Actual research project

Fabricate TiO2 inverse opals for use as photocatalyst and study the effect of slow photons on the amplification of the photocatalytic efficiency


Work: Dept. of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Lash Miller Building
80, St. George Street
M5S3H6 Toronto , Canada
Office: Room LM 328
Phone: 416-978-4735

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2004.9 ~ present Ph. D. (Inorganic Chemistry, Prof. Geoff. A. Ozin)
          Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  • 1999.9 ~ 2004.6 B.Sc. and Co-operative Education
          Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Awards and Scholarship

  • 2006-2008

    NSERC - Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral’s


    Chorafas Foundation Prize


    Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award


    F. E. Beamish Prize in Inorganic Chemistry


    NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s


    University of Toronto Fellowship


    Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award


    Research Education for Undergraduates Award, National Science Foundation


    Simon Fraser University Chemistry Award

    2002, 2003

    NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award


    Chemical Institute of Canada Achievement Award


    Simon Fraser University Open Scholarship


    Simon Fraser University Dean’s Scholarship in Faculty of Science

List of publications

  • J. I. L. Chen, G. von Freymann, V. Kitaev, and G. A. Ozin, “Effect of Disorder on the Optically Amplified Photocatalytic Efficiency of TiO2 Inverse Opals” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 1196-1202.
  • J. I. L. Chen, G. von Freymann, S. Y. Choi, V. Kitaev, and G. A. Ozin, “Amplified Photochemistry with Slow Photons” Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 1915-1919.
  • A. C. Arsenault, D. A. Rider, N. Tetrault, J. I. L. Chen, N. Coombs, G. A. Ozin, and I. Manners, “Block Copolymers under Periodic, Strong Three-Dimensional Confinement” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 9954-9955.
  • H.-Y. Guo, J. I. L. Chen, A. S. Arrott and Z.-G. Ye, “Enhanced ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism in La1-xBixCrO3 by Bi3+- substitution” J. Mater. Res. In press (2007).
  • J. I. L. Chen, and Z.-G. Ye, “Citrate-Nitrate Combustion Route to the Synthesis of LaCrO3 – BiCrO3 Solid Solution” J. Mater. Sci. In press. (2007).
  • J. T. McCann, J. I. L. Chen, D. Li, Z.-G. Ye, and Y. Xia, “Electrospinning of Polycrystalline Barium Titanate Nanofibers with Controllable Morphology and Alignment” Chem. Phys. Lett. 2006, 424, 162-166.
  • J. I. L. Chen, M. Mahesh Kumar, and Z. –G. Ye, “A New Ferroelectric Solid Solution System of LaCrO3-BiCrO3” J. Solid State Chem. 2004, 177, 1501-1507.
  • J. I. L. Chen, and Z.-G. Ye, “Ferroelectricity in La1-xBixCrO3 Solid Solutions” Ferroelectrics: Proceedings of the 10th European Meeting on Ferroelectricity 2004, 301, 175-177.

Extracurricular Activities

Piano, badminton and skiing


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