KRZYSZTOF (KRIS) MATYJASZEWSKI, PH.D.
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Polytechnic University of Lodz, Poland, Habilitation, 1985
Polish Academy of Sciences, Ph.D., 1976 (Prof. S. Penczek, Thesis Advisor)
Technical (Petrochemical) University of Moscow, B.S./M.S., 1972
2004 – present University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
1998 – present J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
1994 – 1998 Head, Chemistry Department, Carnegie Mellon University
1985 – 1998 Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
1984 – 1985 Research Associate, CNRS and Invited Professor, University of Paris, France
1978 – 1984 Research Associate, Polish Academy of Sciences
1977 – 1978 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Florida
Biohybrid Solutions, CSO, 2016-present
Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Macromolecular Engineering, Director
Carnegie Mellon University, Controlled Radical Polymerization Consortium, Director
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Adjunct Professor
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Materials Science, Adjunct Professor
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Adjunct Professor
Polish Academy of Sciences, Lodz, Poland, Adjunct Professor
Lodz Polytechnic, Lodz, Poland, Adjunct Professor
Visiting Professor at University of Paris (1985, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2005), University of Freiburg (1988), University of Bayreuth (1991), University of Strasbourg (1992), University of Bordeaux (1996, 2004), University of Ulm (1999), University of Pisa (2000), Michigan Molecular Institute (2004), University of Tokyo (2005), Lodz Polytechnic (2009-), University of Pusan, Korea (2010, 2011), Ecole Superieure de Physique Chimie Industrielles, Paris (2011), College de France (2016)
Affiliate Member- Faculty of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (2009-present)
McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Advisor
Editor-in-Chief: “Progress in Polymer Science” (IF=25)
Co-editor-in-Chief “Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference”, 10 volumes, Elsevier, 2012
Member of Scientific Advisory Boards: Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research, Mainz Germany (2010-2017); Aachen Leibnitz Institute (2008-); CNRS Institut Charles Sadron, Strasburg, France (2012-), Universite Bordeuax, France (2012-), ESPCI, Paris (2017-)
Member of Editorial Boards: “Chem.Centr. J.”, “ChemPlusChem”, “Chinese J. Polym. Sci.”, “E-Polymers”, “Intern. J. Polym. Mater.”, “Internat. J. Appl. Chem.”, “J. Inorg. Organomet. Polymers”, “Polimery”, “Polymer”, “J. Nanostruct. Polym.”, “J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. Ed.”, “Macromol. Chem. Phys.”, “Macromol. Rapid Comm.”, “Macromol. Research”, “Macromol. Synth.”, “Polymer”, “Polym. Adv. Techn.”, “Nanocontainers”, “Nano-Micro Letters”.
Professional Associations/Society Memberships/Committees
National Academy of Engineering (2006-)
National Academy of Sciences (2019-)
President, Pacific Polymer Federation, (2013-2015)
Foreign Member of Polish Academy of Sciences (2004-), Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017-), Russian Academy of Sciences (2012-), Australian Academy of Sciences (2019-)
IUPAC: Fellow (2002); Corresponding Member of IUPAC Commission on Polymer Nomenclature
ACS, Fellow (2010) and member since 1986
ACS Polym. Chem. Div.: Fellow (2010) & Member since 1986; Past Chair of the Polym. Curric. Dev. Award (1987-2001); Member of Program Comm., and Past Chair, Intern. Committee (2003-2016)
ACS Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. Div.: Fellow (2001) & Member since 1986.
Awards & Honors
2019 : Chemistry of Materials Award (ACS); Menachem Lewin Award ; Member, National Academy of Sciences ; Fellow, Australian Academy of Sciences; 2018 : Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) University of Coimbra, Portugal; Herman Mark Medal, Austrian Polymer Society, Austria; 2017 : Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry, USA; Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) University of Padova, Italy; Medema Award, The Netherlands; Foreign Member: Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences; 2016 : Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) University of Poznan, Poland; Casimir Funk Award, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, USA 2015 : The International Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences; Charles Overberger Award (ACS); Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) Technion, Haifa, Israel; 2014 : Fellow, National Academy of Inventors ; National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS, Japan), Award ; 2013:Inaugural AkzoNobel North American Science Award (ACS); Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa), Pusan National University, South Korea ; Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa), Universite P & M Curie (Sorbonne), Paris, France ; Smets Lectures Award (Belgium), Madison Marshall Award, North Alabama Section, ACS ; 2012: Dannie-Heineman Prize; Société Chimique de France Prize; Solomon Lecture Award (Australia); Marie Sklodowska-Curie Science Medal, Pilsudski Institute of America ; Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Sciences; Honorary Fellow of Chinese Chemical Society; Hermann F. Mark Award (ACS); Maria Sklodowska-Curie Medal, Polish Chemical Society; 2011: Wolf Prize in Chemistry, Israel; Applied Polymer Science Award (ACS); Japanese Society Polymer Science Award; Carnegie Science Award in Advanced Materials; 2010: American Chemical Society, Fellow; ACS Polymer Division, Fellow; Gutenberg Lecture Award, University of Mainz, Germany; Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) l’Institut Polytechnique, Toulouse, France; 2009: Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award; 2008: Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) University of Athens, Greece; 2007: Hermann F. Mark Senior Scholar Award (ACS); Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) Lodz Polytechnic, Poland; 2006: Member of US National Academy of Engineering; Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) Russian Academy of Sciences; 2005: UK Macro Medal; 2004: Annual Prize of the Foundation of Polish Science (aka Polish Nobel Prize); Foreign Member of Polish Academy of Sciences; Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science (ACS); 2002: Polymer Chemistry Award (ACS); Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) University of Ghent, Belgium; 2001: Pittsburgh Award (ACS); Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Fellow (ACS); 1999: Humboldt Award for Senior US Scientists; 1998: Elf Chair of French Academy of Sciences; 1995: Carl S. Marvel – Creative Polymer Chemistry Award (ACS); 1989: Presidential Young Investigator Award (NSF); 1981: Polish Academy of Sciences Award; 1980: Polish Chemical Society Award.
Publications and Patents: See Addendum 1 and 2
-24 books, 99 book chapters and >1,100 peer-review papers published
-62 issued US patents, 36 pending US patent applications; 154 original and derived international patents
– Macromolecular engineering, preparation and processing of precisely controlled polymers to reach targeted materials properties. Correlation of macromolecular structure with macroscopic properties
– Synthesis of well defined macromolecules via living and controlled polymerizations. Radical, cationic, and anionic polymerization of alkenes and heterocyclics. Block, graft and gradient copolymers. Control of chain microstructure and topology. Functional polymers and telechelics
– Preparation of well defined polymers and hybrids for optoelectronic, biomedical and special applications.
– Inorganic and organometallic polymers. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
– 144 postdoctoral fellows and over 100 graduate students have been members of the CMU research group.
-60 international companies from Europe, Japan, South Africa and North America have been members of CRP and ATRP Consortia at CMU; 17 licenses signed for ATRP technology. Commercial production of materials by ATRP has been started in Japan, USA and Europe in 2004.
– The first paper and the first review on ATRP have been cited together >10,000 times (ISI Web of Science or >13,000 – Google Scholar), a citation record >105,000 (ISI or 146,000 Google Scholar) has ranked among top 10 scientists in all fields of chemistry world –wide in 2004-2018 (h-index 157 ISI / 184 Google Scholar).