First Name
Last Name
Lab Room
AMPEL 243 / AMPEL 270
Tel (Office)
(604) 822-7945 / (604) 822-1997

Students Wanted
actively recruiting

Bachelor's Degree
McMaster University, 1983

Doctoral Degree
McMaster University, 1989

Employment History
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (UBC) Feb. 1989 - Dec. 1991
  • Research Associate (UBC) Jan. 1992 - Aug. 1994
  • Assistant Professor (UBC) Sept. 1994 - June 1997
  • Associate Professor (UBC) July 1997 – June 2000
  • Professor (UBC) July 2000-present

  • CIAR Assoc. (High Tc Supercond.)
  • A.P. Sloan Found. Fellow (96-98)
  • CAP Herzberg Medal (97)
  • Steacie Fellowship (1999-2001)
  • UBC Killam Research Prize (2000)
  • BC Science and Technology Award (2000)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2003)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2005)
  • NSERC Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research (2006)
  • Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, Technical University of Munich (2008-2010)
  • CAP Brockhouse Medal (2012)


Hobbies and Interests

If you like outdoor activities near a cosmopolitan city, Vancouver is one of the greatest places in the world to live. My interests on this front include rock climbing, telemarking, mountaineering and trail-running.

Research Area
Condensed Matter

Research Field

Research Topics
high temperature superconductors, microwave measurements, crystal growth, scanning tunneling microscopy

Research Title
Exotic Superconductivity


My area of research is the study of high temperature superconductors and other quantum materials. A central goal of this program is to understand the origin of high temperature superconductivity, in the cuprates and in the newer Fe-based compounds. These are spectacular manifestations of a diverse group of materials known as strongly correlated electron systems, materials that develop intricate and puzzling properties because their electrons interact strongly with one another, unlike simpler electronic materials such as silicon or copper.