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

June 12, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting
9:00 a.m., CEBC Seminar Room (bldg. B room 104)
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

June 12, Wednesday - Green Chemistry Workshop
Julian Silverman, presenter
10:00 a.m., CEBC Seminar Room (bldg. B room 104)
For REU and RET participants; all CEBC researchers are welcome to attend

 

KU Today
48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Pharmacy school No. 2 nationally for NIH funding