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V. Nicholas Vukotic

Assistant Professor

NSERC/PROTO Industrial Research Chair in X-ray Diffraction & Crystalline Materials

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Phone:

519-253-3000, ext: 3572

Email:

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Office:

375-3 Essex Hall

About Nick

Dr. Vedran Nicholas Vukotic is an Assistant Professor and an NSERC/PROTO Industrial Research Chair in X-ray Diffraction and Crystalline Materials at the University of Windsor. Dr. Vukotic was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1986 before making his journey to Canada. He completed his B.Sc. degree (2009) in Biochemistry at the University of Windsor, where he remained to complete his Ph.D. in Chemistry (2014) under the supervision of Professor Stephen J. Loeb, where he worked on supramolecular and inorganic chemistry incorporating dynamic interlocked molecules into metal-organic frameworks. His academic work led to a total of 22 publications, several awards and fellowships, and most notably the 2014 Governor General's Gold Medal. Dr. Vukotic then pursued a career in industry and started an industrial post-doc for PROTO Manufacturing Ltd. as an OCE TalentEdge fellow working on developing new X-ray diffraction instrumentation. In 2016 he became the Principal Scientist and Product Development Manager at PROTO and has since brought numerous new XRD products to market and has filed several patent applications. In 2017 he became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor to further support his academic-industry collaborations. Currently, he runs a research program focused on developing new scientific research tools and the creation of new advanced crystalline materials with industrial applications as nanoporous adsorbents, chemical sensors, and drug releasing biomaterials.

Professional Experience

July 2019 - Current

November 2017 - June 2019

November 2016 - June 2019

October 2014 - October 2016

Assistant Professor 

NSERC/PROTO Industrial Research Chair

University of Windsor

Adjunct Professor

University of Windsor

Principal Scientist and Product Development Manager

PROTO Manufacturing Ltd.

Research and Development Scientist / OCE TalentEdge Fellow

PROTO Manufacturing Ltd.

Education

​Ph.D. Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Windsor (2014)
 
B. Sc. Honours Biochemistry with Thesis, with Distinction
University of Windsor (2009)

Committees & Organizations

Canadian National Committee for Crystallography (member)
2019 - Current

Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) (member)
2007 - Current

Selected Fellowships

2014 - 2016

2014

2012

2011 - 2014

2011

2010

2009

2008

OCE TalentEdge Fellowship


Michael Jacko Scholarship in Organic Chemistry


Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship (ICDD)
 

NSERC CGS D
 

Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship (ICDD)
 

NSERC CGS M
 

OGS-ST
 

NSERC USRA

Selected Awards

2014

2014

2013

2012

2009

Governor General Gold Medal


Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
 

DOE Travel Award (ISMSC)

Tuition Waiver (ICDD) – Rietveld Refinement & Indexing Workshop

 

Dennis Tuck Memorial Award

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