Dr. Al Weimer is a real pioneer in particle technology and has made many major advances in this area, including pioneering the technology to coat particles in fluidized beds using atomic layer deposition. Dr. Weimer is H.T. Sears Memorial Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU-Boulder and is a world recognized expert in fluid-particle processing. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is named inventor on 24 issued and eight pending U.S. Patents. Prior to joining the faculty at CU in 1996, he was Associate Research Scientist for The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI) where he had worked since 1980. While at Dow, Dr. Weimer co-invented, developed, and commercialized materials synthesis technology. For this work, Dr. Weimer received Dow’s 1990 Ceramics Founder’s Spangenberg Award, the 1993 Dow Central Research Inventor of the Year Award, and was named recipient of the 1995 Dow Chemical Company Excellence in Science Award. In 1993, Dr. Weimer was named recipient of the mid-Michigan Professional Progress Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dr. Weimer received both the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the CU campus-wide Faculty Research awards in 2005. In 2005, he also received the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program R&D Award. He is a Fellow of the AIChE and received their Fluidization Processes Recognition Award in 1997 and the 2009 AIChE Thomas Baron Award for Fluid-Particle Systems. Professor Weimer has delivered five invited Keynote addresses at International Conferences since 2005. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.