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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Courtney Bottenus

Research Assistant Professor

Office:

PNNL ETB 2124 (Richland, WA)

Phone:

509-375-3670

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 2015, Washington State University
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, 2006, Washington State University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2003, University of Idaho

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2017-present
  • Chemical Engineer III, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), 2018-present
  • Engineer II, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), 2016-2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, WSU, 2015-2016
  • Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2011-2015
  • Lead Chemical Engineer, Ag Energy Products, 2010-2011
  • NSF GK-12 STEM Fellow, WSU, 2008-2010
  • Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, WSU 2003-2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, WSU 2003-2004
  • Chemical Engineer II, Isothermal Systems Research, Inc., 2007-2008
  • Mechanical Engineer I, Isothermal Systems Research, Inc., 2005-2007
  • Chemical Engineer I, Isothermal Systems Research, Inc., 2003-2005
  • Chemical Engineer Intern, Isothermal Systems Research, Inc., 2001-2003

Research Interests

  • Transport processes and thermodynamics related to multiphase flow
  • Spray atomization
  • Material and Fluid Properties
  • Atmospheric chemistry related to speciation and characterization of particle phase aerosol
  • Alternative energy
  • STEM education

Teaching

  • Chemical Process Principles and Calculations
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Air Quality Management

Publications

  • Gunsch, M. J., May, N. W., Wen, M., Bottenus, C. L. H., Gardner, D., VanReken, T. M., Bertman, S. B., Hopke, P. K., Andrew P. Ault, A. P., and Pratt, K. A. “Ubiquitous Influence of Wildfire Emissions and Secondary Organic Aerosol on Summertime Atmospheric Aerosol in the Forested Great Lakes Region.” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2018. (in review).
  • Bottenus, C., Massoli, P., Sueper, D., Canagaratna, M., Chung, S., and VanReken, T. “Identification of Amines in Wintertime Ambient Particulate Material using High Resolution Aerosol Mass Spectrometry.” Environmental Science and Technology. 2018. (in press).
  • Gauglitz, P. A., Wells, B. E., Bottenus, C. L. H., and Schonewill, P. P. “Maximum Potential Hydrogen Gas Retention in the sRF Resin Ion Exchange Column for the LAWPS Process.” PNNL-26995, Rev. 0, RPT-LPIST-004, Rev. 0. January 2018.
  • VanReken, T., Dhammapala, R., Jobson, B. T., Bottenus, C., VanderSchelden, G., Kaspari, S., Gao, Z., Zhu, Q., Lamb, B., Liu, H., and Johnson, J. “The Role of Persistent Low-level Clouds in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts of Wintertime Cold Pool Conditions.” Atmospheric Environment. 2017. 154, 236-246.
  • VanderSchelden, G., Foy, B., Herring, C., Kaspari, S., VanReken, T., and Jobson, B. T. “Contributions of Wood Smoke and Vehicle Emissions to Ambient Concentrations of VOCs and PM during the Yakima Wintertime Nitrate Study.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 2016, 122.
  • Herring, C., Faiola, C., Massoli, P., Sueper, D., Erickson, M., McDonald, J., Simpson, C., Yost, M., Jobson, B.T., and VanReken, T. “New Methodology for High Resolution Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Quantification using High-Resolution Aerosol Mass Spectrometry.” Aerosol Science and Technology. 2015, 49(11), 1131-1148.
  • Herring, C. “Characterization of Particulate Pollution by Aerosol Mass Spectrometry.” College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University, August 2015.
  • Herring, C. “Activity: Concentrate This! Sugar or Salt.” Last updated May 3, 2015. Hands-on activity, TeachEngineering Digital Library. Accessed May 20, 2015. https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/wsu_/activities/wsu_concentrate/wsu_concentrate_activity1.xml
  • Herring, C. “Activity: Penny Perfect Properties (Solid-Liquid Interactions).” Last updated May 3, 2015. Hands-on activity, TeachEngineering Digital Library. Accessed May 20, 2015. https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/wsu_/activities/wsu_penny/wsu_penny_activity1.xml
  • Herring, C. “Activity: To Heat or Not to Heat?” Last updated May 3, 2015. Hands-on activity, TeachEngineering Digital Library. Accessed May 20, 2015. https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/wsu_/activities/wsu_heat_activity/wsu_heat_activity.xml
  • Herring, C. “Activity: Reaction Exposed…The BIG Chill.” Last updated May 3, 2015. Hands-on activity, TeachEngineering Digital Library. Accessed May 20, 2015. https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/wsu_/activities/wsu_big_chill_activity1/wsu_big_chill_activity1.xml
  • Dent, S. and Herring, C. “Activity: Hydrogen-Oxygen Reaction Lab.” Last updated May 3, 2015. Hands-on activity, TeachEngineering Digital Library. Accessed May 20, 2015. https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/wsu_/activities/wsu_oxygen_hydrogen_activity1/wsu_oxygen_hydrogen_activity1.xml
  • Bonuccelli, C. and Davis, D. “Engaging K-12 Students in Engineering design of Cooling Systems for Electronics.” In Session Think Outside the Box! K-12 Engineering Curriculum. ASEE 117th Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, KY, June 22, 2010.
  • Bonuccelli, C. “Optimized Two-Phase Heat and Mass Transfer through Enhanced Liquid/Vapor/Surface Interactions Involving Micro Pin-Fins and Self-Assembled Monolayers” In Annual Project Meeting. NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education, Washington D.C., March 2009.
  • Bonuccelli, C., “A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Multi-phase Interactions in Pure and Multicomponent Droplet Evaporation”, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University, Master’s Dissertation, December 2006.
  • Schwarzkopf, J., Shakal, J., and Bonuccelli, C. “A New Method for Minimizing Volumetric Flux Errors Associated with PDPA Measurements in the Dilute Region of Full Cone Pressure Swirl Atomizers.” ICLASS 06-163, August 2006.