Carnegie Mellon University

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

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

Department of Chemistry
4400 Fifth Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213





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Awards & Honors


  • 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.
  • 60 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 >11,000 times (ISI Web of Science or >14,000 Google Scholar) and the total citation record >120,000 (ISI or >166,000 Google Scholar) ranked among top 10 scientists in all fields of chemistry world–wide in 2004-2020 (h-index 164 ISI and 197 Google Scholar)
  • 24 books, 100 book chapters and 1204 peer-review papers published
  • 65 issued US patents, 36 pending US patent applications; 154 original and derived international patents