Carnegie Mellon University

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


08/2005-Present:  Ph. D. candidate, Dept. of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

Concentration: Surface Modification via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization 

Advisor: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Ph. D.

GPA of Graduate Courses:  A (4.0/4.0)

07/2003-07/2005: Master of Philosophy, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Dissertation: Synthesis of Hyperbranched Polyarylenes and Poly(aroylarylene)s by Polycyclotrimerization of Alkynes and Their Applications as Photoresist and Precursors to Magnetic Ceramics

Advisor: Ben Zhong Tang, Ph. D.

GPA of Graduate Courses:  A (4.0/4.0) 

09/1998-07/2002: Bachelor of Science, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University

Dissertation: Synthesis of Side-Chain Azobenzene Polymer with Chiral End Group and Their Optical Characters

Advisor: Fan Xinghe, Ph.D.

GPA of Undergraduate Courses:  87.0/100 or 3.65/4.0  


Peer-reviewed Papers

  1. Sitti, M.; Cusick, B.; Aksak, B.; Nese, A.; Lee, H.; Dong, H.; Kowalewski, T.; Matyjaszewski, K. "Dangling Chain Elastomers as Repeatable Fibrillar Adhesives" APPLIED MATERIALS AND INTERFACES 1(10): 2277-2287  2009
  2. Dong, H.; Mantha, V.; Matyjaszewski, K. “Thermally Responsive Magnetic PM(EO)2MA Microgels via AGET ATRP in Miniemulsion”  CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 21(17): 3965-3972 2009
  3. Cao, L.; Dong, H.; Huang, L.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Kruk, M.  “Synthesis of Large-pore SBA-15 Silica Using Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly(methyl acrylate) Diblock Copolymers”  ADSORPTION 15(2): 156-166  2009
  4. Voudouris,P.; Choi, J.; Dong, H.; Bockstaller, R. M.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Fytas, G. “Effect of Shell Architecture on the Static and Dynamic Properties of Polymer-Coated Particles in Solution” MACROMOLECULES 42(7): 2721-2728  2009
  5. Dong, H.; Matyjaszewski, K.  “ARGET ATRP of 2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl Methacrylate as an Intrinsic Reducing Agent” MACROMOLECULES 14(19): 6868-6870  2008
  6. Dong, H.; Zhu, M.; Yoon, J.; Gao, H.; Jin, R.; Matyjaszewski, K.  “One-Pot Synthesis of Robust Core/Shell Gold Nanoparticles” JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 130(39): 12852-12853 2008
  7. Dong, H.; Tang, W.; Matyjaszewski, K.  “Well-defined high-molecular-weight polyacrylonitrile via activators re-generated by electron transfer ATRP”  MACROMOLECULES 40 (9): 2974-2977  2007.
  8. Matyjaszewski, K.; Dong, H.; Jakubowski, W.; Pietrasik, J., Kusumo, A. “Grafting from surfaces for "Everyone": ARGET ATRP in the presence of air”  LANGMUIR 23 (8): 4528-4531 2007
  9. Bombalski, L.; Dong, H.; Listak, J.; Matyjaszewsk, K.; Bockstaller, M.R.  “Null-Scattering Hybrid Particles Using Controlled Radical Polymerization”   ADVANCED MATERIALS  24: 4486-90  2007
  10. Oh, J.; Dong, H.; Zhang, R.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Schlaad, H.  “Preparation of nanoparticles of double-hydrophilic PEO-PHEMA block copolymers by AGET ATRP in inverse miniemulsion”  JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY 45 (21): 4764-4772  2007
  11. Bombalski, L.; Min, K.; Dong, H.; Matyjaszewski, K.  “Preparation of well-defined hybrid materials by ATRP in miniemulsion”  MACROMOLECULES 40 (21): 7429-7432 2007
  12. Pietrasik, J.; Dong, H.; Matyjaszewski, K.  “Synthesis of high molecular weight poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) copolymers with controlled architecture”  MACROMOLECULES 39 (19): 6384-6390 2006
  13. Matyjaszewski, K.; Tsarevsky, N. V.; Braunecker, W. A.; Dong, H.; Huang, J.; Jakubowski, W.; Kwak, Y.; Nicolay, R.; Tang, W.; Yoon, J. A. "Role of Cu0 in Controlled/"Living" Radical Polymerization” MACROMOLECULES 40 (21), 7795-7806  2007
  14. Dong, H.; Zheng, R.; Lam, JWY.; Häussler, M.; Qin, AJ.; Tang, BZ.  “A new route to hyperbranched macromolecules: Syntheses of photosensitive poly(aroylarylene)s via 1,3,5-regioselective polycyclotrimerization of bis(aroylacetylene)s”  MACROMOLECULES 38 (15): 6382-6391 2005
  15. Zheng, R.; Dong, H.; Peng, H.; Lam, JWY.; Tang, BZ.  “Construction of hyperbranched poly(alkenephenylene)s by diyne polycyclotrimerization: Single-component catalyst, glycogen-like macromolecular structure, facile thermal curing, and strong thermolysis resistance”  MACROMOLECULES 37 (14): 5196-5210 2004         
  16. Qin, A.; Lam, JWY.; Dong, H.; Tang, BZ.  “Metal-free, regioselective diyne polycyclotrimerization: Synthesis, photoluminescence, solvatochromism, and two-photon absorption of a triphenylamine-containing hyperbranched poly(aroylarylene)”  MACROMOLECULES 40 (14): 4879-4886 2007
  17. Zheng, R.; Häussler, M.; Dong, H.; Lam, JWY.; Tang, BZ.  “Synthesis, structural characterization, and thermal and optical properties of hyperbranched poly(aminoarylene)s”  MACROMOLECULES 39 (23): 7973-7984 2006
  18. Hua, J.; Lam, JWY.; Dong, H.; Wu, L.; Wong, K.; Tang, BZ.  “Synthesis, light emission, and photo-cross-linking of luminescent polyacetylenes containing acrylic pendant groups”  POLYMER 47 (1): 18-22 2006
  19. Dong, H.; Lam, JWY.; Häußler, M.; Zheng, R.; Peng, H.; Law, CCW.; Tang, BZ.  “Constructions of Conjugated Macromolecules from Acetylenic Building Blocks: Syntheses and Properties of Hyperbranched Polyarylenes and Polyynes”  CURRENT TRENDS IN POLYMER SCIENCE 2004, 9, 15–31


Zheng, R.; Dong, H.; Tang, BZ.  “Hyperbranched Poly(silylenearylene)s”  Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-like Elements, Volume 4  Abd-El-Aziz, Carraher, Pittman, Sheats and Zeldin, Editors Wiley-Interscience, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York 2004


Tang, BZ.; Dong, H.; Qin, A.; Haeussler, M.  “Soluble Branched Triaroylbenzene-Based Polymer and Its Synthetic Method” US Patent Pub. No. US2006/0247410 A1, 2006.


  1. Dong, H.; Murata, H.; Russell, A.; Matyjaszewski, K. “Synthesis of Well-Defined Poly(2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl Methacrylate) Brushes in the Presence of Air and Their Application for Temperature Responsive Antibacterial Surfaces”  235th ACS National Meeting, Apr. 2008, in New Orleans.
  2. Tang, W.; Dong, H.; Kwak, Y.; Matyjaszewski, K. "Atom transfer radical polymerization in the presence of Cu0- mechanism and kinetic studies", 234th ACS National Meeting, Aug. 2007, in Boston.
  3. Bombalski, L.; Dong, H.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Bockstaller, M. R. "Quasi-transparent hybrid particles using atom transfer radical polymerization”, 234th ACS National Meeting, Aug. 2007, in Boston.
  4. Goel, V.; Sharma, J.; Pietrasik, J.; Dong, H.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Krishnamoorti, R. "Silica-Polymer Hybrids; Structure, Dynamics and Processing", 233rd ACS National Meeting, Apr. 2007, in Chicago.
  5. Matyjaszewski, K.; Pietrasik, J.; Dong, H.; Krishnamoorti, R.; Goel, V. "Nanocomposites by ATRP. Synthesis and   Properties", 231st ACS National Meeting, Apr. 2006, in Atlanta.
  6. Dong, H.; Lam, JWY.; Häussler, M.; Qin, AJ.; Zheng, R.; Tang, BZ. 230th ACS National Meeting, Aug. 2005, in Wahington, D.C.
  7. Dong, H.; Häußler, M.; Tang, BZ.  Asia Polymer Symposium; Hangzhou, China, Oct. 2004.
  8. Dong, H.; Zheng, R.; Lam, JWY.; Häussler, M.; Tang, BZ.  228th ACS National Meeting, Aug. 2004, in Philadelphia.


2003-2005  Department Scholarship, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

2002            Excellent Graduate, Peking University

Research Skills

  • Experimental TechniquesSchlenk line, thin film preparation, controlled radical polymerization (nitroxide, ATRP, RAFT), condensation polymerization, and cationic polymerization 
  • InstrumentationHPLC/GPC, NMR, FTIR, DSC, TGA, MALDI-TOF, UV-visible spectroscopy, Polarized Optical Microscopy, Static/Dynamic Light Scattering, SEM, TEM, Ellipsometry, Profilometry, Contact Angle Measurement
  • Software: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Origin, ChemOffice, Mathematics, MATLAB, Keynote.