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Benjamin J. Wiley, Professor of Chemistry

Benjamin J. Wiley

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  1102 French Family Science Cen
Office Phone:  (857) 389-8232, (919) 668-3066
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.duke.edu/~bjw24

Teaching (Spring 2024):

  • CHEM 210D.002, MOD APPS CHEM PRINCIPLES Synopsis
    Gross Hall 107, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • CHEM 210D.14D, MOD APPS CHEM PRINCIPLES Synopsis
    Bio Sci 113, Th 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
  • CHEM 210D.15D, MOD APPS CHEM PRINCIPLES Synopsis
    Old Chem 101, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • CHEM 210D.16D, MOD APPS CHEM PRINCIPLES Synopsis
    Bio Sci 130, Th 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • CHEM 210D.17D, MOD APPS CHEM PRINCIPLES Synopsis
    Bio Sci 154, Th 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Education:

Ph.D.University of Washington2007
B.S.University of Minnesota, Twin Cities2003
Specialties:

Inorganic
Nanoscience and Materials
Physical
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.

Keywords:

Absorption • Adhesiveness • Colloids • Copper • Crystallization • Electric Conductivity • Electric Wiring • Equipment Design • Equipment Failure Analysis • Ethylenediamines • Gold • Hydroxides • Ink • Light • Macromolecular Substances • Magnetics • Materials Testing • Mechanical Processes • Membranes, Artificial • Metal Nanoparticles • Micromanipulation • Molecular Conformation • Muser Mentor • Nanostructures • Nanotechnology • Nanotubes • Nanowires • Nickel • Optical Tweezers • Optics and Photonics • Oxidation-Reduction • Particle Size • Plastics • Printing • Refractometry • Silver • Sodium Hydroxide • Spectrophotometry • Spectrum Analysis • Surface Plasmon Resonance • Surface Properties

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Patrick Flowers  
  • Samuel Alvarez  
  • Ian Stewart  
  • Adria Wilson  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Shengrong Ye (2012 - present)  
  • Yoon Cheol Ha (2012 - present)  
  • Jianghong (Visiting Scholar) Wu (2011 - 2012)  
  • Qiang Wang (Visiting Scholar) (2010 - 2012)  
  • Jiangang Xu (October 1, 2009 - 2012)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Guo, S; Boyarsky, M; Vigil, SA; Yu, Y; Moreno-Hernandez, IA; Gehm, ME; Wiley, BJ, Toward One-Way Smoke: Synthesis of Copper-Based Microclubs with Asymmetric Scattering and Absorption, Advanced Functional Materials (January, 2024) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Xu, H; Hao, S; Wiley, BJ, Anisotropic Growth of Silver Nanocubes: The Role of Bromide Adsorption and Hydrophilic Polymers, Chemistry of Materials, vol. 35 no. 17 (September, 2023), pp. 7196-7207 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Xu, H; Chen, Z; Hao, S; Fichthorn, KA; Wiley, BJ, Chloride enables the growth of Ag nanocubes and nanowires by making PVP binding facet-selective., Nanoscale, vol. 15 no. 11 (March, 2023), pp. 5219-5229 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Wiley, B, Introduction: Chemical, physical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials, in Encyclopedia of Nanomaterials (January, 2023), pp. V1-382-V1-382, ISBN 9780128224236 [doi]
  5. Koshut, WJ; Kwon, N; Zhao, J; Amendola, A; Wiley, BJ; Gall, K, Flaw sensitivity and tensile fatigue of a high-strength hydrogel, International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 163 (October, 2022) [doi]  [abs]


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