Rolf Weberg becomes new UMD–NRRI Institute Director

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Rolf Weberg becomes new UMD–NRRI Institute Director

February 20, 2014 Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 3:04 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota–Duluth (UMD) has a new executive director.

Rolf Weberg was selected as Institute Director in a national search.
NRRI's mission is to foster the economic development of Minnesota's natural resources in an environmentally sound manner to promote private sector employment.

Weberg will work towards this mission when he takes over in March for Michael Lalich who served in the position for 30 years before retiring June 2013.

Weberg has a quarter of a century experience working at DuPont USA as their Global R&D Manager in DuPont's Building Innovations Surfaces Division. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in synthetic and mechanistic inorganic chemistry. Weberg received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at UMD in 1982.

He has led global research programs, identified opportunities for technology and introduced several patented technology platforms among other accomplishments.

Ramona Marozas