Pawel Krys-Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Pawel Krys

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: MI-802
Phone: (412) 268-3208

Education

Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry
2012 - now
advisor: prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

M.S. in Materials Science (specialty: Polymer Engineering and Technology)
2011 - 2012
advisor: prof. Andrzej Trochimczuk
Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

B.S. in Chemistry
2007 - 2011
advisor: prof. Andrzej Trochimczuk
Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Research

  • Mechanistic investigations of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)
  • Kinetic modeling of ATRP using PREDICI package.
  • Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization in the presence of Cu(0)
  • ATRP under High Pressure

Publications

  1. P. Chmielarz, J. Yan, P. Krys, Y. Wang, Z. Wang, M. R. Bockstaller, K. Matyjaszewski
    Synthesis of Nanoparticle Copolymer Brushes via Surface-Initiated seATRP
    Macromolecules, ASAP
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00280
  2. P. Chmielarz, P. Krys, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Matyjaszewski
    Synthesis of Well-Defined Polymer Brushes from Silicon Wafers via Surface-Initiated seATRP
    Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, ASAP
    dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.201700106
  3. K. F. Augustine, T. G. Ribelli, M. Fantin, P. Krys, Y. Cong, K. Matyjaszewski
    Activation of alkyl halides at the Cu0 surface in SARA ATRP: An assessment of reaction order and surface mechanisms
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, ASAP
    dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.28585
  4. G. Xie, P. Krys, R. D. Tilton, K. Matyjaszewski
    Heterografted Molecular Brushes as Stabilizers for Water-in-Oil Emulsions
    Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 2942-2950
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00006
  5. P. Krys, K. Matyjaszewski
    Kinetics of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization
    European Polymer Journal, 2017, 89, 482-523
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2017.02.034
  6. P. Krys, H. Schroeder, J. Buback, M. Buback, K. Matyjaszewski
    The Borderline between Simultaneous Reverse and Normal Initiation and Initiators for Continuous Activator Regeneration ATRP
    Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 7793–7803
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01765
  7. T. G. Ribelli, S. M. W. Rahaman, J.-C. Daran, P. Krys, K. Matyjaszewski, R. Poli
    Effect of Ligand Structure on the CuII–R OMRP Dormant Species and Its Consequences for Catalytic Radical Termination in ATRP
    Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 7749–7757
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01334
  8. M. Kopeć, P. Krys, R. Yuan, K. Matyjaszewski
    Aqueous RAFT Polymerization of Acrylonitrile
    Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 5877–5883
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01336
  9. P. Krys, Y. Wang, K. Matyjaszewski, S. Harrisson
    Radical Generation and Termination in SARA ATRP of Methyl Acrylate: Effect of Solvent, Ligand, and Chain Length
    Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 2977-2984
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00345
  10. P. Krys, T. Ribelli, K. Matyjaszewski, A. Gennaro
    Relation between Overall Rate of ATRP and Rates of Activation of Dormant Species
    Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 2467–2476
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00058
  11. T. Ribelli, P. Krys, Y. Cong, K. Matyjaszewski
    Model Studies of Alkyl Halide Activation and Comproportionation Relevant to RDRP in the Presence of Cu0
    Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 8428–8436
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01952
  12. H. Y. Cho, P. Krys, K. Szcześniak, H. Schroeder, S. Park, S. Jurga, M. Buback, K. Matyjaszewski
    Synthesis of Poly(OEOMA) Using Macromonomers via “Grafting-Through” ATRP
    Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 6385-6395
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01592
  13. P. Chmielarz, P. Krys, S. Park, K. Matyjaszewski
    PEO-b-PNIPAM copolymers via SARA ATRP and eATRP in aqueous media
    Polymer, 2015, 71, 143-147
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2015.06.042
  14. D. Konkolewicz, P. Krys, K. Matyjaszewski
    Explaining Unexpected Data via Competitive Equilibria and Processes in Radical Reactions with Reversible Deactivation
    Accounts of Chemical Research, 2014, 47, 3028–3036
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/ar500199u
  15. D. Konkolewicz, Y. Wang, P. Krys, M. Zhong, A. A. Isse, A. Gennaro, K. Matyjaszewski
    SARA ATRP or SET-LRP. End of controversy?
    Polymer Chemistry, 2014, 5, 4396-4417
    dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4PY00149D
  16. D. Konkolewicz, P. Krys, J. R. Góis, P. V. Mendonça, M. Zhong, Y. Wang, A. Gennaro, A. A. Isse, M. Fantin, K. Matyjaszewski
    Aqueous RDRP in the Presence of Cu0: The Exceptional Activity of CuI Confirms the SARA ATRP Mechanism
    Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 560-570
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma4022983
  17. D. Konkolewicz, Y. Wang, M. Zhong, P. Krys, A. A. Isse, A. Gennaro, K. Matyjaszewski,
    Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization in the Presence of Metallic Copper. A Critical Assessment of the SARA ATRP and SET-LRP Mechanisms
    Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 8749-8772
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma401243k
  18. Y. Zhang, K. Schröder, Y. Kwak, P. Krys, A. N. Morin, T. Pintauer, R. Poli, K. Matyjaszewski
    Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate and Styrene Mediated by Alkyl Dithiocarbamates and Copper Acetylacetonates
    Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 5512-5519
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma400539s
  19. M. Zhong, Y. Wang, P. Krys, D. Konkolewicz, K. Matyjaszewski
    Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 3816-3827
    Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization in the Presence of Metallic Copper. Kinetic Simulation
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma4001513
  20. C. Peng, M. Zhong, Y. Wang, Y. Kwak, Y. Zhang, W. Zhu, M. Tonge, J. Buback, S. Park, P. Krys, D. Konkolewicz, A. Gennaro, K. Matyjaszewski
    Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization in the Presence of Metallic Copper. Activation of Alkyl Halides by Cu0
    Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 3803-3815
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma400150a
  21. P. Krys, F. Testa, A. Trochimczuk, C. Pin, J.-M. Taulemesse, T. Vincent, E. Guibal
    Encapsulation of ammonium molybdophosphate and zirconium phosphate in alginate matrix for the sorption of rubidium(I)
    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2013, 409, 141-150
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2013.07.046
  22. T. Vincent, P. Krys, C. Jouannin, A.-C. Gaumont, I. Dez, E. Guibal
    Hybrid macroporous Pd catalytic discs for 4-nitroaniline hydrogenation: Contribution of the alginate-tetraalkylphosphonium ionic liquid support
    Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2013, 723, 90-97
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2012.10.008

Research Experience

06.2014 – 07.2014 University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.
Visiting Student with prof. Michael Buback, Institute of Physical Chemistry

  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization under High Pressure

01.2011 – 07.2012 Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.
Research Assistant with prof. Andrzej Trochimczuk, Chemistry Department

  • Synthesis and properties of polymeric resins containing ionic liquid analogues

06.2011 – 09.2011 Ecole des Mines d'Alès, Alès, France.
Research Intern with dr Eric Guibal

  • Hybrid macroporous Pd catalytic discs for 4-nitroaniline hydrogenation: Contribution of the alginate-tetraalkylphosphonium ionic liquid support
  • Encapsulation of ammonium molybdophosphate and zirconium phosphate in alginate matrix for the sorption of rubidium(I)

02.2010 – 01.2011 Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.
Research Assistant with dr Ewelina Ortyl, Chemistry Department

  • Photochromic polymers with azobenzene groups

02.2010 – 01.2011 Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.
Research Assistant with prof. Andrzej Trochimczuk, Chemistry Department

  • Sulfonic ion exchangers as esterification catalysts

Awards (selected)

  • 12.2016; Dr. Konrad M. Weis Fellowship in Chemistry
  • 07.2012; Best Graduate in Department of Chemistry
  • 12.2011; Scientific Scholarship of Minister of Science and Higher Education
  • 11.2011; Rector’s Scholarship for Best Students
  • 11.2010, 04.2012; Wroclaw University of Technology Rector’s Award
  • 2008-2010; Scientific Scholarship of Wroclaw University of Technology (3 years)