Dr. Zachary M. Hudson

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry

Research in the Hudson group focuses on the development of photonic and electronic materials to address issues of sustainability in chemistry and materials science. Our group synthesizes new molecular and polymeric materials for applications in sensing, printed electronics, and efficient solid-state lighting. We also explore the synthesis of functional nanostructures from soft materials, their self-assembly into complex architectures, and their emerging applications in nanoscale electronics.

Office: Chemistry D324
Lab: Chemistry D417
Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Tel: (604)-822-2691 (office)
Tel: (604)-822-5563 (lab)
Fax: (604)-822-2847
E-mail: zhudson@chem.ubc.ca

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    News from the Hudson Group:

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Kelly's paper accepted by Soft Matter   June 2019

Kelly's paper has been published in Soft Matter, demonstrating the self-assembly of luminescent bottlebrush copolymers with remarkably low critical micelle concentrations. Read more here: 10.1039/c9sm00931k

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Congrats Cheyenne, Jade, & Donny for receiving NSERC scholarships!   June 2019

Well done Cheyenne and Jade for receiving NSERC PGS-D3, and Donny for receiving NSERC CGS-D3 this year.

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Chris' paper appears on the cover of Polymer Chemistry   June 2019

Our recent work on the use of Cu(0)-RDRP as an efficient route to blue materials for OLEDs has appeared on the front cover of Polymer Chemistry. Read more here: 10.1039/C9PY00294D

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Congratulations Sarah and Lingzi!   April 2019

4th-year students Sarah Halldorson and Lingzi Gao have been awarded prizes for the top theses in both CHEM 449 and CHEM 445. Congratulations!

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Kelly has defended her MSc Thesis!   January 2019

Congratulations to the Hudson group's first graduate, Kelly Wang, for successfully defending her MSc thesis.

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Zac Appointed to NSERC Council   June 2018

Zac has been appointed to NSERC Council, tasked with setting national science policy to achieve Canada's research goals.

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Zac is named Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry   February 2016

Zac has been awarded a Tier 2 CRC in Sustainable Chemistry for his work on efficient lighting technologies. On hand for the announcement and a lab tour were Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan and Parliamentary Secretary for Science Terry Beech.


   The Hudson Group is based out of the Department of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia, ©2019