Benjamin J. Wiley

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Assistant 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
  • Assistant 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

Curriculum Vitae
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

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

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Chen, Z.; Ye, S.; Wilson, A.R.; Ha, Y.-C.; Wiley, B.J., Optically Transparent Hydrogen Evolution Catalysts made from Networks of Copper-Platinum Core-Shell Nanowires, Nano Lett (Submitted, 2013).
    • Ye, S.; Rathmell, A.R.; Stewart, I.E.; Ha, Y.-C.; Wilson, A.R.; Chen, Z.; Wiley, B.J., A rapid synthesis of high aspect ratio copper nanowires for high-performance transparent conducting films., Chem. Commun. (Accepted, 2013).
    • Ye, S.; Rathmell, A.R.; Ha, Y-C.; Wilson, A.R.; Wiley, B.J., The Role of Cuprous Oxide Seeds in the One-Pot and Seeded Synthesis of Copper Nanowires., Small (Accepted, 2013).
    • Lassiter, J. B.; McGuire, F.; Mock, J. J.; Ciracì, C.; Hill, R. T.; Wiley, B. J. Chilkoti, A. Smith, D. R., Plasmonic Waveguide Modes of Film-Coupled Metallic Nanocubes, Nano Lett (2013) [doi].
    • Chen, Z.; Rathmell, A. R.; Ye, S.; Wilson, A. R.; Wiley, B. J., Optically Transparent Water Oxidation Catalysts Based on Copper Nanowires, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2013) [doi].