Dr Jianyong Jin

BEng (Dalian), MSc (Fudan), PhD (Clemson)

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Senior Lecturer

Research | Current

The main research focus of Dr Jin's group is to discover new functional polymeric materials through advanced polymer architectures design and versatile organic chemistry approaches.

In his past six years industry career in the United States (2005-2011), he was involved in several areas, including fluoropolymers for passive and active optics, low cost proton exchange membrane for hydrogen fuel cell, gas separation membrane and nanocrystals composites.

Specific interests

  • Novel fluorinated polymer synthesis
  • Novel step growth polymer synthesis
  • Novel high performace thermoplastics synthesis
  • Novel polymer carrying biological functions

Industrial applications

  • Membranes
  • Microphotonics
  • Micorelectronics
  • Advanced polymeric materirals


  • Antimicrobial Polymers
  • Materials Accelerator
  • Laser Photonics

Teaching | Current

  • CHEM 100  Summer School

  • CHEM 243  Physicochemical Principles for the Biological and Health Sciences (Semester I)

  • CHEM 380  Materials Chemistry (Semester II)

  • CHEM 780  Advanced Materials Chemistry (Semester II)

Postgraduate supervision

The JIN research group seeks motivated and talented students to perform concentrated research in advanced synthetic polymer chemistry. This is an exciting opportunity to join this newly formed group, which has big plans and lot's of exciting projects in the pipeline. Students joining my group commonly need to have organic synthesis backgrounds.

Areas of expertise

  • Specialty Polymer Synthesis
  • Step Growth Polymerisation
  • Gas Separation Membrane
  • Optical Materials
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Membrane

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • School of Chemical Sciences Research Showcase committee (2012)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Starannikova, L., Belov, N., Shantarovich, V., Zhang, J., Jin, J., & Yampolskii, Y. (2018). Effective increase in permeability and free volume of PIM copolymers containing ethanoanthracene unit and comparison between the alternating and random copolymers. Journal of Membrane Science, 548, 593-597. 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.11.049
  • McGrath, A. J., Dolan, C., Cheong, S., Herman, D. A. J., Naysmith, B., Zong, F., ... Brimble, M. (2017). Stability of polyelectrolyte-coated iron nanoparticles for T 2 -weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 439, 251-258. 10.1016/j.jmmm.2017.04.026
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Williams, Margaret Brimble
  • Tiwari, R. R., Jin, J., Freeman, B. D., & Paul, D. R. (2017). Physical aging, CO 2 sorption and plasticization in thin films of polymer with intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1). Journal of Membrane Science, 537, 362-371. 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.04.069
  • Zhang, S., Liu, P., Chen, Y., Jin, J., Hu, L., & Jian, X. (2017). Preparation of thermally stable composite forward osmosis hollow fiber membranes based on copoly(phthalazinone biphenyl ether sulfone) substrates. Chemical Engineering Science, 166, 91-100. 10.1016/j.ces.2017.03.026
  • Wu, Z., & Jin, J. (2017). Synthesis and characterization of novel Tröger’s base containing polymers from commercial available diamines. Macromolecular Research, 25 (6), 546-551. 10.1007/s13233-017-5131-8
  • Santoso, B., Yanaranop, P., Kang, H., Leung, I. K. H., & Jin, J. (2017). A Critical Update on the Synthesis of Carboxylated Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (C-PIMs). Macromolecules10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00344
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ivanhoe Leung
  • Hae Cho, C. A., Liang, C., Perera, J., Liu, J., Varnava, K. G., Sarojini, V., ... Swift, S. (2017). Molecular weight and charge density effects of guanidinylated biodegradable polycarbonates on antimicrobial activity and selectivity. Biomacromolecules10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01245
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Duncan McGillivray, Viji Sarojini, Ralph Cooney, Simon Swift, Margaret Brimble
  • Brodie, G. W. J., Kang, H., Macmillan, F. J., Jin, J., & Simpson, M. C. (2017). Functionalised polyurethane for efficient laser micromachining. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 10.1117/12.2253201
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cather Simpson