Nicolay V. Tsarevsky - Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Nicolay V. Tsarevsky

Address:
Southern Methodist University
Department of Chemistry
3215 Daniel Avenue, Rm. 141
Dallas, TX 75275, USA
Phone: 214-768-3259
Fax: 214-768-4089

Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, 2005
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Advisor: Professor Kris Matyjaszewski
Thesis: Synthesis of Well-Defined Polymeric Materials with Polar Functional Groups by ATRP

M.S. Chemical Physics and Theoretical Chemistry, 1999
University of Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria

Research

  • Controlled polymerization and synthesis of polymers with well-defined molecular architecture and functionality.
  • Nanostructured materials for biomedical or optoelectronic applications.
  • Transition metal catalyzed polymerizations.
  • Development of “green” synthetic methodologies.
  • Science education and history of chemistry.

Affiliation

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
  • History of Science Society

    Awards

    2008       National Starch and Chemical Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry (ACS, POLY & PMSE)
    2004       Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research (ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry)
    2004        Harrison Legacy Dissertation Fellowship (Carnegie Mellon University)
    2004       Pittsburgh Section’s Polymer Group Student Award (ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry)
    2003       Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award in Green Chemistry (ACS, Division of Environmental Chemistry)
    1998       A. Wessels’ Award (Stiftung Bulgarische Hochschulforderung)
    1996       Rector's Prize for Most Accomplished Student from the University (University of Sofia)
    1994       “Talents” Scholarship (Evrika Foundation)
    1994       26th International Chemistry Olympiad (for high school students), Oslo, Norway
    1994       27th National Chemistry Olympiad (for high school students), Varna, Bulgaria, bronze medal

    Professional Experience

    2010-now     Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University
    2007-2010   Chief Science Officer, ATRP Solutions, Inc.
    2007             Associate Director, Controlled Radical Polymerization Consortium, Carnegie Mellon University
    2005-2006   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
    2001-2007   Supervised 11 undergraduate students. One of them won the Pfizer award for 2002. Six of them won Undergraduate Research Awards and/or grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
    2000-2005   Graduate Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University
    2000              Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University. Taught Organic Chemistry II, Introduction to Modern Chemistry, and Organic Lab III

    Professional Service

    2008-2010   Chair-elect (2008), chair (2009), and immediate past chair (2010), Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
    2006             Chair, Polymer Group, Pittsburgh Section of the ACS
    2005             Secretary, Polymer Group, Pittsburgh Section of the ACS
    2001-2005   Member of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

    Productivity

    Author or coauthor of 92 publications (53 in peer-reviewed journals), 8 book chapters, 1 textbook, 7 patents or patent applications. About 90 scientific oral or poster presentations.

    Publications

    Peer-reviewed papers

    1. Pietrasik, J., Tsarevsky, N. V., “Synthesis of Basic Molecular Brushes: ATRP of 4-Vinylpyridine in Organic Media”, Eur. Polym. J., 2010, in press
    2. Gayathri, C., Tsarevsky, N. V., Gil, R. R., “RDCs Analysis of Small Molecules Made Easy: Fast and Tuneable Alignment by Reversible Compression / Relaxation of Reusable PMMA Gels”, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 3622-6
    3. Tsarevsky, N. V., “Hypervalent Iodine-Mediated Direct Azidation of Polystyrene and Consecutive Click-Type Functionalization”, J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem., 2010, 48, 966-74
    4. Tsarevsky, N. V., Huang, J., Matyjaszewski, K., “Synthesis of Hyperbranched Degradable Polymers by Atom Transfer Radical (Co)Polymerization of Inimers with Ester or Disulfide Groups”, J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem., 2009, 47, 6839-51
    5. Braunecker, W. A., Tsarevsky, N. V., Gennaro, A., Matyjaszewski, K., “Thermodynamic Components of the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Equilibrium: Quantifying Solvent Effects”, Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 6348-60
    6. Matyjaszewski, K., Tsarevsky, N. V., “Nanostructured Functional Materials Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Nature Chemistry, 2009, 1, 276-88
    7. Tang, W., Kwak, Y., Braunecker, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., Coote, M. L., Matyjaszewski, K., “Understanding Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Effect of Ligand and Initiator Structures on the Equilibrium Constants”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 10702-13
    8. Golas, P. L., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Structure-Reactivity Correlation in “Click” Chemistry: Substituent Effect on Azide Reactivity”, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2008, 29, 1167-71
    9. Jakubowski, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., Higashihara, T., Faust, R., Matyjaszewski, K., “Allyl Halide (Macro)Initiators in ATRP: Synthesis of Block Copolymers with Polyisobutylene Segments”, Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 2318-23
    10. Gil, R. R., Gayathri, C., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Stretched Poly(methyl methacrylate) Gel Aligns Small Organic Molecules in Chloroform. Stereochemical Analysis and Diasterotopic Proton NMR Assignment in Ludartin Using Residual Dipolar Couplings and 3J Coupling Constant Analysis.”, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 840-8
    11. Wu, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., Hudson, J. L., Tour, J. M., Matyjaszewski, K., Kowalewski, T., “”Hairy” Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Small, 2007, 3, 1803-10
    12. Matyjaszewski, K., Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Dong, H., Huang, J., Jakubowski, W., Kwak, Y., Nicolay, R., Tang, W., Yoon, J. A., “Role of Cu0 in Controlled / “Living” Radical Polymerization”, Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 7795-806
    13. Tsarevsky, N. V., Bencherif, S. A., Matyjaszewski, K., “Graft Copolymers by a Combination of ATRP and Two Different Consecutive Click Reactions”, Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 4439-45
    14. Golas, P. L., Tsarevsky, N. V., Sumerlin, B. S., Walker, L. M., Matyjaszewski, K., “Multisegmented Block Copolymers by “Click” Coupling of Polymers Prepared by ATRP”, Austral. J. Chem., 2007, 60, 400-4
    15. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Matyjaszewski, K., “Electron Transfer Reactions Relevant to Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, J. Organometal. Chem., 2007, 692, 3212-22
    16. Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “”Green” Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: From Process Design to Preparation of Well-Defined Environmentally-Friendly Polymeric Materials”, Chem. Rev., 2007, 107, 2270-99
    17. McCarthy, P., Chattopadhyay, M., Millhauser, G. L., Tsarevsky, N. V., Bombalski, L., Matyjaszewski, K., Shimmin, D., Avdalovic, N., Pohl, C., “Nanoengineered Analytical Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography Stationary Phase by ATRP: Separation Prion Peptides”, Anal. Biochem., 2007, 366, 1-8
    18. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Vacca, A., Gans, P., Matyjaszewski, K., “Competitive Equilibria in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Macromol. Symp., 2007, 248, 60-70
    19. Tang, H., Arulsamy, N., Radosz, M., Shen, Y., Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Tang, W., Matyjaszewski, K., “Highly Active Copper-Based Catalyst for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 16277-85
    20. Matyjaszewski, K., Jakubowski, W., Min, K., Tang, W., Huang, J., Braunecker, W. A., Tsarevsky, N. V., “Diminishing Catalyst Concentration in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization with Reducing Agents”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2006, 103, 15309-14
    21. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Tang, W., Brooks, S. J., Matyjaszewski, K., Weisman, G. R., Wong, E. H., “Copper-Based ATRP Catalysts of Very High Activity Derived from Dimethyl Cross-Bridged Cyclam”, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2006, 257, 132-40
    22. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Brooks, S. J., Matyjaszewski, K., “Rational Selection of Initiating/Catalytic Systems for the Copper-Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Basic Monomers in Protic Media: ATRP of 4-Vinylpyridine”, Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 6817-24
    23. Golas, P. L., Tsarevsky, N. V., Sumerlin, B. S., Matyjaszewski, K., “Catalyst Performance in “Click” Coupling Reactions of Polymers Prepared by ATRP: Ligand and Metal Effects”, Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 6451-7
    24. Shach-Caplan, M., Silverstein, M. S., Bianco-Peled, H., Tsarevsky, N. V., Cooper, B. M., Matyjaszewski, K., “Nanoscale Structure of SAN-PEO-SAN Triblock Copolymers Synthesized by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Polymer, 2006, 47, 6673-83
    25. Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Environmentally Benign Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Towards “Green” Processes and Materials”, J. Polym. Chem.: Part A: Polym. Chem., 2006, 44, 5098-112
    26. Oh, J. K., Tang, C., Gao, H., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Inverse Miniemulsion ATRP: A New Method for Synthesis and Functionalization of Well-Defined Water-Soluble Cross-Linked Polymeric Particles”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 5578-84
    27. Tang, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Determination of Equilibrium Constants for ATRP”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 1598-1604
    28. Sumerlin, B. S., Tsarevsky, N. V., Louche, G., Lee, R. Y., Matyjaszewski, K., “Highly Efficient “Click” Functionalization of Poly(3-azidopropyl methacrylate) Prepared by ATRP”, Macromolecules, 2005, 38(18), 7540-5
    29. Gao, H., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Synthesis of Degradable Miktoarm Star Copolymers via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Macromolecules, 2005, 38(14), 5995-6004
    30. Braunecker, W. A., Tsarevsky, N. V., Pintauer, T., Gil, R. R., Matyjaszewski, K., “Quantifying Vinyl Monomer Coordination to CuI in Solution and the Effect of Coordination on Monomer Reactivity in Radical Copolymerization”, Macromolecules, 2005, 38(10), 4081-8
    31. Tsarevsky, N. V., Sumerlin, B. S., Matyjaszewski, K., “Step Growth “Click” Coupling of Telechelic Polymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Macromolecules, 2005, 38(9), 3558-61
    32. Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Combining Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Disulfide / Thiol Redox Chemistry: A Route to Well-Defined (Bio)degradable Polymeric Materials”, Macromolecules, 2005, 38(8), 3087-92
    33. Braunecker, W. A., Pintauer, T., Tsarevsky, N. V., Kickelbick, G., Matyjaszewski, K., “Towards Understanding Monomer Coordination in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Synthesis of [CuI(PMDETA)(-M)][BPh4] (M = Methyl Acrylate, Styrene, 1-Octene, and Methyl Methacrylate) and Structural Studies by FT-IR and 1H NMR Spectroscopy and X-ray Crystallography”, J. Organometal. Chem., 2005, 690, 916-24
    34. Tsarevsky, N. V., Pintauer, T., Matyjaszewski, K., “Deactivation Efficiency and Degree of Control Over Polymerization in ATRP in Protic Solvents”, Macromolecules, 2004, 37(26), 9768-78
    35. Tsarevsky, N. V., Bernaerts, K. V., Dufour, B., Du Prez, F. E., Matyjaszewski, K., “Well-defined (Co)polymers with 5-Vinyltetrazole Units via Combination of Atom Transfer Radical (Co)polymerization of Acrylonitrile and “Click Chemistry”-Type Postpolymerization Modification”, Macromolecules, 2004, 37(25), 9308-13
    36. Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Reversible Redox Cleavage/Coupling of Polystyrene with Disulfide or Thiol Groups Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Macromolecules, 2002, 35(24), 9009-14
    37. Kowalewski, T., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Nanostructured Carbon Arrays from Block Copolymers of Polyacrylonitrile”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124(36), 10632-3
    38. Tsarevsky, N. V., Sarbu, T., Goebelt, B., Matyjaszewski, K., “Synthesis of Styrene-Acrylonitrile Copolymers and Related Block Copolymers by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Macromolecules, 2002, 35(16), 6142-8
    39. Georgiev, G., Kamenska, E., Tsarevsky, N., Christov, L., Koseva, N., Proynov, D., “(Diacetoxyiodo)benzene as Thermoinitiator of “Living” Radical Polymerization”, Ann. Univ. de Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 2002, 95, 27-37
    40. Georgiev, G. S., Kamenska, E. B., Tsarevsky, N. V., Christov, L. K., “Radical Thermo- and Sonopolymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Initiated by Iodobenzene I,I-diacetate”, Polymer International, 2001, 50, 313-8
    41. Matyjaszewski, K., Qiu, J., Tsarevsky, N. V., Charleux, B., “Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of n-Butyl Methacrylate in an Aqueous Dispersed System: A Miniemulsion Approach”, J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem., 2000, 38, 4724-34

    Papers on education and history of science

    1. Tsarevsky, N. V., “Education and Curricula in Early Universities: Some Documentary Evidence”, Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 2005, 14(5), 499-508
    2. Tsarevsky, N. V., “The Influence of the Value of Equilibrium Constant on the Concentration Distribution of Reacting Species in Reversible Reactions”, Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 2004, 13(6), 437-48
    3. Tsarevsky, N. V., “Some Suggestions for Increasing the Efficiency of Education in Chemistry”, Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 2002, 11(2), 139-52
    4. Tsarevsky, N. V., "Development of the Main Techniques in Chemistry. I. Evolution of Apparatuses for Distillation", Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 2000, 9(1), 39-49
    5. Tsarevsky, N. V., Slaveykova, V., Manev, S., Lazarov, D., "The Onium Compounds", J. Chem. Educ., 1997, 74(6), 734-6
    6. Tsarevsky, N., Manev, S., "Onium Salts and Crown Compounds in Phase-Transfer Catalysis", Priroda, 1997, (3-4), 58-67
    7. Tsarevsky, N. V., Manev, S. G., "Chemical Problems in Bulgarian Textbooks from the End of XIXth and the Beginning of XXth Century", Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 1997, (5-6), 56-62
    8. Tsarevsky, N. V., "Alchemical Names and Symbols", Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 1997, (3-4), 1-9
    9. Tsarevsky, N. V., "Onium Cations and Onium Salts", Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 1997, (1-2), 10
    10. Tsarevsky, N. V., "On the Trivial Nomenclature of Chemical Compounds and the Origin of Trivial Names", Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 1996, (2), 3-14; reprinted, with changes in Leteratura, 2001, (27/28), 37-46
    11. Manev, S. G., Tsarevsky, N. V., "Scanning Microscopes", Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 1996, (1), 1-10
    12. Tsarevsky, N., "History of Creation of the Chemical Nomenclature", Chemistry: Bulg. J. Chem. Educ., 1995, (6), 47-54 

    Book

    • Dimitrova, V., Tsarevsky, N., Manev, S., “Problems in Chemistry: Methods, Practice, Examples”, Neofit Rilsky University Press, Blagoevgrad, 2000, ISBN 954-680-162-3

    Book Chapters

    1. Tsarevsky, N. V., “Degradable and Biodegradable Polymers by Controlled / Living Radical Polymerization: From Synthesis to Application”, in Green Polymerization Methods. Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction, Mathers, R. T., Meier, M., Eds., Wiley-VCH, 2011, in press
    2. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Tang, W., Matyjaszewski, K., “The Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Equilibrium: Structural and Medium Effects”, in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization: Progress in ATRP (ACS Symposium Series 1023), Matyjaszewski, K., Ed., Washington, D.C., 2009, Ch. 6: 85-96
    3. Jakubowski, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., McCarthy, P., “Systematic Polymeric Libraries via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization: Progress in ATRP (ACS Symposium Series 1023), Matyjaszewski, K., Ed., Washington, D.C., 2009, Ch. 23: 343-55
    4. Tsarevsky, N. V., Tang, W., Brooks, S. J., Matyjaszewski, K., “Factors Determining the Performance of Copper-Based ATRP Catalysts”, in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization: From Synthesis to Materials (ACS Symposium Series 944), Matyjaszewski, K., Ed., Washington, D.C., 2006, Ch. 5: 56-70
    5. Sumerlin, B. S., Tsarevsky, N. V., Louche, G., Gao, H., Golas, P. L., Matyjaszewski, K., “Click Chemistry Functionalization of Polymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization: From Synthesis to Materials (ACS Symposium Series 944), Matyjaszewski, K., Ed., Washington, D.C., 2006, Ch. 11: 140-52
    6. McCarthy, P., Tsarevsky, N. V., Bombalski, L., Matyjaszewski, K., Pohl, C., “Grafting Chromatographic Stationary Phase Substrates by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization: From Synthesis to Materials (ACS Symposium Series 944), Matyjaszewski, K., Ed., Washington, D.C., 2006, Ch. 18: 252-68
    7. Tsarevsky, N. V., Min, K., Jahed, N. M., Gao, H., Matyjaszewski, K., “Functional Degradable Polymeric Materials Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, in Degradable Polymers and Materials: Principles and Practice (ACS Symposium Series 939), Khemani, K., Scholz, C., Eds., Washington, D.C., 2006, Ch. 12: 184-200
    8. Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Controlled Synthesis of Polymers with Ionic or Ionizable Groups Using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, in Polyelectrolytes and Polyzwitterions: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (ACS Symposium Series 937), McCormick, C. L., Lowe, A. B., Eds., Washington, D.C., 2006, Ch. 5: 79-94

    Patents and Patent Applications

    1. Huang, J., Russell, A. J., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., “Modification of Surfaces with Polymers”, WO 2008021500 (2008), 77 pp.
    2. Matyjaszewski, K., Bombalski, L., Jakubowski, W., Min, K., Spanswick, J., Tsarevsky, N., “Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization in the Presence of a Reducing Agent”, WO 2005087819 (2005), 96 pp.
    3. Matyjaszewski, K., Sumerlin, B., Tsarevsky, N., Spanswick, J., “Preparation of Tetrazole Polymers with Controlled Functionality for Pharmaceutical Use”, WO 2005087818 (2005), 50 pp.
    4. Matyjaszewski, K., Chung, I. S., Huang, J., Sarbu, T., Siegwart, D. J., Spanswick, J., Tsarevsky, N. V., “Hydrodegradable, Photodegradable, and Biodegradable Polymers”, WO 2004087777 (2004), 90 pp.
    5. Matyjaszewski, K., Tsarevsky, N. V., “Stabilization of Transition Metal Complexes for Catalysis in Diverse Environments”, US 2004122189 (2004), 41 pp.
    6. Kowalewski, T., Lambeth, D. N., Matyjaszewski, K., Spanswick, J., Tsarevsky, N. V., “Process for the Preparation of Nanostructured Materials”, US 7,056,455 (2006), 50 pp.
    7. Matyjaszewski, K., Tsarevsky, N., “Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Process for Ionic Monomers”, PCT Intl. Appl. WO 0228913 (2002), 64 pp.