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Founded by Prof. Gerardine G. Botte


Texas Tech University

Department of Chemical Engineering

Electrochemical Innovation for Process Intensification



The ECS at TTU student chapter (primarily composed of CETI-Lab members) was named a Chapter of Excellence by the national ECS organization for "contributions, activities and participation in areas that reflect the purposes or interests of The Electrochemical Society, and support the mission of ECS: to advance theory and practice at the forefront of electrochemical and solid state science and technology, and allied subjects".

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Poster wins 2nd Place

A poster presented by Ashwin Ramanujan won 2nd place in the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition Program in the Math/ Physical Sciences/ Engineering division.

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New Publication

Paper entitled "Selective Electrochemical Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Using Deep Learning" by Ozhan Gecgel, Ashwin Ramanujam, and Gerardine G. Botte is now online and can be accessed for free.

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The most prestigious NFS award was granted to Texas Tech University under the leadership of Dr. Botte. ERC for Advancing Sustainable and Distributed Fertilizer Production (CASFER), headquartered at Texas Tech, received a $26 million grant from the NSF for an initial five-year period with the possibility of renewing the grant for five more years and another $25 million.


New Publication

Paper entitled "SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance in Indoor Air Using Electrochemical Sensor for Continuous Monitoring and Real-Time Alerts" by Fei Lu, Ozhan Gecgel, Ashwin Ramanujam,  and Gerardine G. Botte”  is now online and can be accessed for free.


Poster Presentation

Ashwin Ramanujam presented a poster TechConnect World Innovation 2022 entitled Standalone Electrochemical Sensing of SARS-CoV-2: Unraveling the Mechanism

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New Member

Mrs. Zenifar Haque joined to CETI-Lab in Spring 2022 Semester



Debuting EviroTech’s Ultra-Fast COVID-19 sensor at the TechConnect World Showcase tomorrow at the Gaylord National Resort and Covention Center (10/18/2021)


240th ECS Meeting

Behnaz Jafari is presenting a poster called "Evaluation of Electrochemically Reduced Graphene Composites as Antibacterial Materials"


New Publication

Paper entitled "Ultra-Fast Electrochemical Sensor for Point-of-Care COVID-19 Diagnosis Using Non-Invasive Saliva Sampling" by Ashwin Ramanujam, Sharilyn Almodovar and Gerardine G. Botte”  is now online and can be accessed for free.


New Members

Dr. Fei Lu, Dr. Christian  Alvarez Pugliese, Mr. Dipu Saha and Mrs. Jessica Alexandra Ortega Ramos joined to CETI-Lab in Spring 2021 Semester


Invited Speaker

Dr. Gerri Botte is giving a talk at Northwestern University on 05/27/2021 


UFC-19 is at I-Corps

Dr. Botte and Ashwin Ramanujan participating an I-Corps National, Winter 2021 Cohort.

Kickoff (online): January 12 - 15 (afternoon start January 12)
Web Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 - 4pm ET January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17
Lessons Learned (online): February 22 - 23 (noon start February 22)


Invited Speaker


Dr. Botte  invited as Plenary speaker for the Puerto Rico Section of the American Chemical Society. Her talk is entitled: Electrochemical Technologies for Water Sustainability. December 2, 2020 5:00 pm Central Time. Registration


Green Box is at I-Corps


Dr. Botte and Dr. Gecgel participating an I-Corps Regional at Texas Tech Innovation Hub.

Pre-Opening :  Aug 28th, 2020

Opening Workshop: Sep. 4th, 2020

Closing Workshop: Sep. 25th, 2020 



ECS Student Chapter



A new ECS Student Chapter has been founded by CETI-Lab. 


COVID-19 Sensor

A rapid COVID-19 test being developed could show your results in a matter of seconds, and it all began with an E. coli research project. 

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, CETI-Lab has been working hard on various corona virus relief efforts. For more information, click here 


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Botte is invited as keynote speaker to the 71st International Society of Electrochemistry Conference. The conference will take place online
She will be talking about  Strategies for Sustainable Electrochemical Engineering Education: Online Integration


Poster Winners

A poster presentation by Jessica Ortega-Ramos and Zenifer Haque titled "Electrochemical Routes for Polymer Upcycling" was awarded second prize at the 243rd ECS meeting General Student Poster Session. 


CASFER Launch 

Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated Texas Tech University’s launch of the U.S. NSF ERC for Advancing Sustainable and Distribute Fertilizer Production (CASFER) in Lubbock. Texas Tech received the largest grant in the university’s history in August from the NSF for the CASFER to transform technology for sustainable solutions impacting agriculture, including fertilizer research.

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New Publication

Paper entitled "Electrochemical valorization of waste activated sludge for short-chain fatty acids production" by Maasoomeh Jafari and Gerardine G. Botte is now online and can be accessed for free.

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Visiting Member

David Schmerbitz joins to CETI-Lab for the summer with  Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. He presented the topic he worked on with a poster called "Scale-up of a Zero-Gap Ammonia Electrolyzer using Nano-Sized Pt3/Ir Electrocatalyst"  and shared his experiences at TTU. 07/28/2022

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Poster Competition

Ashwin Ramanujam is awarded second place in TTU graduate school poster competition. Poster tittle:Ultra-Fast COVID-19 Diagnostic Sensor (UFC-19)

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TTU ECS Student Chapter

At a two-day event on July 8 and 9, 2021, the chapter collaborated with the Texas Tech Alumni Association to organize outreach to grandparents and their grandchildren as part of the Legacy University Initiative.

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Invited Speaker

Dr. Gerri Botte is giving a seminar at Iowa State University on 10/28/2021 


240th ECS Meeting

Ashwin Ramanujam is presenting a topic called "Continuous and Ultra-Fast SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring of Indoor Air"

Masi Jafari is presenting a topic called "Electrochemical Valorization of Waste Activated Sludge for Short-Chain Fatty Acids Production"


Invited Speaker

Dr. Gerri Botte is giving a seminar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on 10/12/2021 


Invited Speaker

Dr. Gerri Botte is giving a seminar at Michigan State University on 9/22/2021 


COVID-19 Headlines

COVID-19 sensor was showcased on The Good Men Project: Texas Tech Professor Invents Game-Changing Ultra Rapid COVID-19 Sensor (The Good Men Project) – College of Engineering | Chemical Engineering | Geri Botte


Latest Interview

Check out the latest interview of Dr. Gerri Botte with Lauren of Good Morning San Diego show on where she discusses the ongoing efforts being taken at CETI-Lab in Texas Tech Chemical Engineering department on indoor air quality monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 detection to provide a safe space for people.

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New Publication


Paper entitled "Rapid electrochemical detection of Escherichia coli using nickel oxidation reaction on a rotating disk electrode" by Ashwin Ramanujam and Gerardine G. Botte”  is now online and can be accessed for free.

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Invited Speaker


Dr. Botte, invited speaker for the first  Ibero-American Workshop in Electrochemistry. October 28 to 31, 200.  

She will be discussing: 

“Extraccion Electroquimica de Tierras Raras de Cenizas Volatiles de Carbon”.  


Innovation Award

We got an innovation award for our COVID-19 sensor at the Defense TechConnect Conference

Rapid COVID and Viral Detection Sensor.


New Publication

Paper entitled "Electrochemical treatment of sewage sludge and pathogen inactivation" by “Maasoomeh Jafari and Gerardine G. Botte”  is now online


Grant Awarded

Masi and Ali got awarded for travel grant to attend the ECS PRIME 2020 Event. 

Masi will be presenting "Integrated Alkali-Electrochemical Process for Wasterwater Treatment"

Ali will be presenting "Integration of Low Melting Temperature Electrolyte in Thermal Batteries"


New Publication

Paper entitled “Perspectives of Electrocatalysis in the Chemical Industry: A Platform for Energy Storage ” by “Aliakbar Yazdani and Gerardine G. Botte”  is now online and free to download through October 4, 2020. 

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