Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Ribelli

Tom Ribelli

Graduate Student

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


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S. Chemistry (May 2013)
Senior Honors Thesis Design of Ligands for ATRA
Advisor: Prof. Tomislav Pintauer.


Mechanisms of CRP Processes
Coordination Chemistry


8. TG Ribelli, SMW. Rahaman, JC Daran, P Krys, K Matyjaszewski, R Poli
Effect of Ligand Structure on the CuII-R OMRP Dormant Species and Its Consequesnces for Catalytic Radical Terminaiton in ATRP
Macromolecules, 2016 ASAP

7. P Krys, TG Ribelli, K Matyjaszewski, A Gennaro
Relation between Overall Rate of ATRP and Rates of Activation of Dormant Species
Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 2467–2476

6. TG Ribelli, P Krys, Y Cong, K Matyjaszewski
Model Studies of Alkyl Halide Acitvation and Comproportionation Relevant to RDRP in the Presence of Cu0
Macromolecules, 2016. 48, pp 8428-8436

5. A Kaur, E Gorse, TG Ribelli, C Jerman, T Pintauer
Atom Transfer Radical Addition (ATRA) Catalyzed by Copper Complexes with N,N,N’,N’ – tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine (TPEN) Ligand
Polymer, 2015. 72, pp 246-252

4. A Kaur, TG Ribelli, K Schroder, K Matyjaszewski, T Pintauer
Structural Studies of ATRP Reactions Catalyzed by Copper Complexes with Substituted Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine Based Ligands.
Inorg. Chem 2015, 54, pp 1474-1486

3. V Williams, TG Ribelli, P Chmielarz, S Park, K Matyjaszewski
A Silver Bullet: Elemental Silver as an Efficient Reducing Agent for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Acrylates
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, pp 1428-1431

2. TG Ribelli, D Konkolewicz, X Pan, K Matyjaszewski
Contribution of Photochemistry to Activator Regeneration in ATRP
Macromolecules, 2014, 47, pp 6316-6321.

1. TG Ribelli, D Konkolewicz, S Bernhard, K Matyjaszewski
How are Radicals (Re)Genearted in photoATRP
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, pp 13303-13312.


Chateaubriand Fellow Awarded by French Embassy of United States (2015-2016)
     Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
     Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC), Toulouse, France
     Advisor: Prof. Rinaldo Poli
     Designing of ATRP Catalysts/Mechanism of Metal-Catalyzed Radical Termination (CRT)

Research Experience

September 2010 - May 2012  Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Chemistry
- Synthesis of Novel Tripodal tris(animatedly)amine (TREN) based ligands for ATRA