Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis

Dr. Mark A. Harmer

Adjunct Senior Scientist
Primary office:


Summary
  • 32 Plus years of Industrial experience
  • Several commercial products, 73 patent and 81 publications
  • Serving on board J. Green Chemistry, NSF and DOE grant reviewer and Strategy Consultant
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry UK and Doctor of Science, Leeds University
  • Active world wide in the Green Chemistry Community

Education:

PhD, Chemistry, Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, University of Leeds (UK)

Research Interests Include:

  • Green Chemistry:
    • Acid catalysis
    • Superacids
    • Ionic Liquid Applications
    • Biomass conversion
    • Polyols synthesis
    • Tannin and lignin insulation foams
    • Biobased adhesives
  • Nanotechnology:
    • Sol-gel hybrid systems
    • Coated particle technology (ceramics)
    • Nanometals for energy (fuel cells)
    • Superhydrophobics and ice-o-phobics
    • Aerogels
    • Controlled delivery systems
    • Silicate chemistry applications

CEBC Calendar

October 6, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Milind Kantak, INVISTA, Intellectual Property Manager and Chemical Engineer
"Intellectual Property and Industry Perspective"

October 13, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mei Liu, University of Kansas Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medical Informatics
"Artificial Intelligence: A Catalyst for Date-Driven Medicine"

October 13, Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Part I
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom
Register

October 14, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Presenter: Kirk Snavely, Topic: TBA
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

October 23, Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Part II
9:00 - 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Register

October 27, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Elsa Olivetti, MIT, Professor, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
"Bridging the gap between literature data extraction and materials informatics"

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