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Wenwen Li

Carnegie Mellon University
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Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
wenwenl@andrew.cmu.edu

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EDUCATION

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
March 2007

M.S. Materialogy

Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

June 2004

B.S. Chemical Engineering
Synthesis and Characterization of pH/temperature Responsive Polymers-Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes by in situ Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization


RESEARCH INTERESTS

ATRP in aqueous dispersed media.
Synthesis of network polymers by using controlled radical polymerizations.
Functional Colloidal particles.

PUBLICATIONS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS

Andrzej Plichta, Wenwen Li, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski “ICAR ATRP of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate with Ru(Cp*)Cl(PPh3)2” Macromolecules, in press.
Wenwen Li, Haifeng Gao, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Influence of Initiation Efficiency and Polydispersity of Primary Chains on Gelation during Atom Transfer Radical Copolymerization of Monomer and Cross-Linker” Macromolecules 2009, 42, 927-932.
Wenwen Li, Ke Min, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, François Stoffelbach and Bernadette CharleuxÅC “PEO-Based Block Copolymers and Homopolymers as Reactive Surfactants for AGET ATRP of Butyl Acrylate in Miniemulsion” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 6387-6392.
Haifeng Gao, Wenwen Li, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Synthesis of Polyacrylate Networks by ATRP: Parameters Influencing Experimental Gel Points” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 6387-6392.
Wenwen Li; Chao Gao*; “Efficiently Stabilized Spherical Vaterite CaCO3 Crystals by Carbon Nanotubes in Biomimetic Mineralization” Langmuir 2007, 23, 4575-4582.
Kai Wang; Wenwen Li; Chao Gao. “Poly(E-caprolactone)-Functionalized Carbon Nanofibers by Surface-Initiated Ring-Opening Polymerization” Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2007, 105, 629-640.
Chao Gao, Sharmila Muthukrishnan, Wenwen Li, Jiayin Yuan, Youyong Xu, Axel H. E. Muller “Linear and Hyperbranched Glycopolymer-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Kinetics, and Characterization” Macromolecules 2007, 40, 1803-1815.
Wenwen Li; Chao Gao; Huifeng Qian; Jicun Ren; Deyue Yan “Multiamino-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications in Loading Quantum Dots and Magnetic Nanoparticles” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2006, 16, 1852-1859.
Chao Gao; Wenwen Li; Yizheng Jin; Hao Kong. “Facile and large-scale synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotube/silver nanocrystal nanohybrids” Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 2882-2890.
Chao Gao*; Wenwen Li; Hisao Morimoto; Yutaka Nagaoka; Toru Maekawa. “Magnetic Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis by Electrostatic Self-Assembly Approach and Application in Biomanipulations” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2006, 110, 7213-7220.
Yuan Yao; Wenwen Li; Shoubai Wang; Deyue Yan; and Xuesi Chen. “Polypeptide Modification of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes via a Graft-from Approach” Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2006, 27, 2019-2025.
Wenwen Li; Hao Kong; Chao Gao; Deyue Yan. “pH-responsive poly(2-diethylaminoethyl methacrylate) -functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes” Chinese Science Bulletin, 2005, 50, 2276-2280.
Hao Kong; Wenwen Li; Chao Gao; Deyue Yan; Yizheng Jin; David R. M. Walton; Harold W. Kroto “Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-Coated Carbon Nanotubes: Temperature- Sensitive Molecular Nanohybrids in Water” Macromolecules, 2004, 37, 6683-6686.

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