Carnegie Mellon University

Yi Wang

Yi Wang

Graduate Student, Chemistry

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


  • Y. Sun, S. Lathwal, Y. Wang, L. Fu, M. Olszewski, M. Fantin, A. E. Enciso, G. Szczepaniak, S. Das, K. Matyjaszewski, “Preparation of Well-Defined Polymers and DNA–Polymer Bioconjugates via Small-Volume eATRP in the Presence of Air”, ACS Macro Letters, 2019, 8, 603.
  • F. Lorandi, M. Fantin, S. Shanmugam, Y. Wang, A. Isse, A. Gennaro, K. Matyjaszewski, “Toward Electrochemically Mediated Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain-Transfer (eRAFT) Polymerization: Can Propagating Radicals Be Efficiently Electrogenerated from RAFT Agents?”, Macromolecules, 2019, 52(4), 1479.
  • Y. Wang, S. Dadashi-Silab, F. Lorandi, K. Matyjaszewski, “Photoinduced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization in Ab Initio Emulsions”, Polymer, 2019, 165, 163.
  • Y. Wang, M. Fantin, K. Matyjaszewski, “Electrochemical Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization with Dithiocarbamates as Alkyl Pseudohalides”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 57, 376.
  • Y. Wang, Liye Fu, K. Matyjaszewski, “Enzyme-Deoxygenated Low Parts per Million Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization in Miniemulsion and Ab Initio Emulsion”, ACS Macro Letters, 2018, 7, 1317.
  • Y. Wang, Sajjad Dadashi-Silab, K. Matyjaszewski, “Photoinduced Miniemulsion Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, ACS Macro Letters, 2018, 7, 720.
  • F. Lorandi, Y. Wang, M. Fantin, K. Matyjaszewski, “Ab Initio Emulsion Atom‐Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57(27), 8270.
  • Y. Wang, M. Fantin, K. Matyjaszewski, “Synergy between Electrochemical ATRP and RAFT for Polymerization at Low Copper Loading”, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2018, 39, 201800221.
  • L. Fu, A. Simakova, M. Fantin, Y. Wang, K. Matyjaszewski, “Direct ATRP of Methacrylic Acid with Iron-Porphyrin Based Catalysts”, ACS Macro Letters, 2017, 7, 26.
  • Y. Wang, F. Lorandi, M. Fantin, P. Chmielarz, A. Isse, A. Gennaro, K. Matyjaszewski, “Miniemulsion ARGET ATRP via Interfacial and Ion-Pair Catalysis: From ppm to ppb of Residual Copper”, Macromolecules, 2017, 50(21), 8417.
  • Y. Wang, M. Fantin, S. Park, E. Gottlieb, L. Fu, K. Matyjaszewski, “Electrochemically Mediated Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain-Transfer Polymerization”, Macromolecules, 2017, 50(20), 7872.
  • J. Yan, X. Pan, Z. Wang, Z. Lu, Y. Wang, L. Liu, J. Zhang, C. Ho, M. Bockstaller, K. Matyjaszewski, “A Fatty Acid-Inspired Tetherable Initiator for Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 29(11), 4963.
  • P. Chmielarz, J. Yan, P. Krys, Y. Wang, Z. Wang, M. R. Bockstaller, K. Matyjaszewski, “Synthesis of Nanoparticle Copolymer Brushes via Surface-Initiated seATRP”, Macromolecules, 2017, 50(11), 4151.
  • P. Chmielarz, P. Krys, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Matyjaszewski, “Synthesis of Well-Defined Polymer Brushes from Silicon Wafers via Surface-Initiated seATRP”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2017, 218, 1700106.
  • M. Fantin, P. Chmielarz, Y. Wang, F. Lorandi, A. Isse, A. Gennaro, K. Matyjaszewski, “Harnessing the Interaction between Surfactant and Hydrophilic Catalyst to Control eATRP in Miniemulsion”, Macromolecules, 2017, 50(9), 3726.
  • M. Fantin, S. Park, Y. Wang, K. Matyjaszewski, “Electrochemical Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization in Miniemulsion with a Dual Catalytic System”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49(23), 8838.
  • Q. Li, Y. Wang, L. Tang, “Fabrication of Fluoropolymer Microtubes via RAFT Copolymerization of N, N’-Methylene Bisacrylamide Gel Fibers and Fluoromonomer”, Chemistry-an Asian Journal, 2015, 10, 1363.