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As a member of the DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center, Dr. Weston works with industry to develop building envelope systems and construction methods to produce durable, energy efficient and comfortable buildings. Her focus is building envelope performance research and applications of water and air barriers, flashing products and insulation. In addition to this research, Dr. Weston manages DuPont Building Innovations advocacy related to building codes, energy codes and standards.
Dr. Weston received her B. S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She has worked for DuPont for more than 25 years.
Today, Dr. Weston leads building science and construction technology research for DuPont Building Innovations. She has developed and introduced many new products and is an inventor of four U.S. patents. Dr. Weston is also active in publishing technical papers and presenting at construction industry and building science conferences. Her areas of expertise include:
- Water Management in Building Assemblies
- Energy Efficiency, Durability of Buildings and the Built Environment
- Sustainable/Green Building
- Building and Energy Codes
Dr. Weston participates extensively in industry research programs and in standards and codes development. She is on the Board of Directors of the Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council of the National Institute of Building Science, and has served on the Board of Directors of both the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) and the Cold Climate Housing Research Council (CCHRC). Additionally she is actively involved with many professional organizations, including ASHRAE and ASTM, for both of which she chairs technical and standard development committees.