Dr. Pier-luc Champagne
JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Pier-Luc Champagne was born in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, Québec, Canada, in 1987. He received his Honours BSc degree in Chemistry from Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Canada in 2012. He then worked for approximately three years in the industry after which he moved to Calgary (Canada), where he obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Calgary in 2019 under the guidance of Prof. Chang-Chun Ling. His work, summarized in his thesis entitled 'Chemical Modifications of Cyclodextrins for Ion Conduction, Sensing and Metal Sequestration', mainly focused on the development of novel functional self-assembling cyclodextrin-based materials. Later that year, he joined the Emergent Soft Matter Function research group at Riken under the supervision of Prof. Takuzo Aida. In 2020, Dr. Champagne was awarded the JSPS postdoctoral fellowship, which he now holds at the University of Tokyo, under the guidance of Prof. Takuzo Aida in the research group of Prof. Yoshimitsu Itoh, where he focuses on the development of novel functional soft matter materials.
2014-2019: PhD Chemistry, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2008-2012: Honours BSc Chemistry, Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Québec, Canada
2006-2008: DEC (Diplôme d'Études Collégiales), Applied Sciences, CEGEP de Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
2020.04-Present: JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aida Group, Department of Chemistry & Biotechnology School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
2019.12-2020.04: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Emergent Soft Matter Function research group, Riken, Japan.
2014.09-2019.08: Graduate Student, under Prof. Chang Chung Ling, University of Calgary, Canada
2020: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Scholarchips and Bursaries
2019: NOVA Chemicals Graduate Scholarship (Five awards per year, 10,000$, NOVA Chemicals Corporation)
2018: Dean's Doctoral Scholarship (16,000$, University of Calgary)
2018: Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship (15,000$, Province of Alberta)
2018: Graduate Student Scholarship Award Funding (1,100$, University of Calgary)
2017: Graduate Student Scholarship Award Funding (1,100$, University of Calgary)
2016: Graduate Student Association Bursary (1,500$, University of Calgary)
2016: Graduate Student Scholarship Award Funding (1,100$, University of Calgary)
2015: Graduate Student Association Bursary (1,500$, University of Calgary)
2015: Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship (10,800$, Province of Alberta)
Research Awards and Grants
2019: J.B. Hyne Research Achievement Award (1 Award per year, 500$, University of Calgary)
2018: Bonnie E. King Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry (1 Award per year, 2500$, University of Calgary)
2018: Graduate Students' Association Academic Project Support Grant (750$, University of Calgary)
2017: Graduate Science Study Award Funding (3300$, University of Calgary)
2017: Project Organization Grant (1,000$, University of Calgary)
2017: Office of the Vice-President (Research) Conference/Workshop Grant (5,000$, University of Calgary)
2016: Dr. Tristam Chivers Distinguished Faculty Achievement Graduate Scholarship (1 Award per year, 1,000$, University of Calgary)
2018: Dr. Don F. Tavares Teaching Award in Chemistry (1 Award per year, 1,500$, University of Calgary)
2018: Student Union Teaching Excellence Award (N/A, University of Calgary Student Union)
2017: Student Union Teaching Excellence Award (N/A, University of Calgary Student Union)
1. Champagne, P.-L., Ester D., Pollan D., Williams V. E., Thangadurai V. and C.- C. Ling, Amphiphilic Cyclodextrin-based Liquid Crystals for Proton Conduction. Journal of American Chemical Society, 141, (23), 9217–9224, 2019.
2. Champagne, P.-L., Ester D., Bhattacharya, A., Hofstetter, K., Zellman, C., Bag S., Yu H., Trudel S., Michaelis V. K., Williams, V. E., Thangadurai, V. and Ling, C.-C., Liquid crystalline lithium-ion electrolytes derived from biodegradable cyclodextrin, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Advance Article, 7 (19), 12201–12213, 2019.
3. Champagne, P.-L., Kumar, R., and Ling, C.-C., Multi-Responsive Self-Assembled Pyrene appended β-Cyclodextrin Nanoaggregates: Discriminative and Selective Ratiometric Detection of Pirimicarb and Trinitro-Explosives, Sensors and Actuators B, 281, 229–228, 2019.
4. Champagne, P.-L., Barbot, C., Zhang, P. X., Han, Gaamoussi I., Hubert-Roux M., Bertolesi, Gabriel E., Gouhier, G, Ling, C.- C., Synthesis and Unprecedented Complexation Properties of β-Cyclodextrin-Based Ligand for Lanthanide Ions. Inorganic Chemistry, 57 (15), 8964–8977, 2018.
5. Champagne, P.-L., R. Kumar, C.-C. Ling, in Cyclodextrin Applications in Medicine, Food, Environment and Liquid Crystals, Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World, 2018, 183–240.
6. Champagne, P.-L., Ester, D., Aldosary, S., Williams, V. E., Ling, C.-C. Synthesis and Comparison of Mesomorphic Behavior of a Cholesterol-based Liquid Crystal Dimer and Analogous Monomers, Liquid Crystals, 45 (8), 1164–1176, 2018.
7. Champagne P.-L., Ester, D.; Zeeman, M.; Zellman, C.; Williams, V.E.; Ling, C.-C, Inverting substitution patterns on amphiphilic cyclodextrins induces unprecedented formation of hexagonal columnar superstructures. Journal Material Chemistry C, 5 (36), 9247–9254, 2017 (HOT PAPER, FRONT COVER FEATURED ARTICLE).
8. Champagne, P.-L., Ester, D., Ward, S., Williams, V. E. and Ling, C.-C., A Family of Amphiphilic Cyclodextrin Liquid Crystals Governed by Dipole -Dipole Interactions. ChemPlusChem, 82 (3), 423–432, 2017.