January Section Meeting with Dr. Al Weimer at CU Boulder | AIChE

January Section Meeting with Dr. Al Weimer at CU Boulder

Thursday, January 25, 2024,
5:00pm to 7:30pm
In-Person / Local
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building
3415 Colorado Ave
Boulder, CO
United States

Two options for this meeting: IN-PERSON at University of Colorado (Boulder) or ONLINE VIA ZOOM 

TOPIC:   From Laboratory Curiosities to Commercial Powder Processing Plants - Persistence in the Face of Adversity (A Personal Perspective)

SPEAKER:  Dr. Al Weimer, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Colorado (Boulder)

DATE:   Thursday, January 25, 2024

TIME:   5:00 pm - Dinner at University of Colorado (Boulder)

                6:00 pm  - Introduction & Zoom meeting begins

                6:05 pm - Career Discussion

                6:15 pm - Technical Presentation

                7:15 pm - Q & A

IN-PERSON LOCATION: University of Colorado Boulder, Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Room A115. 

IN-PERSON MEETING COST:  FREE, Sponsored by local AIChE section this month for all attendees                                                                                

ONLINE MEETING:  FREE, Zoom presentation begins at 6:00pm. After you register (see below), we will email you the meeting ID and password information.

TO REGISTER FOR OUR MEETING, SEND AN EMAIL TO rockyaiche@gmail.com with the following information:

  • 2) your name
  • 3) your membership status - STUDENT, AIChE member, or non-member

ABSTRACT: Excerpts will be taken from this open access paper published in Powder Technology (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2023.118279) as personal examples for how to overcome professional/personal barriers along the way as novel technologies are commercialized. The paths from laboratory curiosities to commercial powder processing plants had many obstacles to overcome and many forks and bends in the road. One example is from industry and one is from academia.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Al Weimer is Clark Professor of Chemical Engineering at CU Boulder. He is an industry to academic transitional faculty member, having worked over 16 years with the Dow Chemical before moving to CU in 1996. He has been named Inventor of the Year at both Dow and CU and received both Dow’s Excellence in Science and Ceramics and Advanced Materials Founder’s Awards. He has multiple AIChE and Dept. of Energy Awards including the PTF Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, is named Inventor on 46 issued U.S. Patents and has published 240 peer-reviewed papers. He currently leads a research team (https://www.colorado.edu/lab/weimer/) of 14 Ph.D. students, Postdoctoral and undergraduate student researchers.