Departmental Directory



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Bill Atkinson

M.Sc. (U. Alberta), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Office: SC 222, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7716

Department Chair
Graduate Student Coordinator
Research Interests: Computational and theoretical models of high temperature superconductors


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Patrick Clancy

B.Sc. (St. Francis Xavier), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)

Office: SC 322, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7155


Research Interests: Experimental condensed matter physics, investigation of novel materials using x-ray and neutron scattering

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Suresh Narine

M.Sc. (Trent), Ph.D. (Guelph)

Office: SC 304, Phone: 705-748-1011 Ext. 6105 (T), 705-748-1652 (F)
Director, Trent Biomaterials Research Program
Professor, Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry
Research interests: visit the Biomaterials web site

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David Patton

B. Math (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Victoria)
Office: SC 320, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7462
Research Interests: Observational astronomy: galaxy evolution, galaxy mergers


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Ralph Shiell

B.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Newcastle).
Office: SC 213, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7023
Research Interests: Atomic, molecular and optical physics, the manipulation of quantum states using laser radiation


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Aaron Slepkov

Hon. B.Sc. (Brock), M.Sc., Ph.D. (U Alberta)

Office: SC 212, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 6216

Research Interests: Nonlinear photonics, Optical properties and characterization of organic and bio-materials, microscopy

Research website


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Rachel Wortis

B.Sc. (Harvard), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Illinois)
Office: SC 326 Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7714
Research Interests: Condensed matter theory: superconductivity and strongly correlated electrons


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Johann Beda

Office: SC 326, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7784



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Stephen Armitage

Office: SC 318





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Gina Collins
Office: SC 327, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7715, Fax: 748-1652
Academic Administrative Assistant

Program Administrator AMOD Graduate program

Office hours 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00


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Dave Marshall

Senior Lab Demonstrator

Office: SC 319, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7461



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Ed Stokan

Laboratory Demonstrator
Office: SC 318, Phone:705-748-1011 ext. 7279


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Krista Noonan

Office: SC 327.1, Phone: 705-744-1011 ext. 7549

Materials Science Graduate Program Administrator



Science Support Workshop

Ron Fox
Office: Science Workshop Storage Building

Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7734

Ed Wilson
Office: Science Workshop Storage Building

Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7295

Postdoctoral Fellows


Graduate Students

Supervisor: Bill Atkinson

              Kelsey Chapman (MTSC) M.Sc.

Amany Raslan (MTSC) Ph.D.

Supervisor: Suresh Narine

Michael Floros (MTSC) Ph.D.

Athira Mohanan (MTSC) Ph.D.

Prasanth Sasidharan Pillai (MTSC) Ph.D.

Latchmi Singh Raghunanan (MTSC) Ph.D.

Shegufa Merchant (Shetranjiwalla) (ENLS) Ph.D.

Thien Nguyen Quoc (ENLS) Ph.D.

Kira Ramphal (ENLS) M.Sc.

Avinaash Persuad (ENLS) M.Sc.

Vishol Kishun (ENLS) M.Sc.

Supervisor: Aaron Slepkov

Joel Tabarangao (MTSC) Ph.D.

Ryan Cole (MTSC) Ph.D.

Jeremy Porquez (MTSC) Ph.D.


Supervisor: Rachel Wortis

Eamonn Campbell (MTSC)

Donovan Allum (MTSC) M.Sc.


Emeritus Faculty

John Earnshaw
Research Interests: Physics education research.

Ron Johnson
Research Interests: Galactic astronomy

Jim Jury
Research Interests: Photonuclear reactions and radiation detection

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Alan J. Slavin

M.Sc.(Toronto), Ph.D.(Cambridge)
Office: SC 221, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7289
Research Interests: Metal surfaces: nanostructure and chemical interactions


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Peter Dawson

M.Sc. (Trent), Ph.D. (Victoria)
Office: SC 321, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7628
Research Interests: Stellar populations and galactic structure