Cullen College of Engineering professor Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., has been selected as the newest Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society.
Rimer, the Abraham E. Dukler Professor of the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been a contributor and members of ACS since 1997, when he was an undergraduate student. He provided the organization an interview in March about his goals for the position and his interest in the field.
“I feel that my background in chemical engineering can bring a different perspective to the journal,” he said. “Moreover, my hope is that I can help facilitate more submissions on topics such as porous materials, which include metal organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), and zeolites. There is a lot of exciting work being done in these research areas, and I feel that Crystal Growth & Design would be a great destination for these studies.”
Crystal Growth & Design is one of the most prestigious journals in the field, with nearly 31,000 citations in 2019. According to a statement on the journal's scope, its aim is to stimulate cross fertilization of knowledge among scientists and engineers working in the fields of crystal growth, crystal engineering, and the industrial application of crystalline materials and molecular assemblies.
The honor is the latest in a distinguished career for Rimer. This year, he was elected as a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors. In June 2020, he received a $443,364 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research on zeolites. Rimer earned the Joe W. Hightower Award from the ACS-GHS in 2016, and an NSF CAREER award in 2012. As of March 2021, he is credited in 98 publications.
Rimer earned his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2007. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.S. in Chemistry from Allegheny College in 2001. Before being hired at the University of Houston, he was a postdoctoral fellow at New York University's Molecular Design Institute from 2007 to 2009.