Al Weimer is the H.T. Sears Memorial Endowed Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and founding executive director of the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels. A specialist in atomic layer deposition and solar thermal processing, Weimer has won numerous awards for research and invention and formed two spinoff companies: ALD Nanosolutions and Sundrop Fuels. Weimer has published more than 170 articles in refereed publications and holds more than 30 patents. He joined the faculty in 1996 after 16 years with the Dow Chemical Company. Weimer earned his PhD from CU Boulder.