Carnegie Mellon University

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

J. C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences, Chemistry
Courtesy Appointment, Chemical Engineering
Director, Center for Macromolecular Engineering

  • Mellon Institute 861
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Krzysztof (Kris) Matyjaszewski, Ph.D., professor in the department of chemistry at the Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, is an internationally recognized polymer chemist who is highly regarded for his vision, his leadership in education and his many collaborative research efforts that have yielded significant innovations in polymer chemistry.


Matyjaszewski's research is in macromolecular chemistry, which generates advances in everyday products and materials such as building materials, furniture, paints and plastics. He is often cited for his discovery of atom radical transfer polymerization (ATRP), a novel method of polymer synthesis that has revolutionized the way macromolecules are made.