MacLachlan, Mark



Office Location

Department of Chemistry
Chem E322
2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Phone: (604) 822-3070


Doctoral Degree University of Toronto (2001)
Bachelors Degree University of British Columbia (1995)

Employment History

2014 - present Director, NanoMat

2011 - present Professor, University of British Columbia

2007 - 2011 Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

2001 - 2007 Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

Awards & Honours

2000NSERC Doctoral Prize

2005Killam Teaching Achievement Award (UBC)

2008Killam Prize for Excellence in Teaching (UBC)

2011Killam Research Prize (UBC)

2012 - 2014E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (NSERC)

2013Strem Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry (Canadian Society for Chemistry)

2013Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitational Fellowship (NIMS, Japan)

2013Killam Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentorship (UBC)

2013Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (RWTH Aachen, Germany)

2013Rutherford Memorial Medal (Royal Society of Canada)

2014Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)

2014Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences (E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund)

2016Award for Excellence in Materials Chemistry CSC

2016Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)

2015-2022CRC Tier 1 in Supramolecular Materials

Research Interests

Supramolecular Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

In our research, we are developing new organic and inorganic materials with interesting properties that may find applications in electronics, photonics, catalysis, and other applications. We make the materials, characterize them, and study their properties, often in collaborations. We develop diverse materials – solid-state structures, polymers, gels, glasses, and others – to address interesting scientific and engineering problems. Some of our projects are aimed a combating environmental problems or improving alternative energy applications, such as solar energy conversion and hydrogen fuel cells.

Supramolecular Materials


2355 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604.822.3909
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