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11-01-2013

Wriedt Appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Clarkson University

Mario Wriedt has been appointed assistant professor of chemistry at Clarkson University.

Mario WriedtHe received his master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Kiel in Germany, and his doctoral degree from Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) in Kiel. He maintained a top GPA for his master’s and graduated summa cum laude for his Ph.D.

Before coming to Clarkson, he was a visiting postdoctoral scholar and research associate at Texas A&M University. Prior to that, he performed research at CAU in Kiel.

Wriedt’s Ph.D. research was on “Thermal Decomposition Reactions as Tool for the Synthesis of new Coordination Polymers with Interesting Magnetic Properties.” At Clarkson, his research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of new metal-organic framework materials (MOFs) with well-defined physical properties for energy storage applications. He will establish a new X-ray lab for crystal structure determinations.

His teaching experience includes being a mentor, instructor and teaching assistant. He also lectured on magnetochemistry as part of a descriptive inorganic chemistry class for undergraduates.

He has received several research and travel grants, along with awards and fellowships including a postdoctoral fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He was selected for a Ph.D. fellowship by the German Chemical Industry Fund and the German National Academic Foundation.

He is the author of 55 research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals. He is also co-holder of a patent.

Wriedt is a member of the American Crystallographic Association and the American Chemical Society.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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