Jeffrey A. Reimer received his bachelor’s degree (with honors) from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology in 1980. Prior to his 1982 faculty appointment at Berkeley he was a postdoctoral fellow at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York. After eighteen years rising through the academic titles at Berkeley, Professor Reimer was appointed Associate Dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate Division (2000-2005) where his responsibilities included the assessment of all doctoral programs. He is presently the C. Judson King Endowed Professor and Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. Professor Reimer serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland and serves on the Governing Board for the Council for Chemical Research.
In the period 1998-2003, Professor Reimer won the Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Undergraduate Teaching, the AIChE Northern California Section Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching, and the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award bestowed on faculty for their teaching. Professor Reimer’s scholarship is recognized with the Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in Magnetic Resonance. Professor Reimer was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society in the Division of Materials Physics, and a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance for his research in materials chemistry, with particular attention to the application of sophisticated NMR spectroscopic and physical measurements. In addition to his ~165 research publications, Professor Reimer is co-author (with T.M. Duncan) of the introductory text Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and the text Carbon Capture and Sequestration (with Berend Smit, Curt Oldenburg, Ian Bourg, World Scientific Press, 2013).