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

  • 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
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00345
  • 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
  • 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, pp 8428–8436
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01952
  • 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
  • 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
  • D. Konkolewicz, P. Krys, K. Matyjaszewski
    Explaining Unexpected Data via Competitive Equilibria and Processes in Radical Reactions with Reversible Deactivation
    Acc. Chem. Res., 2014, 47, 3028–3036;
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/ar500199u
  • D. Konkolewicz, Y. Wang, P. Krys, M. Zhong, A. A. Isse, A. Gennaro, K. Matyjaszewski
    SARA ATRP or SET-LRP. End of controversy?
    Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 4396-4417;
    dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4PY00149D
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

  • 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)