Departmental Directory



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Bill Atkinson

M.Sc. (U. Alberta), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Office: SC 222, Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7716
Graduate Student Coordinator
Research Interests: Computational and theoretical models of high temperature superconductors


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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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Balaji Subramanian

M.Sc. (Madurai), Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Science)

Office: SC 322



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Rachel Wortis

B.Sc. (Harvard), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Illinois)
Office: SC 326 Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7714

Department Chair
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




Office: TBA Phone:TBA

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: Ralph Shiell




Yuchan Song (MTSC) M.Sc.

Supervisor: Suresh Narine




Navindia Soodoo (MTSC) M.Sc.

Kosheela PooPalam (MTSC) Ph.D

Supervisor: Aaron Slepkov

Joel Tabarangao (MTSC) Ph.D.

Ryan Cole (MTSC) Ph.D.

Jeremy Porquez (MTSC) Ph.D.

Supervisor: Rachel Wortis

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