Ulrich B. Wiesner

Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

330 Bard Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-3487

Ulrich B. Wiesner

Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise
Polymer science; silica sol-gel chemistry; polymer-inorganic hybrid materials; self-assembly; nanomaterials 

Current Research Interest
Nanoparticles for theranostics applications in nanomedicine; block copolymer directed organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials; mesoporous materials; nanomaterials in energy storage and conversion; isoporous ultrafiltration membranes

Distinction
American Chemical Society, Polymeric Materials, Science and Engineering Division (PMSE), Arthur K. Doolittle Award
American Chemical Society, PMSE Fellow
Cornell University Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker ’50 Excellence in Teaching Award
German Chemical Society Carl Duisberg Memorial Award

Selected Publications
Ma, Kai, Yunye Gong, Tangi Aubert, Melik Z. Turker, Teresa Kao, Peter C. Doerschuk, and Ulrich Wiesner. “Self-Assembly of Highly Symmetrical, Ultrasmall Inorganic Cages Directed by Surfactant Micelles.” Nature 558 (2018): 577-580.

Tan, Kwan Wee, Byungki Jung, Jörg G. Werner, Elizabeth R. Rhoades, Michael O. Thompson, and Ulrich Wiesner. “Transient Laser Heating Induced Hierarchical Porous Structures from Block Copolymer Directed Self-Assembly.” Science 349 (2015): 54-58.

Cornell Research Website Article
Tumor Tracker, Drug Conveyor, Healer

Cornell Research Website Video
How to Build a Nanocage: Self-Assembling Silica