Nanotechnology Colloquium
Colloquium Date: Monday, January 11, 2010

A bi-weekly event to present and discuss issues related to developments, applications and commercialization of nanotechnology.

“Synthesis and Applications of Classes of Non-carbonaceous Nanostructures”

Stanislaus S. Wong
Associate Professor, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, Department of Chemistry



We describe a number of advances that have been made in the reproducible synthesis of non-carbonaceous metal oxide nanostructures. Nanoscale structures, such as nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires, nanocubes, and nanotubes, have attracted extensive synthetic attention as a result of their novel size-dependent properties. Ideally, the net result of a successful nanoscale synthesis using environmentally friendly methodologies is the production of structures that achieve monodispersity, stability, and crystallinity with a predictable morphology. Many of the synthetic methods used to attain these goals have been based on principles derived from semiconductor technology, solid state chemistry, and molecular inorganic cluster chemistry.

Bio: Professor Stanislaus S. Wong

Professional Preparation

  • McGill University / Chemistry / B.Sc. (First Class Honours) / 1994
  • Harvard University / Chemistry / A.M. / 1996
  • Harvard University / Chemistry / Ph.D. / 1999
  • Columbia University / Chemistry / Postdoctoral fellow / 1999-2000


  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry (SUNY Stony Brook) / Sept. 2006-present
  • Member, Biophysics Program (SUNY Stony Brook) / Spring 2001 - present
  • Member, Biomedical Engineering Program (SUNY Stony Brook) / Fall 2000 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry (SUNY Stony Brook) / Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2006
  • Joint appointment in the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Sciences Department at BNL

Selected Honors and Fellowships

  • Buck-Whitney Award (Eastern New York ACS Section) / 2009
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship / 2006-2008
  • CAREER Award for "Rational Synthesis and Studies of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes" (National Science Foundation) / 2004-2008
  • Individual Development Award (United University Professions) / 2003
  • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award / 2002-2004

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Program begins at 11:30am [CDT] with a complimentary lunch provided by Winstead PC. Presentation begins at 12:00pm.

Event Coordinators:
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Chairman: Dr. Zvi Yaniv

Registration deadline is Friday, January 8 at 5:00 PM Central.

To register, please send an email to Nina Shuvalov with your preferred attendance location.


Walt Trybula, Ph.D.
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
(512) 245-6062

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