Zac Hudson

Dr. Zachary M. Hudson is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. Zac completed his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemistry at Queen’s University, developing luminescent materials for organic electronics. During his Ph.D. he also held graduate fellowships at Jilin University (China) as well as Nagoya University (Japan). He then completed postdoctoral fellowships in polymer science at the University of Bristol (UK) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA). He currently leads a research program at UBC developing luminescent materials for optoelectronics, bioimaging, and photocatalysis.

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ACS Applied Polymer Materials
Associate Editor
2023 - Present
The University of British Columbia
Associate Professor
2021 - Present
NSERC Council
2018 - 2021
The University of British Columbia
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry
2015 - Present
The University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor
2015 - 2021


University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Craig Hawker
2014 - 2015
University of Bristol, UK
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Ian Manners
2012 - 2014
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Ph.D. in Chemistry with Prof. Suning Wang
2008 - 2012
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Exchange Student
Jilin University, Changchun, China
Exchange Student
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
B.Sc. in Chemistry
2004 - 2008

Awards and Distinctions

Nova Chemicals MSED Early Career Investigator Award 2024
JSPS Invitational Fellowship 2024
UBC Killam Teaching Prize 2023
Charles McDowell Medal 2023
Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship 2023
Polymer Chemistry Pioneering Investigator 2023
Polymer International - IUPAC Award 2022
ACS Herman F. Mark Young Scholar Award 2022
Journal of Materials Chemistry Emerging Investigator 2022
Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator 2022
Dow Lecturer, University of Victoria 2021
ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award 2020
Chemistry of Materials Up-and-Coming Investigator 2020
CSC Emerging Materials Investigator 2020
CNC-IUPAC Travel Award 2019
Elings Prize Fellowship in Experimental Science 2014
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013
Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs Doctoral Award 2013
Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal 2012
CIC Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry 2012
JSPS Graduate Fellowship 2011
NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D3) 2009
NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M) 2008
Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal 2008
Department of Chemistry Medal 2008
Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award 2008
Canadian Society for Chemistry Medal 2007