Farideh Jalilehvand, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Associate Head (Undergraduate)




Office Location: Science B 213
Tel: (403) 220-3855
Fax: (403) 289-9488


      CHEM 201        General Chemistry: Structure & Bonding
                               Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Winter 2014, Winter 2015

      CHEM 333        Inorganic Chemistry:  Transition Metals
                               Winter 2004, Winter 2006, Winter 2008, Winter 2013, Winter 2017

      CHEM 531        Advanced Inorganic Chemistry  
                               Winter 2010, Winter 2011

      CHEM 535        Advanced Inorganic Chemistry  
                               Fall 2006, Winter 2008  (Lecture on vibrational spectroscopy)

      CHEM 629.91   Synchrotron-based X-ray Spectroscopy
                               Winter 2003, Fall 2004, Winter 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2017

Research Interests

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XANES, EXAFS)
Synchrotron, XAS Measurement, EXAFS Programs


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B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1991
M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1993
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, 1997
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, 2000
Research Associate at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), 2000
Visiting Scientist at The University of Sydney, Sydney, (Jan. - May 2009)
Assistant Professor in Inorganic Physical Chemistry at University of Calgary, July 2002 - March 2009
Associate Professor at U of C since April 2009
Visiting Scientist at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), October 2015 - August 2016


Diploma as Best Undergraduate Chemistry Student of Sharif University, 1991
Diploma and Gold Medal as Best Graduate Chemistry Student of Sharif University, 1994
MONBUSHO Scholarship, Japan 1993-1997
Swedish Institute Fellowship, Sweden 1997
Wenner-Gren Center Fellowship, Sweden 1998-1999
University Faculty Award (NSERC), 2003-2008


Nominated for U of C Students’ Union “Teaching Excellence Award” – April 2008    (CHEM 333 - Inorganic Chemistry: Transition Metals)
Nominated for U of C Students’ Union “Teaching Excellence Award” – Fall 2011      (CHEM 201- General Chemistry)
Nominated for U of C Students’ Union “Teaching Excellence Award” –Winter 2014  (CHEM 201- General Chemistry)

Immigrant of Distinction Award 2005 – Among top 3 finalist in the “Professional” category
Byline: Career Connection: Chemistry Researcher – Farideh Jalilehvand to Nelson Chemistry Alberta 20-30 textbook, 2007.
Byline: Portrait of a Young Scientist: Farideh Jalilehvand to the feature article in DOE Science News, “A Great Warship Fights On”, by Michaela Mann, Office of Science, US Department of Energy.
“Drowning on Dry Land”, Discovery Channel Canada, April 2002.
“Can Sulfur Spectroscopy Save the 17th-Cantury Warship Vasa?”, SSRL Headline, Feb. 2002

Services (Highlights)

Associate Head (Undergraduate) – Department of Chemistry, September 2016 – June 2019
Safety Committee (Chair) – Department of Chemistry, September 2015 – August 2016

IUCr Commission on XAFS (Member, 2008 – 2017; Consultant, 2017 – 2020)
International Program Committee (IPC) Member; IUCr 2017 Congress (Hyderabad, August 2017)
User Advisory Committee (UAC) of Canadian Light Source (CLS) – Member (2003 – 2005, 2007 – 2010)


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