Jeffery WeimerAssociate Professor, Chemistry
Associate Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Joint Materials Science Ph.D Program
Chemical and Materials Engineering

MSB 203C
(256) 824-6954
(256) 824-6839

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Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Weimer´s academic interests are to teach courses on materials properties, methods for materials or surface science and surface characterization, physical chemistry, thermodynamics, and stoichiometry.

Dr. Weimer´s  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.


Research Expertise

Surface science and technology as applied to:

  • Adhesion phenomena
  • Biocompatibility
  • Corrosion
  • Friction
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Sensors
  • Thin films

Recent Publications

“X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy”, J. J. Weimer in Characterization of Materials II, Ed. E. N. Kaufmann, (John Wiley & Sons, New York) (accepted for 2012).

“Chromium-Oxide Enhancement of Photo-Oxidation of Cd/ZnS Quantum Dot Solids”, S. M. Sadeghi, A. Nejat, J. J. Weimer, and G. Alipour, Journal of Applied Physics, 111(8) (April 2012).

“Improved Adhesion of Ultra-Hard Carbon Films on Cobalt-Chromium Orthopaedic Implant Alloy”, S. A. Catledge, R. Vaid, P. Diggins IV, J. J. Weimer, M. Koopman, and Y. K. Vohra, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 22(2) (January 2011) 307.

“Temperatures from Spectroscopic Studies of Hot Gas and Flame Fronts Observed During Blowback”, J. J. Weimer and I. L. Singer, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 39 (January 2011) 174.

"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 Science207 (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 A229 (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.