Dr. Mario Wriedt

Dr. Wriedt graduated with a M.S. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Kiel, Germany in 2008 and in 2010 was awarded a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. 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. Zhou’s group he focused his research on metal-organic frameworks with tunable physical properties. He has 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. Dr. Wriedt has authored >70 research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals. Since 2013, he has conducted independent research as an Assistant Professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. His research is focused on the design and structure-property relationships of new functional solid-state materials for energy applications.

Clarkson University, March 2017

Personal Note

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 has been 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 Ironmans 10:33 h. Additionally, he is an enthusiastic pilot of r/c air planes.



1998 – 2001Chemistry Laboratory Assistant (Ausbildung zum Chemielaboranten), Vocational Training, University of Kiel, Germany
2001 – 2003Higher Vocational School in Chemistry (Berufsoberschule), Kiel, Germany
2003 – 2004Civilian Service, Teaching Assistant in Sheltered Workshop, Preetz, Germany
2004 – 2008M.Sc. in Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.), University of Kiel, Germany
2008 – 2010 Ph.D. in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Kiel, Germany
2010 – 2011Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Kiel, Germany
2011 – 2013Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Texas A&M University

Professional Experience

07/2013 – PresentAssistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Clarkson University
02/2011 – 06/2013Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, Held Fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service, Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks with Tunable Physical Properties, Advisor: Prof. H.-C. Joe Zhou, Ph.D.
11/2010 – 01/2011Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Kiel, Project: Synthesis of New Coordination Polymers by Thermal Decomposition Reactions, Advisor: Prof. C. Näther, Ph.D.
06/2008 – 10/2010Doctor of Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Kiel, Held Fellowships by the German National Academic Foundation and the German Chemical Industry Fund, Title: Thermal Decomposition Reactions as Tool for the Synthesis of New Coordination Polymers with Interesting Magnetic Properties, Advisor: Prof. C. Näther, Ph.D.
11/2007 – 05/2008Research Assistant, Inst. for Science & Mathematics Education, University of Kiel, Project: Development of New Teaching Concepts Involving Renewable Resources, Advisor: Wolfgang Gräber, Ph.D.
09/1998 – 09/2001Chemistry Laboratory Assistant, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Kiel, Project: Synthesis and Characterization of New Coordination Polymers Advisors: H. Pausch, Ph.D. and Prof. C. Näther, Ph.D.

Honors and Awards

  • Phalanx Commendable Service Award, Clarkson University (2017)
  • 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)

Research Interests

  • 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