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


Decreasing the thermal conductivity of the thermoelectric candidate YbAl3 through substitution of isovalent elements 2013 - Journal Article
Field-pulse memory in a spin-glass 2013 - Journal Article
Filling in the holes: Synthesis, structure, and magnetic and electrical properties of LnMn(x)Ga(3) (Ln = Ho-Tm; x similar to 0.13-0.20) 2013 - Journal Article
Infrared study of the electronic structure of the metallic pyrochlore iridate Bi2Ir2O7 2013 - Journal Article
Investigation of Fe incorporation in LnCr(2)Al(20) (Ln = La, Gd, Yb) with Fe-57 Mossbauer and Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction 2013 - Journal Article
Magnetic and electrical properties of flux grown single crystals of Ln(6)M(4)Al(43) (Ln=Gd, Yb; M=Cr, Mo, W) 2013 - Journal Article
Magnetism in highly complex intermetallics: Heat capacity and magnetism of Ln(30)Ru(4+x)Sn(31-y) (Ln = Gd-Dy) 2013 - Journal Article
Phase diagram and magnetocaloric effects in aluminum doped MnNiGe alloys 2013 - Journal Article
Structural Complexity Meets Transport and Magnetic Anisotropy in Single Crystalline Ln(30)Ru(4)Sn(31) (Ln = Gd, Dy) 2013 - Journal Article
Synthesis and characterization of stannide intermetallic single crystals 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