Julia Chan

Professor - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tags: Inorganic Chemistry Materials Science and Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Chemistry
University of California, Davis - 1998
B.S. - Chemistry
Baylor University - 1993

Research Areas

Research Interests
 Our research is focused on crystal growth, structure (X-ray and neutron), and characterization (electrical, magnetic, transport) of 

  1.  Highly correlated quantum materials
  2.  Magnetic frustrated materials
  3.  In situ synthesis of intermetallics


Bulk Fermi-surface of the Weyl Type-II Semi-Metal Candidate g-MoTe2 - Journal Article
Correlated States in-Li2IrO3 Driven by Applied Magnetic Fields - Journal Article
Fermi Surface of the Weyl type-II Metallic Candidate WP2 - Journal Article
Structure and Oxidation States of Giant Unit Cell Compound Dy122Fe58Sn101 - Journal Article
Synthesis, Structure, and Characterization of Ln6MnSb15 (Ln = La, Ce), Ln6Mn0.5Zn0.5Sb15, and Ln6ZnSb15 (Ln = La – Pr) - Journal Article
The Benefit of Leaving Your Synthetic Comfort Zone: Reactions in Uncommon Media 2020 - Journal Article
Refine Intervention: Characterizing Disordered Yb0.5Co3Ge3 2020 - Journal Article
Strongly correlated electron behavior in a new member of the An+1BnX3n+1 homologous series: Ce7Co6Ge19 2020 - Journal Article
Accessing new magnetic regimes by tuning the ligand spin-orbit coupling in van der Waals magnets 2020 - Journal Article
High-temperature magnetic anomaly in the Kitaev hyperhoneycomb compound β−Li2IrO3 2020 - Journal Article


Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
The University of Texas at Dallas [2013–Present]
Professor of Chemistry
Louisiana State University [2009–2013]
2010-2013: Les and Dot Broussard Alumni Professor of Science
Assistant & Associate Professor
Louisiana State University [2000–2008]
National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate
National Institute of Standards & Technology [1998–2000]
Ceramics Division, Materials Science & Engineering Laboratory


Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow - [2004]
ACS Exxon Mobil Faculty Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry - American Chemical Society [2004]
National Science Foundation Career Award - [2003]
American Crystallographic Association Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award - American Crystallographic Association [2003]
One of 12 Profiled in 2002 C&E News series on “Women in Chemistry”, highlighting women making an impact in the chemical sciences - American Chemical Society [2002]

News Articles

Chemistry Professors Named Fellows of Prestigious Science Organization
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected two University of Texas at Dallas faculty members from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) as fellows of the organization.

Dr. Ray Baughman, the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry and director of the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, and Dr. Julia Chan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, are among 443 newly elected fellows who will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology in February during the AAAS annual meeting in Seattle. Fellows are elected to one of 24 AAAS sections.
Chan Earns American Chemical Society Award
Dr. Julia Chan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, recently received the 2019 Wilfred T. Doherty Award from the American Chemical Society’s Dallas-Fort Worth Section. The annual award recognizes a chemist or chemical engineer for significant achievement in chemistry research, teaching and service.

A leading expert on crystal growth, Chan has developed innovative methods for discovering novel materials from a combination of elements, with the aim of understanding the fundamental chemistry and physics of technologically useful materials.

Chan is the sixth UT Dallas faculty member to receive the honor. Portraits of all the Doherty Award winners are displayed in a gallery in the University’s Lloyd V. Berkner Hall


Materials Science & Engineering