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Core Faculty

Listed below are our core faculty members.
Pauline Barmby

Pauline Barmby

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Grad & Postdoc Studies), Faculty of Science

Research Interests / Specializations: Observational studies of star formation and stellar populations in nearby galaxies
PAB 204
(519) 661-2111 x81557
pbarmby [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Shantanu Basu

Shantanu Basu

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Theoretical Astrophysics, Star Formation, Planet and Brown Dwarf Formation, Circumstellar Disk Evolution, Computational Gas Dynamics
PAB 258
(519) 661-2111 x86706
basu [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Peter G. Brown

Peter G. Brown

Professor and Canada Research Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Meteors and Comets
PAB 247
(519) 661-2111 x86458
pbrown [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Alex Buchel

Alex Buchel

Professor (Joint Appt w/ Applied Math)

Research Interests / Specializations: Superstring Theory, Quantum Gravity, Black Hole Thermodynamics, Gauge Theory, Cosmology
PAB 259
(519) 661-2111 x88794
abuchel [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Jan Cami

Jan Cami

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Observational Astronomy
PAB 203
(519) 661-2111 x80978
jcami [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Margaret Campbell-Brown

Margaret Campbell-Brown

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Meteor Physics
Blaine A. Chronik

Blaine A. Chronik

Professor and Industrial Research Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Magnetic Resonance Systems Development, Medical physics, MRI
PAB 228
(519) 661-2111 x86455
bchronik [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Robert Cockcroft

Robert Cockcroft

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Western Integrated Science (WISc), Pedagogical research
John R. de Bruyn

John R. de Bruyn

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Mostly experimental research on soft materials and complex fluids, biological physics, granular flows, and applied physics
PAB 230
(519) 661-2111 x86430
debruyn [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Colin Denniston

Colin Denniston

Professor (Joint Appt w/ Applied Math)

Research Interests / Specializations: Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Complex Fluids, Granular matter, Theory and simulation of micro and nano-fluidic devices
Middlesex College 266
(519) 661-2111 x88791
cdennist [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Giovanni Fanchini

Giovanni Fanchini

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Carbon-based nanomaterials and Nano-optoelectronics
PAB 229
(519) 661-2111 x86238
gfanchin [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Sarah Gallagher

Sarah Gallagher

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Active Galaxies and Black Holes
PAB 205
(519) 661-2111 x86707
sgalla4 [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Lyudmila Goncharova

Lyudmila Goncharova

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Condensed Matter, Surface Science, Ion Scattering
PAB 231
(519) 661-2111 x81558
lgonchar [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Wayne K. Hocking

Wayne K. Hocking

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Atmospheric Dynamics
PAB 304
(519) 661-2111 x83652
whocking [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Martin Houde

Martin Houde

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Astrophysical Processes, Star Formation, Instrumentation
PAB 207
(519) 661-2111 x86711
mhoude2 [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Jeffrey L. Hutter

Jeffrey L. Hutter

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Science

Research Interests / Specializations: Solidification, Soft Materials, Atomic Force Microscopy
PAB 209
(519) 661-2111 x86719
jhutter [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Carol E. Jones

Carol E. Jones

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Circumstellar Disk-like Distributions of Material, Computational Astrophysics, Emission-line stars, Be stars
PAB 202
(519) 661-2111 x86709
cejones [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Kanthi Kaluarachchi

Kanthi Kaluarachchi

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Physics Education, First Year Laboratories
MSA 2203, alternate office PAB 261
(519) 661 2111 x 86446
kanthi [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Stan Metchev

Stan Metchev

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Extrasolar planets, Brown dwarfs
PAB 201
(519) 661 2111 x 88438
smetchev [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Vladimir A. Miranskyy

Vladimir A. Miranskyy

Professor (Joint Appt w/ Applied Math)

Research Interests / Specializations: Elementary Particle Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Dynamical Symmetry Breaking
Middlesex College 271
(519) 661 2111 x 88708
vmiransk [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Silvia Mittler

Silvia Mittler

Professor and Graduate Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Photonics of Surfaces and Interfaces: biomedical interface microscopy and sensors
PAB 208
(519) 661-2111 x88592
smittler [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Gordon Osinski

Gordon Osinski

Associate Professor (Joint Appt w/ Earth Science)

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Science
BGS 1000D
(519) 661-2111 x84208
gosinski [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Els Peeters

Els Peeters

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Interstellar medium, Circumstellar medium, Star formation.
PAB 206
(519) 661-2111 x80973
epeeters [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Tamie L. Poepping

Tamie L. Poepping

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Physics - Ultrasound flow measurements, Particle image velocimetry, Computational modelling of flow, vascular mechanics, and vascular networks
PAB 236
(519) 661-2111 x86431
poepping [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Robert J. Sica

Robert J. Sica

Professor and Department Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: I use a high power laser and 2.5 m telescope (a lidar) to measure dynamics of Earth's atmosphere from the surface to the edge of space
PAB 256
(519) 661-2111 x83521
pachair [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Aaron Sigut

Aaron Sigut

Associate Professor and Administrative Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Circumstellar disks, radiative transfer, stellar atmospheres, computational astrophysics
PAB 235
(519) 661-2111 x86718
asigut [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Peter J. Simpson

Peter J. Simpson

Professor and Assoc. Vice-Provost (SGPS)

Research Interests / Specializations: Nanostructures, Silicon Photonics, Defect Engineering, Positron Annihilation
PAB 210
(519) 661-2111 x83390
psimpson [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Mahi R. Singh

Mahi R. Singh

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: The study of plasmonics, nanooptics, nanoelectronics, polaritonics and many body theory in nanomaterials and nanotechnology
PAB 116
(519) 661-2111 x86427
msingh [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Andrea Soddu

Andrea Soddu

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Physics, Neuroscience
PAB 122
(519) 661-2111 x82669
asoddu [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Paul Wiegert

Paul Wiegert

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Asteroids, Comets and Planetary Dynamics
PAB 238
(519) 661-2111 x81327
pwiegert [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Eugene Wong

Eugene Wong

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Physics
PAB 233
(519) 661-2111 x80419
ewong4 [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
Martin Zinke-Allmang

Martin Zinke-Allmang

Professor

Teaching: Undergraduate Teaching
PAB 120
(519) 661-2111 x89166
mzinke [at] uwo [dot] ca
Biography
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