Dr. Robert A. Meyers
RAMTECH LIMITED
122 Escalle Lane
94939 Larkspur
CA
USA
Phone: 1-415-927-1761

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Meyers has worked with more than 20 Nobel laureates during his career. The photo of Dr. Meyers at the Continental Divide, was taken during a tour of Colorado earth sciences, environmental and solar energy facilities.

EDUCATION

Post-doctoral Fellow and member of faculty:

California Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry,

University of California at Los Angeles

B.A., Chemistry with minor in Mathematics,

California State University, San Diego

RESEARCH

Dr Meyers was Manager of Chemical Technology at TRW (now Northrop Grumman) in Redondo Beach, CA and is now President of RAMTECH Limited. He is co-inventor of the Gravimelt process for desulfurization and demineralization of coal for air pollution and water pollution control and was manager of the Department of Energy project leading to construction and successful operation of a first-of-a-kind Gravimelt Process Integrated Test Plant. Dr Meyers is the inventor of and was project manager for the DOE-sponsored Magnetohydrodynamics Seed Regeneration Project which has resulted in the construction and successful operation of a pilot plant for production of potassium formate, a chemical utilized for plasma electricity generation and air pollution control. He also managed TRW efforts in magnetohydrodynamics electricity generating combustor and plasma channel development. Dr. Meyers managed the pilot-scale DoE project for determining the hydrodynamics of synthetic fuels. He is a co- inventor of several thermo-oxidative stable polymers which have achieved commercial success as the GE PEI, Upjohn Polyimides and Rhone-Polenc bismaleimide resins. He has also managed projects for photochemistry, chemical lasers, flue gas scrubbing, oil shale analysis and refining, petroleum analysis and refining, global change measurement from space satellites, analysis and mitigation (carbon dioxide and ozone), hydrometallurgical refining, soil and hazardous waste remediation, novel polymers synthesis, modeling of the economics of space transportation systems, space rigidizable structures and chemiluminescence-based devices.

He is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, member of the American Physical Society, member of the American Chemical Society and serves on the UCLA Chemistry Department Advisory Board. He was a member of the joint USA-Russia working group on air pollution control and the EPA-sponsored Waste Reduction Institute for Scientists and Engineers.

Dr Meyers has more than 20 patents and 50 technical papers in the fields of photochemistry, pollution control, inorganic reactions, organic reactions, luminescence phenomena and polymers. He has published in primary literature journals including Science and the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Dr Meyers’ scientific achievements have been reviewed in feature articles in the popular press in publications such as The New York Times Science Supplement and The Wall Street Journal as well as more specialized publications such as Chemical Engineering and Coal Age. A public service film was produced by the Environmental Protection Agency of Dr. Meyers' chemical desulfurization invention for air pollution control.

SCIENTIFIC BOOKS

Dr. Meyers is the author or Editor-in-Chief of 12 technical books including the Handbook of Chemical Production Processes, Handbook of Synfuels Technology and Handbook of Petroleum Refining Technology (McGraw-Hill) and The Handbook of Energy Technology and Economics, published by John Wiley & Sons; Coal Structure, published by Academic Press; and Coal Desulfurization as well as the Coal Handbook published by Marcel Dekker. He served as chairman of the Advisory Board for A Guide to Nuclear Power Technology, published by John Wiley & Sons, which won the Association of American Publishers Award as the best book in technology and engineering.

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Dr Meyers conceived and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Academic Press (now Elsevier) Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology. This is an 18-volume publication of 780 twenty-page articles written to an audience of university students and practicing professionals. This encyclopedia, first published in 1987, was very successful, and because of this, was revised and reissued in 1992 as a second edition. The Third Edition was published in 2001 and is now on-line. Dr Meyers has completed His eight-volume Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation was published in 1998 by John Wiley & Sons and his 15- volume Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry was published in 2000, also by John Wiley & Sons, and now the Springer Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science and the Springer Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology.