MatChar reports to the Vice-President of Research at the University of Ottawa and interacts with Deans of Science, Engineering, Medicine and the Telfer School of Management. The Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee are responsible for MatChar's long- and short-term operations located on the 5th floor of the modern Advanced Research Complex (ARC) on King Edward Avenue.


Some members are also located through the downtown, Smyth and Civic Hospital locations in Ottawa. Most of the equipment housed in ARC has been funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Workshops, seminars and research presentations will significantly improve interactions with other centers and institutes. As a member of MatChar, the Telfer School of Management will enhance training for HQP to ensure that MatChar graduates are equipped with the necessary tool for the successful commercialization of business opportunities created at MatChar.

Advanced research building

Our team leaders

Juan (Tito) Scaiano

Juan (Tito) Scaiano, MatChar Director

Professor and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Applied Photochemistry, Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
Room: DRO 302
Office: 613-562-5896
Work E-mail: [email protected]

Hanan Anis

Hanan ANIS

Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Room: ARC, Room 307
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6709
Work E-mail: [email protected]



Full Professor, Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
Room: DRO 401
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2733
Work E-mail: [email protected]

James Harden


Associate Professor, Physics
Room: MNO N205I
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6867
Work E-mail: [email protected]

Members of MatChar

Contact us

MatChar - General Inquiry

Dr. Neeraj K Joshi
Lead Technician, Research
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Material Characterization (MatChar) Core Facility
Office Location: DRO 132
Office Phone: 613-562-5800, ext 6046
[email protected]

Contact for opportunities

Prof. Juan (Tito) Scaiano, OC, FRSC

Canada Research Chair in Applied Photochemistry
Director Material Characterization (MatChar) Core Facility
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Room: DRO 302
Office: 613-562-5800, ext 5896
E-mail: [email protected]