Carnegie Mellon University

Yi Wang

Yi Wang

Graduate Student

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


  • Carnegie Mellon University                      Aug 2015 – present
    Doctoral Graduate Student in Chemistry
  • Tsinghua University                                  Aug 2011 – Jul 2015
    B.S. in Polymer Materials and Engineering


  • Application of electrochemistry to ATRP and RAFT polymerization
  • Polymerization in Dispersed Media


  • “A Fatty Acid-Inspired Tetherable Initiator for Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, J. Yan, X. Pan, Z. Wang, Z. Lu, Y. Wang, L. Liu, J. Zhang, C. Ho, M. bockstaller, K. Matyjaszewski, Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 29(11), 4963.
  • “Synthesis of Nanoparticle Copolymer Brushes via Surface-Initiated seATRP”, P. Chmielarz, J. Yan, P. Krys, Y. Wang, Z. Wang, M. R. Bockstaller, K. Matyjaszewski, Macromolecules, 2017, 50(11), 4151.
  • “Synthesis of Well-Defined Polymer Brushes from Silicon Wafers via Surface-Initiated seATRP” P. Chmielarz, P. Krys, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Matyjaszewski, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2016, 218, 1700106.
  • “Harnessing the Interaction between Surfactant and Hydrophilic Catalyst to Control eATRP in Miniemulsion”, M. Fantin, P. Chmielarz, Y. Wang, F. Lorandi, A. Isse, A. Gennaro, K. Matyjaszewski, Macromolecules, 2017, 50(9), 3726.
  • “Electrochemical Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization in Miniemulsion with a Dual Catalytic System”, M. Fantin, S. Park, Y. Wang, K. Matyjaszewski, Macromolecules, 2016, 49(23), 8838.
  • “Fabrication of Fluoropolymer Microtubes via RAFT Copolymerization of N, N’-Methylene Bisacrylamide Gel Fibers and Fluoromonomer”, Q. Li, Y. Wang, L. Tang, Chemistry-an Asian Journal, 2015, 10, 1363.