Dr. Jeffrey A. Reimer | AIChE

Dr. Jeffrey A. Reimer

Emeritus Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering and Emeritus C. Judson King Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Jeffrey A. Reimer has made numerous contributions to environmental protection, human sustainability, and technological innovation by leveraging spectroscopy to explore and improve various materials. His research areas encompass amorphous solar cells, automotive catalysts, structural polymers, and advanced NMR spectroscopy methods, solid oxide fuel cell membranes, materials for lithium batteries, nuclear spintronics, and carbon capture materials. These latter works have led to a number of highly cited papers on the molecular aspects of CO2 adsorption. 

He has earned recognition for these works through his election as a Fellow of multiple organizations, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance. He also received a Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Beyond his research, Professor Reimer co-authored two textbooks, “Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis” (with T. M. Duncan), and another on “Carbon Capture and Sequestration” (with Berend Smit, Curt Oldenburg, and Ian Bourg).

Professor Reimer has been lauded with every possible teaching award at UC Berkeley. His recognitions range from departmental to campus-wide awards — notable ones being the Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Physical Sciences, the AIChE Northern California Section Award for Chemical Engineering Excellence in Academic Teaching, and the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003. Also in 2023, he was bestowed the UC Berkeley Citation, the highest service award at the University, following his 14-year tenure as department chair and a five-year stint as an Associate Dean of the Graduate Division.