Our laboratory synergistically combines a highly coordinated team, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities to design and synthesize novel organic, inorganic, macromolecular, and other types of materials needed to address outstanding challenges in energy storage and utilization, catalysis and the realization of high performance composites. In parallel, our laboratory actively promotes the education and training of involved personnel, facilitates knowledge transfer to maximize the impact of discoveries and innovations, and enhances the University’s excellence and leadership in synthetic materials chemistry.
- 2013~Present: Distinguished Professor, UNIST
- 2012~2013: WCU Professor, Seoul National University
- 2010~2014: Professor, University of Texas at Austin
- 2009~2010: Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
- 2004~2009: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
- 2003: Ph. D. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
- 1997: B.S. Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude with Highest Distinction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 2014: Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
- 2012: Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award
- 2011: Defense Science Study Group
- 2010: IUPAC-Samsung Young Polymer Scientist Award
- 2009: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
- 2009: Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry Award for Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry
- 2008: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
- 2008: Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
- Honorary Lifetime Member of the Israeli Chemical Society
- Member of the American Chemical Society
Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry, Catalysis, Carbon-based Materials
Chemical synthesis; Macromolecular Science; Carbon-based Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Energy Storage Devices and Heterogeneous Catalysis; Carbenes; Conjugated Polymers; Molecular Electronics; Mechanochemistry; Electrochemistry; Photochemistry.
Ongoing Research Topics
1.Synthetic macromolecular chemistry
2.Multidimensional carbon-based materials
3.Stimulus responsive catalysts
4.Synthesis and applications of stable carbenes
5.Supramolecular and other structurally-reversible polymers
Research Publications (selected)
- Teator, A. J.; Lastovickova, D. N.; Bielawski, C. W. “Switchable Polymerization Catalysts” Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 1969 – 1992.
- Teator, A. J.; Tian, Y.; Chen, M.; Lee, J. K.; Bielawski, C. W. “An Isolable, Photoswitchable N-Heterocyclic Carbene: On-Demand Reversible Ammonia Activation” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 127, 11721 – 11725.
- Kang, S.; Ono, R. J.; Bielawski, C. W. “Controlled Catalyst Transfer Polycondensation and Surface-Initiated Polymerization of a p‑Phenyleneethynylene-Based Monomer” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 4984 – 4987.
- Moerdyk, J. P.; Bielawski, C. W. “Diamidocarbenes as Versatile and Reversible [2+1] Cycloaddition Reagents” Nature Chem. 2012, 4, 275 – 280.
- Dreyer, D. R.; Bielawski, C. W. “Carbocatalysis: Heterogeneous Carbons Finding Utility In Synthetic Chemistry” Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 1233 – 1240.