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Benjamin J. Wiley

Professor of Chemistry
Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708-0346
1102 French Family Science Cen, Durham, NC 27708


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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Chemistry · 2020 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative · 2012 - Present Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

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