Graduate Research Supervisors and Research Areas
Physics  Experiment  
Dr. Todd Andrews 

Dr. Luc Beaulieu 

Dr. Valerie Booth biophysics; proteins; lipids; solution NMR; solid state NMR, lung surfactant, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; antimicrobial resistance. 

Dr. Qiying Chen ultrafast nanophotonics and laser applications; interactions of lasers and materials with temporal resolution of femtoseconds and spatial resolution of nanometers and their interdisciplinary applications. 

Dr. Alison Malcolm laboratory and computational geophysics: wave propagation, nonlinear wave interactions, seismic imaging, subsurface characterization; medical imaging; uncertainty quantification and inverse problems. 

Dr. Michael Morrow soft condensed matter (microgel colloids), biophysics (lipid protein interactions relevant to lung surfactant and antimicrobial peptide activity), and biological materials (lipid bilayers and bilayered micelle phase behaviour). 

Dr. Kris Poduska 

Dr. Anand Yethiraj physics of soft materials; dynamics of selfassembly in colloids and emulsions; dynamics of macromolecules in celllike environments. Experimental techniques used: confocal microscopy, pulsedgradient NMR and rheology. 

Physics  Theory and Computation  
Dr. Aleksandrs Aleksejevs theoretical nuclear and particle physics, hadron structure and strong interactions, physics beyond the Standard Model, dark matter. 

Dr. Svetlana Barknova particle physics; search for physics beyond the Standard model. 

Dr. Ivan Booth 

Dr. Stephanie Curnoe theory of electronic, magnetic and structural properties of quantum materials such as frustrated magnets, unconventional superconductors or topological materials. 

Dr. Mykhaylo Evstigneev nonequilibrium processes in solids, stochastic dynamics, surface science, atomic friction, solar cells, betavoltaics. 

Dr. Jolanta Lagowski electronic, optical and charge transport properties of organic semiconductors using density functional theory: conjugated polymers, fullerenes, nanotubes with applications to solar cells, and lightemitting diodes. 

Dr. James LeBlanc correlated electron systems, computational Monte Carlo methods to study the interplay between spin and charge dynamics of quantum materials such as graphene and hightemperature superconductors. 

Dr. Ivan SaikaVoivod molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo computer simulations to study simple, networkforming and colloidal liquids, with a focus on crystal nucleation, glassy dynamics and phase diagrams. 

Dr. Stefan Wallin development of techniques for biomolecular simulation and their applications in biophysics: protein folding, interactions, flexible proteins, molecular evolution. 

Physical Oceanography  Field Measurements, Modelling and Experiment  
Dr. Iakov Afanassiev (Yakov Afanasyev) oceanic and atmospheric fluid dynamics using laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. 

Dr. Entcho Demirov mathematical modeling of regional climate of Subpolar North Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic Canada, including model development and model studies of Subarctic climate. 

Dr. Brad de Young ocean dynamics of the North Atlantic including ocean observations, ocean ecosystems, climate change, iceocean interactions and circulation and biophysical modelling. 

Dr. James Munroe internal waves and ocean mixing using stratified fluid dynamics experiments, numerical models, and data science applied to oceanographic datasets. 

Dr. Lev Tarasov Earth systems dynamics in a glacial context with coupled ice sheet/Earth/climate models, uncertainty quantification in modelling, and reconstruction of past ice sheet evolution. 

Dr. Len Zedel application of acoustic systems to oceanographic measurements. Areas of development include: Doppler sonar for turbulence and for fisheries applications, and natural sources of underwater sound. 