Jeffrey J. Weimer

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Associate Professor, Chemistry

Associate Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science

Office: MSB 125 and EB 119
Phone: 256.824.6954 and 256.824.6810
Fax: 256.824.6349


  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1978
  • Ph. D. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
  • Started at UAH in 1990

Academic Interests

Teach courses on materials properties, methods for materials or surface science and surface characterization, physical chemistry, thermodynamics, and stoichiometry.

Research Interests

My research interests are to determine the chemistry and molecular structure of small molecules bonded to surfaces, the morphology and electronic structure of surfaces, and the role these properties play in promoting or inhibiting surface reactions. The primary focus of my investigations is adhesion promoters, especially siloxanes, on metal surfaces. Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning probe microscopy (SPM), and glancing incidence Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) are are instrumental to the studies being performed.

Selected Publications

"Characterization of Grafted Poly(ethylene glycol) on Si Wafers Using Scanning Probe Microscopy", L. A. W. Sanderson, K. Emoto, J. M. Van Alstine, and J. J. Weimer, Journal of Colliod and Interface Science 207 (1998) 180.

"Effect of Passivation and Dry Heat-Sterilization on the Surface Energy and Topography of Unalloyed Titanium Implants", D. Kilpadi, J. J. Weimer, and J. Lemons, Colloids and Surfaces A 135 (1998) 89.

"Effects of Curing, Washing, and Preoxidation on the Bonding of Monofunctional Silanes to Polished Copper Surfaces", S. Mishra and J. J. Weimer, Journal of Adhesion Science & Technology A 11(3) (1997) 337.

"The Roles of Residual Stress and Topography on Hardness in Ion-implanted Ti-6Al-4V", A. W. Eberhardt, R. Pandey, J. M. Williams, D. Ila, R. Zimmerman, and J. J. Weimer, Materials Science & Engineering A 229 (1997) 147.

"Composition and Morphology of MgF2/Al Multilayer Thin Film Reflective Coatings", J. J. Weimer, J. Kim, M. Zukic, and D. G. Torr, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 13(3) (1995) 1008.

"An Investigation of the Activity of Coprecipitated Gold Catalysts for Methane Oxidation", R. D. Waters, J. J. Weimer, and J. E. Smith, Catalyst Letters 30 (1995) 181.