Macromolecular Engineering by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation
We are delighted to welcome world renowned polymer chemist Prof Kris Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University) to University College Dublin. Prof Matyjaszewski will present a seminar entitled “Macromolecular Engineering by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization” on Thursday 4th August 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00 in the UCD Charles Institute (Seminar Room, 1st floor).
The UCD Charles Institute extends a warm invitation to academic colleagues from across UCD and from other Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology with an interest in polymer chemistry or materials engineering.
About Prof Matyjaszewski
Prof 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 >900 publications (cited >80,000 times, h-index 138) and holds 54 US patents. He is the editor of Progress in Polymer Science. Matyjaszewski received 2015 Dreyfus Prize in Chemical Sciences, 2011 Wolf Prize in Chemistry, 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, and from ACS: 2015 Overberger Prize, 2013 AkzoNobel North America Science Award, 2011 Applied Polymer Science Award, 2002 Polymer Chemistry Award. He received 9 honorary degrees and is a member of National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, Polish and Russian Academies of Sciences.
About the UCD Charles Institute
Launched in 2008, the UCD Charles Institute is Ireland's first academic institute dedicated to dermatology research and education. The Institute’s vision is to become a world leader in dermatology research and training, which will lead to improved patient care through the discovery of new treatments and therapies. UCD Charles Institute actively partners with leading companies serving the skin health and care market to deliver specific research and innovation objectives. Using a multidisciplinary, systems biology approach, the Institute research team are working to uncover key drivers of skin disease and ageing. This approach is leading to exciting new innovations for the management of skin ageing and treatment of serious skin disease. [more]