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
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.
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 MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent.
Review of the postulates of quantum mechanics; quantization of angular momentum; matrix representations, spin and parity; approximation methods; perturbation theory; variational and other methods; applications; scattering theory; systems of identical particles. Prerequisites: PHYS 372, and MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent, and MATH 311 or 411.