Faculty

Dr. Jeffrey Rimer
Dr. Jeffrey Rimer

Abraham E. Dukler Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Office Location: S227, Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4131   |   Fax: 713-743-4323
Email: jrimer [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Rimer's research

Education: 

B.S., Chemistry, Allegheny College (2001)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis (2001)
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware (2007)
Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University, Molecular Design Institute (2007 - 2009)

Courses: 

CHEE 2332 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)

CHEE 6397/CHEE 6322 Topics in Colloid and Interface Science (Fall 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017; Spring 2018, 2020)

CHEE 4367 Chemical Reaction Engineering (Fall 2010, 2016, 2017)

CHEE 3462 Unit Operations (Fall 2012, 2018; Spring 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019)

CHEE 1131 Chemical Engineering Challenges: Nanomaterials (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

CHEE 6327 Experimental Methods (Spring 2014, 2015, 2016)

Short Course, Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2016)

Research Interests: 

Microporous Materials Synthesis and Testing for Catalytic Applications; Pathological Biomineralization; Crystal Engineering Through Molecular Design; Characterization of Nanomaterials Self-Assembly with X-Ray and Light Scattering and Scanning Probe Microscopy

Current Research:
(See the Rimer Group Webpage for more details)
My research program focuses on crystal engineering, nanomaterials self-assembly, and pathological biomineralization at both the microscopic and macroscopic levels to address challenges of materials synthesis and design. Our research examines the formation of a broad range of materials that span applications in catalysis, separations, drug discovery, and bio-inspired design. Research projects involve collaborative partnerships with both industry and medical centers to investigate fundamental problems in three general areas:

Microporous Nanomaterials

We investigate the mechanisms of materials formation to develop growth models capable of tuning crystallization with predictable structural outcomes. Initiatives in our group collectively aim to design zeolites with optimal crystal habit through novel synthetic approaches using colloidal and interfacial techniques to probe anisotropic growth. This work is part of a synergistic thrust at the University of Houston to design and test zeolite catalysts for the selective catalytic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in lean burn and diesel vehicles.

Biomineralization

We are interested in examining biomineral self-assembly that occurs in both physiological and pathological processes, including vascular calcification and kidney stone disease. Research projects are part of a collaborative effort aimed to study disease pathogenesis and design therapies with improved efficacy. Biomineral formation is not well understood, but often involves four critical pathways: crystal nucleation, crystal growth, intercrystalline aggregation, and crystal and/or aggregate retention on cellular surfaces. Our research thrusts are directed toward the characterization of nucleation and growth using experimental techniques to quantify the kinetics of crystallization. Moreover, we are interested in understanding the role of biomolecules, such as proteins and lipids, in the formation of single crystals and polycrystalline aggregates. A molecular-level understanding of what distinguishes the role of proteins in stone pathogenesis is lacking, yet it is widely believed that such knowledge can be critical for the design of therapeutic treatments and novel drugs.

Crystal Engineering Through Molecular Design

We are working on several projects involving the rational synthesis of inorganic materials, wherein we are interested in studying fundamental interactions at crystal interfaces. Biomineralization, for example, is facilitated by the association of proteins and other constituents with the mineral interface. Molecule-substrate interactions are dominant factors that control crystal habit (i.e. orientation, shape, and size). As such, initiatives in our group seek to examine molecular adsorption at crystal surfaces, which can significantly influence structural properties of crystalline materials; thus, by developing an improved understanding of molecular recognition at crystalline interfaces we can use this information to selectively tailor materials for diverse applications.

Awards & Honors: 

Abraham E. Dukler Endowed Professorship, 2018 – Present

Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST), 2020

Gordon Research Conference on Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications, Vice Chair, 2019

Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research, The Welch Foundation, 2018

Class of Influential Researchers, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2018

Emerging Investigators, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 2017

FRI/John G. Kunesh Award, AIChE Separations Division, 2017

Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion Lectureship Award, 2017

Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Growth & Assembly, Vice Chair, 2017

Joe W. Hightower Award, American Chemical Society GHS, 2016

Up and Coming Researcher, Chemistry of Materials

Owens Corning Early Career Award, AICHE 2016

Mellichamp Emerging Leader Lecture, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2016

Teaching Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, 2015

Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Chemical Engineering College Professorship, 2012 – 2018

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 2015

Provost Certificate of Excellence, University of Houston, 2014

Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, University of Houston, 2014

Early Faculty Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research, University of Houston, 2014

The Catalyst Review, recognized in “Movers & Shakers”, 2014

Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, 2013

NSF CAREER Award, 2012

ERDT Visiting Professor, University of the Philippines, 2012

ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2012

NSF BRIGE Award, 2010

Philadelphia Catalysis Club Poster Award, Wilmington, DE 2006

Robert L. Pigford Teaching Assistant Award, University of Delaware 2005

Dual Degree Chemical Engineering Award, Washington University in St. Louis 2001

Harold P. Brown Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis (1999 – 2001)

Presidential Honor Scholarship, Allegheny College (1996 – 1999)

Sandra Doane Turk Award, Allegheny College 1999

Most Outstanding Junior Chemist Award, Allegheny College 1998

ACS Polymer Division Award for Outstanding Performance in Organic Chemistry, 1998

ACS Most Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Student, 1997

Professional Activities: 

American Associate for Crystal Growth, Executive Committee (2017 – Present)

Molecular Systems Design & Engineering (RSC), Advisory Board (2017 – Present)

AIChE Journal (Wiley), Advisory Board (2017 – Present)

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering (RSC), Advisory Board (2016 – Present)

AIChE Materials Engineering & Sciences Division, Director (2017 – 2019)

International Zeolite Association Synthesis Commission, Vice-Chair (2016 – Present)

International Zeolite Association, Treasurer (2019 – Present)

Southwest Catalysis Society, Secretary / Chair Elect / Chair / Past Chair (2015 – 2018)

Selected Publications

  1. Ma, W., Lutsko, J.F., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.,

    “Antagonistic Cooperativity between Crystal Growth Modifiers by Attenuation of Step Pinning”, Nature 577, 497-501

    , 2020
  2. Chawla, A., Linares, N., Rimer, J.D., Garcia Martinez, J.,

    “Time-Resolved Dynamics of Intracrystalline Mesoporosity Generation in Zeolite USY”, Chem. Mater. 31, 5005-5013 (*Cover Artwork)

    , 2019
  3. Choudhary, M.K., Kumar, M., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Regulating Nonclassical Pathways of Silicalite-1 Crystallization through Controlled Evolution of Amorphous Precursors”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 131, 15859-15863

    , 2019
  4. Geng, X., Meegan, J., Smith, C., Sakhaee, K., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Crystallization of Hierarchical Ammonium Urate: Insight into the Formation of Cetacean Renal Stones”, Cryst. Growth Des. 19, 6727-6735

    , 2019
  5. Hwang, A., Le, T.T., Shi, Z., Dai, H., Rimer, J.D., Bhan, A.,

    “Effects of Diffusional Constraints on Lifetime and Selectivity in Methanol-to-Olefins Catalysis on HSAPO-34”, J. Catal. 369, 122-132

    , 2019
  6. Kim, D., Rimer, J.D., Asplin, J.R.,

    “Hydroxycitrate: A Potential New Therapy for Calcium Urolithiasis”, Urolithiasis 47, 311-320

    , 2019
  7. Kumar, M., Berkson, Z.J., Clark, R.J., Shen, Y., Prisco, N.A., Zheng, Q., Zeng, Z., Zheng, H., McCusker, L.B., Palmer, J.C., Chmelka, B.F., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Crystallization of Mordenite Platelets using Cooperative Organic Structure-directing Agents”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 20155-20165

    , 2019
  8. Qin, W., Agarwal, A., Choudhary, M.K., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Molecular Modifiers Suppress Nonclassical Pathways of Zeolite Crystallization”, Chem. Mater. 31, 3228-3238

    , 2019
  9. Qin, W., Jain, R., Robles Hernández, F.C., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Organic-Free Interzeolite Transformation in the Absence of Common Building Units”, Chem. Eur. J. 25, 5893-5898

    , 2019
  10. Qin, W., Zhou, Y., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Deleterious Effects of Non-framework Al Species on the Catalytic Performance of ZSM-5 Crystals Synthesized at Low Temperature”, React. Chem. Eng. 4, 1957-1968

    , 2019
  11. Rimer, J.D., Sakhaee, K., Maalouf, N.M.,

    “Citrate Therapy for Calcium Phosphate Stones”, Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens. 28, 130-139

    , 2019
  12. Sosa, R.D., Geng, X., Reynolds, M.A., Rimer, J.D., Conrad, J.C.,

    “A Microfluidic Approach for Probing Hydrodynamic Effects in Barite Scale Formation”, Lab on a Chip 19, 1534-1544 (*Cover Artwork)

    , 2019
  13. Thirumalai, H., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.,

    “Quantifiation of Model Errors Related to the Approximate Description of Active Sites in Metal-exchanged Zeolites”, ChemCatChem 11, 5055-5067

    , 2019
  14. Xu, L., Choudhary, M.K., Muraoka, K., Chaikittisilp, W., Wakihara, T., Rimer, J.D., Okubo, T.,

    “Bridging the Gap between Structurally-distinct 2D Lamellar Zeolitic Precursors through a 3D Germanosilicate Intermediate”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 131, 14671-14675

    , 2019
  15. Chawla, A., Li, R., Jain, R., Clark, R.J., Sutjianto, J.G., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Cooperative Effects of Inorganic and Organic Structure-Directing Agents in ZSM-5 Crystallization”, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng. 3, 159-170

    , 2018
  16. Chung, J., Taylor, M.G., Granja, I., Asplin, J.R., Mpourmpakis, G., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Factors Differentiating the Effectiveness of Polyprotic Acids as Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization in Kidney Stone Disease”, Cryst. Growth Des. 18, 5617-5627

    , 2018
  17. Kumar, M., Choudhary, M., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Transient Modes of Zeolite Surface Growth from 3D Gel-like Islands to 2D Single Layers“, Nat. Commun. 9, 2129 (1-9)

    , 2018
  18. Li, R., Chawla, A., Linares, N., Sutjianto, J.G., Chapman, K.W., Garcia-Martinez, J., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Diverse Physical States of Amorphous Precursors in Zeolite Synthesis“, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 57, 8460-8471

    , 2018
  19. Olafson, K.N., Clark, R.J., Vekilov, P.G., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Structuring of Organic Solvents at Solid Interfaces and its Ramifications for Antimalarial Adsorption on Beta-Hematin Crystals”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 29288-29298

    , 2018
  20. Rimer, J.D.,

    “Rational Design of Zeolite Catalysts“, Nat. Catal. 1, 488-489

    , 2018
  21. Rimer, J.D., Chawla, A., Le, T.T.,

    “Crystal Engineering for Catalysis“, Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 9, 283-309

    , 2018
  22. Shen, Y., Le, T.T., Fu, D., Schmidt, J.E., Filez, M., Weckhuysen, B.M., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Deconvoluting the Competing Effects of Zeolite Framework Topology and Diffusion Path Length on Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Reaction”, ACS Catal. 8, 11042-11053

    , 2018
  23. Shen, Y., Le, T.T., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Optimized Synthesis of ZSM-11 Catalysts using 1,8-Diaminooctane as a Structure-Directing Agent”, ChemPhysChem 19, 529-537

    , 2018
  24. Susman, M.D., Pham, H.N., Datye, A.K., Chinta, S., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Factors Governing MgO(111) Faceting in the Thermal Decomposition of Oxide Precursors“, Chem. Mater. 30, 2641-2650 (*Cover Artwork)

    , 2018
  25. Alamani, B.G., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Molecular Modifiers of Kidney Stone Growth”, Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens. 26, 256-265

    , 2017
  26. Aseem, Conato, M.T., Jeba, G.G., Rimer, J.D., Harold, M.P.,

    “Exothermic Heat Effects during Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts: Steady State Multiplicity and Catalyst Durability”, Chem. Eng. J. 331, 132-143

    , 2017
  27. Chung, J., Sosa, R., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Elucidating the Effects of Polyprotic Acid Speciation in Calcium Oxalate Crystallization”, Cryst. Growth Des. 17, 4280-4288

    , 2017
  28. Hsieh, M.F., Zhou, Y., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Nonoxidative Conversion of Ethylene to Aromatics on Ag-ZSM-5 Catalyst”, ChemCatChem 9, 1675-1682

    , 2017
  29. Hwang, A., Kumar, M., Rimer, J.D., Bhan, A.,

    “Implications of Methanol Disproportionation on Catalyst Lifetime for Methanol-to-Olefins Conversion by HSSZ-13”, J. Catal. 346, 154-160

    , 2017
  30. Ketchum, M.A., Lee, A.M., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Biomimetic Assay for Hematin Crystallization Inhibitors: A New Platform to Screen Antimalarial Drugs“, Cryst. Growth Des. 17, 197-206

    , 2017
  31. Li, R., Smolyakova, A., Maayan, G., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Designed Peptoids as Tunable Modifiers of Zeolite Crystallization”, Chem. Mater. 29, 9536-9546

    , 2017
  32. Olafson, K.N., Nguyen, T., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.,

    “Antimalarials Inhibit Hematin Crystallization by Specific Drug-Surface Site Interactions”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114, 7531-7536

    , 2017
  33. Olafson, K.N., Nguyen, T.Q., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Deconstructing Quinoline-Class Antimalarials to Identify Fundamental Physicochemical Properties of Hematin Crystal Growth Inhibitors”, Chem. Eur. J. 23, 13638-13647

    , 2017
  34. Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.,

    “Early Onset of Kinetic Roughening Due to Finite Step Width in Hematin Crystallization”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 198101(1-6)

    , 2017
  35. Oleksiak, M.D., Hsieh, M-F., Muraoka, K., Conato, M.T., Shimojima, A., Okubo, T., Chaikittisilp, W., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Organic-Free Synthesis of a Highly Siliceous Faujasite Zeolite with Spatially-Biased Q4(nAl) Si Speciation”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 13366-13371 (*Cover Artwork)

    , 2017
  36. Rimer, J.D., Kolbach-Mandel, A.M., Ward, M.D., Wesson, J.A., Bhan, A.,

    “The Role of Macromolecules in the Formation of Kidney Stones“, Urolithiasis 45, 57-74

    , 2017
  37. Shete, M.H., Kumar, M., Kim, D., Rangnekar, N., Xu, D., Topuz, B., Agrawal, K.V., Karapetrova, E., Stottrup, B., Al-Thabaiti, S., Basahel, S. Narasimharao, K., Rimer, J.D., Tsapatsis, M.,

    “Nanoscale Control of Homoepitaxial Growth on a 2-Dimensional Zeolite“, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 56, 535-539 (*Cover Artwork)

    , 2017
  38. Chung, J., Granja, I., Taylor, M.G., Mpourmpakis, G., Asplin, J.R., and Rimer, J.D.,

    “Molecular Modifiers Reveal a Mechanism of Pathological Crystal Growth Inhibition”, Nature 536, 446-450

    , 2016
  39. Ghorbanpour, A., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.,

    "Computational assessment of the dominant factors governing the mechanism of methanol dehydration over H-ZSM-5 with heterogeneous Al distribution", ACS Catalysis 6, 2287-2298

    , 2016
  40. Kumar, M., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.,

    "Assembly and Evolution of Amorphous Precursors in Zeolite L Crystallization", Chemistry of Materials 28, 1714-1727

    , 2016
  41. Lupulescu, A.I., Qin, W., Rimer, J.D.,

    "Tuning Zeolite Precursor Interactions by Switching the Valence of Polyamine Modifiers“, Langmuir 32, 11888-11898

    , 2016
  42. Olafson, K.N., Alamani, B.G., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Engineering Crystal Modifiers: Bridging Classical and Nonclassical Crystallization“, Chem. Mater. 28, 8453-8465 (*Cover Artwork)

    , 2016
  43. Oleksiak, M.D., Ghorbanpour, A., Conato, M.T., McGrail, B.P., Grabow, L.C., Motkuri, R.K., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Novel Synthesis Strategies for Ultrastable Zeolite GIS Polymorphs as Sorbents for Selective Separations“, Chem. Eur. J. 22, 16078-16088, (*Cover Artwork)

    , 2016
  44. Oleksiak, M.D., Soltis, J.A., Conato, M.T., Penn, R.L., Rimer, J.D.,

    "Nucleation of FAU and LTA Zeolites from Heterogeneous Aluminosilicate Precursors“, Chem. Mater. 28, 4906-4916

    , 2016
  45. Ramamoorthy, S., Kwak, J.H., Karande, P., Farmanesh, S., Rimer, J.D.,

    “A High-throughput Assay for Screening Modifiers of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization“, AIChE J. 62, 3538-3546

    , 2016
  46. Rimer, J.D. and Tsapatsis, M.,

    "Nucleation of Open Framework Materials: Navigating the Voids", Materials Research Society Bulletin 41, 393-398

    , 2016
  47. Conato, M.T., Oleksiak, M.D., McGrail, B.P., Motkuri, R.K., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Framework Stabilization of Si-Rich LTA Zeolite Prepared in Organic-Free Media”, Chem. Commun. 51, 269-272

    , 2015
  48. De Yoreo, J.J., Gilbert, P.U.P.A., Sommerdijk, N.A.J.M., Penn, R.L., Whitelam, S., Joester, D., Zhang, H.Z., Rimer, J.D., Navrotsky, A., Banfield, J.F., Wallace, A.F., Michel, F.M., Meldrum, F.C., Cölfen, H. Dove, P.M.,

    "Crystallization by Particle Attachment in Synthetic, Biogenic, and Geologic Environments", Science 349, aaa6760-1/9

    , 2015
  49. Farmanesh, S., Alamani, B.G., and Rimer, J.D.,

    "Identifying Alkali Metal Inhibitors of Crystal Growth: A Selection Criterion based on Ion Pair Hydration Energy", Chemical Communications 51, 13964-13967

    , 2015
  50. Ghorbanpour, A., Gumidyala, A., Grabow, L.C., Crossley, S.P., Rimer, J.D.,

    "Epitaxial Growth of ZSM @ Silicalite-1: A Core-Shell Zeolite Designed with Passivated Surface Acidity", ACS Nano 9, 4006-4016

    , 2015
  51. Kumar, M., Luo, H., Román-Leshkov, Y., Rimer, J.D.,

    "SSZ-13 Crystallization by Particle Attachment and Deterministic Pathways to Crystal Size Control", Journal of the American Chemical Society 137, 13007-13017

    , 2015
  52. Olafson, K.N., Ketchum, M.A., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.,

    "Molecular Mechanisms of Hematin Crystallization from Organic Solvent", Crystal Growth & Design 15, 5535-5542

    , 2015
  53. Olafson, K.N., Ketchum, M.A., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.,

    "Mechanisms of Hematin Crystallization and Inhibition by the Antimalarial Drug Chloroquine", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112, 4946-4951

    , 2015
  54. Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D., Olafson, K.N., Ketchum, M.A.,

    "Lipid or Aqueous Medium for Hematin Crystallization?", Crystal Engineering Communications 17, 7790-7800

    , 2015
  55. Farmanesh, S., Chung, J., Kwak, J.H., Sosa, R.D., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Natural Promoters of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 12648-12657

    , 2014
  56. Farmanesh, S., Ramamoorthy, S., Chung, J., Asplin, J.R., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.,

    "Specificity of Growth Inhibitors and their Cooperative Effects in Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization", J. Am. Chem. Soc.136, 367-376

    , 2014
  57. Ghorbanpour, A., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.,

    "Periodic, vdW-Corrected Density Functional Theory Investigation of the Effect of Al Siting in H-ZSM-5 on Chemisorption Properties and Site Specific Acidity", Catal. Commun., 52, 98-102

    , 2014
  58. Lupulescu, A.I. and Rimer, J.D.,

    "In Situ Imaging of Silicalite-1 Surface Growth Reveals the Mechanism of Crystallization," Science, 344, 729-732

    , 2014
  59. Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.,

    “Growth of Large Hematin Crystals in Biomimetic Solutions”, Cryst. Growth Des.,14, 2123-2127

    , 2014
  60. Oleksiak, M.D. and Rimer, J.D.,

    "Synthesis of Zeolites in the Absence of Organic Structure-Directing Agents: Factors Governing Crystal Selection and Polymorphism",  Rev. Chem. Eng., 30, 1-49

    , 2014
  61. Rimer, J.D., Kumar, M., Li, R., Lupulescu, A.I., Oleksiak, M.D.,

    “Tailoring the Physicochemical Properties of Zeolite Catalysts”, Catal. Sci. Technol., 4, 3762-3771

    , 2014
  62. Farmanesh, S., Chung, J., Chandra, D., Sosa, R.D., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.,

    "High-Throughput Platform for Design and Screening of Peptides as Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization," J. Cryst. Growth373, 13-19

    , 2013
  63. Ketchum, M.A., Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.,

    "Hematin Crystallization from Aqueous and Organic Solvents,"  J. Chem. Phys., 139, 121911(1-9)

    , 2013
  64. Lupulescu, A.I., Kumar, M., Rimer, J.D.,

    "A Facile Strategy to Design Zeolite L Crystals with Tunable Morphology and Surface Architecture", J. Am. Chem. Soc.135, 6608-6617

    , 2013
  65. Maldonado, M., Oleksiak, M.D., Chinta, S., Rimer, J.D.,

    "Controlling Crystal Polymorphism in Organic-Free Synthesis of Na-Zeolites", J. Am. Chem. Soc.135, 2641-2652 (*Cover artwork. *Selected as a JACS Spotlight.)

    , 2013
  66. Tanneru, C.T., Rimer, J.D., Chellam, S.,

    "Sweep Flocculation and Adsorption of Viruses on Aluminum Flocs During Electrochemical Treatment Prior to Surface Water Microfiltration",Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 4612-4618

    , 2013
  67. Gamage, N.P., Rimer, J.D., Chellam, S.,

    “Fouling Reductions by Aluminum Electroflotation Pretreatment of Surface Water Microfiltration,” J. Membrane Sci., 411-412, 45-53

    , 2012
  68. Lupulescu, A.I. and Rimer, J.D.,

    “Tailoring Silicalite-1 Crystal Morphology with Molecular Modifiers,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.51, 3345-3349 (*Cover Artwork.)

    , 2012
  69. Pragasam, V., Rimer, J.D., Kolbach, A.M., Ward, M.D., Kleinman, J.G., Wesson, J.A.,

    “Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Aggregation Induced by Aggregation of Desialylated Tamm-Horsfall Protein,” Urol. Res.39, 269-282

    , 2011
  70. Rimer, J.D., An, Z., Zhu, Z., Lee, M.H., Wesson, J.A., Goldfarb, D.S., Ward, M.D.,

    “Crystal Growth Inhibitors for the Prevention of L-Cystine Kidney Stones Through Molecular Design,” Science 330, 337-341 (*Cover Artwork. *Selected for a Science Perspectives article. *Highlighted in C&E News, October 2010)

    , 2010
  71. Rimer, J.D., Trofymluk, O., Lobo, R.F., Navrotsky, A., Vlachos, D.G.,

    “Thermodynamics of Silica Nanoparticle Self-Assembly in Basic Solutions of Monovalent Cations,” J. Phys. Chem. C112, 14754-14761

    , 2008
  72. Rimer, J.D., Roth, D.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.,

    “Self-Assembly and Phase Behavior of Germanium Oxide Nanoparticles in Basic Aqueous Solutions,” Langmuir23, 2784-2791

    , 2007
  73. Rimer, J.D., Trofymluk, O., Navrotsky, A., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.,

    “Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of Silica Nanoparticle Dissolution,” Chem. Mater.19, 4189-4197

    , 2007
  74. Rimer, J.D., Fedeyko, J.M., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.,

    “Silica Self-Assembly and the Synthesis of Microporous and Mesoporous Silicates,” Chem. Eur. J.12, 2926-2934

    , 2006
  75. Rimer, J.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.,

    “Physical Basis for the Formation and Stability of Silica Nanoparticles in Basic Solutions of Monovalent Cations,” Langmuir21, 8960-8971

    , 2005
  76. Rimer, J.D., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.,

    “Evolution of Self-Assembled Silica Tetrapropylammonium Nanoparticles at Elevated Temperatures,” J. Phys. Chem. B109, 12762-12771

    , 2005
  77. Fedeyko, J.M., Rimer, J.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.,

    “Spontaneous Formation of Silica Nanoparticles in Basic Solutions of Small Tetraalkylammonium Cations,” J. Phys. Chem. B,108, 12271-12275

    , 2004
  78. Kragten, D.D., Fedeyko, J.M., Sawant, K.R., Rimer, J.D., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.,

    “Structure of the Silica Phase Extracted from Silica/(TPA)OH Solutions Containing Nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. B107, 10006-10016

    , 2003