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)

  • Whitby, R., Ben-Tal, Y., MacMillan, R., Janssens, S., Raymond, S., Clarke, D., ... Simpson, M. C. (2017). Photoinitiators for two-photon polymerisation: effect of branching and viscosity on polymerisation thresholds. RSC Advances, 7 (22), 13232-13239. 10.1039/c6ra27176f
  • Rupenthal, I. D., Yasin, N., Bisht, R., Chen, Y. S., Jin, J., Jaiswal, J., & Svirskis, D. (2016). Stimuli-responsive systems for tuneable ocular drug delivery. Acta Ophthalmologica, 94.10.1111/j.1755-3768.2016.0047
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rohit Bisht, Ilva Rupenthal, Erica Chen, Jagdish Jaiswal
  • Yanaranop, P., Santoso, B., Etzion, R., & Jin, J. (2016). Facile conversion of nitrile to amide on polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1). Polymer, 98, 244-251. 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.06.041
  • Wu, J. C.-C., Ray, S., Gizdavic-Nikolaidis, M., Jin, J., & Cooney, R. P. (2016). Effect of polyvinylpyrrolidone on storage stability, anti-oxidative and anti-bacterial properties of colloidal polyaniline. Synthetic Metals, 217, 202-209. 10.1016/j.synthmet.2016.03.019
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marija Gizdavic Nikolaidis
  • Bisht, R., Jaiswal, J. K., Chen, Y. S., Jin, J., & Rupenthal, I. D. (2016). Light-responsive in situ forming injectable implants for effective drug delivery to the posterior segment of the eye. Expert opinion on drug delivery, 13 (7), 953-962.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29334
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rohit Bisht, Ilva Rupenthal, Erica Chen, Jagdish Jaiswal
  • Zhang, J., Kang, H., Martin, J., Zhang, S., Thomas, S., Merkel, T. C., & Jin, J. (2016). The enhancement of chain rigidity and gas transport performance of polymers of intrinsic microporosity via intramolecular locking of the spiro-carbon. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 52 (39), 6553-6556.
  • Arul, R., Oosterbeek, R. N., Robertson, J., Xu, G., Jin, J., & Simpson, M. C. (2016). The mechanism of direct laser writing of graphene features into graphene oxide films involves photoreduction and thermally assisted structural rearrangement. Carbon, 99, 423-431. 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.12.038
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cather Simpson
  • Scholes, C. A., Jin, J., Stevens, G. W., & Kentish, S. E. (2016). Hydrocarbon solubility, permeability, and competitive sorption effects in polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1) membranes. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 54 (3), 397-404. 10.1002/polb.23900