Date Apr 12, 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location Bowen Hall Auditorium 222 Details Event Description Abstract to follow. Bio: Jeffrey Rimer is the Abraham E. Dukler Endowed Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston. Jeff received B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis and Allegheny College, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at New York University prior to joining Houston in 2009. Jeff’s research in the area of crystal engineering focuses on the rational design of materials with specific applications in the synthesis of microporous catalysts and adsorbents, and the development of therapeutics to inhibit crystal formation in pathological diseases. Jeff has received numerous awards that include the NSF CAREER Award, the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award and 2017 FRI/John G. Kunesh Award from AIChE, and the inaugural 2016 Mellichamp Emerging Leader Lecturer at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 2018 he received the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research from The Welch Foundation, and in 2020 the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST. He has also been the recipient of the Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award from the University of Houston, and Teaching Excellence Awards at both the University and College level. Jeff was elected a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors. He is also a former chair of the Southwest Catalysis Society, an executive committee member for the American Associate for Crystal Growth and International Zeolite Association, and has chaired two Gordon Research Conferences on Crystal Growth & Assembly and Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications. Jeff is an Associate Editor of Crystal Growth & Design and also serves on the advisory boards for the AIChE Journal, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, and Reaction Chemistry & Engineering.