Canada Research Chair in
Materials Science with Synchrotron Radiation
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
Telephone: (306) 966-6431
Facsimile: (306) 966-6400
Office: 154 Physics
of Hamburg, Germany)
Ph.D. (HASYLAB/DESY, University of Hamburg, Germany) 1995
Professor at University of Saskatchewan (2003 – present).
Associate Professor at University of Saskatchewan (2000-2003).
Professor/Research at CAMD, Louisiana
State University, USA
Postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University,
New Orleans, USA (1995-1996).
I am an experimental
condensed matter physicist. We are using synchrotron radiation to study new
materials. The goal is the understanding of the electronic structure in order
to design materials with novel electronic, optical, magnetic, photochemical
and catalytic properties. This ultimately will lead to new devices. My
research program focuses on the study of the electronic structure of complex
materials, magnetic systems and biomaterials. These materials are of great
theoretical and practical interest because their electronic structure is not
merely related to atomic species and position but to ordering of spins,
orbitals and charge on the lattice ions. Localization, correlation and
exchange effects play important roles and will be accessible through low
energy excitations with synchrotron radiation. The accurate description of
these effects sets to a large extends the agenda for condensed matter theory
as well as for technical applications.
Currently, I am performing
my research at the Advanced Light Source
at Berkeley, California, US.
With the advent of a world-class synchrotron facility in Saskatoon,
the Canadian Light Source, brilliant
synchrotron light will be available in Saskatoon.
An experimental endstation for soft x-ray spectroscopy has been funded. I am
leading a team to implement a high-brightness soft x-ray spectroscopy
beamline (80-1900 eV), which has been accepted recently by the CLS and the
proposal is currently under review with CFI. With the unique capabilities at
the Canadian light source, the focus of my research will include the study of
magnetic (and nanostructured) materials with polarized synchrotron radiation.
Graduate student opportunities:
Graduate student positions are available! If you are interested in
synchrotron radiation experiments at the Canadian Light Source and the
Advanced Light Source at Berkeley,
contact me via email for more information.
Current undergraduate teaching:
Electric and Magnetic field theory (EP356.3)
Mechanics I (PHYS 223.3)
Physics and Technology (PHYS125)
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