Benjamin J. Wiley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2007, working on the synthesis of silver nanostructures under the guidance of Prof. Younan Xia. Prior to joining Duke in 2009, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of George Whitesides at Harvard University. His lab focuses on the processes by which atoms assemble to form nanostructures in solution, and the relationship between the structure and properties of these nanostructures in the context of practical applications. He founded NanoForge Corp. in 2010 to commercialize the production of copper nanowires.