2018 Norman Hackerman Award In Chemical Research Recipient

Dr. Jeffrey D. Rimer

University of Houston

As an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston, Dr. Rimer’s lab has made two significant materials science research discoveries in the past decade. The discovery of a molecule that inhibits calcium oxalate crystallization, the principal component of kidney stones, may lead to a promising therapeutic that has the potential to replace drugs currently used to treat this widespread disease. The second notable discovery is inspiring new methods to optimize the synthesis of zeolites, which are important as catalysts in petrochemical industries.