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

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

  • Li, B; Ye, S; Stewart, IE; Alvarez, S; Wiley, BJ, Synthesis and Purification of Silver Nanowires To Make Conducting Films with a Transmittance of 99%., Nano Letters, vol 15 no. 10 (2015), pp. 6722-6726 [abs].
  • Borchert, JW; Stewart, IE; Ye, S; Rathmell, AR; Wiley, BJ; Winey, KI, Effects of length dispersity and film fabrication on the sheet resistance of copper nanowire transparent conductors., Nanoscale, vol 7 no. 34 (2015), pp. 14496-14504 [abs].
  • Yang, Y; Pham, AT; Cruz, D; Reyes, C; Wiley, BJ; Lopez, GP; Yellen, BB, Assembly of colloidal molecules, polymers, and crystals in acoustic and magnetic fields., Advanced Materials, vol 27 no. 32 (2015), pp. 4725-4731 [abs].
  • , Copper as a robust and transparent electrocatalyst for water oxidation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol 54 no. 7 (2015), pp. 2073-2080 [10.1002/anie.201408854] [abs].
  • Du, J; Chen, Z; Ye, S; Wiley, BJ; Meyer, TJ, Copper as a robust and transparent electrocatalyst for water oxidation., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol 54 no. 7 (2015), pp. 2073-2078 [abs].