Dr Jianyong Jin

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

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Senior Lecturer


I am Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland. Before joining Auckland in 2011, I studied my PhD degree in organic synthesis and polymer chemistry from Clemson University, South Carolina and worked for chemical industry in the States for 6 years. My expertise has lifted the field of synthetic polymer chemsitry and specialty polymer production in New Zealand to a compettive global level. My academic research interests include: microporous membranes for molecular separation, biodegradable antimicrobial polymers, specialty laser micromachining polymers, visible light induced polymer network and gel synthesis, and polymer microphotonics.

Research | Current

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

In my past six years industry career in the United States (2005-2011), I 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.

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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)

  • Bainbridge, C. W. A., Engel, K. E., & Jin, J. (2020). 3D printing and growth induced bending based on PET-RAFT polymerization. POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 11 (25), 4084-4093. 10.1039/d0py00600a
  • Cho, C. A., Liang, C., Perera, J., Brimble, M. A., Swift, S., & Jin, J. (2020). Guanidinylated Amphiphilic Polycarbonates with Enhanced Antimicrobial Activity by Extending the Length of the Spacer Arm and Micelle Self-Assembly. Macromolecular bioscience, 20 (7)10.1002/mabi.202000065
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Swift, Margaret Brimble
  • Ling, H., Qazvini, O. T., Telfer, S. G., & Jin, J. (2020). Effective enhancement of selectivities and capacities for CO2 over CH4 and N-2 of polymers of intrinsic microporosity via postsynthesis metalation. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE10.1002/pol.20200104
  • Bagheri, A., Bainbridge, C. W. A., Engel, K. E., Qiao, G. G., Xu, J., Boyer, C., & Jin, J. (2020). Oxygen Tolerant PET-RAFT Facilitated 3D Printing of Polymeric Materials under Visible LEDs. ACS APPLIED POLYMER MATERIALS, 2 (2), 782-790. 10.1021/acsapm.9b01076
  • Bagheri, A., Engel, K. E., Bainbridge, C. W. A., Xu, J., Boyer, C., & Jin, J. (2020). 3D printing of polymeric materials based on photo-RAFT polymerization. POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 11 (3), 641-647. 10.1039/c9py01419e
  • Zhang, Z., Corrigan, N., Bagheri, A., Jin, J., & Boyer, C. (2019). A Versatile 3D and 4D Printing System through Photocontrolled RAFT Polymerization. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 58 (50), 17954-17963. 10.1002/anie.201912608
  • Chen, Y., Zhang, S., Jin, J., Liu, C., Liu, Q., & Jian, X. (2019). Poly(phthalazinone ether ketone) Amphoteric Ion Exchange Membranes with Low Water Transport and Vanadium Permeability for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Application. ACS APPLIED ENERGY MATERIALS, 2 (11), 8207-8218. 10.1021/acsaem.9b01687
  • Bagheri, A., Bainbridge, C., & Jin, J. (2019). Visible Light-Induced Transformation of Polymer Networks. ACS APPLIED POLYMER MATERIALS, 1 (7), 1896-1904. 10.1021/acsapm.9b00458


Contact details

Primary office location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 2, Room 227
New Zealand

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