Controlled and Living Polymerizations: From Mechanisms to Applications

Controlled and Living Polymerizations: From Mechanisms to Applications

Editor(s): Axel H. E. Müller, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Print ISBN: 9783527324927

Online ISBN: 9783527629091

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629091

Author Biography

About the Author

Axel H.E. Müller holds the Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry at Bayreuth University, Germany. He received his academic degrees in chemistry from the University of Mainz, Germany, with G.V. Schulz. His research focuses on the synthesis and self-organization of well-defined polymer structures by living/controlled techniques. Professor Müller has contributed over 300 publications in polymer science. He received the IUPAC World Polymer Congress MACRO 2004 award "Distinguished Polymer Scientist". In addition, he has been coordinator of various European research networks, organizer of international meetings and is Senior Editor of the journal Polymer.

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski is J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA and also adjunct Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research focus is on macromolecular engineering, especially on the synthesis of well-defined copolymers using atom transfer radical polymerization and other controlled/living polymerization techniques. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the Polish Academy of Sciences and is the editor of the journals Progress in Polymer Science and Central European Journal of Chemistry. Professor Matyjaszewski authored 13 books, over 60 book chapters, more than 600 peer-reviewed publications and holds 38 US patents. He received several awards from the American Chemical Society, including the 2009 Presidential Award in Green Chemistry.