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03-06-2017

Yuan Appointed Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University

Jiayin Yuan has been appointed associate professor of chemistry & biomolecular science at Clarkson University.

Jiayin YuanHe 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 & 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.

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.

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.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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