Nestled in the foothills of the Flatirons, Team Weimer has over twenty years of experience doing research in the chemical engineering industries. We are in the forefront of innovation in particle fluidization, atomic layer deposition, hydrogen production, solar reactor design, magnesium production, and advanced ceramics. Our work spans computational theory, experimental work, technoeconomical analysis and process design, and we have many collaborations with government, academia and private businesses. 

2020-2021 Publications:

  1. Hartig, J., H.C. Howard, T.J. Stelmach, and A.W. Weimer, “DEM modeling of fine powder convection in a continuous vibrating bed reactor,” Powder Technology, 386, 209-220 (2021).
  2. Lai, A., H. Loehde-Woolard, W.W. McNeary, J. Burger, R. Pfeffer, and A.W. Weimer, “Amine-functionalized Fumed Silica for CO2 Capture through Particle Molecular Layer Deposition,” Chemical Engineering Science, ( (2021).
  3. Bull, S.K., T.A. Champ, S.V. Raj, R.C. O’Brien, C.B. Musgrave, and A.W. Weimer, “Atomic Layer Deposited Boron Nitride Nanoscale Films Act as High Temperature Hydrogen Barriers,” Applied Surface Science, Article 150428 ( (2021).
  4. Fisher, R.P., A. Lewandowski, T.W. Yacob, B.J. Ward, L.M. Hafford, R.B. Mahoney, C.J. Oversby, D. Mejic, D.H. Hauschulz , R.S. Summers, K.G. Linden, and A.W. Weimer, “Solar Thermal Processing to Disinfect Human Waste,” Sustainability, 13, 4935 (2021).
  5. O’Toole, R.J. B. Yoon, C.J. Gump, R. Raj, and A.W. Weimer, “Flash sintering of yttria-stabilized zirconia powders coated with nanoscale films of alumina by atomic layer deposition,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society ( (2021).
  6. McNeary, W.W., A.E. Linico, and A.W. Weimer, “Water management implications for ALD modified polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell catalysts,” J of Nanoparticle Research, 22:185 (2020).
  7. Rowe, S.C., T.A. Ariko, K.M. Weiler, J.T.E. Spana, and A.W. Weimer, “Reversible Molten Catalytic Methane Cracking Applied to Commercial Solar-Thermal Receivers,” Energies, 13, 6229 (2020).
  8. Millican, S.L., I. Androshchuk, J.T. Tran, R.M. Trottier, A. Bayon, Y. Al Salik, H. Idriss, C.B. Musgrave, and A.W. Weimer, “Oxidation Kinetics of Hercynite Spinels for Solar Thermochemical Fuel Production,” Chemical Engineering Journal, Article 126015 (2020). (2020).
  9. Bull, S.K., W.W. McNeary, C. Adkins, T. Champ, C.A. Hill, R.C. O’Brien, C.B. Musgrave, and A. W. Weimer, “Atomic Layer Deposition of Tungsten, Nitride Films as Protective Barrier to Hydrogen,” Applied Surface Science, 507, Article 145019 (2020) (
  10. O’Toole, R.J., P.J. Buur, C.J. Gump, C.B. Musgrave, and A.W. Weimer, “Solid-state sintering of core-shell ceramic powders fabricated by particle atomic layer deposition, J of the American Ceramic Society, 103:4101–4109. (2020) (
  11. Clary, J.M., S.A. Van Norman, H.H. Funke, D. Su, C.B. Musgrave, and A.W. Weimer, “Highly Dispersed Co Deposited on Al2O3 Particles via CoCp2+H2 ALD,” Nanotechnology, 31 (17), Article  175703 (2020)
  12. Al-Shankiti, I.A., A. Bayon, and A.W. Weimer, “Reduction Kinetics of Hercynite redox Materials for Solar Thermochemical Water Splitting,” Chemical Engineering Journal, Article 124429 (2020). (2020).
  13. Chubukov, B.A., S.C. Rowe, A.W. Palumbo, M.A. Wallace, and A.W. Weimer, “Investigation of continuous carbothermal reduction of magnesia by magnesium vapor condensation onto a moving bed of solid particles,” Powder Technology (, 365, 2-11 (2020).
  14. Hamidi, M., V.M. Wheeler, X. Gao, J. Pye, K. Catchpole, and A.W. Weimer, “Reduction of iron–manganese oxide particles in a lab-scale packed-bed reactor for thermochemical energy storage,” Chemical Engineering Science (2020), https//  
  15. Arifin, D., A. Ambrosini, S.A. Wilson, B. Manda, C.L. Muhich, and A.W. Weimer, “Investigation of Zr, Gd/Zr, and Pr/Zr – doped Ceria for the redox splitting of water,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (; 45, 160-174 (2020).