Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.

Research & Development, Analytical Services and Consulting in Advanced Sensors, Materials and Fuels

Dr. Peter R. Solomon, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Solomon graduated from Columbia University in 1965 with a Ph.D. in Physics; and in 1963 with a M.A. in Physics, and from the City College of New York in 1960 with a B.S. in Physics. He was a member of the staff and management of United Technologies Research Center from 1965 to 1980 when he left to start Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Dr. Solomon has had extensive experience in performing and managing interdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research in several fields including superconductivity, electron spin resonance, solid state physics, and work during the last fifteen years in energy, radiative properties, FT-IR process monitoring and hydrocarbon research. He has guided the development of FT-IR as an on-line in-situ monitor in high temperature reaction systems. He also developed the use of FT-IR as a tool for quantitative functional group determination in coals and other hydrocarbons. Dr. Solomon is the author of over twelve publications and three patents on superconductivity, nine publications and one book on solid state devices, and more than 140 publications on the application of FT-IR spectroscopy. Dr. Solomon was elected the 1991 winner of the American Chemical Society Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Chemistry and the Keynote Speaker at the Fourth Annual Australian Coal Science Conference, 1991, and the Keynote Speaker for the International Coal Science Conference, 1991. He has managed research contracts totaling over $20,000,000. In addition, Dr. Solomon has spun off his own educational software company called TheBeamer LLC, which is an educational computer software company dedicated to engaging players with compelling educational games, books, videos, and other media to show that learning is not only important, but fun.

R&D 100 Award Winner 2012, 2008, 2001, 1996, and 1995