Clarkson University appoints professor of chemistry and biomolecular science
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:31 am

Jiayin Yuan was recently appointed associate professor of chemistry and biomolecular science at Clarkson University.

Yuan received his bachelor of engineering degree in applied chemistry from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China, his master of science in macromolecular chemistry from the University of Siegen, Germany, and his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Before coming to this position, Yuan did research in polymer/colloid/materials chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany.

He has teaching experience as an associate faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School and at the University of Potsdam, where he completed his habilitation in 2015, according to a press release from Clarkson.

His recent honors include receiving the Otto-Warburg Award, the Max Planck Society Postdoc Fellowship, the European Research Council starting grant award, the Dr. Hermann-Schnell Award of the German Chemical Society and the “Dozentenpreis des Fonds” from the Foundation of the German Chemical Industry, the release said.

Yuan has organized scientific gatherings and presentations in Europe as well as the United States. He has published about 120 articles and five book chapters, and has been guest editor and served on editorial boards of professional journals. He also has provided referee service for journals and funding agencies.

He has presented his work in many countries, including Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, China, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.