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Dr. Stephanie Curnoe

{Dr. Stephanie Curnoe}
Dr. Stephanie Curnoe

Assistant professor
Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography

Research interests
Dr. Curnoe is interested in the structure of complex materials. She is currently pursuing research in theoretical condensed matter physics, focusing on the interplay between crystal and electronic structure. This research can be applied to the study of new materials containing heavy elements and displaying exotic behaviour (superconductivity and magnetic ordering) at very low temperatures. Dr. Curnoe's goal is to understand current experiments on new materials and to be able to predict behaviour in others existing materials. Additionally, she is analyzing experiments which look at phase transitions in materials experiencing structural changes as a function of temperature.

Experience
Dr. Curnoe's doctoral work focused on the fractional quantum hall effect, which is a system of electrons in two dimensions that display fractional electric charge. After completing her doctorate, she pursued three post-doctorate positions over the next four years, all dealing with different research topics. The first was at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, where Dr. Curnoe was awarded a local fellowship. Then she moved on to a one-year position as a research associate at the University of Toronto, followed by one year at the University of Tokyo, where she was a post-doctoral fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow.

Background
Originally from Kincardine, ON, Dr. Curnoe completed her B.Sc. at the University of Toronto and her PhD from University of British Columbia in 1997. Appointed an NSERC University Faculty Award for Women and Aboriginals, Dr. Curnoe began her position at Memorial in August 2001.