Dr. Eric Weis

Dr. Eric Weis

Dr. Eric Weis brings diverse research experience in radiochemistry and materials science to his work at Gryphon on improving human survivability following a nuclear detonation. Prior to joining Gryphon in 2019, Dr. Weis worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for six years. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Engineered Materials group, he studied the effects of ionizing radiation and other harsh conditions on fluoropolymers to improve the safety of nuclear materials storage containers. He continued to research polymer degradation and aging as a staff scientist and also began working in additive manufacturing in the development of new resins for special-purpose 3D printing applications. Prior to his work at Los Alamos, Dr. Weis earned a PhD in Radiochemistry from the University of Missouri, where his research focused on complexation chemistry of uranium and various lanthanides. He received a BA in Chemistry from Reed College, where he also earned a Reactor Operator’s License for the college’s nuclear reactor.

Eric likes to tinker and putter in his spare time: he’s learning to play the banjo, perpetually re-adjusting his 3D printer, and tending to a variety of potted herbs.