Gerald Koermer
Principal Scientist
BASF Catalysts LLC
25 Middlesex Essex Tpk.
Iselin, NJ 08830

Biographical Sketch

Education
University of California, San Diego, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Physical Organic Chemistry Ph.D.
Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ., Chemistry BA

Professional Experience
June 06- Present BASF Catalysts LLC
Principal Scientist: Materials Science and Enabling Technology
Materials and catalyst synthesis and testing; Leading group of 22 scientists and technicians (18 exempts). Extensive R&D experience in heterogeneous/homogeneous catalysis and materials science; catalytic process chemistry; direct experience at petrochemical and catalyst manufacturing sites; lab reactor design, construction and implementation. Recent emphasis on fundamental catalyst studies, environmental catalysis, fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic sensors, combinatorial catalysis, nanotechnology, photovoltaics and antimicrobial agents. Member BASF nanotechnology team.
• North American contact for BASF for Nanotechnology
• 2007-2008, Member central BASF Nanotechnology team- evaluated and funded nanotechnology projects within BASF worldwide

1984 - 2006 Engelhard Corporation
Group Leader, Research Associate, Sr. Research Associate
Research in catalysis, materials synthesis, zeolites, molecular sieves, pigments, nanotechnology, chorine dioxide and related fields. Wide range of projects and topics resulting in many products.

1982-1984 Unilever Corporation
Group Leader: research related to consumer goods

1974-1982 Celanese Chemical Company
Research Chemist, Sr. Research Chemist, Project Leader;
Research related to the production of commodity chemicals; Extensive chemical plant and pilot plant experience.