The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering is hosting a seminar presented by Dr. Jerome Babauta, Sales Engineer, Gamry Instruments, on Monday, April 23, at 4:10 p.m. in ADBF 1002/FLOYD 256 (Tri-Cities).
Jerome Babauta received his Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University in 2012 in the area of electron transfer in biofilms. He specializes in the use of microsensors, electrochemistry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance to investigate the microenvironments inside electrode-respiring biofilms. His broader research interest is in the use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to study electrochemical phenomena. Currently he is a Sales Engineer at Gamry Instruments. Gamry Instruments manufactures potentiostats in support of electrochemical research.
Applications of electrochemistry in industry and its impact on education
Electrochemical techniques continue to play a pivotal role in supporting research in the fields of sensors, corrosion, coatings, battery testing, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and more. As a manufacturer of electrochemical instrumentation, Gamry maintains constant contact with the primary users of electrochemistry in industry. As a result, we have a wide perspective on electrochemical trends and techniques that researchers should be aware of—and the tools needed. This also indirectly informs us on the continuing importance of electrochemical education. My interest in electrochemical applications is to support faculty in integrating electrochemistry into the curriculum. In this presentation, I will discuss recent trends in electrochemical applications, new techniques, and summarize the common electrochemical concepts that we (Gamry) observe on a daily basis.