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Hongchen Dong

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-4391


M.S. Chemistry

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong, China

B.S. Chemistry
Peking University


Surface-initiated (grafting from) Polymerization
Functional Polymers and Hybrids
Nanostructured Carbons


Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry

Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry
Teaching Assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry
Research Assistant, Peking University, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
Teaching Assistant, Peking University, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering



Department Scholarship, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology


Excellent Graduate, Peking University


American Chemical Society (ACS)


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.
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.
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.
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.
Matyjaszewski, K.; Pietrasik, J.; Dong, H.; Krishnamoorti, R.; Goel, V. "Nanocomposites by ATRP. Synthesis and Properties", 231st ACS National Meeting, Apr. 2006, in Atlanta.
Dong, H.; Lam, JWY.; Häussler, M.; Qin, AJ.; Zheng, R.; Tang, BZ. 230th ACS National Meeting, Aug. 2005, in Wahington, D.C.
Dong, H.; Häußler, M.; Tang, BZ. Asia Polymer Symposium; Hangzhou, China, Oct. 2004.
Dong, H.; Zheng, R.; Lam, JWY.; Häussler, M.; Tang, BZ. 228th ACS National Meeting, Aug. 2004, in Philadelphia.


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
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
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
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
Bombalski, L.; Min, K.; Dong, H.; Matyjaszewski, K. “Preparation of well-defined hybrid materials by ATRP in miniemulsion” MACROMOLECULES 40 (21): 7429-7432 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Book: 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
Review: 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
Patent: 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.