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

Publications

Crystal growth, structure, and physical properties of Ln(2)PdGa(12) (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, and Sm) 2012 - Journal Article
Discovery of Spin Glass Behavior in Ln(2)Fe(4)Sb(5) (Ln = La-Nd and Sm) 2012 - Journal Article
Magnetic and transport properties of single crystal LnRu(2)Al(10) (Ln = Pr, Gd, Yb) 2012 - Journal Article
Magnetic order induced by Fe substitution of Al site in the heavy-fermion systems alpha-YbAlB4 and beta-YbAlB4 2012 - Journal Article
Probing the Lower Limit of Lattice Thermal Conductivity in an Ordered Extended Solid: Gd117Co56Sn112, a Phonon Glass-Electron Crystal System 2012 - Journal Article
Single crystal growth by self-flux method of the mixed valence gold halides Cs-2 (AuX2)-X-I (AuX4)-X-III (X=Br,I) 2012 - Journal Article
Single crystal growth, structure, and physical properties of the intermetallic compound Ln5RuSn5 (Ln = Gd-Dy) 2012 - Journal Article
Structure and physical properties of single crystal PrCr2Al20 and CeM2Al20 (M=V, Cr): A comparison of compounds adopting the CeCr2Al20 structure type 2012 - Journal Article
Synthesis, Structure, and Physical Properties of Ln(Cu,Al,Ga)(13-x) (Ln = La-Pr, and Eu) and Eu(Cu,Al)(13-x) 2012 - Journal Article
Synthesis, magnetic, transport, and thermodynamic investigation of CeCo(Sb, Sn)(3) 2012 - Journal Article

Appointments

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

Awards

AAAS Fellow - American Association for the Advancement of Science [2020]
ACS Southwest Region Award for Outstanding Contributions to the advancement of the Field of Pure and Applied Chemistry - American Chemical Society [2020]
2019 American Chemical Society W. T. Doherty Award - American Chemical Society [2019]
Women Leading in Diversity Honoree - The University of Texas at Dallas [2016]
Editor (Deputy editor since 2018) - Science Advances (AAAS) [2015]
Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Faculty Fellow - [2012]
Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Award - [2008]
ACS Dreyfus PROGRESS Lectureship - [2006]
Baylor University Outstanding Alumni Award - Baylor University [2006]
U.S. National Committee for Crystallography (USNC/Cr) - [2004]

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
Chemistry Professor Recognized in Southwest Region
Dr. Julia Chan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, received the 2020 Southwest Region American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the field of pure and applied chemistry.

Chan is the first UT Dallas faculty member to receive the award, which is the highest honor given by the regional affiliate of ACS. 

Chan, who joined the UT Dallas faculty in 2013, is a leading expert on the synthesis, crystal growth and characterization of novel quantum materials. She 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.

Affiliations

Professor
2013/08
Materials Science & Engineering