Professor Weimer’s research interests include the following: I. Particle Surface Functionalization using Atomic amd Molecular Layer Deposition; applications 3D printing, ceramics, catalysis, and rheological effects II. Solarthermal Chemical Processing - thermochemical cycles to split water .III. High temperature chemical engineering - production of carbon nanoproducts by chemical vapor deposition, carbothermal reduction processing
Particle surface modification, solarthermal chemical processing, high-temperature chemical reaction engineering, atomic and molecular layer deposition
CHEN 4520 - Chemical Process Synthesis
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Studies applied chemical process design including equipment specification and economic evaluation.
CHEN 4530 - Chemical Engineering Design Project
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Provides a team-based capstone design experience for chemical engineering students. Projects are sponsored by industry and student design teams collaborate with industrial consultants. Projects consider chemical process and product design with emphasis on economic analysis. Deliverables include an oral mid-project design review, a final oral presentation and final written design report.