Dr. Mario Wriedt

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Ave, Box 5810
Potsdam, NY 13699

Affiliate Faculty of the
Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) and
Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)


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Wriedt Research Group, Fall 2016

Wen An, Shefa Alomari, Graham Fischer, Darpandeep Aulakh, Mario Wriedt, Juby Varghese, Brenna Gillaspy, Kyle Duell, Hubert Bilan, Alexander Harley, Justin Cruz, Katrina Lane and Fletcher Dix (L to R)

News Feed

05/2017: Wriedt Lab welcomes Steven Dunckel ’20, CUPO student Paul Lawrence ’19 and Honor student Michael Chirgwin ’20 as new undergraduate researchers. Welcome and enjoy the summer!

05/2017: Wriedt Lab graduate student Juby Varghese spends the summer in Germany at the University of Applied Sciences, Lübeck, working on a collaborative project with Prof. Wochnowski. Have fun!

05/2017: Wriedt Lab undergraduate researchers Katrina Lane, Justin Cruz and Brenna Gillaspy graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees. Congrats and Farewell!

05/2017: Wriedt Lab’s paper entitled “Systematic Investigation of Controlled Nanostructuring of Mn12 Single-Molecule Magnets Templated by Metal-Organic Frameworks” was accepted for publication in Inorganic Chemistry. Well done Darpan Aulakh together with undergraduate Alexander Harley!

05/2017: Wriedt Lab’s first graduate student Darpan Aulakh successfully defended her dissertation. Congrats Dr. Darpan!

05/2017: Wriedt Lab graduate students Shefa Alomari, Hubert Bilan and Darpan Aulakh presented their work at the 30th Annual Technical Meeting of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) in Canandaigua, NY.

04/2017: Wriedt Lab students won 3 awards at the Northern New York ACS Meeting at St. Lawrence University. #1: Fletcher Dix, best undergrad oral presentation; #2: Kyle Duell, 2nd best undergrad poster presentation; #3: Juby Vargehese: best graduate poster presentation. Congrats all!

04/2017: Wriedt Lab students won an impressive # of 7 awards at the First Annual Spring 2017
Research and Project Showcase (RAPS) at Clarkson. #1: Katrina Lane, best oral undergrad presentation; #2 and #3: Kyle Duell, best undergrad poster presentation and undergrad sustainability award; #4: Alexander Harley, honorable mention for his undergrad poster presentation; #5 and #6: Juby Varghese, best graduate oral and poster presentation; #7: Hubert Bilan, graduate sustainability award. Congrats all!

03/2017: Graduate Student Darpan Aulakh was selected for a Travel Award from the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) of the American Chemical Society to support her attendance at the Spring 2017 ACS Meeting in San Francisco. Congrats!

03/2017: Wriedt Lab’s paper entitled “Design, structural diversity and properties of novel zwitterionic metal-organic frameworks” was accepted for publication in Dalton Transactions.  Well done Darpan Aulakh together with undergraduates Anthony Nicoletta, Joshua Pyser and Juby Varghese!

01/2017: Graduate Student Wen An successfully defended her M.S. Thesis. Congrats! She continues her graduate studies as computer science major at Clarkson.

01/2017: Sam Marble, Chemical Engineering Major, Class of 2017,  joined the Wriedt Lab as Undergraduate Researcher. Welcome Sam!

01/2017: Shefa Alomari, former Wriedt Lab Research Trainee since 06/2016,  was accepted into Clarkson’s Ph.D. program. Welcome Graduate Student Shefa!

11/2016: Wriedt Lab’s paper was accepted for publication the Journal of Chemical Education. Dr. Wriedt and Darpan Aulakh implemented this lab module with great success in CM345.

10/2016: Wriedt Lab’s paper was accepted for publication in Chemical of Materials. Well done Wen An and Darpan Aulakh! See news release here.

08/2016: Brenna Gillaspy, Chemistry Major, Class of 2017,  joined the Wriedt Lab as Undergraduate Researcher. Welcome Brenna!

07/2016: Graduate Student Darpan Aulakh received a Travel Award to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, Denver, CO. Her presentation was recognized with the Pauling Poster Prize and Graduate Student Juby Varghese was recognized with the Journal of Chemical Crystallography Poster Prize. Congrats! See news release here.

06/2016: Dr. Wriedt was invited to present at the Gordon Research Conference focusing on Crystal Engineering in Stowe, VT. See news release here.

06/2016: Graduate Student Darpan Aulakh was recognized as 2nd Best Oral Presenter at the ECS Montreal Student Symposium, Montreal, Canada. Congrats!

05/2016: Undergraduate Researchers Kyle Ventura and Joshua Pyser graduated. Both are currently attending top graduate schools, U. of Florida and U. of Michigan. You are missed and good luck for your futures!

05/2016: Graduate Student Wen An was recognized with the Best Looking Poster Award at the Annual CAMP Meeting, Canandaigua, NY. Congrats!

05/2016: Undergraduate Researcher Joshua Pyser was recognized with the Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award as an Outstanding Senior in Chemistry. Congrats!

04/2016: Undergraduate Researchers Joshua Pyser, Katrina Lane and Alexander Harley were recognized as Best Poster Presenters at Clarkson’s Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE). Congrats!

03/2016: Xulan Deng, former Wriedt Lab undergradute researcher,  was awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Congrats! See news release here.

03/2016: Graduate Student Darpan Aulakh was recognized as Best Poster Presenter at the NNY ACS Research Symposium, Potsdam, NY. Congrats!

02/2016: Graduate Students Darpan Aulakh and Juby Varghese were recognized as 2nd Best Poster Presenters at the Bruker-AXS MIT Symposium, Cambridge, MA. Congrats!

02/2016: Wriedt Lab’s paper was accepted for publication in CrystEngComm. Well done Darpan Aulakh together with undergraduates Anthony Nicoletta and Juby Varghese!

Group Introduction

Welcome to the Functional Materials Design & X-ray Diffraction Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University!

Dr. Wriedt’s research activities are mainly focused at developing new strategies for the design and synthesis of functional solid-state materials from molecular building blocks and advancing the understanding of the structure-property relationship of materials.

His group at CU works towards the development and characterization of new metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) whose applications address some of our society’s most challenging needs, such as:

  • Clean Energy Alternatives through the synthesis of tailored MOFs which can store an adequate amount of H2 or CH4 at moderate temperatures and pressures.
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through the synthesis of tailored MOFs which can capture large amounts of CO2 from flue gas streams.
  • Stimuli-Responsive Magnetic Materials through the synthesis of tailored MOFs which can be used for sensing and data storage applications.

Dr. Wriedt receives Phalanx Award

Spring 2017: Phalanx, Clarkson’s highest honorary society, has chosen Dr. Wriedt to recognize his hard work as teacher-scholar and dedication to Clarkson’s community. He received the Commendable Service Award which comes with great distinction and honor.”

Dalton Transaction paper featured on Journal Cover

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.

DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00292K

Wriedt Lab publishes paper in Inorganic Chemistry

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, in print.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00514

Wriedt Lab publishes paper in Chemistry of Materials

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.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03224; see news release here.

Wriedt Lab publishes paper in JACS

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.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b06002; see news release here.

Update: This work has been featured in

Reticular Chemistry-Construction, Properties, and Precision Reactions of Frameworks

by Omar M. Yaghi (Associate Editor), J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 15507-15509.

Wriedt Lab secures first Research Grant

Thanks to the Donors of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund,
Doctoral New Investigator Award (ACS PRF DNI).

Title: Tunable Host-Guest Interactions in Photo-Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks,
Award# 56295-DNI10; 2016-2018; $110,000.

See news release here.