Wiesner, Prof. Ulrich B. (Uli)

Ulrich (Uli) Wiesner is a Physical Chemist from training at University of Mainz, Germany, and UC Irvine, CA. He gained his Ph.D. with work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), Mainz, and postdoced at E.S.P.C.I. in Paris, France. After returning to the MPI-P in 1993 he finished his Habilitation in 1998. He joined the Cornell University, NY, MS&E faculty in 1999 and since 2008 is the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering. He works at the interface between polymer science and inorganic/solid-state chemistry with the goal to generate multifunctional nanomaterials for applications including energy conversion and storage, clean water, and nanomedicine.