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Jiayin Yuan

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Jiayin Yuan

Jiayin Yuan
Associate Professor
Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
325 CAMP Building
Phone: 315-268-4247
PO Box 5814
Potsdam NY 13699-5814


ResearcherID Profile:

Educational Background

2011 - 2015 Habilitation in “Polymer/Colloid chemistry”, University of Potsdam, Germany

2005 - 2009 PhD in Polymer Chemistry (summa cum laude), University of Bayreuth, Germany

2002 - 2004 M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry, University of Siegen, Germany

1998 – 2002 B.E. in Applied Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China

Professional Experience

2015 - 2017 Independent ERC-Starting-Grant Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Colloids & Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

2013 - 2017 Associate PI, International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Potsdam, Germany

2011 - 2014 Research Group Leader, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids & Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

2009 - 2010 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Colloids & Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Research Interests

Our research interest is the synthesis and materials applications of new functional polymers, bridging the fields of polymer materials and materials chemistry. Currently our focus is on ionic polymers, especially poly(ionic liquid)s, a newly  emerging class of functional polymers that are produced via the polymerization of ionic liquids. These polymers are useful building blocks for porous polymers and their membranes, responsive polymers and soft biomimetic actuators, as well as colloidal systems. They are also applicable in the production of porous heteroatom-doped carbon nanostructures of defined shape to be used in the energy and biomaterials field. The mission of our group is to advance and apply the fundamental knowledge in polymer science to tackle challenges in materials science.

Functional Polymer Group Members

Michael Regan, Teaching Assistant, PhD Program
Yongneng Wu, Teaching Assistant, PhD Program