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


In vitro human adipose-derived stromal/stem cells osteogenesis in akermanite: poly-epsilon-caprolactone scaffolds 2014 - Journal Article
Magnetic, thermodynamic, and electrical transport properties of the noncentrosymmetric B20 germanides MnGe and CoGe 2014 - Journal Article
Realization of a three-dimensional spin-anisotropic harmonic honeycomb iridate 2014 - Journal Article
Structure, magnetic, and electrical properties of Gd117Ni56Sn104 2014 - Journal Article
Structure, magnetic, and electrical properties of Sm1.33Pd3Ga3 and Yb2Pd3X9 (X = Al, Ga) 2014 - Journal Article
Substitution studies of Mn and Fe in Ln(6)W(4)Al(43) (Ln = Gd, Yb) and the structure of Yb6Ti4Al43 2014 - Journal Article
Subsurface imaging of the metal cores of polymer coated cobalt nanoparticles with force modulation microscopy 2014 - Journal Article
Surface-Directed Synthesis of Erbium-Doped Yttrium Oxide Nanoparticles within Organosilane Zeptoliter Containers 2014 - Journal Article
Synthesis, structure, and magnetic behavior of (LaxCe1-x)(1.33)Pt4Ga10 (0 <= x <= 1) 2014 - Journal Article
Crystal growth and characterization of CeCo2-xMnxAl8 2013 - 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


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


Materials Science & Engineering