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About the Matyjaszewski Group
Research Areas
Professor Matyjaszewski
Group Members

Center for Macromolecular Engineering

CRP Consortium

Intellectual Property
Papers for Consortium Members only (password required)

ATRP Consortium


Former Group Members

Ph.D. Recipients

M. Sc. Degree Recipients

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

Exchange Students/Researchers

Undergraduate Students

Ph.D. Recipients

Renaud Nicolay
Ph.D. 2009
Postdoctoral fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology

Lynne A. McCullough
Ph.D. 2009

Sidi Bencherif
Ph.D. 2009
Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University

Haifeng Gao
Ph.D. 2008
Postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley

Wade Braunecker
Ph.D. 2008
Postdoctoral fellow at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Ke Min
Ph.D. 2008
Postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Wei Tang
Ph.D. 2008
Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University

Daniel Siegwart
Ph.D. 2008
Postdoctoral fellow at M.I.T.

Wei Wu
Employed by Intel

Wojtek Jakubowski
VP of Manufacturing, ATRP Solutions

Hyung-il Lee
Ph.D. 2007
Postdoctoral fellow at M.I.T.

Jinyu Huang
Ph.D. 2007
Employed by Ciba Vision

Chuanbing Tang
Ph.D. 2006
Postdoctoral Associate at University of California, Santa Barbara

Nicolay V. Tsarevsky
CSO, ATRP Solutions,

Tomislav Pintauer
Ph.D. 2002
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Duquesne University

Jeff Pyun
Ph.D. August 2002
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona
Former Postdoctoral Associate at IBM and University of California, Berkeley

Kelly A. Davis
Ph.D. January 2001
Postdoctoral Associate at University of Colorado at Boulder

Hyun-jong Paik
Professor, Dept. of Polmer Science and Engineering
Pusan National University, KOREA

Jian Qiu
Ph.D. November 2000
Pall Corporation

Kathryn Beers
Ph.D. August 2000
Research Chemist, NIST

Jianhui Xia
Ph.D. August 1999
Employed by 3M

Peter Miller
Ph.D. June 1999
Employed by Eastman Chemicals

Dorota Greszta-Franz
Ph.D. June 1997,
Employed by Bayer AG
Leverkusen, Q 1-2
Tel.: +49(0)214/30-71318

Scott Gaynor
Ph.D. April 1997,
Employed by Dow Chemicals

Eric Fossum
Ph.D. May 1995,
Professor at Wright State University
Phone: 937-775-2047

Mike White
Ph.D. August 1994,
Senior Research Chemist
PPG Industries
4325 Roseanna Dr.
Allison Park, Pa. 15101
Phone: (412)492-5340

Home address:
494 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, Pa 15237
Phone: (412)364-2237

Daniela and I have been happily married for 6 years and have a wonderful 5 year old daughter, Annabelle. We have both been employed by PPG Industries at the Coatings and Resins research facility since 1997. We currently reside in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

Robert A. Montague
M.S. 1988
Ph.D. 1993
PPG Industries, Inc.
Research Director and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
La Roche College,
Pittsburgh, PA

My wife (Sharon) and I reside in Allison Park, PA since 1986.

Jeff Hrkach
Ph.D. March 1993
Senior Director, Drug Delivery
Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
617 395 5176 - phone
617 621 0431 - fax

Karen Ruehl
Ph.D. January 1992,
Employed by Calgon

Chi-Hwa (Wallace) Lin
Ph.D. April 1991
President, SynNovate Technology Co.

Hwan Kyu Kim
Ph.D. November 1990
Professor, Department Head
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
Hannam University
133 Ojung-dong Daeduck-gu
Taejon 306-791, Korea
Tel: +82-42-629-7865(O) & +82-42-533-1494 (Home)
Fax: +82-42-626-8841


M. Sc. Degree Recipients

Mike Zeigler, 2000
PPG Industries
4325 Roseanna Dr.
Allison Park, Pa. 15101
Phone: (412)492-5617

Stephen Arehart, 1999

Apala Bhaumik, 1998
Employed by National Starch

Priya Bhalchandani, 1996

Angelique Bon, 1994

Shaoyun Xiang, 1992

Eric Nickel, 1989


Former Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

Dr. Tomasz Halamus
Postdoctoral Associate

Annette Kelsch
Visiting Student

Dr. Chih-Feng Huang
Postdoctoral Associate

Fabio Paris
Visiting Student

Dr. Andrzej Plichta
Assistant Professor in Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology ul. Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warszawa Poland

Johannes Harder
Visiting Student

Dr. Florian Seeliger
Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Wim Van Camp
Visiting Researcher

Dr. Sebastien Viale
Visiting Researcher

Junko Aimi
Visiting Student

Dr. Fabio Di Lena
Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Andrew Bohaty
Postdoctoral Associate

Yuichi Yamamura
Visiting Researcher

Dr. Shinichi Yamamoto
Visiting Researcher

Dr. Kenya Tanaka
Visiting Researcher

Dr. Jung Kwon Oh
Senior Research Chemist
Dow Latex R&D

The Dow Chemical Company
1604 Building
Midland, MI 48640

Shigeki Ohno
Visiting Researcher

Dr. Atsushi Kajiwara
Visiting Professor

Dr. Betul Kirci Denizli

Dr. Joanna Pietrasik
Postdoctoral Associate

Humeyra Mert
Visiting Researcher

Hiromu Kaneyoshi
Visiting Researcher

Dr. Bruno Dufour
Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Brent Sumerlin
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750314
Dallas, Texas 75275-0314

PH: (214) 768-8802
FX: (214) 768-4089

Dr. Michal Kruk
Assistant Professor
Department f Chemistry
The College of Staten Island
The City University of New York

Jeongbin Ok
Visiting Researcher

Dr. Atsushi Nagai
Former postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Traian Sarbu
Emplored by Plextronics

Dr. Nazeem Jahed
Employed by Polymer Standards Service

Dr. Yujiro Itami
Employed by Fuji Film

Dr. Francisco Diaz Camacho
Former Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Yang-Kyoo Han
Visiting Scholar
Professor, Chemistry Dept.
Hanyang University
Phone: (412) 268-9088
Fax: (412) 268-6897

Yoshihisa Inoue
Mitsui Co.

Dr. Ajaya K. Nanda
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Mei Li
Project Manager
Nanomat Inc.
1061 Main Street
North Huntingdon, PA 15642- 7425
Tel: 724-978-2209; Fax: 724-978-0010

Dr. Jean-Francois Lutz, 2001–2003
Fraunhofer Institut for Applied Polymer Science
Nanotechnology for Life Science
Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Golm

Telefon +49 (0) 331/ 568 1127
Telefax +49 (0) 331/ 568 3000

Dr. Dorota Neugebauer, 2001–2003
Max Plank Institute

Dr. Tianqi Liu, 2002–2003

Dr. Mihaela Iovu, 2002–2003
Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor Richard McCullough
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Im Sik Chung, 2002–2003

Dr. Shuhui Qin, 2001–2002
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Sang Beom Lee, 2002
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Gena Ananchenko, 2001
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Sung Chul Hong, 2000–2002
Crompton Corporation

Dr. Alexandros Kavros, 2001

Dr. Jianhui Xia, 1999–2000
Employed by 3M

Dr. Bernd Gobelt, 1999–2000
Employed by BYK-Chemie GmbH;

Dr. Scott Gaynor, 1997–2000
Employed by Dow Chemicals

Dr. Stephanie Jousset, 1999–2000
Employed by Elf Atochem

Dr. Mircea Teodorescu, 1998–2000
Professor at Polytechnic Institute, Bucarest, Romania

Dr. Devon Shipp, 1997–1999
Professor at Clarkson University

Dr. Anne Shim, 1999
Employed by Dow Corning

Dr. Xuan Zhang, 1997–1999
Employed by W. R. Grace

Dr. Veerle Coessens, 1997–1999
Employed by Recticel
Damstraat 2
B-9230 Wetteren
Tel.: +32 (0)9 368 9073
Fax: +32 (0)9 368 9539

Dr. Mathias Destarac, 1997–1998
Research Chemist at Rhodia Recherches (Aubervilliers, France)
phone: 33+ 1 49 37 62 50
fax: 33+ 1 49 37 69 06

Dr. Guido Kickelbick, 1997–1998
Assistant Professor at Vienna University of Technology
Getreidemarkt 9/153
Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie
A-1060 Wien
Tel.: ++43-1-58801-15321
Fax.: ++43-1-58801-15399

Dr. Metin H. Acar, 1997–1998
Professor at Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Brian Woodworth, 1997–1998
Employed by PPG

Dr. Christina Jasieczek, 1996–1998
Employed by PPG

Dr. Andreas Muehlebach, 1997–1998
Employed by Ciba

Dr. Jen-Lung Wang, 1996–1997
Employed by RohMax

Dr. Atsushi Kajiwara, 1996–1997
Professor at Nara University, Japan

Dr. Mingli Wei, 1996–1997
Employed by Nalco

Dr. Seong Mu Jo, 1995–1997
Employed by KAIST

Dr. Yoshiki Nakagawa, 1995–1997
Employed by Kaneka

Dr. Timothy Patten, 1995–1996
Professor at University of California at Davis

Dr. Simion Coca, 1994–1997
Employed by PPG

Dr. Jin-Shan Wang, 1994–1995
Research Associate at Kodak
phone: 716 722-6574.

Dr. Takeo Shigemoto, 1993–1995
Employed by JSR

Dr. Mircea Teodorescu, 1993–1994
Professor at Polytechnic Institute, Bucarest, Romania

Dr. Kenkichi Sakamoto, 1993–1994
Professor at Tohoku University, Japan

Dr. Ryszard Szymanski, 1993
Polish Academy of Sciences

Dr. Daniela White (née Mardare), 1993-1995
Senior Research Chemist
PPG Industries
Phone: (412)492-5209

Dr. Jim Maxka, 1992–1993
Professor at Northern Arizona University

Dr. Coleen Pugh,1992
Professor at University of Akron

Dr. J. Chrusciel, 1991–1992
Professor at Lodz Polytechnic Institute, Poland

Dr. M. Cypryk, 1990–1991
Polish Academy of Sciences

Dr. C.-Y. Hu, 1989–1990
Academia Sinica

Dr. B. S. Rao, 1989–1990
Indian National Laboratories

Dr. Yogendra Gupta, 1987–1990
US Patent Office
Chemical Products & Processes, Solar Cells & Sputtering Apparatuses
703 308-4708

Dr. B. Karandikar, 1987–1988

Dr. Y. L. Chen, 1986–1987
President, Chrom Expert Company
8179-A Belvedere Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 731-8000
Fax: (916) 452-8888


Exchange Students/Researchers

Fabien Perineau
Visiting Student

Guillaume Louche
Exchange Student

Sherryl Yu
Current graduate student in the lab of Professor Sergei Sheiko
Sheiko Group Homepage

Katrien Bernaerts
Current Graduate student in the lab of Professor Filip Du Prez
Department of Organic Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry Research Group
Ghent University

Catarina Esteves
Current Graduate student
CICECO & University of Aveiro
Aveiro, Portugal

Hideaki Itoh, 2003
Visiting Scholar

Delphine Dispa, 2003
Chimie de Paris, France

Betul Kirci, 2001–2002
Hacettepe University
Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
Beytepe, 06532 ANKARA-TURKEY

Jerome Gromada, 2001–2002
University of Lille, France

Christine Strissel, 2001
Technical University of Munich, Germany

Hosei Shinoda, 1999–2001
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Gabriele Wittmann, 2000
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Phone: ++49 6151 16-5178

Lars G. Hahn, 1999
University of Goettingen, Germany
Phone: ++49 551-9968781;

Jerome Queffelec, 1999
Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, France,

Sagrario Pascual, 1998
University of Paris, France

Sebastian Roos, 1996
University of Mainz, Germany

Maarten Krupers, 1996
University of Ulm, Germany

Thomas Grimaud, 1995–1996
Elf Atochem

Manabu Sasaki, 1993–1994
Sumitomo Co., Japan

Uli Franz, 1992–1993
University of Munich, Germany

Hiroto Uchida, 1990–1991
Mitsubishi Metal Co., Japan

Jochen Dauth, 1991
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Holger Frey, 1990, 1993
University of Freiburg, Germany and University of Twente, Holland


Former Undergraduate Students

Monisha Mandalaywala
SUNY Stony Brook Medical School

Robert Lee

Beth M. Cooper

Blayne McKenzie
Graduate student at Case Western Reserve

Oliver Wojtyna

Koon-Yee (Grace) Lin

John Ell

Liz Glogowski

Steve Diamanti, 1997–2000,
Graduate student at UC, Santa Barbara

Tony Kulfan, 1995–1997
Employed by PPG

Shane Edelman, 1994–1996,
Employed by GE

Jennifer Hart (Eliseef), 1994–1996
Professor at Johns Hopkins University

Jon Love, 1993–1995
Employed by PPG

Frank Burkus, 1991–1994
Employed by GE