Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Professor Julia Chan will join Department of Chemistry in August 2013

The Department of Chemistry is delighted to announce the arrival of a new colleague!  Professor Julia Chan received her B.S. from Baylor University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California Davis.  She began her faculty appointment at Louisiana State University in Fall 2000, after spending two years as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Her research focuses on the single crystal growth of novel intermetallics and oxides. Her research interests involve synthesis of materials that exhibit metal-to-insulator transitions, highly correlated electronic systems, superconductivity, and materials for energy conversion. Prof. Chan has published over 120 papers and given ~100 invited talks.  She has graduated 15 PhD students and has mentored over 30 undergraduates in her laboratory. Prof. Chan’s awards include NSF Career Award, American Crystallographic Association Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award, Baylor University Outstanding Alumni Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Award, American Chemical Society Exxon Mobil Faculty Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry and one of 12 Profiled in 2002 C&E News series on “Women in Chemistry”, highlighting women making an impact in the chemical sciences. She is currently the editor of Journal of Alloys and Compounds and serving on the Editorial Board for Chemistry of Materials.


  • Updated: May 1, 2013