2016-present Independent PI, Professor Department of Macromolecular Science State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers Fudan University
2016 Research Scientist 研究科学家 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 麻省理工学院 with Prof. Jeremiah A. Johnson
2014-2016 Postdoctoral Associate 博士后 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 麻省理工学院 with Prof. Jeremiah A. Johnson
2012-2014 Postdoctoral Associate 博士后 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 麻省理工学院 with Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald
2011 Research Associate 研究助理 Wuhan University 武汉大学 with Prof. Aiwen Lei
2011 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Wuhan University
2006 B.S. in Chemistry, Wuhan University
Polymeric materials have been pervasively applied in our daily lives, consequently improving the way we live. Addressing new challenges of this area requires the interdisciplinary application of organic synthesis, polymer chemistry and physics, and chemical engineering, etc.
Our research group strives to develop creative methods in polymer synthesis, and access novel functional materials to solve problems at the interface of energy, environment and intelligent manufacturing. The activities involve:
1) exploration of novel polymerization methodologies toward controlled synthesis of polymers.
2) development of continuous-flow technologies to facilitate automated and efficient polymer production.
3) engineering of high-performance materials via the combination of polymer chemistry and organic synthesis.
Y. Chen, L. Zhang, Y. Jin, X. Lin,* M. Chen* "Recent Advances in Living Cationic Polymerization with Emerging Initiation/Controlling Systems" Macromol. Rapid. Commun., doi.org/10.1002/marc.202100148.
M. Jia, P. Wen, Z. Wang, Y. Zhao, Y. Liu, J. Lin, M. Chen,* X. Lin* "Fluorinated bifunctional solid polymer electrolyte synthesized under visible light for stable lithium deposition and dendrite-free all-solid-state batteries" Adv. Funct. Mater., doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202101736.
Y. Gu, P. Lin, C. Zhou, M. Chen* "Machine Learning-assisted systematical polymerization planning: case studies on reversible-deactivation radical polymerization" Sci. China Chem., doi.org/10.1007/s11426-020-9969-y.
Y. Zhou, S. Han, Y. Gu, M. Chen* "Facile Synthesis of Gradient Copolymers Enabled by Droplet-Flow Photo-Controlled Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization" Sci. China Chem., 2021, 64, 844-851.
P. Wen, Y. Zhao, Z. Wang, J. Lin, M. Chen,* X. Lin* "Solvent-Free Synthesis of the Polymer Electrolyte via Photo-Controlled Radical Polymerization: Toward Ultrafast In-Built Fabrication of Solid-State Batteries under Visible Light" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 13, 8426–8434.
Z. Wang, Y. Gu, M. Ma, Y. Liu, M. Chen* "Strengthening Polyethylene Thermoplastic through A Dynamic Covalent Networking Additive Based on Alkylboron Chemistry" Macromolecules, 2021, 54, 1760-1766.
F. Zhong, M. Ma, Z. Zhong, X. Lin*, M. Chen* "Interfacial growth of free-standing PANI films: toward high-performance all-polymer supercapacitors" Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 1783-1790.
Z. Zhong, Y. Chen, Y. Zhou, M. Chen* "Challenges and Recent Developments of Photoflow-Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization (RDRP)" Chinese J. Polym. Sci. doi: 10.1007/s10118-021-2529-8.
E. Wang, K. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Zhang, X. Lin,* M. Chen* “Porous Polymeric Ligand Promoted Copper-Catalyzed C-N Coupling of (Hetero)Aryl Chlorides under Visible-Light Irradiation" Sci. China Chem., 2021, 64, 17-21.
Y. Gu, Z. Wang, H. Gong, M. Chen* "Investigations into CTA-Differentiation-Involving Polymerization of Fluorous Monomers: Exploitation of Experimental Variances in Fine-Tuning of Molecular Weights" Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 7402-7409.
X. Qing, J. Li, Z. Wang, M. Chen, J. Lin, X. Lin* "A functionalized metal organic framework-laden nanoporous polymer electrolyte for exceptionally stable lithium electrodeposition" Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 15533-15536.
S. Han, Y. Gu, M. Ma, M. Chen* "Light-Intensity Switch Enabled Nonsynchronous Growth of Fluorinated Raspberry-Like Nanoparticles" Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 10431-10436.
Y. Zhao, M. Ma, X. Lin, M. Chen* “Photoorganocatalyzed Divergent Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization toward Linear and Branched Fluoropolymers" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 21470-21474.
K. Jiang, S. Han, M. Ma, L. Zhang, Y. Zhao, M. Chen* "Photoorganocatalyzed Reversible-Deactivation Alternating Copolymerization of Chlorotrifluoroethylene and Vinyl Ethers under Ambient Conditions: Facile Access to Main-Chain Fluorinated Copolymers" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 7108-7115.
Q. Quan, H. Wen, S. Han, Z. Wang, Z. Shao, M. Chen* "Fluorous-Core Nanoparticle-Embedded Hydrogel Synthesized via Tandem Photo-Controlled Radical Polymerization: Facilitating the Separation of Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances from Water" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 24319-24327.
J. Zhang, E. Wang, Y. Zhou, L. Zhang, M. Chen,* X. Lin* "A Metal-Free Synthesis of 1,1-Diphenylvinylsulfides with Thiols via Thioetherification under Continuous-Flow Conditions" Org. Chem. Front., 2020, 7, 1490-1494.
L. Zhang, K. Jiang, X. Shen, Y. Gu, X. Lin,* M. Chen* "Thienyl Chloride Initiated Living Cationic Polymerization: A General and Efficient Access toward Terminally Functionalized Poly(vinyl ether)s" Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 1536-1542.
Z. Wang, Y. Gu, M. Ma, M. Chen* "Strong, Reconfigurable, and Recyclable Thermosets Cross-Linked by Polymer-Polymer Dynamic Interaction based on Commodity Thermoplastics" Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 956-964.
E. Wang, J. Zhang, Z. Zhong, K. Chen, M. Chen* "Shuttling Catalyst: Facilitating C-C bond formation via cross-couplings with a thermoresponsive polymeric ligand" Isr. J. Chem. 2020, 60, 419-423.
H. Gong, Y. Gu, Y. Zhao, Q. Quan, S. Han, M. Chen* "Precise Synthesis of Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Fluoropolymers Enabled by Chain-Transfer-Agent Differentiation under Visible-Light Irradiation" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 919-927.