Tom Ribelli-Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Ribelli

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: MI-804
Phone: (412) 268-3208


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S. Chemistry (May 2013)
Senior Honors Thesis Design of Ligands for ATRA
Advisor: Prof. Tomislav Pintauer.


Mechanisms of CRP Processes
Coordination Chemistry


1.     Ribelli, T.G., Konkolewicz, D., Bernhard, S., Matyjaszewski, K. “How are Radicals (Re)Genearted in photoATRP”, J. Am. Chem. Soc2014, 136, pp 13303-13312.

2.     Ribelli, T.G., Konkolewicz, D., Pan, X., Matyjaszewski, K. “Contribution of Photochemistry to Activator Regeneration in ATRP”, Macromolecules2014, 47, pp 6316-6321.

3.    Williams, V.A., Ribelli, T.G., Chmielarz, P., Park, S., Matyjaszewski, K. “A Silver Bullet: Elemental Silver as an Efficient Reducing Agent for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Acrylates”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, pp 1428-1431

4.   Kaur A, Ribelli, T.G., Schröder, K. Matyjaszewski, K., Pintauer, T.  Structural Studies of ATRP Reactions Catalyzed by Copper Complexes with Substituted Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine Based Ligands.  Inorg. Chem.  ASAP

5.     Kaur A, Gorse, E., Ribelli, T.G., Jerman, C., Pintauer, T..  “Atom Transfer Radical Addition (ATRA) Catalyzed by Copper Complexes with N,N,N’,N’ – tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine (TPEN) Ligand.”   Accepted to “Polymer”

6.     Ribelli, T.G., Krys, P, Cong, Y,. Matyjaszewski, K., “Model Studies of Alkyl Halide Acitvation and Comproportionation Relevant to RDRP in the Presence of Cu0” Macromolecules. 2016. 48, pp 8428-8436

7.     Krys, P.,  Ribelli, T.G., Matyjaszewski, K., Gennaro, A., “Relation between Overall Rate of ATRP and Rates of Activation of Dormant Species” Macromolecules. 2016. ASAP


Chateaubriand Fellow Awarded by French Embassy of United States (2015-2016)
     Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
     Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC), Toulouse, France
     Advisor: Prof. Rinaldo Poli
     Designing of ATRP Catalysts/Mechanism of Metal-Catalyzed Radical Termination (CRT)

Research Experience

September 2010 - May 2012  Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Chemistry
- Synthesis of Novel Tripodal tris(animatedly)amine (TREN) based ligands for ATRA