Dr. Chan

           Dr. Julian Chan


Ph.D.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010)

B.S.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005)


Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa (2015 – present)

Research Scientist,  IBM Almaden Research Center (2012 – 2014)

Postdoctoral Fellow,  University of California, Berkeley (2010 – 2012)


Organic synthesis, Conductive polymers, Organic electronics,

Materials chemistry, Organic semiconductors, Nanomedicine


Dr. Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. From 2005 to 2010, he pursued a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at MIT under Prof. Timothy Swager in the area of conjugated macrocycles and polymers. After MIT, Dr. Chan did postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley with Prof. F. Dean Toste, followed by a subsequent appointment in the Advanced Organic Materials division of IBM Almaden Research Center. His current research at uOttawa focuses on the synthesis of functional materials for optoelectronic, nanomedicine, and energy applications.

University of Ottawa

120 D’Iorio Hall

10 Marie Curie Pvt.

Ottawa, ON, Canada

K1N 6N5


Phone: (613) 562-5800 ext. 3368

E-mail: julian.chanuottawa.ca


IBM First Plateau Invention Achievement Award (2015)

IBM Patent Invention Achievement Award (2013)

MIT-DuPont Presidential Fellowship (2005-2006)

UIUC Departmental Highest Distinction (2005)


Chan, J. M. W. et al. “Synthesis of J-Aggregating Dibenz[a,j]anthracene-Based Macrocycles”,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 5659-5666.

Chan, J. M. W. et al. “Studies on the Vanadium-Catalyzed Nonoxidative Depolymerization of
Miscanthus giganteus-derived Lignin”, ACS Catalysis 2013, 3, 1369-1377.

Chan, J. M. W. et al. “Chemically Modifiable N-Heterocycle-functionalized Polycarbonates as
a Platform for Diverse Smart Biomimetic Nanomaterials”, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 3294-3300.