BNC's Weaver recipient of the 2011 Monroe Seligman Award by the Institute of Environmental Sciences
April 11, 2011
John R. Weaver, facility manager at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Monroe Seligman Award by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology. Weaver is being recognized "for his unparalleled contributions to nanotechnology research facilities in both the public and private sectors," according to the award's citation. A formal announcement will be made during a meeting on May 4. Weaver has been involved in the design of the Birck Nanotechnology Center from its conceptual stages.
He has participated in the design and construction of more than 25 "clean" facilities, including several semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities.
- John R. Weaver
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