Dr. Weaver has a PhD in bioinorganic chemistry. She has used differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) to investigate the effects of ionic liquids as stabilizing excipients in protein therapeutics. She has investigated proteins and small molecules using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and various spectroscopies including circular dichroism, UV-difference, fluoresence and visible stopped-flow spectrophotometry in order to perform thermodynamic and kinetic analyses on anion and metal insertion and exchange in proteins. She has also used cyclic voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry to characterize the oxidation-reduction potentials of small molecules and hemoglobin based oxygen carriers.
Prior experience includes work in the textile industry as the global certification coordinator for branded performance polyester CoolMax(R) and nylon Tactel(R) fabrics at E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc. She also has experience with the textile fibers, Dacron(R), and plastics and industrial polymers, Elvanol(R), divisions of DuPont. She has participated in Six-Sigma projects, served as an ISO certification auditor, has HAZMAT training, and familiarity with using standardized (ASTM, AATCC, etc.) testing methods.
Dr. Weaver is currently serving as the manager of the Materials Characterization Laboratory which houses diverse instrumentation for a range of analytical needs, including calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, dynamic mechanical analysis, thermal conductivity, rheology, and tensile testing.Katherine D. Weaver, Ph.D. Materials Characterization Laboratory Manager The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 9201 University City Boulevard – Cameron Hall 272 Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001 telephone: 704-687-0299