Rolf Weberg assumed leadership of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute in March 2014 after a 25-year industrial career. As Executive Director he is responsible for the operation, integration, and performance of the Institute, and in fulfilling the University of Minnesota’s applied research role in natural resource management and economic development as chartered by the Minnesota Legislature in 1983.
Weberg works to build productive relationships with Institute constituents including industry, business, agency partners, environmental leaders and Minnesota communities.
Weberg received his PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After two post-doctoral appointments, he embarked upon a 25-year career in the Research and Development division of the DuPont Company. He left DuPont in 2014 as the Global Technology Manager for DuPont’s Building Innovations Business – Surfaces Division.