Zachary Hudson

Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry

Tier 2 - 2015-05-01
Renewed: 2020-07-01
The University of British Columbia
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Coming to Canada From

The University of California, Santa Barbara

Research involves

Developing new materials for next-generation solid-state lighting and displays.

Research relevance

This research will lead to new materials for more efficient, longer-lasting and printable electronics.

Research summary

Dr. Hudson’s proposed research as Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry broadly concerns both fundamental and applied research in luminescent materials chemistry. Areas of application include display and lighting technology, hyperfluorescent materials, and low-cost manufacturing of polymer thin films. Fundamental research will focus on the development of multicompartment nanostructures from semiconducting polymers with precisely defined structural hierarchy and function. This multidisciplinary work will train a new generation of scientists in polymer chemistry and optoelectronics.