Rimer is well known for working to understand how catalysts, specifically zeolites, are made and ways to optimize them by controlling their properties.
Though he excels in many fields, he still finds their synthesis remarkable.
“We’ve taken inspiration from methods of controlling natural and pathological crystallization, which we applied to drug development for kidney stones and other diseases, such as malaria,” said Rimer. “We use very similar bio-inspired approaches to control the growth of zeolites. It is interesting how we can bridge completely different fields at a fundamental level.”
He’s won other emerging leadership awards in this field, too.