Katherine Ziemer

University of New Hampshire
Katherine Ziemer
Katherine (Kate) S. Ziemer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Vice Provost for Curriculum at Northeastern University. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989. Kate has seven years of industrial experience as a chemical engineer with DuPont prior to earning her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from West Virginia University in 2001. She has 70 refereed publications and over 110 presentations on both educational and research topics. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of AIChE, and is currently the Chair of AIChE’s Societal Impact Operating Council. Kate’s research studies fundamental mechanisms of the growth and processing of thin films and nanostructures, literally at the atomic scale, with the aim to create next-generation electronic devices based on multifunctional materials to address the challenges of renewable and sustainable energy, medical diagnostics and treatments, and environmental monitoring and protection.
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