Jeffrey Reimer

Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering

The C. Judson King Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

office: 101C Gilman
fax: 510-642-4778
lab: D 93 Tan
lab phone: 510-643-3073

Research Group
Recent Publications

Materials chemistry, applied spectroscopy, alternative energy, nuclear spintronics

Professor Reimer received his bachelor’s degree (with honors) from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to his faculty appointment at Berkeley he was a postdoctoral fellow at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York. Professor Reimer was an Associate Dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate Division (2000-2005) where his responsibilities included the assessment of all UC Berkeley’s doctoral programs. He is presently the C. Judson King Endowed Professor and Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department.  Professor Reimer serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland and served as the Chair of the Governing Board for the Council for Chemical Research in 2015.  Professor Reimer has won several teaching awards, culminating with the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award bestowed on faculty for their teaching. His teaching philosophy may be found at

The goal of Professor Reimer’s research is to generate new knowledge that will deliver environmental protection, human sustainability, and fundamental scientific insights via materials chemistry, physics, and engineering. He seeks to prepare researchers that will go on to become leaders in industry, academia, and government. His group is comprised of experimentalists that use many different tools for their research, yet retain special expertise and interest in magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy and imaging. Professor Reimer is recognized for these works by election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society in the Division of Materials Physics, and a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance. Professor Reimer was the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award and spent 2015-2016 at the RWTH University in Aachen, Germany. In addition to his research publications, Professor Reimer is co-author (with T.M. Duncan) of the introductory text Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and the text Carbon Capture and Sequestration (with Berend Smit, Curt Oldenburg, Ian Bourg, World Scientific Press, 2013).