Workshops & seminars

Self-Healing Gels and Shape Memory Materials
Dr. Julian X. X. Zhu (U. de M.)

Friday, January 12, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Julian Xiaoxia Zhu


This event is free



Hingston Hall, wing HC
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Room HC-155



We have used natural biological compounds in the preparation of a variety of new polymers for advanced biomedical applications. These polymers include self-healing hydrogels and degradable elastomers with shape-memory properties. We also used immobilized enzymes in the synthesis of degradable polyesters. Two-way reversible shape memory polymers have been obtained through a strategy to synthesize co-crystallizing polymers.

Julian Zhu obtained his B.Sc. from Nankai University in China and his Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. He was appointed an assistant professor in 1992 in the Department of Chemistry at University of Montreal where he has been a full professor since 2001. His research interests are in the design, synthesis and characterization of new polymeric materials that can be used for biomedical and industrial applications. He held a Canada Research Chair in polymeric biomaterials and now holds a Université de Montréal Chair. He is a co-author of over 250 scientific publications and several patents with a Hirsch-index of 38. He received the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry in 2015.

Assistant Professor     University of Montreal              1992-1997

Associate Professor    University of Montreal              1997-2001

Full Professor            University of Montreal              2001-present


          Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 1999.
          Canadian Society for Chemistry – AstraZeneca Award, 2000.
          Canada Research Chair in Polymeric Biomaterials, Tier II, 2001-2011.
          University of Montreal Chair, 2012-present

Dr. Zhu is the guest of Dr. Rafik Naccache

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