Prof Alan Weimer
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Research direction at the University of Colorado Boulder
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Ian Ross Seminar Room, Ian Ross Building, ANU Campus
This presentation reviews the current and future research activities
in the group of Prof. Alan Weimer at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Alan W. Weimer joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in 1996
after a 16-year career with the Dow Chemicals. He is an award-winning
inventor on 31 issued U.S. patents and an author of over 150 peer-reviewed
publications. He has successfully commercialized his academic discoveries,
among others high-temperature processing to produce advanced materials
during his time with Dow Chemicals.
He was named University of Colorado Inventor of the Year in 2004 and
received both the campus-wide and the College of Engineering and Applied
Science Faculty Research Awards in 2005. He is recipient of the 2005 US
Department of Energy Hydrogen Program R&D Award for developing solar-thermal
technology to split water, the 2009 American Institute of Chemical
Engineer's (AIChE) Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems for his
pioneering effort to functionalize fine particles with thin films, and the 2010
AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award for his persistence
to commercialize his academic discoveries.