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Yu Wang, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Montgomery Hall, Room 130

P.O. Box 43700
Lafayette, LA 70504
yuwang@louisiana.edu

Education:

Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Pittsburgh, PA, USA., 2013
Visiting student, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Univ. of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany, 2011
M.S. in Material Sci. & Eng., Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua Univ. Beijing, China, 2008
B.S. in Polymer Sci. & Eng., Department of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao Univ. Qingdao, China, 2003

Professional Career:

2016 - present: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA 
2016: Postdoctoral fellow, Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolecules Végétales, CNRS, Grenoble, France
2015: Postdoctoral fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

Publications:

  • Y Wang, P Krys, K Matyjaszewski, S Harrisson. Radical Generation and Termination in SARA ATRP of Methyl Acrylate: Effect of Solvent, Ligand, and Chain Length. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 2977-2984.
     
  • Konkolewicz, D.; Krys, P.; Gois, J. R.; Mendonca, P. V.; Zhong, M.; Wang, Y.; Gennaro, A.; Isse, A. A.; Fantin, M.; Matyjaszewski, K. Aqueous RDRP in the Presence of Cu-0: The Exceptional Activity of Cu-I Confirms the SARA ATRP Mechanism. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 560-570.
     
  • Konkolewicz, D.; Wang, Y.; Krys, P.; Zhong, M.; Isse, A. A.; Gennaro, A.; Matyjaszewski, K. SARA ATRP or SET-LRP. End of controversy? Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 4396-4417.
     
  • Konkolewicz, D.; Wang, Y.; Zhong, M.; Krys, P.; Isse, A. A.; Gennaro, A.; Matyjaszewski, K. Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization in the Presence of Metallic Copper. A Critical Assessment of the SARA ATRP and SET-LRP Mechanisms. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 8749-8772.
     
  • Peng, C.-H.; Zhong, M.; Wang, Y.; Kwak, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Zhu, W.; Tonge, M.; Buback, J.; Park, S.; Krys, P.; Konkolewicz, D.; Gennaro, A.; Matyjaszewski, K. Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization in the Presence of Metallic Copper. Activation of Alkyl Halides by Cu-0. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 3803-3815.
     
  • Wang, Y.; Schroeder, H.; Morick, J.; Buback, M.; Matyjaszewski, K. High-Pressure Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of n-Butyl Acrylate. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 604-609.
     
  • Wang, Y.; Soerensen, N.; Zhong, M.; Schroeder, H.; Buback, M.; Matyjaszewski, K. Improving the "Livingness" of ATRP by Reducing Cu Catalyst Concentration. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 683-691.
     
  • A Complete List of Publications is also available.

Presentations:

  • Wang, Y.; Matyjaszewski, K., Retention of chain end functionality in ATRP, 2013 spring 245th ACS meeting, New Orleans, USA.
     
  • Wang, Y.; Matyjaszewski, K., ATRP of MMA with Fe(0) as supplemental activator and reducing agent (SARA), 2011 fall 242nd ACS meeting, Denver, USA.
     
  • Peng, C.-H.; Zhong, M.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Konkolewicz, D.; Magenau, A.; Matyjaszewski, K., Supplemental activator and reducing agent: The true role of copper (0) in ATRP, 2011 fall 242nd ACS meeting, Denver, USA.


Invited Talks:

  • Wang, Y. Current developments on atom transfer radical polymerization, invited by Prof. Jingying Yuan, department of chemistry, Tsinghua University, China, 2013.
     
  • Wang, Y. Towards “Greener” and more efficient ATRP methods, invited by Prof. Chuanbing Tang, department of chemistry, University of South Carolina, US, 2013.