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rein-weber

Dr Rein Weber
Manager
Centre for Catalysis Research, c*change,HySA/Catalysis
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 5.27
New Engineering Building
Upper Campus, University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 650-5529
Email: rein.weber@uct.ac.za

Background
As a result of opportunities arising from developments within the Centre for Catalysis Research, my career interests have focused primarily on sustainable business development and providing business support to the Centre for Catalysis Research.

Business support activities within the Centre for Catalysis Research include, inter alia, financial reporting (e.g. budgeting, financial statements and auditing), business planning and development (e.g. internal analysis, scenario planning and strategy), business administration (e.g. progress reporting, contracts & service level agreement compliance and events coordination), marketing (e.g. brand recognition and public relations materials) and human resources (e.g. recruitment).

The ultimate purpose of the business support activities is to ensure the continued support of stakeholders and financial viability of the Centre for Catalysis Research, inclusive of the CatCentre, c*change and HySA/Catalysis activities, but also to foster a environment with growth opportunities for the group and consequently career opportunities for the individuals.

Qualification
2004 – 2005
MBA (part-time)    Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

1994 – 1998
PhD    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town

1991 – 1993
MSc (Chem. Eng.)    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town

1986 – 1991
BSc (Chem. Eng.)    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town

Employment History
2007 – current
Business Support Manager (Centre for Catalysis Research, incl. DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis and DST Hydrogen Catalysis Competence Centre), Department of Chemical  Engineering, University of Cape Town

2004 – 2007
Chief Scientific Officer (Centre for Catalysis Research) and Administrator (DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town

End 2003
Senior Process Engineer, Process Development Group, Sasol Technology R&D

2000 – 2003
Process Engineer, New Catalytic Technologies and Process Development Groups, Sasol Technology R&D

Publications
Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

R.W. Weber, J.C.Q. Fletcher, K.P. Möller and C.T. O’Connor, “The characterization and elimination of the external acidity of ZSM-5”, Microporous Materials, 7, 15-25 (1996)

R.W. Weber, K.P. Möller, M. Unger and C.T. O’Connor, “The chemical vapour and liquid deposition of tetraethoxysilane on the external surface of ZSM-5”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 23, 179-187 (1998)

R.W. Weber, H.P Röger, K.P. Möller and C.T. O’Connor, “Effect of different silanisation procedures on the external surface acidity and shape selectivity of ZSM-5”, in “Proceedings of the 12th International Zeolite Conference”, Ed. M.M.J. Treacy, B.K. Marcus, M.E. Bisher and J.B. Higgins, Baltimore, USA, July 5-10, pp 2015-2022 (1998)

R.W. Weber, K.P. Möller and C.T. O’Connor, “The chemical vapour and liquid deposition of tetraethoxysilane on ZSM-5, mordenite and beta”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 35-36, 533-543 (2000)

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