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Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Faculty as of January 15, 2024


Alison Sills


Laura C. Parker


Fiona E. McNeill


Bruce D. Gaulin/B.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (McMaster), Brockhouse Chair in the Physics of Materials, F.R.S.C.
Christine D. Wilson/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology), F.R.S.C.


Cliff Burgess/B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Texas), F.R.S.C.
Soo Hyun Byun/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Seoul National University)
Alan A. Chen/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Yale)
Kari Dalnoki-Veress/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Cécile Fradin/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Ph.D. (Paris VI)
Paul G. Higgs/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Takashi Imai/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Tokyo)
Sung-Sik Lee/B.Sc. (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Pohang)
Graeme M. Luke/B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Fiona E. McNeill/B.Sc. (Edinburgh), Ph.D. (Birmingham)
Duncan O’Dell/B.Sc. (Imperial), Ph.D. (Bristol)
Laura C. Parker/B.Sc. (Mount Allison), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Ralph E. Pudritz/B.Sc. (British Columbia), M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Maikel Rheinstädter/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Universität des Saarlandes)
An-Chang Shi/B.Sc. (Fudan), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Illinois)
Alison Sills/B.Sc. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Yale)
Erik S. Sorensen/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Århus), Ph.D. (California-Santa Cruz)
James Wadsley/B.Sc. (Monash), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Douglas L. Welch/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto) 


James Forrest/ B.Sc. (British Columbia), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Wytse Van Dijk/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Robert Wickham/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Chicago)


Kevin Diamond/B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Hari Kunduri/B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Math., Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Reza Nejat/B.Sc. (Tehran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Missouri-Rolla)


Patrick Clancy/B.Sc. (St. Francis Xavier), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Ryan Cloutier/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Robert Cockcroft/B.Sc. (University College London), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Rajabi Fereshteh/B.Sc. (Iran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Western)
Christopher Rowley/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Miranda Schmidt/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Sergey Sibiryakov/B.Sc. (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), Ph.D. (Institute of Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences)


Jovica Atanackovic/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Priscilla Dreyer/B.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Andrei R. Hanu/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Eric Johnston/B.Sc. (Queens), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Annika Lennarz/B.Sc., Diploma, Ph.D. (Münster)
Baochang Liu/B.Sc. (China), M.Sc. (Brock), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Diana Moscu/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Ryan Studinski/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Christopher Thome/B.MSc. (Western), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Jeroen Thompson/B.Sc.(Michigan), M.Sc. (Connecticut), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Zin Tun/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Burma), Ph.D. (McMaster)


Qiyin Fang/(Engineering Physics) M.Sc., Ph.D. (East Carolina)
Gitanjali Kolhatkar/(Engineering Physics) B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Sherbrooke)
Maureen Lagos/(Materials Science and Engineering) B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Campinas)
Jose M. Moran-Mirabal/(Chemistry and Chemical Biology) B.Sc., M.Sc. (ITESM-Monterrey, Mexico), Ph.D. (Cornell)
Mike Noseworthy/(Electrical and Computer Engineering) B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Muhammed Simsek/(Biology) B.Sc. (Middle Eastern Technical, Turkey), M.Sc. (Rutgers), Ph.D. (SUNY)
Sarah Symons/(Interdisciplinary Science) B.Sc., Ph.D. (Leicester)
Robin Zhao/(Civil Engineering) B.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Notes Applicable to all Programs Offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy

  1. The Department offers the following programs:
    • Honours Astrophysics
    • Honours Medical and Biological Physics
    • Honours Physics
  2. These programs consist of a specified set of basic requirements and a wide choice of electives (including those from outside the Faculty of Science), allowing for interdisciplinary studies or the opportunity to complete a Minor in another subject. Students are encouraged to read the Program Notes of each program for a list of additional sets of courses which are appropriate preparation for graduate studies in Physics, Astronomy, Medical Physics or Biophysics.
  3. Transfer between options may be possible at any time, subject to satisfying the admission requirements.
  4. Admission to Honours Medical and Biological Physics Co-op and Honours Physics Co-op is in Level III.
  5. A Minor in Astronomy or a Minor in Astrophysics is not permitted in the Honours Medical and Biological Physics or Honours Physics programs.
  6. Students wishing to take additional Level III, IV Mathematics courses should consider MATH 2XX3 .

B.Sc. Three-Level Degree

A three-level program with a Physics orientation is available through the B.Sc. in Chemical and Physical Sciences .


    Bachelor of Science (Honours)Bachelor of ScienceMinor(s):

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