Windsor, Ontario-born and raised, Jillian Hatnean received both her B.Sc. Hon. Biochemistry with Thesis (2006) and her PhD. in Chemistry (2011) from the University of Windsor and specialized in organometallic catalysis. She then undertook a postdoctoral fellowship (2013) at the University of Toronto with a focus on catalytic hydrogenation using frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs).
Jillian has been with Mitacs since 2013 and is currently an Account Manager based in Toronto specializing in helping companies to develop research projects in life sciences, cannabis, and finance/risk management.