Functionalization of Ultra-fine Particles with Nano-thick Controlled Films
Alan W. Weimer
Executive Director, Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and co-founder ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.
Al Weimer, H.T.Sears Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, joined the faculty of the University of Colorado after a 16 year career with the Dow Chemical Company. He was named Dow Research Inventor of the Year in 1993 and received Dow’s “Excellence in Science Award” in 1995 for commercializing high temperature processing to produce advanced materials. 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 DOE Hydrogen Program R&D Award and the 2009 AIChE Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems. His former students have co-founded three spin-off companies out of his university laboratory. He is named inventor on 24 issued U.S. Patents and author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He received a 2004 R&D 100 Award for his invention and commercial development using atomic layer deposition to functionalize fine particles (i.e. Particle ALD)