First Name
Last Name
Assistant Professor
Office Room
Brimacombe 470
Tel (Office)
Research Groups

Students Wanted
willing to supervise

Bachelor's Degree
University of Winnipeg, 2011

Master's Degree
University of Manitoba, 2013

Doctoral Degree
McMaster University, 2017

Employment History

2019 – present   Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

2017 – 2019        Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University 


2022                The Bryan R. Coles Prize

2020 – 2022    CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in Quantum Materials

2017 – 2019    Smalley-Curl Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Materials 

2017 – 2019    NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

2018                The Neutron Scattering Society of America Prize for Outstanding Student Research

2014 – 2017    Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 

Committees and Service

Hobbies and Interests

When she's not growing crystals or at the beam line, Alannah loves cooking, playing bridge, and learning to sail in the waters around beautiful British Columbia.

Research Area
Condensed Matter

Research Field
Experimental studies of quantum materials, crystal growth, neutron scattering, muon spin relaxation

Research Topics
Design and crystal growth of new quantum materials, Structural and magnetic properties of high entropy oxides, Magnetic frustration in the local to itinerant crossover, Multipolar interactions in rare earth magnets, Topological semimetals with strong spin-orbit coupling

Research Title
Design and crystal growth of quantum materials


Selected Publications

For a full list of publications, see: My website or Google Scholar or the arXiv