Frank Marsiglio

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics


Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics
(780) 492-1067
3-179 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



BASc (Engineering Science) Univ of Toronto, 1983

MSc McMaster University, 1984

PhD McMaster University, 1988

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1988-1990, Univ. of California, San Diego

Research Scientist, 1990-1997, Chalk River Laboratories

Adjunct Professor of Physics, 1991-1997, McMaster University

Associate Professor, 1997-2001, University of Alberta

Professor, 2001-present, University of Alberta 

Director of the Theoretical Physics Institute, 2001-2008, University of Alberta

Acting Chair, 2009, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta

Associate Chair, Research, 2013-2015, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta

Acting Chair, 2015-2016, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, 2017-Oct. 2018., Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Alberta

Interim Dean of Science, Oct. 2018-June 2019, University of Alberta


Theory of high-temperature superconductivity

Polaron Physics

Nanoscale superconductivity

Strong electron correlations in solids

The Electron-phonon Interaction in Solids

Spin current-induced Spin-flip interactions


Significant development of Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics through research topics --- see publications on my research website (under links) or on the ArXiv.


PHYS 415 - Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics I

Lattice structure and binding; lattice vibrations; electrons in solids, band structure of metals, Fermi surface; semiconductors and junctions; paramagnetism and diamagnetism; introduction to lattice defects. Prerequisites: PHYS 311 and 372, and MA PH 251 or MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent.

PHYS 541 - Condensed Matter Physics I

Crystal structure and symmetries; electrons and band structure; semiconductors and heterostructures; lattice vibrations and thermal properties.

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