Carnegie Mellon University

Sipei Li

Sipei Li

Graduate Student

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


PhD, Chemistry
September 2014 – July 2019 (expected)
Carnegie Mellon University   

M.Sc., Chemistry
September 2011 - Jun 2014
Zhejiang University

B.Eng., MSE
September 2007 - Jun 2011
Zhejiang University of Technology


  • Polymer bio-conjugates
  • Rechargeable Polymer lithium batteries


[1]  S. Li, J. Han, A. Tang and C. Gao, “Water-Soluble and Clickable Segmented Hyperbranched Polymers for Multifunctionalization and Novel Architecture Construction,” Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 4966. (Joint 1st author)

[2]  S. Li, J. Han and C. Gao, “High-Density and Hetero-Functional Group Engineering of Segmented Hyperbranched Polymers via Click Chemistry,” Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 1774. (Front cover article)

[3]  S. Li and C. Gao, “Dendritic Molecular Brushes: Synthesis via Sequential RAFT Polymerization and Cage Effect for Fluorophores,” Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 4450.

[4]  J. Han, Y. Zheng, S. Zheng, S. Li, T. Hu, A. Tang, C. Gao, “Water Soluble Octa-Functionalized POSS: All-Click Chemistry Synthesis and Efficient Host–Guest Encapsulation,” Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8712.

[5]  J. Han, Y. Zheng, B. Zhao, S. Li, Y. Zhang, C. Gao, “Sequentially Hetero-functional, Topological Polymers by Step-growth Thiol-yne Approach,” Sci. Rep., 2014, 4, 4387.

[6]  S. Li, Y. Zheng, Z. Zhu, C. Gao, “Hyperbranched Polymers: Advances from Synthesis to Applications,” Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 4091. (Joint 1st author)

[7]  H. He, S. Averick, P. Mandal, H. Ding, S. Li, J. Gelb, N. Kotwal, A. Merkle, S. Lister, K. Matyjaszewski, “HMultifunctional Hydrogels with Reversible 3D Ordered Macroporous Structures,” Adv. Sci., 2015, 2, 1500069.

[8] S. Li, H. S. Chuang, A. S, Z. Wang, S. Park, L. Fu, D. Cohen-Karni, S. Averick, K. Matyjaszewski, “Biocompatible Polymeric Analogues of DMSO Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization,” Biomacromolecules, 2017, ASAP.

Honors and Awards (selected)

  • 2013 Chu Ko Cheng Scholarship, Zhejiang University
  • 2012 Best Young Researcher, APME 2013, ACS
  • 2009 National Scholarship, Chinese Ministry of Education