Clarkson University’s Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, Dr. Mario Wriedt, has been awarded a grant funded by Corning Incorporated for his research into electrically activated molecular assemblies.
Wriedt’s group at Clarkson specializes in the rational design and synthesis of molecular assemblies, including advanced crystalline porous materials that form multi-dimensional networks suitable for a wide variety of applications. While such materials are typically regarded as insulators, through fine-tuning and modifications, Wriedt and his team have found a way to induce conductivity and make their MOFs materials electrochemically-active.
“Our materials operate through redox chemistry and allow for fast switching times between transparent and opaque states with no loss of the electrochemical behavior or structural integrity after successive cycles,” Wriedt said.
This funding from Corning Incorporated will enable new and exciting ventures for Wriedt and his team of 15 student researchers including graduate and undergraduate students.