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

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Colloid and Surface Science Division Poster Award, ACS, 2006
  • Graduate Student Gold Award, MRS, 2005
  • Iron Range Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 1999
  • NSF- IGERT Graduate Fellowship, 2004-2006
  • NSF-IGERT Early Bird Award in Nanotechnology, University of Washington, 2003
  • Roon Award, Federation of Socities for Coatings Technology, 2003
  • Runstad Fellowship, University of Washington, 2003-2004
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows, NIH, 2008-2010

Courses Taught:
  • CHEM 210DL: Modern Applications of Chemical Principles
  • CHEM 311: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 311L: Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
  • 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)
    • Long, R; Zhou, S; Wiley, BJ; Xiong, Y, Oxidative etching for controlled synthesis of metal nanocrystals: atomic addition and subtraction, Chemical Society Reviews, vol 43 no. 17 (2014), pp. 6288-6288 [10.1039/C4CS00136B] [abs].
    • Stewart, IE; Rathmell, AR; Yan, L; Ye, S; Flowers, PF; You, W; Wiley, BJ, Solution-processed copper-nickel nanowire anodes for organic solar cells., Nanoscale, vol 6 no. 11 (2014), pp. 5980-5988 [10.1039/c4nr01024h] [abs].
    • Ye, S; Rathmell, AR; Ha, YC; Wilson, AR; Wiley, BJ, The role of cuprous oxide seeds in the one-pot and seeded syntheses of copper nanowires., Small, vol 10 no. 9 (2014), pp. 1771-1778 [10.1002/smll.201303005] [abs].
    • Ye, S; Rathmell, AR; Stewart, IE; Ha, YC; Wilson, AR; Chen, Z; Wiley, BJ, A rapid synthesis of high aspect ratio copper nanowires for high-performance transparent conducting films., Chemical Communications, vol 50 no. 20 (2014), pp. 2562-2564 [10.1039/c3cc48561g] [abs].
    • Chen, Z; Ye, S; Wilson, AR; Ha, Y-C; Wiley, BJ, Optically transparent hydrogen evolution catalysts made from networks of copper–platinum core–shell nanowires, Energy and Environmental Science, vol 7 no. 4 (2014), pp. 1461-1461 [10.1039/c4ee00211c] [abs].