Dr. Jeffrey Weimer

Associate Professor, Chemistry Department Associate Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department


My research interests are in surface science and technology. We are functionalizing solid surfaces to change their chemistry. Applications include changing the flow properties in channels for microfluidics as well as promoting adhesion of specific molecules to surfaces. We are creating well-ordered films of quantum dots using Langmuir deposition methods. Applications are to enhance the opto-electrical or photo-optical properties of systems in an efficient way. Finally, we are characterizing surfaces using a range of spectroscopic and microscopic tools, including optical microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, contact angle goniometry, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1978

Classes Taught


  • Achieving Zero Stress in Iridium, Chromium, and Nickel Thin Films”, D. M. Broadway, J. J. Weimer, D. Gurgew, T. Lis, B. D. Ramsey, S. L. O’Dell, A. Ames, and R. Bruni, Proceedings of the SPIE Conference, April 13-16, 2015, Prague.
  • Corrections to the Born Repulsion Term for Energy and Force in a Sphere-Plate Colloidal System”, J. J. Weimer and L. A. W. Sanderson, Colloids and Surface Science A, 472 (2015) 124.
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy”, J. J. Weimer in Characterization of Materials II, Ed. E. N. Kaufmann, (John Wiley & Sons, New York) (October 2012).
  • "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 A135 (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 MgF 2 /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.