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Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Chemistry

Mellon College of Science

photo of Kris Matyjaszewski

Macromolecular Engineering

Symposium Honoring the Impact and 65th Birthday of Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
March 28, 2015

Download poster: PDF (997 KB), JPEG (888 KB)

New location: Mellon Institute Auditorium

4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Entrance on Bellefield Ave.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Metin Acar Istanbul Technical University
  • Kelly (Davis) Arehart Kimberly-Clark Professional
  • Kathryn Beers NIST
  • Philip Costanzo California Polytechnic State University
  • Eric Fossum Wright State University
  • Holger Frey Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Haifeng Gao University of Notre Dame
  • Dominik Konkolewicz Miami University
  • Tomasz Kowalewski Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jung Kwon (John) Oh Concordia University
  • Yoshiki Nakagawa Kaneka
  • Renaud Nicolaÿ ESPCI
  • Hyun-jong Paik Pusan National University
  • Chi-how Peng National Tsing Hua University
  • Tomislav Pintauer Duquesne University
  • Daniel Siegwart The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Mihaela Stefan The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Brent Sumerlin University of Florida
  • Chuanbing Tang University of South Carolina
  • Nicolay Tsarevsky Southern Methodist University

About Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences, is one of the foremost researchers and educators in the field of polymer chemistry. In 1995 he discovered atom transfer radical polymerization, a novel method of polymer synthesis that has revolutionized the way macromolecules are made. The impact of Matyjaszewski's work is extensive, with over 65,000 citations in the scientific literature, which make him one of the most cited chemists in the world, more than 800 peer-reviewed scientific articles he has co-authored, 50 U.S. and 147 international patented technologies of which he is a co-inventor, and hundreds students who he has mentored in his lab. Matyjaszewski has also accelerated the application of controlled radical polymerization techniques to commercial projects by hosting the CRP Consortium, which has brought together representatives from more than 55 corporations from around the world. Matyjaszewski has received numerous awards, including the Wolf Prize in Chemistry.