Jennifer I.L. Chen

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


  • 2004.9 ~ 2009.6 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
  • 2006 Chorafas Foundation Prize
  • 2006 Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award
  • 2006 F. E. Beamish Prize in Inorganic Chemistry
  • 2004-2006 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s
  • 2004 University of Toronto Fellowship
  • 2004 Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award
  • 2004 Research Education for Undergraduates Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2003 Simon Fraser University Chemistry Award
  • 2002, 2003 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
  • 2002 Chemical Institute of Canada Achievement Award
  • 2002-2004 Simon Fraser University Open Scholarship
  • 1999-2001 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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