Professor Ulrich Wiesner is President of TeraPore’s Scientific Advisory Council and company co-founder. His research group in Cornell University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering focuses on the control of materials assembly at very small length scales using bottom-up approaches. He works at the interface between polymer science and solid state chemistry/physics with the goal of generating novel hierarchical and multifunctional hybrid materials. The Wiesner group creates materials tailored to applications including catalysis, separation, fuel cells and nano-biotechnology. Professor Wiesner is the co-founder of multiple companies based on research developed in his group.
Professor Wiesner studied Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, and Irvine, California. He gained his Ph.D. in 1991 with work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), Mainz, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the E.S.P.C.I. in Paris, France until 1993. He joined the Cornell MS&E faculty in 1999 following his Habilitation in Germany, became a Full Professor in 2005, and since 2008 is the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering at Cornell. He is the recipient of multiple awards including the Carl Duisberg Memorial Award of the German Chemical Society.