Scaiano Group

J.C. (Tito) Scaiano

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J.C. (Tito) Scaiano currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Applied Photochemistry at the University of Ottawa. He has been recognized with many national and international awards for his work in photochemistry. In 2002, he was awarded with the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal in Science and Engineering and three years later appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Scaiano's scientific career includes the publication of more than 670 scientific papers, 2 books and several book chapters and patents. With an h-index of 73, he is widely recognized for his work in photochemistry and nanotechnology. His research interests include organic photochemistry, nanomaterials, catalysis, sunscreens, laser induced photochemistry, lithographic imaging, and single molecule spectroscopy. His research group of about 15 coworkers currently concentrates on the study of applications of nanomaterials. In June 2016, uOttawa appointed Scaiano as the founding Director of the newly created Centre for Advanced Materials Research (CAMaR), a new challenge that will promote the invention, characterization and use of a wide range of materials. Scaiano is also the founder of Luzchem Research, an Ottawa–based instrument developer and manufacturer and the co-founder of the Reactive Intermediates Exchange (RISE) that promotes summer internships for undergraduate students. Scaiano has several international
collaborations, in Sweden, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, where he collaborates with local Universities and periodically teaches part of Master courses.

contact information

J.C. Scaiano
University of Ottawa
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation
10 Marie Curie
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1N 6N5
Fax: (613) 562-5633


Link to Canada Research Chairs

Link to Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation

Tito’s uOttawa page (infrequently updated)