LUZCHEM RESEARCH was incorporated in Canada in 1997. The company was founded by Dr. J.C. Scaiano and his wife Elda E. Scaiano, and entered the manufacturing field with the construction of photoreactors for the Pulp and Paper industry. The company has continued to refine and develop the photoreactor line and in 1999 reached an agreement with the University of Ottawa for the design, development and manufacturing of a patented miniaturized Laser Flash Photolysis System (mLFP). In 2002, Luzchem introduced products for thin film metrology, in 2003 xenon illumination products, in 2004 spectroradiometers, in 2005 solar simulators and in 2008 Luzchem released the first in its line of computer controlled photoreactors. In 2014, Luzchem’s first LED photoreactors and EXPO panels became available. Luzchem`s research and development has created the highest quality specialized photochemical lab equipment in the world.
Since 2003, Luzchem has been located at the Canotek Industrial Park in Ottawa, where it has 4000 sq ft of research and manufacturing space. Dr. Scaiano, Luzchem's chief scientist, is responsible for R&D efforts directed to the development of new spectroscopy products.
Dr. Scaiano also holds the position of Distinguished University Professor at the University of Ottawa and is the Canada Research Chair in Applied Photochemistry. Scaiano is also the winner of the 2002 Gerhard Herzberg NSERC gold medal in Science and Engineering, Canada's top science prize, and an officer of the Order of Canada.
In 2007 Luzchem was honored by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce by being selected as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year category. Luzchem won the Award in October 2007. This vote of confidence by the Ottawa Business Community provides great impetus for our company's development.
With over 500 instruments in the field and over 90% of them in regular use, Luzchem receives regular feedback about the needs of the community, and participates in scientific meetings as a way to make sure it remains aware of their changing needs and offers products that meet the requirements of its customer base.