Christian Pellerin, Ph.D.


Full professor

Department of Chemistry, University of Montreal


Academic background


Postdoctoral fellow

Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Delaware (2003-2005)

Advisors: Prof. John F. Rabolt and Dr. Bruce Chase


Ph.D. - Polymer chemistry

Département de chimie, Université Laval (1997-2002)

Advisors: Prof. Michel Pézolet and Robert E. Prud'homme



Dept. of Chemistry, University of Idaho (2002)

Advisor: Prof. Peter R. Griffiths


Dept. of Chemistry, Duke University (1998)

Advisor: Prof. Richard A. Palmer


B.Sc. in Chemistry

Département de chimie-biologie, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1994-1997)

Research at the Pulp and paper research center

Advisor: Prof. Sylvain Robert



Grants, awards and scholarships


·         NSERC (Discovery grant; RTI, Strategic)

·         FQRNT (New researcher; Equipment; Team, Center)

·         CFI (New opportunities; Leading edge)


Editorial advisory boards

·         Macromolecules

·         ACS Macro Letters

·         Applied Spectroscopy


Awards and Distinctions

·         CNC-IUPAC Travel Award 2010

·         Meggers Award 2009 - Society for Applied Spectroscopy

·         Governor General's Medal (2003)

·         MSED/Bayer Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry (2003)

·         Tomas A. Hirschfeld Student Award, FACSS (2002)

·         Student Poster Award, SAS/FACSS (2002)

·         G.R. Brown Memorial Award, 84th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference (2001)

·         Poster award, International Symposium on Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy (1999)

·         Desjardins-Acfas award for student researchers (1998)

·         Best student presentation (polymer chemistry), 66e Congrès de l'Acfas (1998)

·         Governor General's Medal (University's best GPA) Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1997)

·         John S. Bates Award (1997)

·         Raimbeault de Montigny Award (1996)

·         OCQ Award and Public Award, 7th and 8th Colloque de Sherbrooke (1995 et 1996)

·         Merck Frosst Award (1995)

o    Best student presentation (physical chemistry), 65e Congrès de l'Acfas (1996)

o    Canada Scholarship in Sciences and Engineering (1994-1997)

o    Lucien-Piché Foundation Scholarship (1996)

o    Marion Roberts Scholarships (1992, 1995 et 1996)

o    C.E.U. Foundation scholarship (1994)


Scholarships and Fellowships

o    Postdoctoral Fellowship from NSERC (2003-2004)

o    Ph.D. Scholarships from NSERC (1999-2001)

o    Ph.D. Scholarships from FCAR (1999-2002)

o    Ph.D. Scholarships from Fondation de l’Université Laval (2000)

o    M.Sc. Scholarships from NSERC (1997-1999)

o    M.Sc. Scholarships from FCAR (1997-1999)