Interested in joining my group? Here's what you need to know.
- I supervise graduate students through Trent's Materials Science program. Traditionally, the term "materials science" is used to mean materials engineering; however, this program is really a science program that focuses on the fundamental physics and chemistry of materials. I use the tools of theoretical physics to study materials.
- To be successful in my group, you need to have a strong background in physics, and especially in quantum mechanics and mathematical methods in physics. You should have taken a senior-level quantum mechanics course that covered topics like the quantum theory of angular momentum, symmetries in quantum mechanics and perturbation theory.
- International students need make sure they meet the requirements listed on the graduate studies website.
- Before you contact me, spend some time thinking about the following questions. When you do contact me, be sure to say something about them.
- Why are you interested in my research area? What is it in particular that excites you? Do you have a particular project or subfield that interests you more than others?
- Is your background actually appropriate for working in theoretical physics?
- Do you have any experience that I should know about that is relevant to research in this field?