Prof. Jiayin Yuan, Stockholm University

       Prof. Jiayin Yuan joined Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow (by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden) in 2018 and was appointed as full professor in materials chemistry, after previous academic occupation in Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG), Germany (2009-2017) and Clarkson University, USA (2017-2018).

       Prof. Yuan is an honored young chemist with the research focus on functional polymers and porous carbon materials, include:

       a) Ionic liquids & poly(ionic liquid)s. This type of novel materials is produced via polymerization of ionic liquids and/or attachment of ionic liquid species to the polymer chain. Typical innovations include functional polyelectrolytes, porous membrane, fibers and responsive materials.

       b) Biopolymer-derived functional materials. Efforts are made on new methods and concepts on constructing functional materials entirely or partially from renewable biopolymers, with particular interest in biomaterial-derived soft actuators and sensors.

       c) Porous carbon & polymer for energy, sensing and catalytic application. Polymer-derived heteroatom-doped porous carbons with well-designed shapes like nanoparticles, hollow nanospheres, foams, fibers, membranes are developed, with the intention of applications in electrodes or electrocatalysts in energy-related electrochemical processes like batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.

       Prof. Yuan has published about 170 peer-reviewed articles with more than 9100 citation, and he holds 2 patents for inventions as well. Besides Wallenberg Academy Fellowship, some other major awards of him include “Career Award for Young Chemists” (Foundation of German Chemical Industry), “Career Award for Young Polymer Scientists” (German Chemical Society), European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Award, and three consecutive Best Performance Award in MPIKG (2013-2015). He is also Member of Young Academy of Europe, Member of the International Polymer Colloids Group, associate editor of the journal “Nano Select” and editorial board member of the journal “Applied Materials Today”.

       Prof. Yuan welcomes collaboration with SMEs in academia-industry knowledge transfer and access to research facilities, as well as industrial PhD or master students training.

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Contact Information

       Address: C422, Svante Arrhenius väg 16C, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden

       Phone: +46-8162391

       E-mail: [email protected]         

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