Dr. Mario Wriedt

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 75 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.


Dr. Wriedt and his favorite toy.

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.

 

Education

1998 – 2001Chemistry Laboratory Assistant (Ausbildung zum Chemielaboranten), Vocational Training, Kiel University, 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.), Kiel University, Germany
2008 – 2010 Ph.D. in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), Kiel University, Germany
2010 – 2011Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kiel University, Germany
2011 – 2013Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Professional Experience

05/2019 – presentKodak CAMP Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University
02/2019 – presentAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University
07/2013 – 02/2019Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University
02/2011 – 06/2013Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Held Fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service, Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks with Tunable Physical Properties, Advisor: Prof. Hong-Cai Joe Zhou, Ph.D.
11/2010 – 01/2011Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany, Project: Synthesis of New Coordination Polymers by Thermal Decomposition Reactions, Advisor: Prof. Christian Näther, Ph.D.
06/2008 – 10/2010Doctor of Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany, 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. Christian Näther, Ph.D.
11/2007 – 05/2008Research Assistant, Institute for Science & Mathematics Education, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany, Project: Development of New Teaching Concepts Involving Renewable Resources, Advisor: Wolfgang Gräber, Ph.D.
09/1998 – 09/2001Chemistry Laboratory Assistant, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany, Project: Synthesis and Characterization of New Coordination Polymers Advisors: Herbert Pausch, Ph.D. and Prof. Christian Näther, Ph.D.

Honors and Awards

  • John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award, Clarkson University (2019)
  • Phalanx Commendable Leadership Award, Clarkson’s highest honorary society (2019)
  • Phalanx Commendable Service Award, Clarkson’s highest honorary society (2019)
  • Craig-Ignite Research Fellowship, Clarkson University (2018 – 2023)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), CAREER Award (2018 – 2023)
  • Phalanx Commendable Service Award, Clarkson’s highest honorary society (2017)
  • American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF), DNI Award (2016 – 2018)
  • Thank You to Faculty, Clarkson Student Ambassadors, Clarkson University (2014)
  • American Crystallographic Association (ACA), Travel Award (2012)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Travel Award (2012)
  • German Chemical Industry Fund (FCI), Travel Award (2012)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011 – 2013)
  • Otto-Diels Ph.D. Award, University of Kiel (2011)
  • German National Academic Foundation, Ph.D. Fellowship (2009 – 2010)
  • German Chemical Industry Fund (FCI), Ph.D. Fellowship (2008 – 2010)
  • German National Academic Foundation, Studies Fellowship (2006 – 2008)
  • Nobel Laureate Meeting Fellowship, Lindau (2009)
  • Interdisciplinary Holsteiner Study Award (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