Julian is a Canadian-American chemist who firmly believes that doing chemistry sustainably and environmentally responsibly is one of the grand challenges facing the world today. From his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) studying safe, light-driven fluorination reactions to his doctoral research at Princeton University designing reactions catalyzed by earth-abundant elements, he has been driven to invent chemical processes that are safe, sustainable, and useful. This passion for green chemistry continued in his appointment at the Resnick Sustainability Institute, where he worked with Profs. Harry Gray and Brian Stoltz to develop new electrocatalytic methods for producing low carbon fuels, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance materials.
Julian is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Rice University.