Dr. Andrew J. D. Magenau-Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Andrew J. D. Magenau

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: MI-812
Phone: (412) 268-4391


The Pennsylvania State University, Erie, PA
B.S. Plastics Engineering Technology 
Minor in Operations Management

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering
Minor in Technology Development


  • Polymeric biomaterials/regenerative medicine
  • Block copolymer synthesis and self-assembly
  • Macromolecular engineering through click chemistry
  • Controlled/living polymerizations: ATRP, RAFT, and cationic polymerization


  1. Andrew J. D. Magenau, Nicholas C. Strandwitz, Armando Gennaro, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Electrochemically Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Science, 2011, 332, 81-84. 
  2. Saadyah E. Averick , Andrew J. D. Magenau, Antonina Simakova , Bradley F. Woodman , Andrew Seong,  Ryan A. Mehl , and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Covalent Incorporated Protein-Nanogels using AGET ATRP in an Inverse Miniemulsion" Polymer Chemistry 2011 DOI:10.1039/C1PY00050K.
  3. Yungwan Kwak, Andrew J. D. Magenau, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “ARGET ATRP of Methyl Acrylate with Inexpensive Ligands and ppm Concentrations of Catalyst”, Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 811-819.
  4. Andrew J. D. Magenau, Yungwan Kwak, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “ATRP of Methacrylates Utilizing CuIIX2/L and Copper Wire”, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 9682-9689.
  5. Andrew J. D. Magenau, Todd R. Hartlage, Robson F. Storey, “Clickable Thiol-Terminated Polyisobutylene: Synthesis, Characterization, and Derivatization”, J. Polym. Sci. Part A, 2010, 48, 5505-5513.
  6. Nemesio Martinez-Castro, Andrew J. D. Magenau, Robson F. Storey, “Clickable Polyisobutylene: Combining Quasiliving Cationic Polymerization and Click Chemistry”, J. Polym. Sci. Part A, 2010, 1, 831-833.
  7. Andrew J. D. Magenau, Justin W. Chan, Charles E. Hoyle, Robson F. Storey, “Facile Functionalization of Polyisobutylene via Thiol-Ene Click Chemistry”, Polymer Chemistry, 2010, 48, 2533-2545.
  8. Andrew J. D. Magenau, Nemesio Martinez-Castro, Daniel A. Savin, Robson F. Storey, “Polyisobutylene RAFT CTA by a Click Chemistry Site Transformation Approach: Synthesis of Poly(isobutylene-b-N-isopropylacrylamide)”, Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 8044.
  9. Andrew J. D. Magenau, Nemesio Martinez-Castro, Robson F. Storey “Site Transformation of Polyisobutylene Chain Ends into Functional RAFT Agents for Block Copolymer Synthesis”, Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 2353.


  • The 64th ACS Northwest Regional Meeting, Tacoma, WA. June 2009.
  • The 238th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. March 2009.
  • The 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. September 2006.
  • Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Boston, MA. May 2006.
  • Society of Plastic Engineers - ANTEC, Chicago, 2004.


  • 2007 2nd Place – “Fedex BizPlan Competition”, Fedex Institute of Technology and University of Memphis.
  • 2007 1st Place – “Invent Your Future Competition”, University of Southern Mississippi.
  • 2005 IGERT Fellowship Award, National Science Foundation and University of Southern Mississippi (for 2 years).


  • American Chemical Society (2006 - Present).
  • Materials Research Society (2009 - Present).
  • Society of Plastics Engineers (2002 - Present).


  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA: 2/2010 – present
  • Co-Owner, Pierce Safe Technologies, Hattiesburg, MS: 2008 – 2010
  • Graduate Student, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS: 9/2005 – 1/2010
  • Research Associate, Plastics Services Network, Erie, PA: 5/2003 – 11/2004
  • Injection Molding Teaching Assistant, Penn State University, Erie, PA: 5/03 – 9/03
  • Process Technician, Zurn Industries, Commerce, TX: 5/02 – 9/02
  • Mold Design Teaching Assistant, Penn State University, Erie, PA: 9/01 – 5/02