochemical extraction of rare earth elements 
•    Electrochemical Pine Research Instrumentation. Modulated Speed Rotator (MSR) & Rotating Disk Electrodes (RDEs)
•    3D printer, LulzBot for fast electrochemical devices and prototype development
•    Arbin Potentiostats (1 Potentiostats: 4 channels) Model # FCTS
•    Gamry Potentiostats with Impedance Analyzers different models (3 Potentiostats: 1 channel/each) Model # Reference 600+, Model # Interface 1010E, X2
•    Biologic Potentiostat with Impedance Analyzer Model # SP-150
•    CH Instrument Electrochemical Analyzer Model # CHI6011E
•    Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph (GC) System with flame ionization detector (FID) and thermal conductivity detector (TCD) Model # GC-2014
•    Brookhaven Particle/Protein Sizer and Zeta Potential Analyzer with Auto-titrator Model # NanoBrook Omni, Titration unit model # BI-ZTU
•       Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
               Model # AAnalyst 400
•       Innovative Technology Glovebox with battery fabrication and testing equipment capability
               Model # Pure Lab HE (PL-HE-2GB)
               Control unit model # Pure Lab HE GP-1
•       Elga Purelab Ultra Water Purification System with TOC Monitoring
               Model # ULXXXANM2-US
•       Buchi Rotary Distillation system
               Interface model # I-100
               Vacuum Pump model # V-100
               Heating Bath model # B-100
               Recirculating Chiller model # F-105
               Rotavapor model # R-100
•       Bioscience Digestion Dry Bath
               Model # 163 495
•       QSonica Sonicator
               Model # Q700
               Probe model # CL-334
•       Thermo Scientific Benchtop Muffle Furnace
               Model # Thermolyne FB1415M
•       Thermo Scientific Vacuum Oven
               Model # 6291
•       Thermo Scientific Lindberg/Blue M 1200 °C Split-Hinge Tube Furnace
              Model # CC58114A-1
•       Quincy Lab Oven
              Model # 30 Lab Oven
•       Parr 6200 Isoperibol Calorimeter with 6510 Water Handling System
•       Thermo Scientific Heraeus Multifuge X1R Centrifuge
•       Harrick Plasma Plasma Cleaner
              Model # PDC-001
•       Newport Tunable Light Source
              Model # TSL-300XU
•       MTI Corp. Hydraulic Crimping Machine
              Model # MSK-110
•       Thermo Scientific Orion Dual Star pH/ISE Meter
•       Mettler Toledo FiveEasy Plus pH Meter
•       Spellman Auto-Reversing High Voltage Power Supply
              Model # CZE1000R
•       Branson 2800 Sonicating Bath
•       VWR WB05 Sonicating Bath
•       kdScientific Single Syringe Infusion Pump (2 pumps)
•       Several PC computers support data acquisition and the manipulation and display of  electrochemical data

We have access to  The Texas Tech University (TTU) Materials Characterization Center (MCC)  located in Room 013 of the Maddox Engineering Research Center (MERC) building.  The MCC is a part of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr.  College of Engineering. The MCC currently occupies 11 laboratories (area approximately 11,500 square feet), and it can be expanded in the future to have 13 laboratories in total (expansion area approximately 1,900 square feet). It is a multi-user facility designed to support a complete range of materials studies that include synthesis, analytical characterization, and applications testing of materials.