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Special Lecture - New Nanostructured Functional Materials Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization - talker Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Wednesday, April 5 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102

Various advanced nanostructured functional materials were designed and prepared by reversible deactivation radical polymerization using tools of macromolecular engineering. Copper-based ATRP (atom transfer radical polymerization) catalytic systems with polydentate nitrogen ligands are among most efficient reversible deactivation radical polymerization systems. Recently, by applying new initiating/catalytic systems, Cu level in ATRP was reduced to a few ppm. ATRP of acrylates, methacrylates, styrenes, acrylamides, acrylonitrile and other vinyl monomers was controlled by various external stimuli, including electrical current, light, mechanical forces and ultrasound also in water and open air. ATRP was employed for synthesis of polymers with precisely controlled molecular architecture with designed shape, composition and functionality. Block, graft, star, hyperbranched, gradient and periodic copolymers, molecular brushes and various hybrid materials and bioconjugates were prepared with high precision. These polymers can be used as components of various advanced materials. Special emphasis will be on nanostructured multifunctional hybrid materials for application related to environment, energy, healthcare and catalysis.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, International Students




Natural Sciences & Mathematics


Contact Information
Mihaela Stefan
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