John Beamish, PhD


Faculty of Science - Deans Office



B.Sc. (1975) M.Sc. (1977) Ph.D. (1982) in Physics, University of Alberta

Post-doctoral fellow, Brown University (1981-83)

Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Delaware (1983-1991)

Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania State University (1989)

Associate Professor/Professor, University of Alberta (1991-present)

Visiting Professor, Cornell University (1998-99)

Chair of Physics, University of Alberta (2004-09)

Visiting Researcher, Ecole Normale Superieure (2011-12)

Vice Dean of Science, University of Alberta (2013-18)

Acting Dean of Science, University of Alberta (2016)

Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta (2019)


Research in my low temperature laboratory involves quantum fluids and solids, superfluidity, and porous media. 

We are currently focused on the unusual mechanical behavior of helium crystals at very low temperatures, using a combination of elastic/acoustic and thermodynamic techniques.