Professor of Physics & Astronomy,
Canada Research Chair in Condensed Matter Theory & Statistical Mechanics,
Members of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research/Quantum Materials Program
Université Laval, 1983
Université Laval, 1985
University of British Columbia, 1990
01/15 - 06/15
Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia and TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada.
10/14 - 11/14
Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France.
02/06 – 12/06
Erskine Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
03 – present
Canada Research Chair in Condensed Matter Theory & Statistical Mechanics.
99 - present
Senior Fellow of Canadian Institute of Advanced Research.
06/03 – present
Full Professor, Department of Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.
05/99 – 06/03
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.
04/99 – 05/99
Visiting Researcher, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.
01/98 – 03/98
Visiting Professor, Université Joseph-Fourier and Laboratoire Louis Néel, Grenoble, France.
09/96 – 05/99
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.
09/92 – 08/96
Research Associate, TRIUMF (Canadian Meson Factory), Vancouver.
09/90 – 08/92
NSERC Post-doctoral student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.
Prizes and Awards
Outstanding Referee Award from the American Physical Society.
Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts – “Emerging Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics Effects in Magnetic Pyrochlore Oxides.”
Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society – “For theory of geometrically-frustrated magnetic materials and the spin ice ground state in pyrochlore magnets.”
Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Condensed Matter Theory & Statistical Mechanics at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Renewed 2010-2017.
Brockhouse Medal from the Canadian Association of Physicists. Awarded annually to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to condensed matter and materials physics. “For seminal contributions to the statistical mechanics description of random disordered systems and geometrically frustrated magnetic systems.”
NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship. In recognition of research on random and geometrically frustrated condensed matter systems.
Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Condensed Matter Theory & Statistical Mechanics at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Herzberg Medal from the Canadian Association of Physicists (awarded annually for outstanding achievement by a physicist aged 40 or less.) “In recognition of important theoretical studies of random disorder and frustration in condensed matter systems”.
Recipient of the University of Waterloo Award for Excellence in Research.
Cottrell Research Scholar Award from Research Corporation “Spatially Modulated Magnetic Moment Structures in Strongly Correlated Electron and Highly-Frustrated Quantum Antiferromagnetic Systems”.
Premier Research Excellence Award from the Province of Ontario (1st tier); “Effects of Random Disorder in Modern Synthetic Superconducting and Magnetic Materials”.
Research Innovation Award from Research Corporation; “Effects of Weak Random Disorder in Highly Frustrated Antiferromagnets”.
Governor General’s Gold Medal for most outstanding Ph.D. graduate student from the University of British Columbia in 1990.
NSERC post-doctoral fellowship