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

March 4, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Allyn Kaufmann, US Whitespace & Innovation Lead
GlaxoSmithKline
"Serial Innovation in Consumer Heathcare - Intersection of Chemistry and the Consumer"

March 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

March 25, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ
"Sustainability of Packaging Industry"

April 1, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Sagar Sarsani, Project Leader
Sabic, Sugarland, TX
"Chemical Industry R&D Career Pathways"

April 12 & 13, Monday & Tuesday - Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
& Project Evaluations
 

1:00-3:00 p.m. each day, via Zoom
Click here to register

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