Benjamin J Wiley

Benjamin J. Wiley

Associate Professor of Chemistry

In the Wiley Group, we make new nanomaterials by controlling the assembly of atoms in solution, and explore applications for nanomaterials in medicine, catalysis, plasmonics, and electronics. Our goal is to precisely control the size, shape, and composition of materials on the nanometer scale to explore how these parameters affect the fundamental properties of a material, and produce such nanomaterials economically so they can be applied to solve real-world problems.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2214 French Family Science Cen, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 668-3066
  • Email Address: benjamin.wiley@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 2007
  • B.S. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2003

Research Interests

In the Wiley Group, we make new nanomaterials by controlling the assembly of atoms in solution, and explore applications for nanomaterials in medicine, catalysis, plasmonics, and electronics. Our goal is to precisely control the size, shape, and composition of materials on the nanometer scale to explore how these parameters affect the fundamental properties of a material, and produce such nanomaterials economically so they can be applied to solve real-world problems.

Specialties

Inorganic
Nanoscience and Materials
Physical

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Colloid and Surface Science Division Poster Award. ACS. 2009
  • Graduate Student Gold Award. MRS. 2009
  • Iron Range Scholarship. University of Minnesota. 2009
  • NSF- IGERT Graduate Fellowship. Unknown. 2009
  • NSF-IGERT Early Bird Award in Nanotechnology. University of Washington. 2009
  • Roon Award. Federation of Socities for Coatings Technology. 2009
  • Runstad Fellowship. University of Washington. 2009
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows. NIH. 2008

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 311: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 393: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 394: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 493: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 494: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 548: Solid-State and Materials Chemistry

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Xie, Y; Ye, S; Reyes, C; Sithikong, P; Popa, BI; Wiley, BJ; Cummer, SA, Microwave metamaterials made by fused deposition 3D printing of a highly conductive copper-based filament, Applied Physics Letters, vol 110 no. 18 (2017) [10.1063/1.4982718] [abs].
  • Catenacci, MJ; Flowers, PF; Cao, C; Andrews, JB; Franklin, AD; Wiley, BJ, Fully Printed Memristors from Cu–SiO2 Core–Shell Nanowire Composites, Journal of Electronic Materials (2017), pp. 1-8 [10.1007/s11664-017-5445-5] [abs].
  • Ye, S; Stewart, IE; Chen, Z; Li, B; Rathmell, AR; Wiley, BJ, How Copper Nanowires Grow and How To Control Their Properties., Accounts of Chemical Research, vol 49 no. 3 (2016), pp. 442-451 [10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00506] [abs].
  • Zhang, J; Wang, Q; Zhang, X; Wang, J; Guo, M; Wiley, BJ; Li, C; Hu, C, Carbamide promoted polyol synthesis and transmittance properties of silver nanocubes, Inorganic chemistry frontiers, vol 3 no. 4 (2016), pp. 547-555 [10.1039/C5QI00256G] [abs].
  • Prasai, B; Wilson, AR; Wiley, BJ; Ren, Y; Petkov, V, On the road to metallic nanoparticles by rational design: bridging the gap between atomic-level theoretical modeling and reality by total scattering experiments., Nanoscale, vol 7 no. 42 (2015), pp. 17902-17922 [10.1039/c5nr04678e] [abs].