Carnegie Mellon University

Zongyu Wang

Zongyu Wang

Graduate Student

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


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 09/2014~
  • M.S. in Material Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 08/2012~06/2014
  • B.S. in Material Science & Engineering, Tianjin University, 09/2008~06/2012


  • Research Assistant, Matyjaszewski Polymer Research Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States 2014/01 ~ Present
    Project: Polymer/ZnO hybrid materials
    Supervisor: Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
  • Research Assistant, Bockstaller Polymer Research Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States 09/2012~01/2014
    Project: Thermal properties of PMMA/nanoparticles system
    Supervisor: Professor Michael Bockstaller
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Guiqiu Ma’s Group, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China 07/2011~07/2012
    Project: Preparation of iPP/PS in-situ Alloy by Plasma and its Rheological Study
    Supervisor: Professor Guiqiu Ma


[1] Guowei Wang, Michael Schmitt, Zongyu Wang, Bongjoon Lee, Xiangcheng Pan, Liye Fu, Jiajun Yan, Sipei Li, Guojun Xie, Michael R Bockstaller, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) Using ICAR ATRP at Low Catalyst Concentration”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (22), 8605-8615.

[2] Yang Song, Gang Ye, Zongyu Wang, Maciej Kopeć, Guojun Xie, Rui Yuan, Jing Chen, Tomasz Kowalewski, Jianchen Wang, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Controlled Preparation of Well-Defined Mesoporous Carbon/Polymer Hybrids via Surface-Initiated ICAR ATRP with a High Dilution Strategy Assisted by Facile Polydopamine Chemistry”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (23), 8943-8950.

[3] Jiajun Yan, Xiangcheng Pan, Zongyu Wang, Jianan Zhang, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Influence of Spacers in Tetherable Initiators on Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (SI-ATRP)”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (23), 9283-9286.

[4] Zongyu Wang, Clare Mahoney, Jiajun Yan, Zhao Lu, Rachel Ferebee, Danli Luo, Michael R Bockstaller, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Preparation of well-defined poly (styrene-co-acrylonitrile)/ZnO hybrid nanoparticles by an efficient ligand exchange strategy”, Langmuir, 2016, 32 (49), 13207-13213.

[5] Hangjun Ding, Jiajun Yan, Zongyu Wang, Guojun Xie, Clare Mahoney, Rachel Ferebee, Mingjiang Zhong, William FM Daniel, Joanna Pietrasik, Sergei S Sheiko, Christopher J Bettinger, Michael R Bockstaller, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Preparation of ZnO hybrid nanoparticles by ATRP”, Polymer, 2016, 107, 492-502.

[6] Zongyu Wang, Zhao Lu, Clare Mahoney, Jiajun Yan, Rachel Ferebee, Danli Luo, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Michael R Bockstaller, “Transparent and High Refractive Index Thermoplastic Polymer Glasses Using Evaporative Ligand Exchange of Hybrid Particle Fillers”, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2017, 9 (8), 7515-7522.

[7] Paweł Chmielarz, Pawel Krys, Zongyu Wang, Yi Wang, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Synthesis of Well‐Defined Polymer Brushes from Silicon Wafers via Surface‐Initiated seATRP”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2017, 218, 1700106.

[8] Logan D Plath, Zongyu Wang, Jiajun Yan, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Mark E Bier, “Characterization of ZnO Nanoparticles using Superconducting Tunnel Junction Cryodetection Mass Spectrometry”, Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry,2017, 6 (28), 1160-1165.

[9] Jiajun Yan, Xiangcheng Pan, Zongyu Wang, Zhao Lu, Yi Wang, Li Liu, Jianan Zhang, Chien Ho, Michael R Bockstaller, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “A Fatty Acid-Inspired Tetherable Initiator for Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Chem. Mater., 2017, 29 (11), 4963–4969.