First Name
Chris
Last Name
Waltham
Position
Professor
Office Room
Hennings Office 336
Lab Room
Hennings Lab 120A
Tel (Office)
(604) 822-5712
Tel (Lab)
(604) 822-0925
Email
cew@physics.ubc.ca
Research Groups



Bachelor's Degree
B.A. (Cantab) 1976

Doctoral Degree
Ph.D (Birmingham) 1980

Employment History
  • RA (TRIUMF) 1980-85
  • URF (UBC/TRIUMF) 1980-90
  • Assistant Professor (UBC) 1990-93
  • Associate Professor (UBC) 1993-2003
  • Professor (UBC) 2003-
  • P. Eng. 2003-

Awards
  • Breakthrough Prize (Fundamental Physics) 2015
  • Faculty of Science Award, 2010
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, 2008
  • John C. Polanyi Medal (NSERC) 2006
  • Faculty of Science Award, 2003
  • Killam Award, May 1998

Committees and Service

Undergraduate Chair, outreach.


Hobbies and Interests

Lutherie, violinist in local community orchestra


Research Area
Applied Physics

Research Field
Musical Acoustics

Abstract

Current musical acoustics research interests: Vibroacoustics (measurement and modelling) of Western and Asian string instruments, e.g. qin, santur, erhu, violin; physics of acoustic woods.