Dr. Katherine (Kate) S. Ziemer is Associate Department Chair and an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked for DuPont for 7 years as a BS Chemical Engineer before pursuing her doctorate and an academic career. She has been actively involved in AIChE as a member of the Board of Directors, as a member and currently Vice-Chair of SIOC, and many forms of K-12 outreach. She has worked extensively with teachers from the Boston Public Schools and Boston area schools to develop a middle school engineering curriculum, and to create various outreach activities both in the K-12 classrooms and in general public forums. She has led an NSF grant to incorporate novel experiential learning approaches through the Unit Operations Laboratory, and is currently leading an effort to expand this approach throughout the curriculum. Kate's research area is in advanced materials for electronic devices. She has raised over $2.4 million dollars in external grant funding with 65 archival publications.
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