Rensselaer

Ulrich Wiesner – Cornell University

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Education

Diploma thesis: Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany, 1988
Ph.D.: Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research and Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany, 1991
Habilitation: Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research and Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany, 1998

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of model *,*- macrozwitterionic block copolymers
  • Investigation of the self-assembly of these model macromolecular surfactants in the bulk as well as in solution
  • Order and dynamics of complex block copolymer fluids under shear flow
  • Diblock copolymers as structure directing agents for silica-type mesostructures
  • Mesoporous materials obtained from block copolymer directed silica synthesis
  • Nano-objects of controlled shape, size and composition from hybrid mesophases
  • Ion conductivity of organic-inorganic hybrid materials

Since part of the research effort is conducted at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Science in Mainz, Germany, funding comes from German as well as American sources, some of which are: German Science Foundation (DFG), Max-Planck-Society (MPG), BASF Germany, NSF, New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT).

Awards

  • Ph.D. Award of the Hoechst AG
  • Carl Duisberg Memorial Award, German Chemical Society

Contact

Ulrich Wiesner– Cornell University

Office: 329 Bard Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-3487

E-Mail: uli@ccmr.cornell.edu