Jeffrey Rimer


Jeff Rimer is the Abraham E. Dukler Endowed Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston. Jeff received B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis and Allegheny College, respectively. Hereceived his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at New York University prior to joining Houston in 2009. Jeff’s research in the area of crystal engineering focuses on the rational design of materials with specific applications in the synthesis of microporous catalysts and adsorbents, and the development of therapeutics to inhibit crystal formation in pathological diseases. Jeff is a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors and has received numerous awards that include the NSF CAREER Award, the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award and 2017 FRI/John G. Kunesh Award from AIChE, and the inaugural 2016 Mellichamp Emerging Leader Lecturer at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 2018 he received the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research from The Welch Foundation, and in 2020 the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST. He has also received several research, teaching, and mentoring awards at both the University and College levels. He is a former chair of the Southwest Catalysis Society, an executive committee member (Treasurer) and co-chair of the structure commission for the International Zeolite Association, and has chaired two Gordon Research Conferences on Crystal Growth & Assembly and Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications. He currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and as the Program Director for the Welch Center for Advanced Bioactive Materials Crystallization. Jeff is also an Associate Editor of Crystal Growth & Design and serves on the advisory boards for the AIChE Journal, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, and Green Carbon.