Dr. Jiayin Yuan

Personal Data:
Date of Birth

  Nationality German  


Scientific development:
2011 - now

Group leader, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
  2009 - 2010 Post‐doc., Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Academic Education:
2005 - 2009

PhD, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Thesis: One‐dimensional hybrid nanomaterials based on cylindrical polymer brushes
by: Prof. Dr. Axel H. E. Müller
  2002 - 2004 M. Sc., University of Siegen, Germany
Thesis: Study of reactions of melamine model compounds with isocyanates
by: Prof. Dr. Werner Mormann
  1998 - 2002 B. Sc., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China
Thesis: Preparation and characterization of polymer/CdSe, CdS nanocomposites
by Prof. Dr. Xuefeng Qian


Publication List (papers + book chapters)



67.       Kuzmicz, D.; Prescher, S.; Polzer, F.; Soll,S.; Seitz, C.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.*, The Colloidal Stabilization of Carbon with Carbon: Carbon Nanobubbles as Dispersant and Conducting Glue for Carbon Nanotubes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, manuscript ID:anie.201307459, accepted.

66.       Dong, S.; Zheng, B.; Yao, Y.; Han, C.; Yuan, J.;* Antonietti, M.; Huang, F.,* LCST-Type Phase Behavior Induced by Pillar[5]arene/Ionic Liquid Host-Guest Complexation. Adv. Mater. 2014, DOI.: adma.201303652, in press.

65.       Soll, S.; Fellinger, T.-P.; Wang, X.;  Zhao, Q.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Water Dispersible, highly Graphitic Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanobubbles. Small 2014. DOI: smll.201300680, in press.

64.       Dong, S.; Yuan, J.; Huang. F.,* A pillar[5]arene/imidazolium [2]rotaxane: solvent- and thermo-driven molecular motions and supramolecular gel formation. Chem. Sci. 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52481G, in press.

63.       Men, Y.; Drechsler, M.; Yuan, J.,* Double-stimuli responsive spherical polymer brushes with a poly(ionic liquid) core and a thermoresponsive shell, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2014, DOI: MARC 201300628, in press.

62.       Soll, S.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Poly(ionic liquid) Nanoparticles as Novel Colloidal Template for Silica Nanocasting, Polymer 2014, Ms. No. POLYMER-13-1983R1, accepted.



61.       Zhang, P.; Yuan, J.*; Fellinger, T-P.; Antonietti, M.; Li, H.; Wang, Y.,* Improving Hydrothermal Carbonization by Poly(ionic liquid)s, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, (23), 6028–6032.

60.       Fellinger, T-P.; Thomas, A.; Yuan, J.; Antonietti, M.,* Cooking Carbon with Salt: Carbon Materials and Carbonaceous Frameworks from Ionic liquids and Poly(ionic liquid)s. Adv. Mater. 2013, 25(41), 5838–5855

59.       Zhao, Q.; Yin, M.; Zhang, A. P.; Prescher, S.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Hierarchically Structured Nanoporous Poly(Ionic Liquid) Membranes: Facile Preparation and Application in Fiber-Optic pH Sensing. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135 (15), 5549–5552

58.       Yuan, J.;* Mecerreyes, D.; Antonietti, M.;* Poly(ionic liquid)s: an Update. Prog. Polym. Sci., 2013, 38(7), 1009–1036.

.57.      Soll, S.; Zhao, Q.; Weber, J.; Yuan, J.,* Activated CO2 Sorption in Mesoporous Imidazolium-type Poly(Ionic Liquid)-based Polyampholytes. Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, (15), 3003–3010.

56.       Zhao, Q.; Fellinger, T.-P.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* A Novel Polymeric Precursor for Micro/mesoporous Nitrogen-doped Carbons, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 5113-5120.

55.       Men, Y.; Siebenbürger, M.; Qiu, X.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Low fractions of ionic liquid or poly(ionic liquid) can activate polysaccharide biomass into shaped, flexible and fire-retardant porous carbons. J. Mater. Chem. A 2013,1, 11887-11893.

54.       Men, Y.; Schlaad, H.; Yuan, J.,* Cationic Poly(ionic liquid) with Tunable Lower Critical Solution Temperature-Type Phase Transition. ACS Macro Lett. 2013, 2 (5), 456–459.

52.       Rozik, N.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.*; Tauer, K.,* Polymerized Ionic Liquid as Stabilizer in Aqueous Emulsion Polymerization Enable a Hydrophilic - Hydrophobic Transition during Film Formation, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2013, 34, (8), 665–671.

51.       Soll, S.; Zhang, P.; Zhao, Q.; Wang, Y.; Yuan, J.,* Mesoporous zwitterionic poly(ionic liquid)s: intrinsic complexation and efficient catalytic fixation of CO2. Polym. Chem. 2013,4, 5048-5051.

50.       Zhao, Q.; Soll, S.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Organic Acids Can Crosslink Poly(ionic liquid)s into Mesoporous Polyelectrolyte Complex, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 2432-2435.

49.       Zhang, P.; Yuan, J.; Li, H.; Liu, X.;  Xu, X.; Antonietti , M.; Wang, Y.;* Mesoporous nitrogen-doped carbon for copper-mediated Ullmann-type C-O/-N/-S cross-coupling reactions. RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 1890-1895.

48. Balach, J.; Wu, H.; Polzer, F.; Kirmse, H.; Zhao, Q.; Wei, Z.;* Yuan, J.,* Poly(ionic liquid)-derived nitrogen-doped hollow carbon spheres: synthesis and loading with Fe2O3 for high-performance lithium ion batteries. RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 7979-7986.




47.       Schliehe, C.; Yuan, J.; Glatzel, S.; Siemensmeyer, K.; Kiefer, K.; Giordano, C.,* Iron Nitride and Carbide: from Crystalline Nanoparticles to Stable Aqueous Dispersions. Chem. Mater. 2012, 24, (14), 2716-2721.


46.       Yuan, J.; Wunder, S.; Warmuth, F.; Lu, Y.,* Spherical polymer brushes with vinylimidazolium-type poly(ionic liquid) chains as support for metallic nanoparticles. Polymer 2012, 53, (1), 43-49.


45.       Zhao, Q.; Zhang, P.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Poly(ionic liquid) Complex with Spontaneous Micro-/Mesoporosity: Template-Free Synthesis and Application as Catalyst Support. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, (29), 11852-11855.


44.       Zhao, Q.; Fellinger, T.-P.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Capsules via Poly(ionic liquid)-Based Layer-by-Layer Assembly. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, (13), 1149-1153.


43.       Zhang, W.;* Yuan, J.; Weiss, S.; Ye, X.; Li, C.; Mueller, A. H. E.,* Telechelic Hybrid Poly(acrylic acid)s Containing Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) and Their Self-Assembly in Water. Macromolecules 2012, 44, (17), 6891-6898.


42.       Yuan, J.; Müller, A.H.E.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Sheiko, S.S.: Molecular Brushes in: Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference, Vol. 6, A.H.E. Müller, K.L. Wooley, Eds., Elsevier, Oxford, 199–264 (2012) -- DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53349-4.00164-3


41.       Wilke, A.; Yuan, J.;* Antonietti, M.; Weber, J.,* Enhanced Carbon Dioxide Adsorption by a Mesoporous Poly(ionic liquid). ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1028-1031.


40.       Soll, S.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Double Stimuli-Responsive Copolymer Stabilizers for Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes. ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, (1), 84-87.


39.       Men, Y.; Li, X.-H.; Antonietti, M.; Yuan, J.,* Poly(tetrabutylphosphonium 4-styrenesulfonate): a poly(ionic liquid) stabilizer for graphene being multi-responsive. Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, (4), 871-873.


38.       Yuan, J.; Müller, A.H.E.: Cylindrical polymer brushes in: Synthesis of Polymers, Vol. 1, A.D. Schlüter, C.J. Hawker, M. Sawamoto, Eds., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, p. 263 (2012)


37.       Koebe, M.; Drechsler, M.; Weber, J.; Yuan, J.,* Crosslinked Poly(ionic liquid) Nanoparticles: Inner Structure, Size, and Morphology. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, (8), 646–651.




36.       Zhang, W.;* Wang, S.; Li, X.; Yuan, J.; Wang, S., Organic/inorganic hybrid star-shaped block copolymers of poly(l-lactide) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane core: Synthesis and self-assembly. Eur. Polym. J. 2011, 48, (4), 720-729.


35.       Yuan, J.; Xu, Y.; Müller, A. H. E.,* One-dimensional magnetic inorganic–organic hybrid nanomaterials. Chem. Soc. Rev 2011, 40, 640-655.


34.       Yuan, J.;* ten Brummelhuis, N.; Junginger, M.; Xie, Z.; Lu, Y.; Taubert, A.; Schlaad, H.,* Diversified Applications of Chemically Modified 1,2-Polybutadiene. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2011, 32, (15), 1157-1162.


33.       Yuan, J.;* Soll, S.; Drechsler, M.; Müller, A. H. E.; Antonietti, M., Self-Assembly of Poly(ionic liquid)s: Polymerization, Mesostructure Formation, and Directional Alignment in One Step. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, (44), 17556-17559.


32.       Yuan, J.;* Schlaad, H.; Giordano, C.; Antonietti, M., Double hydrophilic diblock copolymers containing a poly(ionic liquid) segment: Controlled synthesis, solution property, and application as carbon precursor. Eur. Polym. J. 2011, 47, (4), 772-781.


31.       Yuan, J.;* Marquez, A. G.; Reinacher, J.; Giordano, C.; Janek, J.; Antonietti, M., Nitrogen-doped carbon fibers and membranes by carbonization of electrospun poly(ionic liquid)s. Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, (8), 1654-1657.


30.       Yuan, J.;* Antonietti, M., Poly(ionic liquid) Latexes Prepared by Dispersion Polymerization of Ionic Liquid Monomers. Macromolecules 2011, 44, (4), 744-750.


29.       Yuan, J.;* Antonietti, M., Poly(ionic liquid)s: Polymers expanding classical property profiles. Polymer 2011, 52, (7), 1469-1482.




28.       Yuan, J.; Walther, A.; Müller, A. H. E., Template-directed synthesis of hybrid nanowires and nanorods. physica status solidi (b) 2010, 247, (10), 2436-2450.


27.       Yuan, J.; Schacher, F.; Drechsler, M.; Hanisch, A.; Lu, Y.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A. H. E., Stimuli-Responsive Organosilica Hybrid Nanowires Decorated with Metal Nanoparticles. Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, (8), 2626-2634.


26.       Yuan, J.; Müller, A. H. E., One-dimensional organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials. Polymer 2010, 51, (18), 4015-4036.


25.       Yuan, J.; Giordano, C.; Antonietti, M., Ionic Liquid Monomers and Polymers as Precursors of Highly Conductive, Mesoporous, Graphitic Carbon Nanostructures. Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, (17), 5003 - 5012.


24.       Xu, Y.; Yuan, J.; Fang, B.; Drechsler, M.; Bolisetty, S.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A. H. E., Hybrids of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Double-hydrophilic Core-shell Cylindrical Polymer Brushes and their Alignment in a Magnetic Field. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010.


23.       Wagner, C. S.; Shehata, S.; Henzler, K.; Yuan, J.; Wittemann, A., Towards nanoscale composite particles of dual complexity. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2010, 355, (1), 115-123.


22.       Schacher, F.; Yuan, J.; Schoberth, H. G.; Müller, A. H. E., Synthesis, characterization, and bulk crosslinking of polybutadiene-block-poly(2-vinyl pyridine)-block-poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) block terpolymers. Polymer 2010, 51, (9), 2021-2032.


21.       Müllner, M.; Yuan, J.; Weiss, S.; Walther, A.; Förtsch, M.; Drechsler, M.; Müller, A. H. E., Water-Soluble Organo−Silica Hybrid Nanotubes Templated by Cylindrical Polymer Brushes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, (46), 16587-16592.


20.       Lu, Y.; Yuan, J.; Polzer, F.; Drechsler, M.; Preussner, J., In Situ Growth of Catalytic Active Au−Pt Bimetallic Nanorods in Thermoresponsive Core−Shell Microgels. ACS Nano 2010, 4, (12), 7078-7086.


19.       Goldmann, A. S.; Schödel, C.; Walther, A.; Yuan, J.; Loos, K.; Müller, A. H. E., Biomimetic Mussel Adhesive Inspired Clickable Anchors Applied to the Functionalization of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2010, 31, (18), 1608-1615.




18.       Yuan, J.; Lu, Y.; Schacher, F.; Lunkenbein, T.; Weiss, S.; Schmalz, H.; Müller, A. H. E., Template-Directed Synthesis of Hybrid Titania Nanowires within Core-Shell Bishydrophilic Cylindrical Polymer Brushes. Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, (18), 4146-4154.


17.       Yuan, J.; Gao, H.; Schacher, F.; Xu, Y.; Richter, R.; Tremel, W.; Müller, A. H. E., Alignment of Tellurium Nanorods via a Magnetization-Alignment- Demagnetization ("MAD") Process Assisted by an External Magnetic Field. ACS Nano 2009, 3, (6), 1441-1450.


16.       Xu, Y.; Yuan, J.; Müller, A. H. E., Single-molecular hybrid nano-cylinders: Attaching polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane covalently to poly(glycidyl methacrylate) cylindrical brushes. Polymer 2009, 50, (25), 5933-5939.


15.       Xu, Y.; Bolisetty, S.; Drechsler, M.; Fang, B.; Yuan, J.; Harnau, L.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A. H. E., Manipulating cylindrical polyelectrolyte brushes on the nanoscale by counterions: collapse transition to helical structures. Soft Matter 2009, 5, (2), 379-384.


14.       Walther, A.; Yuan, J.; Abetz, V.; Müller, A. H. E., Structure-Tunable Bidirectional Hybrid Nanowires via Multicompartment Cylinders. Nano Lett. 2009, 9, (5), 2026-2030.


13.       Schumacher, M.; Ruppel, M.; Yuan, J.; Schmalz, H.; Colombani, O.; Drechsler, M.; Müller, A. H. E., Smart Organic−Inorganic Nanohybrids Based on Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Micelles and Functional Silsesquioxane Nanoparticles. Langmuir 2009, 25, (6), 3407-3417.


12. Plamper, F.A.; Xu, Y.; Yuan, J.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Polyelectrolyte stars and cylindrical brushes made by ATRP: New building blocks in nanotechnology in: New Smart Materials via Metal Mediated Macromolecular Engineering, E. Khosravi, Y. Yagci, Y. Savelyev, Eds., NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, Springer, Dordrecht, p. 17-36, ISBN 978-90-481-3276-8 (2009)


11.       Fang, B.; Walther, A.; Wolf, A.; Xu, Y.; Yuan, J.; Müller, A. H. E., Undulated Multicompartment Cylinders by the Controlled and Directed Stacking of Polymer Micelles with a Compartmentalized Corona. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 121, (16), 2921-2924.




10.       Yuan, J.; Schmalz, H.; Xu, Y.; Miyajima, N.; Drechsler, M.; Möller, M. W.; Schacher, F.; Müller, A. H. E., Room-temperature growth of uniform tellurium nanorods and the assembly of tellurium or Fe3O4 nanoparticles on the nanorods. Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, (5), 947-952.


9.         Yuan, J.; Drechsler, M.; Xu, Y.; Zhang, M.; Müller, A. H. E., Cadmium selenide nanowires within core-shell cylindrical polymer brushes: Synthesis, characterization and the double-loading process. Polymer 2008, 49, (6), 1547-1554.


8.         Xu, Y.; Bolisetty, S.; Drechsler, M.; Fang, B.; Yuan, J.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A. H. E., pH and salt responsive poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) cylindrical brushes and their quaternized derivatives. Polymer 2008, 49, (18), 3957-3964.


7.         Schmalz, H.; Schmelz, J.; Drechsler, M.; Yuan, J.; Walther, A.; Schweimer, K.; Mihut, A. M., Thermo-Reversible Formation of Wormlike Micelles with a Microphase-Separated Corona from a Semicrystalline Triblock Terpolymer. Macromolecules 2008, 41, (9), 3235-3242.


6.         Petrov, P.; Yuan, J.; Yoncheva, K.; Müller, A. H. E.; Tsvetanov, C. B., Wormlike Morphology Formation and Stabilization of “Pluronic P123” Micelles by Solubilization of Pentaerythritol Tetraacrylate. J. Phys. Chem. B 2008, 112, (30), 8879-8883.


5.         Yuan, J.; Xu, Y.; Walther, A.; Bolisetty, S.; Schumacher, M.; Schmalz, H.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A. H. E., Water-soluble organo-silica hybrid nanowires. Nat. Mater. 2008, 7, (9), 718-722.


Before 2008


4.         Xu, Y.; Becker, H.; Yuan, J.; Burkhardt, M.; Zhang, Y.; Walther, A.; Bolisetty, S.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A. H. E., Double-Grafted Cylindrical Brushes: Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(lauryl methacrylate) Brushes. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2007, 208, (15), 1666-1675.


3.         Gao, C.; Muthukrishnan, S.; Li, W.; Yuan, J.; Xu, Y.; Müller, A. H. E., Linear and Hyperbranched Glycopolymer-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Kinetics, and Characterization. Macromolecules 2007, 40, (6), 1803-1815.


2.         Liu, S. H.; Qian, X. F.; Yuan, J. Y.; Yin, J.; He, R.; Zhu, Z. K., Synthesis of monodispersed CdSe nanocrystals in poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride) at room temperature. Mater. Res. Bull. 2003, 38, (8), 1359-1366.


1.         Liu, S. H.; Qian, X. F.; Yin, J.; Ma, X. D.; Yuan, J. Y.; Zhu, Z. K., Preparation and characterization of polymer-capped CdS nanocrystals. J. Phys. Chem. Solids 2003, 64, (3), 455-458.

64, (3), 455-458.

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