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Education

Sep 1992Present

Ph.D.

The Ohio State University

Dissertation

Instrumental Improvements in MHz Amplified Ultrafast Laser Systems with Applications to Picosecond Transient Vibrational Spectroscopy

Advisor

Professor Terry L. Gustafson

May 1988Present

B.S.

Magnum Cum Laude

Advisors

Professor David C. Taylor (Chemistry)

Professor James H. Fearday (Physics)

Work experience

2008Present

Associate Professor

Department of Integrated Science, Business and Technology

19992008

Assistant Professor

Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program

19961999

Analytical Chemist

Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.

Supervisor

Dr. Larry P. Goss

Optical Diagnostics Group

Responsible for design and development of commercial data-acquisition and -analysis systems for emerging optical diagnostics including Two-Color Particle Image Velocimetry (TCPIV), Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) and Strain-Sensitive Skin (S3)

19931996

Research Chemist

Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.

Supervisor

Dr. Larry P. Goss

Ultrafast Photonics Group

Involved in the application of ultrafast laser spectroscopy to the development and deployment of advanced turbine-engine combusion and aviation-fuel diagnostics including Thin-Filament Pyrometry (TFP), Thin-Filament Velocimetry (TFV), Ultrafast Pump/Probe Spectroscopy, Picosecond Time-Resolved Laser-Induced Fluoresence Spectroscopy (PITLIF) and Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring in Fuel (USPTO 5,919,710) as an On-site Contractor for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

19881992

Graduate Teaching Associate

The Ohio State University Department of Chemistry

Supervisor

Professor Terry L. Gustafson

Department of Chemistry

Recitation and laboratory instruction, grading and experimental preparation for both undergraduate and graduate level courses

Skills

COBOL
Pascal
SQL
FORTRAN
Microsoft Visual BASIC
Microsoft Visual C/C++
FORTH
ANSI C
National Instruments LabWindows/CVI
National Instruments LabVIEW

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Miscellaneous Videos

eBooks

Patents (Industry)

Proceedings (Industry)

4.Jordan, J. D.; Trump, D. D.; Sarka, B.; Weaver, W. L.; Goss, L. P.; Navarra, K. R. “High-Frequency Pressure-Sensitive Paints for Turbomachinery Applications,” Proceedings of the 44th International Instrumentation Symposium (Instrument Society of America, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1998), pp. 110-119.

3.Vilimpoc, V.; Sarka, B.; Weaver, W. L.; Gord, J. R.; Anderson, S. "Techniques to Characterize the Thermal-Oxidation Stability of Jet Fuels and the Effects of Additives," Reviewed ASME Paper No. 96-GT-44.

2.Gord, J.; Weaver, W.; Grinstead, K. D.; Lytle, F.; "Fuel-Thermal-Stability Studies with Two-Photon Fluorescence Spectroscopy," Combustion Fundamentals and Applications (Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994), pp. 249-254.

1.Goss, L. P.; Weaver, W. L.; Trump, D. D.; Gord, J. R. "Thin-Filament Velocimetry and Pyrometry," Combustion Fundamentals and Applications (Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994), pp. 243-248.

Contributed Editorial Publications (La Salle)

89.  Weaver, Bill, "Can't Touch This: Wireless power transmission", Scientific Computing, 26(3), May/June 2009, pg. 29.

88.Weaver, Bill, “On the Pulse: Pen-based computing in the laboratory”, Scientific Computing, 26(1), January/February 2009, pg. 32.

87.Weaver, Bill, “Algorithmic Intelligence: Very real advances in the hierarchical temporal memory platform”, Scientific Computing, 25(9), September/October 2008, pg. 14.

86.Weaver, Bill, “World on a String: Toward experimental support for string theory”, Scientific Computing, 25(4), March 2008, pg. 34.

85.Weaver, Bill, “To Rule Them All: A heuristic theory of innovation”, Scientific Computing, 25(2), January 2008, pg. 28.

84.Weaver, Bill, “What a Tangled Web: Functional quantum nodes for entanglement distribution”, Scientific Computing, 24(10), September 2007, pg. 20.

83.Weaver, Bill, “Wave Which Way: Sensor technology for directional underwater sound”, Scientific Computing, 24(8), July 2007, pg. 14.

82.Weaver, Bill, “Photographic Memory: Web searching with object instance recognition”, Scientific Computing, 24(7), June 2007, pg. 13.

81.Weaver, Bill, “Now You See It: Modern advances in steganalysis”, Scientific Computing, 24(6), May 2007, pg. 18.

80.Weaver, Bill, “Toys for Dots: Improved nanodots for data storage”, Scientific Computing, 24(5), April 2007, pg. 12.

79.Weaver, Bill, “A Scanner Darkly: Acquiring a signature from dark matter”, Scientific Computing, 24(4), March 2007, pg. 13.

78.Weaver, Bill, “Operation: Furious Speed Bump: Systematic impediments to laboratory integration”, Scientific Computing, 24(3), February 2007, pg. 14.

77.Weaver, Bill, “Laboratory 3.0: Upgrading laboratory processes in a flat world”, Scientific Computing, 24(2), January 2007, pg. 12.

76.Weaver, Bill, “Fact or Fiction: Vetting text with natural language processing algorithms”, Scientific Computing, 23(12), November 2006, pg. 10.

75.Weaver, Bill, “Between the Lines: The evolution of revolutionary broadcast technology”, Scientific Computing, 23(11), October 2006, pg. 12.

74.Weaver, Bill, “Will Take a Little Time: New chip-scale atomic clocks”, Scientific Computing, 23(10), September 2006, pg. 16.

73.Weaver, Bill, “There and Back Again: The many flavors of image stabilization”, Scientific Computing, 23(9), August 2006, pg. 14.

72.Weaver, Bill, “New SWIS Army: Developing collective intelligence”, Scientific Computing, 23(8), July 2006, pg. 14.

71.Weaver, Bill, “Inductive Interrogation: Magnetic field response measurement sensors”, Scientific Computing, 23(7), June 2006, pg. 14.

70.Weaver, Bill, “Acquiring Minds: Distance learning and collaboration”, Scientific Computing, 23(6), May 2006, pg. 10.

69.Weaver, Bill, “Shepherding the FLOC: Local clustering of wireless sensor networks”, Scientific Computing, 23(5), April 2006, pg. 12.

68.Weaver, Bill, “Going Deep: A new algorithm for robotic vision”, Scientific Computing, 23(4), March 2006, pg. 14.

67.Weaver, Bill, “Focus on Knowledge: Knowledge enhanced electronic logic programming”, Scientific Computing, 23(3), February 2006, pg. 12.

66.Weaver, Bill, “It’s About Time: A new data acquisition paradigm”, Scientific Computing, 23(2), January 2006, pg. 14.

65.Weaver, Bill, “Say Hello to ADIOS: Unsupervised learning of linguistic structures”, Scientific Computing, 22(12), November 2005, pg. 12.

64.Weaver, Bill, “Abuzz About ZigBee: Low-power self-organizing data networking”, Scientific Computing, 22(11), October 2005, pg. 14.

63.Weaver, Bill, “No Spam for You!!!: Unified email filtering technology”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(10), September 2005, pp. 14.

62.Weaver, Bill, “Look Who’s Talking: Spectral learning algorithm for speech separation”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(9), August 2005, pg. 8.

61.Weaver, Bill, “When Push Comes to Shove: Quantum imaging with magnetic resonance force microscopy”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(8), July 2005, pg. 8.

60.Weaver, Bill, “Can You Read My Mind?: Acquiring signals for neuroprosthetics”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(7), June 2005, pg. 10.

59.Weaver, Bill, “One Giant Leap: Measuring the small with precision”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(6), May 2005, pg. 12.

58.Weaver, Bill, “Aim High: The HIAPER Project for environmental research”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(5), April 2005, pg. 12.

57.Weaver, Bill, “Creeping Crawlers: Autonomous adaptive data mining agents”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(4), March 2005, pg. 12.

56.Weaver, Bill, “Turning up the Heat: Melanophila acuminata and biomimetic sensors”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(3), February 2005, pg. 8.

55.Weaver, Bill, “Thinking about Thinking: A new model for algorithmic intelligence”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(2), January 2005, pg. 12.

54.Weaver, Bill, “Sensors with Smarts: Standardizing the networked sensor interface”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(12), November 2004, pg. 12.

53.Weaver, Bill, “Keep it Pithy: Parallel probabilistic model building genetic algorithms”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(11), October 2004, pg. 10.

52.Weaver, Bill, “See What I’m Saying: Developments in gesture recognition”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(10), September 2004, pg. 12.

51.Weaver, Bill, “Won’t Hold Still: Frequency analysis with the Hilbert-Huang Transform”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(9), August 2004, pg. 10.

50.Weaver, Bill, “Simplifying Complexity: Algorithmic contributions of Richard M. Karp”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(8), July 2004, pg. 10.

49.Weaver, Bill, “Are Better than One: Development in multi-photon processes”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(7), June 2004, pg. 18.

48.Weaver, Bill, “Coincidental Correlation: Upgrading the human-machine interface”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(6), May 2004, pg. 16.

47.Weaver, Bill, “The Birds and the Bees Revolutions: Swarms and multiagent systems”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(5), April 2004, pg. 12.

46.Weaver, Bill, “The Birds and the Bees Reloaded: Pattern seeking with neural networks and representative democracies”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(4), March 2004, pg. 16.

45.Weaver, Bill, “The Birds and the Bees: Evolutionary programming for analysis and control”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(3), February 2004, pg. 16.

44.Weaver, Bill, “Of Mice and Salesman: Biological algorithms for data analysis”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(2), January 2004, pg. 16.

43.Weaver, Bill, “The Squeaky Wheel: Measurement systems for noise, vibration, and harshness”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(12), November 2003, pg. 16.

42.Weaver, Bill, “Larger than Life: Sensing with synthetic aperture radar”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(11), October 2003, pg. 9.

41.Weaver, Bill, “Knowledge Acquisition: Creating awareness with sensor fusion”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(10), September 2003, pp. 16-17.

40.Weaver, Bill, “Using a Light Touch: analysis of delicate macromolecules using MALDI”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(9), August 2003, pg. 13.

39.Weaver, Bill, “The Substance of Symbolism: Discovering the mathematics of intelligence”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(8), July 2003, pg. 14.

38.Weaver, Bill, “Down to the Wire: Conducting polymers enable new sensors”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(7), June 2003, pg. 14.

37.Weaver, Bill, “Modulation Adulation: High-speed wireless data transmission technology”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(6), May 2003, pg. 10.

36.Weaver, Bill, “Scoping Mechanisms: Acquisition using high-speed oscilloscopes”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(5), April 2003, pg. 12.

35.Weaver, Bill, “Under Lock and Key: Protecting sensitive data”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(4), March 2003, pg. 13.

34.Weaver, Bill, “Agile Acquisition: Exceptional experimentation with extreme programming”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(3), February 2003, pg. 13.

33.Weaver, Bill, “Lock-In Role: Rescuing miniscule signals from noise”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(2), January 2003, pg. 59.

32.Weaver, Bill, “Attitude Adjustment: A look at optical and mechanical gyroscopes”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(12), November 2002, pg. 15.

31.Weaver, Bill, “Cutting the Apron Strings: Emerging intelligent process control systems”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(11), October 2002, pg. 18.

30.Weaver, Bill, “Do you want Pathogens with That?: Biosensors for rapid food screening”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(10), September 2002, pg. 16.

29.Weaver, Bill, “Seismic Advances in Acquisition: Acoustic imaging techniques in seismology”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(9), August 2002, pg. 18.

28.Weaver, Bill, “Digital Light Processing and Other Party Tricks: The varied uses of TI’s MEMS device”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(8), July 2002, pg. 16.

27.Weaver, Bill, “Time to Get Real: A look at real-time data acquisition”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(7), June 2002, pg. 16.

26.Weaver, Bill, “Attack of the Digitals: Digital image acquisition goes to the movies”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(6), May 2002, pg. 16.

25.Weaver, Bill, “A Sensor in Every Pot: The integration of data acquisition and pervasive computing”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(5), April 2002, pg. 16.

24.Weaver, Bill, “Hands Across the Laboratory: Data acquisition using hand-held computers”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(4), March 2002, pg. 16.

23.Weaver, Bill, “Getting the Drop on Microgravity: Acquiring data from free-falling experiments”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(3), February 2002, pg. 16.

22.Weaver, Bill, “Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry: Pushing the boundaries of informatics”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(2), January 2002, pg. 45.

21.Weaver, Bill, “The Bionic Ear: We have the technology”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(1), December 2001, pg. 16.

20.Weaver, Bill, “Base-ial Profiling: Hidden Markov models in bioinformatics”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(12), November 2001, pg. 15.

19.Weaver, Bill, “Room at the Bottom: The reality of nano-scale sensors”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(11), October 2001, pg. 16.

18.Weaver, Bill, “When Nobody’s Looking: The proliferation of visual biometrics”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(10), September 2001, pg. 16.

17.Weaver, Bill, “You Can Count on It: A look at counters and timers”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(9), August 2001, pg. 16.

16.Weaver, Bill, “The Little Circuit that Could: A glance at the omnipresent PLC”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(8), July 2001, pg. 16.

15.Weaver, Bill, “The Next Wave of Fast ADCs: Exploiting photonics for analog-to-digital conversion”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(7), June 2001, pg. 22.

14.Weaver, Bill, “Spelunking v. Thunking: Acquiring data from acquired data”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(6), May 2001, pg. 16.

13.Weaver, Bill, “A Ctrl-Shift in Paradigm: Opportunity cost of legacies”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(5), April 2001, pg. 16.

12.Weaver, Bill, “In Like a Lion: Remote sensing and windshear”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(4), March 2001, pg. 14.

11.Weaver, Bill, “Straight to the Heart: Data acquisition and biotelemetry”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(3), February 2001, pg. 14.

10.Weaver, Bill, “A Space Odyssey: Image compression and the wavelet transform”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(2), January 2001, pg. 14.

9.Weaver, Bill, “Do You Hear What I Hear?: Digital audio storage formats”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(1), December 2000, pg. 14.

8.Weaver, Bill, “Tag, You’re It: Data acquisition using transponders”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 17(12), November 2000, pg. 14.

7.Weaver, Bill, “If At First: The successive approximation register”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 17(11), October 2000, pg. 14.

6.Weaver, Bill, “One If By Land: Data transmission and error correction”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 17(10), September 2000, pg. 14.

5.Weaver, Bill, “Less Than Picture Perfect: Digital image capture”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 17(9), August 2000, pg. 14.

4.Weaver, Bill, “Relativistic Data Acquisition: The importance of calibration”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 17(8), July 2000, pg. 14.

3.Weaver, Bill, “DAQ Evolves into Informatics: The next era of data acquisition”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 17(7), June, 2000, pg. 13.

2.Weaver, Bill, “When You Can’t Read Your Own Writing: Metamorphic file formats”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 17(6), May 2000, pg. 14.

1.Weaver, Bill, “Distributed Data Acquisition: Moving acquisition to the point of measurement”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 17(5), April 2000, pg. 14.

Personal

Technical Consulting (La Salle)

ALZA Corporation

Mountain View, CA

Contact:  Mr. Scott Hogrefe

Description:  Consultation on the topic of Laboratory Informatics

Albert Einstein Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA

Contact:  Dr. John A. Handal

Description:  Development of instrumentation, data analysis and laboratory procedures for the analysis of bone cement samples containing chemotherapeutic drugs for new adjuvant therapies

University of Florida/Visteon Corporation

Gainesville, FL

Contact:  Dr. James P. Hubner

Description:  Algorithm and software development in support of the Strain-Sensitive Skin Data Acquisition and Reduction Suite project

Peer-Reviewed Publications (Graduate School)

7.Buterbaugh, J. S.; Toscano, J. P.; Weaver, W. L.; Gord, J. R.; Hadad, C. M.; Gustafson, T.; Platz, M. S. "Fluorescence Lifetime Measurements and Spectral Analysis of Adamantyldiazirine." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 119(15), 3580 (1997).

6.Weaver, W. L.; Iwata, K.; Gustafson, T. L. "Improvements in the Amplification of Ultrashort Pulses at MHz Repetition Rates: Characterization of a Six Pass Amplifier," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 852 (1993).

5.Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Time Dependence of the Depolarization Ratio in Picosecond Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopy: Effect of Reorientation," Chem. Phys. Lett. 210, 50 (1993).

4.Weaver, W. L.; Huston, L. A.; Iwata, K.; Gustafson, T. L. "Solvent/Solute Interactions Probed by Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy: Mode Specific Vibrational Dynamics of S1 trans-Stilbene," J. Phys. Chem. 96, 8956 (1992).

3.Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Spontaneous Raman Spectra of the Cyanine Dye DODCI and Its Six Analogues Using Titanium:Sapphire Laser Excitation," J. Phys. Chem. 96, 10219 (1992).

2.Huston, L. A.; Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Broadband Picosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy at MHz Repetition Rates," Opt. Commun. 88, 105 (1992).

1.Benson, R. L.; Iwata, K; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Improvements in the Generation of Quasi-Continuous, Tunable Ultraviolet Excitation for Raman Spectroscopy: Applications to Drug/Nucleotide Interactions," Appl. Spectrosc. 46, 240 (1992).

Professional Organizations

Current Member of Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honor Society

Current Member of Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century (Class of 2000)

External Support as Principal Investigator (La Salle)

Implementation of a Virtual Control Room in the Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program

Principal Investigator

June 2003 - June 2006

National Science Foundation - $66,417

Abstract:La Salle University requests support to enhance student learning by creating a Virtual Control Room (VCR) through which students will gain experience in process design and control, integral components of the new Integrated Science, Business, and Technology (ISBT) Program. Initially, two courses will be impacted: Laboratory Informatics and Collaborative Software Development, both of which will direct students through the set up and operation of a control room. Interested students will have three opportunities to monitor actual processes in courses entitled Tissue Culture, Bioprocessing, and Biotechnology of Pharmaceuticals.  Funds will be used to purchase hardware, instrumentation, and equipment and to support faculty and curriculum development.

Project Outcomes: The creation of the Virtual Control Room (VCR) has impacted four (4) courses within the Information & Knowledge Management (IKM) concentration of the ISBT program, Laboratory Informatics, Collaborative Software Development, Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Discovery.Each course utilizes the VCR as its primary instruction room and the equipment and software permit the students to examine a wide range of technologies utilized by modern research and production laboratories.Instruments utilized in the courses Tissue Culture, Bioprocessing and Biotechnology of Pharmaceuticals have been interfaced between the laboratory and the VCR.The VCR has also facilitated student and faculty research and it has become a collaboration venue for all students within the ISBT program.

Incorporation of Problem-Based Learning into Two Courses – Technology Foundations II-Materials and Bioprocessing -- in the Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program

Co-Principal Investigator

January 2002 - January 2004

National Science Foundation - $111,537

Abstract: LaSalle University is enhancing student learning by incorporating Problem-Based Learning (PBL) into two courses that are integral components of its new Integrated Science, Business and Technology (ISBT) Program. Modeled after a very successful program at James Madison University, ISBT is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate major that draws on LaSalle's solid traditions in science, technology, and business education to develop graduates that are uniquely qualified to take active leadership roles in arriving at scientifically and economically informed solutions to real-world problems. Funds are being used to purchase two UTMs, one Gas Chromatograph with auto sampler, and two, 5-liter B. Braun B Fermentation Systems, and to support faculty and curriculum development for Technology Foundations II-Materials (sophomore-level) and Bioprocessing (junior/senior-level). Materials are designed around student use of a Universal Testing Machine (UTM) and students are learning to use the UTM to test ferrous and non-ferrous metals, polymers and elastomers, ceramics, composites, and adhesives and to perform tensile, compression, shear, and flexure testing. This laboratory-intensive approach affords the investigation of a broad range of material types within a one-semester course and permits each student to discover a valid taxonomy of material type and physical behavior. Bioprocessing is designed to integrate concepts introduced in previous courses and imparts an understanding of fermentation system fundamentals, knowledge of several different mammalian and microbial biochemical systems, and an appreciation of the unique requirements of each system. Students manipulate and use real-time data to keep fermentation systems under control. PBL is being delivered through facilitated small student groups and utilize the new equipment.

Project Outcomes: The purchased equipment was introduced into the courses described in the project abstract.This support was used to provide instructor training in PBL methods and assessment through an on-campus Workshop that was attended by interested faculty from multiple departments.In addition to providing a laboratory component to these courses and others, the equipment has also been used extensively for student and faculty research.

Academic Lineage

Etienne de Clave

(Professor at the Jardin du Roi in Paris – ca. 1620)

Christophe Glaser

(M.D., Basel – ca. 1640)

Nicolas Lemery

(Paris Apothecary School – ca. 1667)

J.G. Spitzley

(Paris Apothecary School)

Guillaume-Francois Rouelle

(Paris Apothecary School – ca. 1725)

Antoine L. Lavoisier

(Paris – 1763)

Jean B.M. Bucquet

(Paris – 1768)

Claude Louis Berthollet

(Paris – 1778)

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

(Paris – 1800)

Justis Von Liebig

(Erlangen – 1822)

Carl Schmidt

(Giessen – 1844)

Wilhelm Ostwald

(Dorpat – 1878)

Charles W. Faulk

(Leipzig – 1890)

Earle R. Caley

(The Ohio State University – 1928)

Lockhart B. Rodgers

(Princeton – 1942)

David M. Hercules

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1957)

Fred E. Lytle

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968) 

Terry L. Gustafson

(Purdue University, 1979)

William  L. Weaver

(The Ohio State University, 1992)

Awards and Honors

La Salle University

Frank P. Palopoli Endowed Professor: 2012 - 2014

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Student Marshall, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: May 1988 Outstanding Physics Student Award: 1988 Marie McKay Alumni Scholarship Award: 1987 CRC Press Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Student Award: 1985

National Honor Societies

Outstanding College Students of America, 1988 Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honorary, 1987 Lambda Sigma, National Sophomore Honor Society, 1986

Teaching Experience

Associate/Assistant Professor

La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, United States

1999 - Present

CHM 212 Quantitative Analysis

Chemistry Majors

CHM 311 Instrumental Analysis

Chemistry Majors

ISBT 111 Technology and Systems Analysis (New Course)

ISBT Majors

ISBT 112 Technology Foundations I - Processes (New Course)

ISBT Majors

ISBT 211 Instrumentation and Measurement (New Course)

ISBT Majors

ISBT 212 Technology Foundations II - Materials (New Course)

ISBT Majors

ISBT 311 Laboratory Informatics (New Course)

ISBT Majors

ISBT 312 Collaborative Software Development (New Course)

ISBT Majors

ISBT 370 Bioinformatics (New Course)

ISBT Majors

ISBT 374 Information and Knowledge Management (New Course)

ISBT Majors

HON 382 Toward Intelligent Systems (New Course)

Honors Program

ISBT 411 Intelligent Systems (New Course)

ISBT Majors

ISBT 412 Knowledge Discovery (New Course)

ISBT Majors

CSC 444 Independent Research

Computer Science Majors

ISBT 444 Independent Research

ISBT Majors

ISBT 481 Capstone Experience I

ISBT Majors

ISBT 482 Capstone Experience II

ISBT Majors

CHM 481 Chemical Research

Chemistry Majors

Graduate Teaching Associate

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States

1988 - 1992

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I Chemistry Majors CHEM 122 General Chemistry II Chemistry Majors CHEM 201H General Chemistry I Honors Chemistry Majors CHEM 204 Principles of Chemistry I Engineering Majors CHEM 205 Principles of Chemistry II Engineering Majors CHEM 211 Quantitative Analysis Biology & Medical Science Majors CHEM 211H Quantiative Analysis Honors Chemistry Majors CHEM 588 Practice in Instrumental Analysis Chemistry Majors CHEM 623 Chemical Instrumentation Graduate Chemistry

Laboratory Teaching Assistant

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, PA, United States

1987 - 1988

CHEM 114 Introductory Analytical Laboratory

Chemistry Majors

Invited Presentations (Industry)

6.   Jordan, J. D.; Watkins, A. N.; Trump, D. D.; Weaver, W. L.; Goss, L. P.; Dale, G. A.; Clinehens, G. A. "Ultrastable Blue-LED Illumination Source for PSP Applications," (Invited) HCF Instrumentation Action Team Meeting, 18 September 1998, Dayton, OH.

5.   Jordan, J. D.; Watkins, A. N.; Trump, D. D.; Sarka, B.; Weaver, W. L.; Goss, L. P.; Navarra, K. R.; Stange, W. A. "High-Frequency Pressure Sensitive Paints," (Invited) 1998 Turbine Engine Technology Symposium, 14 - 17 September 1998, Dayton, OH.

4.   Weaver, W. L. "Optical Diagnostics Development: Getting to Know Your Flow," (Invited) Chemistry Department, Wittenberg University, 2 November 1997, Springfield, OH.

3.   Weaver, W. L. "Laser Diagnostic Development for the Characterization of the Chemistry and Kinetics in Combustion and Decomposition of Hydrocarbon Jet Fuels," (Invited) Ohio Valley Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 25 January 1995, Dayton, OH.

2.   Lytle, F. E.; Grinstead, K.; Gord, J.; Weaver, W.; Fisher, W.; Dinkel, D. "Trace Analysis by Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence," (Invited) 28th ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, 11 November 1993, Columbia, MO.

1.   Lytle, F. E.; Grinstead, K.; Gord, J.; Weaver, W.; Fisher, W.; Dinkel, D. "Trace Analysis by Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence," (Invited) 206th ACS National Meeting, Spectrochemical Awards Symposium to Honor Richard Keller, 23 August 1993, Chicago, IL.

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Peer-Reviewed Publications (La Salle)

1.Handal, J. A.; Frisch, R. F.; Weaver, W. L.; Williams, E. A.; DiMatteo, D. “Method for the Physical Analysis of Drug-Bone Cement Composite,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 459, 105 (2007).

Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research is the leading periodical in orthopaedics that brings readers the latest and most important research, breakthrough discoveries, and informed opinions that shape today's orthopaedic practice. Generalists and specialists depend on CORR to report first on emerging trends and new techniques. Contributions from clinicians and researchers around the world provide an international perspective. CORR publishes original articles that are significant contributions to the advancement of orthopaedic knowledge. JOURNAL PROFILE - Category: Orthopedics; Impact Factor: 1.357; Rank: 12th of 42

Monograph Publications (La Salle)

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External Support as Principal Investigator (Industry)

Post-Processing Imaging-Software Development for a Paint-Measuring System

Principal Investigator

January 1999 - September 1999

The Ford Motor Company/Visteon Corporation - $75,078

Abstract: This proposed research effort involves the development of image post-processing software for a proprietary paint formulation developed by Ford Visteon. This software will be capable of acquiring two-dimensional-intensity images from commercially available CCD cameras and also controlling the light sources used to illuminate the painted test object. The pair of images collected will quantify the intensity acquired from the painted test object in loaded and unloaded configurations. The software will employ algorithms that take into account test-object deformation when obtaining the intensity ratio of I(load) / I(unload). The resulting intensity ratio will be converted into the desired quantity through the use of laboratory calibration values and in-situ measurement results acquired during the test. The two-dimensional calibrated images will be exported in a format readable by the SDRC-IDEAS and Pro/Mechanica software packages for texture mapping onto a three-dimensional model surface.

Project Outcomes:Development of over 20,000 lines of code in National Instruments LabWindows/CVI to create a Microsoft Windows – based software application codenamed “SVARaTI: Sensor Visualization, Analysis, Registration, and Testing Interface.”The algorithms and procedures developed during this project have been commercialized into a product called Strain Sensitive Skin (S3) being marketing by Lambert Technologies at www.lambertech.com.

Presentations (Industry)

24.Jordan, J. D.; Watkins, A. N.; Weaver, W. L.; Trump, D. D.; Sarka, B.; Goss, L. P.; Navarra, K. R., “High-Frequency Pressure-Sensitive Paints for Turbomachinery Applications,” 45th International Instrumentation Symposium, 3-7 May 1999, Albuquerque, NM.

23.Jordan, J. D.; Weaver, W. L.; Dale, G. A.; and Bell, J. H. “Sol-Gel-Based Pressure-Sensitive Paints for Low-Speed Flow Applications,” AIAA Paper No. 99-0566, 37th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 11-14 January 1999, Reno, NV.

22.Weaver, W. L.; Jordan, J. D.; Dale, G. A.; and Navarra, K. R. “Data-Analysis Methods for the Development and Deployment of Pressure-Sensitive Paints,” AIAA Paper No. 99-0565, 37th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 11-14 January 1999, Reno, NV.

21.Jordan, J. D.; Watkins, A. N.; Weaver, W. L.; Trump, D. D.; Goss, L. P.; Bell, J. H.; Dale, G. A.; Navarra, K. R. “Sol-Gel-Based Coatings: A Universal PSP Platform,” 1998 PSP Workshop, 5-9 October 1998, Seattle, WA.

20.Weaver, W. L.; Jordan, J. D.; Dale, G. A.; Navarra, K. R. “PSP Data Analysis: From Calibration to Visualization,” 1998 PSP Workshop, 5-9 October 1998, Seattle, WA.

19.Mosedale, A. D.; Elliott, G. S.; Carter, C. D.; Weaver, W. L.; Beutner, T. J. “On the Use of Planar Doppler Velocimetry,” AIAA Paper No. 98-2809, 29th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 15-18 June 1998, Albuquerque, NM.

18.Jordan, J. D.; Trump, D. D.; Sarka, B.; Weaver, W. L.; Goss, L. P.; and Navarra, K. R. “High-Frequency Pressure-Sensitive Paints for Turbomachinery Applications,” 44th International Instrumentation Symposium, 3-7 May 1998, Reno, NV.

17.Jordan, J. D.; Bright, F. V.; Goss, L. P.; Weaver, W. L.; Grinstead, K. D.; Gord, J. R.; Gruber, M. R. "Development of Sol-Gel-Derived Pressure Sensitive Coatings for Lifetime-Based Imaging," 39th Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry, 3-7 August 1997, Denver, CO.

16.Gord, J. R.; Grinstead, K. D.; Weaver, W. L. "Continuing Development of Luminescence Techniques for Characterizing Aviation Fuel," 39th Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry, 3-7 August 1997, Denver, CO.

15.Vilimpoc, V.; Sarka, B.; Weaver, W. L.; Gord, J. R.; Anderson, S. "Techniques to Characterize the Thermal-Oxidation Stability of Jet Fuels and the Effects of Additives," ASME Paper No. 96-GT-44, 41st ASME Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress, Exposition, and Users Symposium, 10-13 June 1996, Birmingham, UK.

14.Vilimpoc, V.; Sarka, B.; Weaver, W. L.; Gord, J. R. "Simultaneous Measurement of Particle Size, Mass Rate of Deposition, and Oxygen Concentration in Thermally Stressed Jet Fuel," ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Forum on Measurement Techniques in Multiphase Flows, 12-17 November 1995, San Francisco, CA.

13.Weaver, W. L.; Vilimpoc, V.; Buckner, S. W.; Gord, J. R. "Quantitation of Dissolved Oxygen Concentration, Particle Size, and Surface Mass Deposition Rate in Thermally Stressed Aviation Fuel," 22nd Annual Conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, 15-20 October 1995, Cincinnati, OH.

12.Gord, J. R.; Weaver, W. L.; Niemeyer, E.; Bright, F. V. "Ultrafast Pump-Probe Studies of Rotational Diffusion in Supercritical Fluids," 22nd Annual Conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, 15-20 October 1995, Cincinnati, OH.

11.Buterbaugh, J. S.; Toscano, J. P.; Weaver, W. L.; Gord, J. R.; Gustafson, T. L.; Platz, M. S. "Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting Investigations of the Effects of Temperature, Solvent, and Excitation Energy on the Fluorescence Lifetime of Adamantyl Diazirine's Photochemistry," 22nd Annual Conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, 15-20 October 1995, Cincinnati, OH.

10.Grinstead, K. D.; Lytle, F. E.; Weaver, W.; Gord, J. R. "Titanium:Sapphire-Based Laser Sources for Two-Photon Fluorescence Spectroscopy," 22nd Annual Conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, 15-20 October 1995, Cincinnati, OH.

9.Gord, J. R.; Weaver, W. L.; Vilimpoc, V.; Buckner, S. W. "Diagnostics for Simultaneous Quantitation of Dissolved Oxygen Concentration, Particle Size, and Surface Mass Deposition Rate in Thermally Stressed Aviation Fuel," 37th Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry, 23-28 July 1995, Boulder, CO.

8.Gord, J. R.; Buckner, S. W.; Weaver, W. L. "Dissolved Oxygen Quantitation in Fuel Through Measurements of Dynamically Quenched Fluorescence Lifetimes," 16th International Congress on Instrumentation in Aerospace Simulation Facilities, 18-21 July 1995, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

7.Gord, J. R.; Linne, M. A., Feichtner, G. J.; Weaver, W. L. "Quantitation of Key Species Through Picosecond Laser Techniques," 21st Annual Mini-Symposium on Aerospace Science and Technology, Dayton-Cincinnati Section of AIAA, 30 March 1995, Dayton, OH.

6.Weaver, W. L.; Vilimpoc, V.; Buckner, S. W.; Gord, J. R. "Diagnostics for Aviation-Fuel Thermal-Decomposition Studies," 21st Annual Mini-Symposium on Aerospace Science and Technology, Dayton-Cincinnati Section of AIAA, 30 March 1995, Dayton, OH.

5.Gord, J.; Weaver, W. "Using Lasers to Improve Aviation Fuel," Dayton Museum of Natural History, Affiliate Societies Council Career Exploration Day, February 1995, Dayton, OH.

4.Gord, J.; Weaver, W.; Grinstead, K. D.; Lytle, F.; "Fuel-Thermal-Stability Studies with Two-Photon Fluorescence Spectroscopy," 1994 Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, 5-7 June 1994, Madison, WI.

3.Goss, L. P.; Weaver, W. L.; Trump, D. D.; Gord, J. R. "Thin-Filament Velocimetry and Pyrometry," 1994 Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, 5-7 June 1994, Madison, WI.

2.Grinstead, K. D., Jr.; Lytle, F. E.; Gord, J.; Weaver, W.; Fisher, W. "Improvements and Expectations of a Two-Photon Second-Harmonic Detection Fluorometer," Pittsburgh Conference, February 1994.

1.Goss, L. P.; Weaver, W. L.; Trump, D. D.; Gord, J. R. "Simultaneous Thin-Filament Velocimetry and Pyrometry," AIAA Paper No. 94-0495, AIAA 32nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 10-13 January 1994, Reno, NV.

Presentations (Graduate School)

15.Weaver, W. L.; Huston, L. A.; Iwata, K.; Gustafson, T. L. “Recent Improvements in Instrumentation for Ultrafast Broadband Transient Absorption at MHz Repetition Rates,” The Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June, 1992.

14.Iwata, K.; Huston, L. A.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L.; Hamaguchi, H. “Picosecond Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopy of S1 trans-Stilbene Dynamics in Solutions,” KAST International Workshop on Time-Resolved Spectroscopy, June, 1991.

13.Gustafson, T. L.; Iwata, K.; Huston, L. A.; Weaver, W. L. “Solvent/Solute Interactions: Mode Specific, Solvent Dependent Dynamics Observed Using Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy,” Fifth International Conference on Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, June, 1991.

12.Iwata, K.; Huston, L. A.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. “Time Dependence of the Depolarization Ratio in Picosecond Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopy: Effect of Reorientation,” Fifth International Conference on Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, June, 1991.

11.Iwata, K.; Huston, L. A.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Raman Spectra of DODCI and Its Analogues Measured with Ti:Sapphire Laser and CCD Detector," Spectroscopical Society of Japan, May 1991.

10.Huston, L. A.; Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Solvent/Solute Interactions: Mode Specific Solvent Dependent Dynamics Observed Using Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy," The Ohio Valley Section, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, April 1991.

9.Weaver, W. L.; Huston, L. A.; Iwata, K.; Gustafson, T. L. "The Role of Vibrational Relaxation in Picosecond Transient Raman Studies of Solvent/Solute Interactions," The Ohio Valley Section, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, April 1991.

8.Iwata, K.; Huston, L. A.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Real Time Measurement of 'Hot' S1 trans-Stilbene with Picosecond Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopy - Its Cooling Process and Solvent Effects," Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan, March 1991.

7.Gustafson, T. L.; Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L.; Lin, L.-B.; Huston, L. A.; Ginder, J.; Epstein, A. J. "Solvent/Solute Interactions Probed by Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy," Symposium on Ultrafast Spectroscopy, FACSS XVII, October 1990.

6.Gustafson, T. L.; Weaver, W. L.; Iwata, K. "Solvent/Solute Interactions Probed by Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy," XIIth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, August 1990.

5.Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L.; Huston, L. A.; Gustafson, T. L. "Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy Using a MHz Amplified Synchronously Pumped Dye Laser," XIIth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, August 1990.

4.Weaver, W. L.; Iwata, K.; Gustafson, T. L. "Instrumental Improvements in Quasi-Continuous UV Excitation for Resonance Raman Spectroscopy," XIIth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, August 1990.

3.Benson, R. L.; Weaver, W. L.; Iwata, K.; Gustafson, T. L. "UV Resonance Raman Studies of Cisplatin/Nucleic Acid Interactions," XIIth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, August 1990.

2.Gustafson, T. L.; Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L. "Solvent/Solute Interactions Probed by Transient Absorption and Transient Raman Spectroscopy," Seventh Topical Meeting on Ultrafast Phenomena, May 1990.

1.Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L.; Huston, L. A.; Gustafson, T. L. "Broadband Picosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy at MHz Repetition Rates," The Ohio Valley Section, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, February 1990.

Peer-Reviewed General Review Papers (Graduate School)

1.Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Ultrashort Pulse Generation and Amplification: Applications in Analytical Chemistry," Spectrochim. Acta Rev. 15, 527-579 (1993).

Panel Reviewed Presentations (La Salle)

3.Handal, J.; Weaver, W. L.; Frisch, R.; Williams, E. A.; DiMatteo, D. O.; Pahys, J. M. “The Necessary Functional and Mechanical Characteristics of Seven Antineoplastic Drugs used with PMMA as a Composite,” Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, May 10 - 12, 2007, St. Louis, MO.

Abstract accepted by conference review panel.

2.Handal, J.; Weaver, W. L.; Frisch, R.; Williams, E. A.; DiMatteo, D. O. “"Mechanical Analysis and Diffusion Characteristics of PMMA and Methotrexate,” 37th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopeadic Association, October 17 – 21, 2006, Boca Raton, FL.

Abstract accepted by conference review panel.

1.Handal, J.; Frisch, R.; Weaver, W. L.; Williams, E. A.; DiMatteo, D. O. “"Mechanical Analysis and Diffusion Characteristics of PMMA and Methotrexate,” Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, June 8 – 10, 2006, Key West, FL.

Abstract accepted by conference review panel.

Proceedings (Graduate School)

8.Iwata, K.; Huston, L. A.; Weaver, W. L.; Gustafson, T. L. "Time Dependence of the Depolarization Ratio in Picosecond Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopy: Effect of Reorientation," Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, Takahashi, H., Ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1992), pp. 204-205.

7.Gustafson, T. L.; Iwata, K; Huston, L. A.; Weaver, W. L. "Solvent/Solute Interactions: Mode Specific Solvent Dependent Dynamics Observed Using Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy," Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, Takahashi, H., Ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1992), pp. 200-203.

6.Gustafson, T. L.; Iwata, K; Weaver, W. L.; Benson, R. L.; Huston, L. A. "Studies of the Excited States of Biological Systems Using UV Excited Resonance Raman Spectroscopy and Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy," Laser Applications in Life Sciences, Part Two: Lasers in Biophysics and Biomedicine, Proc. SPIE 1403, 545 (1991).

5.Gustafson, T. L.; Weaver, W. L.; Iwata, K. "Solvent/Solute Interactions Probed by Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy," Proc. XIIth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, Durig, J. R., Ed. (John Wiley and Sons, London, 1990), pp. 608-609.

4. Iwata, K.; Weaver, W. L.; Huston, L. A.; Gustafson, T. L. "Picosecond Transient Raman Spectroscopy Using a MHz Amplified Synchronously Pumped Dye Laser," Proc. XIIth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, Durig, J. R., Ed. (John Wiley and Sons, London, 1990), pp. 612-613.

3. Weaver, W. L.; Iwata, K.; Gustafson, T. L. "Instrumental Improvements in Quasi-Continuous UV Excitation for Resonance Raman Spectroscopy," Proc. XIIth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, Durig, J. R., Ed. (John Wiley and Sons, London, 1990), pp. 594-595.

2. Benson, R. L.; Weaver, W. L.; Iwata, K.; Gustafson, T. L. "UV Resonance Raman Studies of Cisplatin/Nucleic Acid Interactions," Proc. XIIth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, Durig, J. R., Ed. (John Wiley and Sons, London, 1990), pp. 526-527.

1.Gustafson, T. L.; Iwata, K; Weaver, W. L. "Solvent/Solute Interactions Probed by Transient Absorption and Transient Raman Spectroscopy," Ultrafast Phenomena VII, Harris, C. B.; Ippen, E. P.; Mourou, G. A.; Zewail, A. H., Eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990), pp. 405-407. 

Electronic Publications (La Salle)

4.  Weaver, W.L. "A Systematic Introduction to LabVIEW", Google Knol, May 26, 2010. (2400+ Views August 2011)

3.  Weaver, W.L. "Integrated Science, Business and Technology: A Systematic Framework for Interdisciplinary Education", Myebook, April 1, 2009. (200700+ Views August 2011)

2.  Weaver, W.L. "Introduction of Materials Science - Metals: A Systematic Approach", Google Knol, July 24, 2008. (28,000+ Views August 2011)

1.  Weaver, W.L. "Integrated Science, Business and Technology: A Systematic Framework for Interdiciplinary Education", Google Knol, July 24, 2008. (4,100+ Views August 2011)

Editorial Positions

Scientific Computing

Advantage Business Media, Rockaway, NJ, United States

2005 - 2009

Editorial Board Member

2000 - 2009

Contributing Editor

Invited Presentations (La Salle)

8.    Weaver, W.L. "Phanavision: The Phillies Score Board," (Invited) Philadelphia Science Festival at Citizens Bank Park, April 28, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

7.  Weaver, W. L. "Is There No Truth in Beauty: Cultural Beauty and Geek Chic," (Invited) Philadelphia Science Festival, April 24, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

6.    Weaver, W. L.“Tools for Innovation,” (Invited) Meeting of the Philadelphia Section of the International Automation Society (ISA), April 21, 2010, Philadelphia, PA.

Invited presentation at the invitation of William J. Dugary, Philadelphia ISA Program Chair.

5.Weaver, W. L.; Timmerman, M. W.; Jones, N. L. “Incorporation of a Virtual Control Room into the Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program,” (Invited) NSF Catalyzed Innovations, Undergraduate Curriculum Symposium, Chemical Education Division, 234th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, August 19 - 23, 2007, Boston, MA.

Abstract peer reviewed and accepted by panel lead by Robert K. Boggess and Cindy A. Burkhardt of Radford University, NSF Symposium Co-Organizers.

4.Weaver, W. L. “Tools for Laboratory Informatics,” (Invited) ALZA Corporation, 23 – 24 October 2006, Mountain View, CA.

Invited two-day seminar presented to the Pre-Clinical & Technology Development Group, Pharma R&D Information Management at ALZA Corporation presented under Non-Disclosure Agreement # 20060001, February 17, 2006.

3.Weaver, W. L. (Chair); Mattiola, C. J.; Hogrefe, S.; Daehne, K. “Laboratory Informatics in Pharmaceutical R&D,” (Invited) Panel Discussion, Laboratory Informatics Online Conference and Exposition – LIExpo 2006, 11 October 2006, www.liexpo.com.

Invited chair and organizer of discussion panel at the invitation of Suzanne Tracy, Editor in Chief, Scientific Computing.Panelists were recruited from ALZA Corporation.

2.Weaver, W. L. (Chair); Merchant, M.; Watkins, A. N.; Mark, G. “Integrating AI into the Laboratory,” (Invited) Panel Discussion, Laboratory Informatics Online Conference and Exposition – LIExpo 2005, 19 October 2005, www.liexpo.com.

Invited chair and organizer of discussion panel at the invitation of Suzanne Tracy, Editor in Chief, Scientific Computing.Panelists were recruited from Indiana University School of Informatics at IUPUI (M.M.), NASA Langley Research Center (A.N.W.) and the Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (G.M).

1.Weaver, W. L. “Algorithmic Intelligence: Integrating AI into the Laboratory,” (Invited) Laboratory Informatics Online Conference and Exposition – LIExpo 2005, 19 October 2005, www.liexpo.com.

Invited presentation at the invitation of Suzanne Tracy, Editor in Chief, Scientific Computing.

Summary

William is an archetypal ENTP. Using their primary function-attitude of extraverted intuition, ENTPs are quick to see complex interrelationships between people, things, and ideas. These interrelationships are analyzed in profound detail through the ENTPs auxiliary function, introverted thinking. The result is an in-depth understanding of the way things and relationships work, and how they can be improved. In "Where Good Ideas Come From", Steven Johnson advances the notion that innovative thinking is a slow and gradual process based on the concept of the "slow hunch" rather than an instant moment of inspiration. He expostulates on the concept of the "adjacent possible" which enables the thinker to develop uncharted insights into unexplored areas. William views himself as a Ranger, exploring the adjacent possible for new concepts and relationships, and sharing those discoveries and observations through his teaching, writing, and social media.William is also a "Serial Innovator". Abbie Griffin, Raymond L. Price, and Bruce A. Vojak describe Serial Innovators as those that gather information from a number of perspectives and then integrate across those multiple domains to understand completely. In their form of discovering, the real challenge is to view the problem from multiple perspectives, or domains. They think from the technical, customer, market, and competitive perspectives, melding information from each into an overall, holistic understanding of the problem and the various contexts in which it resides. Problems are viewed as more than technical or engineering challenges -- they are multifaceted systems.

Specialties

Analytical Chemistry, Laser Spectroscopy, Instrument Design, Measurement, Diagnostic Development, LabVIEW, Systems Thinking, Algorithmic Intelligence, Laboratory Informatics, Information & Knowledge Management (IKM), Data Acquisition and Data Analysis

Feature Article Publications (La Salle)

13. Weaver, William, "Emergency!: Natural language processing and clinical decision support for patient care", Scientific Computing, December 2012, pp. 4 - 7.

12. Weaver, William, "Rise of the Midi-chlorians: Proteomic studies of quorum-sensing molecules", Scientific Computing, October 2012, pp. 4 - 5.

11. Weaver, William, "World of Pure Imagination: On the rise of materials informatics", Scientific Computing, June 2012, pp. 8 - 9.

10. Weaver, William, "A Run on the Bank: Crowdsourcing open source software for biobanking", Scientific Computing, February 2012, pp.5 - 7.

9. Weaver, William L., "Thinking in Pictures: General-purpose computing on graphics processing units," HPC Source, September 2011, pp. 10-11.

8. Weaver, William L., "One Step at a Time: Innovations in next-generation genome sequencing", Scientific Computing, May/June 2011, pp. 16-18.

7. Weaver, William, "Managing into Mastering: The rise of master data integration", Scientific Computing, January/February 2011, pp. 14-15.

6.Weaver, Bill, “Drinking from the Fire Hose: Storage algorithms for genomic data”, HPC Source, August 15, 2010, pp. 26-28.

5.Weaver, Bill, “Change for the Better: Leading edge technology to watch”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 22(2), January 2005, pp. 16-19.

4.Weaver, Bill, “Shake, Rattle and Roll: Emerging terahertz imaging technologies”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 21(3), February 2004, pp. 33-35.

3.Weaver, Bill, “Digital Image Analysis: Making a Difference: Quantitative image analysis for mechanical and aerospace diagnostics”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 20(5), April 2003, pp. 43-46.

2.Weaver, Bill, “A Systematic View of Data Acquisition: Transforming data into knowledge”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 19(5), April 2002, pp. 39-41.

1.Weaver, Bill, “Trading Cards for Modules: Distributed DAQ is destined to repeat history”, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, 18(5), April 2001, pp. 27-30.

La Salle University Committee Membership

Online Learning Task Force

2012 - Present

Social Media Advisory Committee

2012 - Present

Ad Hoc Academic Technology Committee

(At-Large Faculty Senate Appointee)

2012 - 2015

Heritage Week Celebration Committee

2010 - 2012

University Brand Leadership Committee

2009 - 2012

School of Arts & Sciences Holroyd Hall Celebration Committee

2008 - 2009

University Leaves and Grants Committee

2008 - 2011

Faculty Development Committee

2007 – 2009  (Chair 2009)

School of Arts & Sciences Technology Committee

2005 – Present

University Scholarship Committee

2004 – 2007

University Curriculum Committee

2002 – 2004