Krzysztof Matyjaszewski-Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

J. C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences and Director, Center for Macromolecular Engineering

Address:
Department of Chemistry
4400 Fifth Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-3209
Fax: (412) 268-6897

Bio

Experience

Education

Employment

Professional Affiliations

Professional Associations/Society Memberships/Committees

  • Pacific Polymer Federation: President (2013)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS): Fellow (2010)
  • IUPAC: Fellow (2002-); Corresponding Member of IUPAC Commission on Polymer Nomenclature
  • ACS  Polym. Chem. Div.: Fellow (2010) & Member since 1986; Past Chair of the Polym. Curric. Dev. Award (1987-2001); Member of Program Comm., and Chair, Intern. Committee,
  • ACS Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. Div.: Fellow (2001) & Member since 1986

Awards & Honors

Expertise

  • Macromolecular Engineering, preparation and processing of precisely controlled polymers to reach targeted materials properties. Correlation of macromolecular structure with macroscopic properties
  • Synthesis of well defined macromolecules via living and controlled polymerizations. Radical, cationic, and anionic polymerization of alkenes and heterocyclics. Block, graft and gradient copolymers. Control of chain microstructure and topology. Functional polymers and telechelics
  • Preparation of well defined polymers and hybrids for optoelectronic, biomedical and special applications.
  • Inorganic and organometallic polymers
  • Catalysis. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis

Research Impact

  • over 100 postdoctoral fellows and 100 graduate students have been members of the CMU research group.
  • 55 international companies from Europe, Japan, South Africa and North America have been members of CRP and ATRP Consortia at CMU; 17 licenses signed for ATRP technology. Commercial production of materials by ATRP has been started in Japan, USA and Europe in 2004.
  • First paper and review on ATRP have been cited together > 8000 times (ISI Web of Science or >10,000 Google Scholar) and the total citation record >70,000 (ISI or >90,000 Google Scholar) ranked among top 10 scientists in all fields of chemistry world –wide in 2004-2015 (h-index 134 ISI and 150 Google Scholar).
  • 18 books, 84 book chapters and 890 peer-review papers published
  • 51 issued US patents, 36 pending US patent applications; 142 original and derived international patents