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Dr. Oliver Hemmers received his Ph.D. in physics in 1993 from the Technical University in Berlin, Germany, with specialization in X-ray atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Specialties: Data analysis and interpretation – atomic physics to climate change.
From November 2008 until June 2013, Hemmers was leading UNLV’s Harry Reid Center to meet the demands of interdisciplinary research across campus and orchestrating campus-wide efforts including research, education and outreach. Examples include, leading the State of Nevada proposal effort in response to the FAA Screening Information Request to establish 6 new test sites for unmanned aerial systems development – and one of those was awarded to Nevada in 2013, the development of a UNLV Mega-Voltage X-ray research facility and program with close industry partnerships and participation, and joining a major national cyber security initiative to help lead the nation in power grid related cyber security research and testing.
UNLV’s managerial point of contact for the Nevada Renewable Energy Consortium and the state-wide Task Leader for Solar Energy Research projects within the Consortium.
Research interests include applications of x-ray spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation on gases, solids and surfaces to probe electronic structures, correlations and processes as well as new materials for solar energy conversion; hydrogen fuel storage with a focus on glass-ceramic composite materials; optimization of biodiesel production processes with a focus on sodium methoxide production; Materials research regarding the synthesis and characterization of surrogate substituted fluorapatite for potential applications in long-term nuclear waste storage.