Texas A&M University
University of Kiel
University of Kiel
Dr. Wriedt graduated with a M.S. Degree in Chemistry from Kiel University, Germany in 2008 and in 2010 was awarded a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Christian Näther in Kiel, working in the field of magnetic framework materials. Following a 2.5-year postdoctoral assignment at Texas A&M University in Prof. Hong-Cai Joe Zhou’s group he focused his research on metal-organic frameworks with tunable physical properties. During that time, he received several awards and fellowships, including a postdoctoral fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service and a Ph.D. fellowship from the German Chemical Industry Fund and the German National Academic Foundation. He has authored >85 research papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Since 2013, Dr. Wriedt has conducted independent research at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. His research is focused on the design and elucidation of structure-property relationships of novel functional solid-state materials which have the potential to advance the development of energy applications, ultra-high density data storage, and smart-window technologies which has been recognized by a Doctoral New Investigator Award of ACS PRF and a Faculty Early CAREER Award of NSF. In addition, as representative examples, his work has been featured on the covers of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Dalton Transaction, and CrystEngComm; and disseminated as an invited speaker at a Gordon Research Conference.
In his free time, Dr. Wriedt loves spending time with his wife and two kids. They like to go hiking, kayaking and fishing and just enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Wriedt was a professional athlete in canoeing for 15 years and also competed in running and triathlon events. He held several important titles in canoeing, such as 9x German Champion, 1x European Champion and 4x Runner-Up World Champion. His personal record in Marathons is 2:59 h and in Ironman events 10:33 h. Additionally, he is an enthusiastic pilot of r/c airplanes.
- Advanced porous materials for storage, separation, sensing and catalytic applications
- Metal-organic frameworks, coordination polymers
- X-ray crystallography, in-situ synchrotron-based powder diffractometry
- Magnetic frameworks
- Molecular magnets, single-molecule and single-chain magnets
Wriedt lab conducts multidisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry and materials science. More specifically, our research program focuses primarily on the design, synthesis, characterization and application of functional metal-organic framework (MOF) materials. MOFs are advanced crystalline porous materials composed of metal clusters connected by polytopic organic linkers. Their framework structures, pore environments, and functionalities can be finely tuned by the choice and connection of metal and organic building blocks, allowing the design of innovative materials with properties tailored for numerous applications. In this vein, we address some of our society's most challenging needs, such as:
- Clean Energy Alternatives: Materials for on-board H2 and CH4 storage systems for automotive applications
- Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Materials for CO2 capture and sequestration from flue gas streams
- Stimuli-Responsive Spintronics: Materials for sensing and ultra-high data storage applications
- Environmental Water Treatment: Materials for selective removal of pollutants from waste- and groundwater
- Electro- and Photochromic Switches: Materials for the development of new smart-glass technologies
- Phalanx Commendable Service Award, Clarkson’s highest honorary society (2021)
- Phalanx Commendable Service Award, Clarkson’s highest honorary society (2020)
- Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, Clarkson University (2020)
- Kodak CAMP Distinguished Professorship, Clarkson University, 2019
- John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award, Clarkson University, 2019
- Phalanx Commendable Leadership Award, 2019
- Phalanx Commendable Service Award, 2019
- Craig-Ignite Research Fellowship, Clarkson University, 2018 – 2023
- NSF-CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2018
- American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, Doctoral New Investigator (2016-2018)
- Thank You to Faculty, Clarkson Student Ambassadors, Clarkson University (2014)
- American Crystallographic Association Travel Award (2012)
- German Academic Exchange Service Travel Award (2012)
- German Chemical Industry Fund Travel Award (2012)
- Otto-Diels Ph.D. Award (2011)
- Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau Fellowship (2009)
- German National Academic Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship (2009 – 2010)
- German Chemical Industry Fund Ph.D. Fellowship (2008 – 2010)
- Interdisciplinary Holsteiner Study Award (2008)
- German National Academic Foundation Studies Fellowship (2006 – 2008)
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Systematic study on the removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from contaminated groundwater using metal-organic frameworks
R. Li, S. Alomari, T. Islamoglu, O.K. Farha, S. Fernando, S. Mededovic Thagard, T.M. Holsen and M. Wriedt
Environmental Science & Technology, 2021, 55, 15162-15171.
Design and Characterization of Metal-Nanoparticle Infiltrated Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks
J.R. Varghese, C. Wendt, F.B. Dix, D. Aulakh, U. Sazama, A.A. Yakovenko, M. Fröba, J. Wochnowski, D.V. Goia and M. Wriedt
Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 60, 13000-13010.
Efficient Removal of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances from Water with Zirconium-based Metal-Organic Frameworks
R. Li, S. Alomari, R. Stanton, M.C. Wasson, T. Islamoglu, O.K. Farha, T.M. Holsen, S. Mededovic Thagard, D.J. Trivedi and M. Wriedt
Chemistry of Materials, 2021, 33, 3276-3285.
Dry and Wet CO2 Capture from Milk‐Derived Microporous Carbons with Tuned Hydrophobicity
J. Pokrzywinski, D. Aulakh, W. Verdegaal, V.H. Pham, H. Bilan, S. Marble, D. Mitlin and M. Wriedt
Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2020, 2000001.
This work was featured on the Journal's Cover, Advanced Science News, Energy Live News, and Dairyreporter.
A New Tool for the Design and Functionalization of Metal-Organic Frameworks
S. Alomari, J. Hadynski and M. Wriedt
Matter, 2019, 1, 17-19.
This is an invited Preview Article.
Direct Imaging of Isolated Single Molecule Magnets in Metal-Organic Frameworks
D. Aulakh, L. Liu, J.R. Varghese, H. Xie, T. Islamoglu, K. Duell, C.-W. Kung, C.-E. Hsiung, Y. Zhang, R.J. Drout, O.K. Farha, K.R. Dunbar, Y. Han and M. Wriedt
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 2997-3005.
Rational Design of Pore Size and Functionality in a Series of Isoreticular Zwitterionic Metal-Organic Frameworks
D. Aulakh, T. Islamoglu, V.F. Bagundes, J.R. Varghese, K. Duell, M. Joy, S.J. Teat, O.K. Farha and M. Wriedt
Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30, 8332-8342.
Porous substrates as platforms for the nanostructuring of molecular magnets
D. Aulakh, H.K. Bilan and M. Wriedt
CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 1011-1030.
Systematic Investigation of Controlled Nanostructuring of Mn12 Single-Molecule Magnets Templated by Metal-Organic Frameworks
D. Aulakh, H. Xie, Z. Shen, A. Harley, X. Zhang, A.A. Yakovenko, K.R. Dunbar and M. Wriedt
Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 56, 6965-6972.
Design, Structural Diversity and Properties of Novel Zwitterionic Metal-Organic Frameworks
D. Aulakh, A.P. Nicoletta, J.B. Pyser, J.R. Varghese and M. Wriedt
Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 6853-6869.
Switching of Adsorption Properties in a Zwitterionic Metal-Organic Framework Triggered by Photogenerated Radical Triplets
W. An, D. Aulakh, X. Zhang, W.M. Verdegaal, K.R. Dunbar and M. Wriedt
Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28, 7825-7832.
Using Modern Solid-State Analytical Tools for Investigations of an Advanced Carbon Capture Material: Experiments for the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
M. Wriedt (corresponding author), J.P. Sculley, D. Aulakh and H.-C. Zhou
Journal of Chemical Education, 2016, 93, 2068-2073.
The structural diversity and properties of nine new viologen based zwitterionic metal–organic frameworks
D. Aulakh, A.P. Nicoletta, J.R. Varghese and M. Wriedt
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 2189-2202.
Metal-Organic Frameworks as Platforms for the Controlled Nanostructuring of Single-Molecule Magnets
D. Aulakh, J.B. Pyser, X. Zhang, A.A. Yakovenko, K.R. Dunbar and M. Wriedt
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 9254-9257.
The Importance of Polymorphism in Metal–Organic Framework Studies
D. Aulakh, J.R. Varghese and M. Wriedt
Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 54, 8679-8684
A New Design Strategy to Access Zwitterionic Metal–Organic Frameworks from Anionic Viologen Derivates
Darpandeep Aulakh, Juby R. Varghese and Mario Wriedt
Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 54, 1756-1764.