8-12 Dec 2019, Singapore
Krzysztof (Kris) Matyjaszewski is J. C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. He discovered Cu-mediated atom transfer radical polymerization, commercialized in 2004 in US, Japan and Europe. He has co-authored >1,000 publications (cited >100,000 times, h-index 154), co-edited 24 books, 99 book chapters and holds 62 US patents. His research is focused on macromolecular engineering to prepare specialty polymers as advanced materials related to environment, energy and biomedicine. He is the editor of Progress in Polymer Science. Matyjaszewski received 2017 Franklin Medal in Chemistry, 2015 Dreyfus Prize in Chemical Sciences, 2014 National Institute of Materials Science (Japan) Award, 2012 Prize of Société Chimique de France, 2012 Maria Curie Medal, 2011 Wolf Prize in Chemistry, 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, and from the American Chemical Society: 2019 Chemistry of Materials Award, 2015 Overberger Prize, 2013 AkzoNobel North America Science Award, 2011 Hermann Mark Award, 2011 Award in Applied Polymer Science, 2002 Polymer Chemistry Award, 1995 Creative Polymer Chemistry Award. He received eleven honorary degrees (Ghent, Lodz, Athens, Moscow, Toulouse, Pusan, Paris, Haifa, Poznan, Coimbra and Padova) and is a member of National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Australian Academy of Science, honorary member of Israel and Chinese Chemical Society and a fellow of National Academy of Inventors, IUPAC and the American Chemical Society.
"Preparation of (Bio)hybrid Materials by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization"
Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) has been successfully used to covalently attach polymer chains various biomolecules such as proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids as well as to flat, concave and convex inorganic surfaces. New powerful Cu-based catalysts were used at low ppm loadings. The growth of polymer chains in the dense environment presents special features and challenges which must be overcome to synthesize well-defined species. The formed materials with nanostructured morphologies offer potential applications related to environmental, energy or biomedical areas.