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Ben Weintraub

Ben Weintraub

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Office: IPST Building Office 277F
Telephone: N/A
Fax: 404-894-9140
Mailing Address: School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
771 Ferst Dr. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Highlights | Honors


  • Adjunct Faculty, Agnes Scott College, Department of Chemistry, Atlanta, GA (Fall 2009-present).
  • Visiting Graduate Student Researcher, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Energy & Environmental Research Laboratory, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Summer 2008.
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, CA, 2001.
  • Chemistry Research Intern, Invitrogen Corp., San Diego, CA, June – Aug 1998.

Research Area

  • Rational synthesis of one-dimensional nanomaterials via bottom up methodologies
  • Nanowire dye-sensitized solar cell fabrication and electrical characterization


  1. "Optical Fiber/Nanowire Hybrid Structures for Efficient Three-Dimensional Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells " Benjamin Weintraub, Yaguang Wei, and Zhong Lin Wang, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 1-6.Online supporting Matereials
  2. "Density-controlled, solution-based growth of ZnO nanorod arrays via layer-by-layer polymer thin films for enhanced field emission ", B.Weintraub S. Chang, S. Singamaneni, W.H. Han, Y.J. Choi, J. Bae, M. Kirkham, V.V. Tsukruk, Y. Deng, Nanotechnology , 19 (2008) 435302.
  3. "Density-controlled growth of aligned ZnO nanowire arrays by seedless chemical approach on smooth surfaces",S. Xu, C.S. Lao, B.Weintraub and Z.L. Wang Journal of Materials Research, 2008 (23) 2072.
  4. "Bridged ZnO nanowires across trenched electrodes", P.X. Gao, J. Liu, B.A. Buchine, B. Weintraub, Z.L. Wang and J.L. LeeAppl. Phys. Lett., 91 (2007) 142108.
  5. ""Position-Controlled Seedless Growth of ZnO Nanorod Arrays on a Polymer Substrate via Wet Chemical Synthesis" B. Weintraub, Y.L. Deng and Z.L. Wang J. Phys. Chem. C, 111 (28), 10162 -10165, 2007

Research Highlights

  • Low temperature wet chemical synthesis techniques
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
  • Electron beam lithography
  • Thin film deposition (thermal evaporation, sputtering)
  • Self-assembled monolayer (SAM) formation

Honors & Awards

  • IPST Fellowship (2006-2009)
  • SAIC Student Paper Award 2nd Place (2007)