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 nano-photonics and laser applications; interactions of lasers and materials with temporal resolution of femtoseconds and spatial resolution of nanometers and their interdisciplinary applications.
|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. Guy Quirion|
investigation of magnetically frustrated antiferromagnets using ultrasonic velocity measurements as a function of temperature (30 mK - 300 K), magnetic field (18 T), and pressure (up to 10 kbar).
|Dr. Anand Yethiraj|
physics of soft materials; dynamics of self-assembly in colloids and emulsions; dynamics of macromolecules in cell-like environments. Experimental techniques used: confocal microscopy, pulsed-gradient 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 light-emitting 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 high-temperature superconductors.
|Dr. John Lewis|
modelling of globular clusters, theory of collision-induced light absorption, modelling of asphalt binders (with Dr. John Shirokoff, Faculty of Engineering).
|Dr. Martin Plumer|
computational studies of magnetic order in geometrically frustrated antiferromagnets, where the interactions between neighboring atomic moments cannot all satisfy the preference to be anti-parallel.
|Dr. Ivan Saika-Voivod|
molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo computer simulations to study simple, network-forming 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, ice-ocean 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.