Nuclear Physics Group

People

FacultyAdjunct Faculty Research AssociatesPost-Doctoral FellowsPh.D. StudentsM.Sc. StudentsUndergrad StudentsAlumni


  Faculty

Professor Paul Garrett
B.Sc.Eng. (1987), Queens University
M.Sc. (1988), McMaster University
Ph.D. (1993), McMaster University
pgarrettphysics.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x52192
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 220
Research Interests:
  • Collective States in Nuclei
  • Precision Tests of the Standard Model
  • Evolution of Shell Structure off Stability
Professor Alexandros Gezerlis
Diploma (2003), National Technical University of Athens
M.S. (2005), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
gezerlisuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x56755
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 219
Research Interests:
  • Theoretical nuclear physics
  • Nuclear astrophysics
  • Ultracold quantum gases
Professor Dennis Mücher
Diploma (2005), University of Cologne, Germany
Ph.D. (2009), University of Cologne, Germany
dmuecherphysics.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53549
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 224
Research Interests:
  • Applications of nuclear physics in medicine
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Evolution of Shell Structure off Stability
Professor Carl Svensson,
Canada Research Chair in Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Rare Isotope Physics
B.Sc. (1995), McMaster University
Ph.D. (1998), McMaster University
svenuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x54573
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 221
Research Interests:
  • γ-ray Spectroscopy of Exotic Nuclear States
  • Precision Tests of the Standard Model
  • Evolution of Nuclear Shell Structure far from stability

  Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Liliana Caballero
B.Sc. (1998), Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Ph.D. (2008), Indiana University
lcaballeumail.iu.edu
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53985
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 330
Research Interests:
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Nucleosynthesis in explosive environments
  • Neutrino interactions in highly dense matter

  Research Associates

Dr. Vinzenz Bildstein
Ph.D. (2010), Technische Universität München vbildsteuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53949
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Evolution of shell structure away from stability
  • Particle and γ-ray spectroscopy
  • Use of transfer reactions to study single particle properties

  Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Fuad Arif Ali
Ph.D (2014), University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. MSc. (2008), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. BSc. (2004), University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. fuaduoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53984
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Gamma-ray spectroscopy with TIGRESS and GRIFFIN at ISAC-II
  • Nuclear transfer reactions in the Island of Inversion
Dr. Farnaz Ghazi Moradi
Ph.D. (2014), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden fghazimouoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53984
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Nuclear structure of N = Z nuclei in the vicinity of 100Sn nucleus
  • Spectroscopy of proton-rich nuclei with Z,N <= 50
  • High-spin study of extremely neutron-deficient nuclei along the proton drip-line
Dr. Ali Kilic
Ph.D. (2014), The University of Szczecin. Szczecin-Poland akilicuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53984
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Development of a gas target and silicon tracker array for ISAC-II
  • Nuclear astrophysics and nuclear reactions
Dr. Ermal Rrapaj
Ph.D. (2016), University of Washington, Seattle, US M.Sc. (2012), Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, US M.Sc. (2011), Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, US ermalrrapajgmail.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53985
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 330
Research Interests:
  • Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics (neutrino matter interactions, equation of state, etc.)
  • Effective Field Theories in Nuclear Physics
  • Dark Matter

  Ph.D. Students

Greg Demand
B.Sc. (2007), University of Guelph (Theoretical Physics)
B.Sc. (2007), University of Guelph (Mathematics)
M.Sc. (2009), University of Guelph
gdemandphysics.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Experimental nuclear structure
Alejandra Diaz Varela
B.Sc. (2010), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2013), University of Guelph
adiazvaruoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Nuclear structure of 198,199Hg using transfer reactions
  • Tests of CPT symmetry using Electric Dipole Moments
  • Nuclear structure of 110Cd using β-decay
Michelle Dunlop
B.Sc. (2009), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2012), Simon Fraser University
boudreamuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • High-precision measurements of superallowed β decays
  • Fundamental Symmetry tests
Ryan Dunlop
B.Sc. (2009), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2012), University of Guelph
rdunlopuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Structure of neutron rich Cd isotopes
  • Fundamental Symmetry tests
Badamsambuu Jigmeddorj
B.Sc. (2000), National University of Mongolia (Physics)
M.Sc. (2002), National University of Mongolia (Nuclear Physics)
M.Sc. (2012), University of Guelph (Nuclear Physics)
bjigmedduoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Evolution of nuclear collectivity in the Z > 50 and N < 82 region
  • β-decay and γ-ray spectroscopy
  • Conversion electron spectroscopy
  • Shape coexistence
Andrew MacLean
B.Sc. (2013), Mount Allison University
M.Sc. (2016), University of Guelph
amacle02uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • GEANT4 Simulations
  • High-precision measurements of superallowed β decays
  • Fundamental Symmetry tests
James Wong
B.Sc. (2006), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2008), University of Guelph
jwong01uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Design of the DESCANT deuterated scintillator neutron detector array
  • Nuclear shell structure far from stability

  M.Sc. Students

Harris Bidaman
B.Sc. (2015), University of Guelph hbidamanuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Shape coexistence in the N = 90 region
  • γ-ray spectroscopy
Mateusz Buraczynski
B.Sc. (2015), University of Guelph mburaczyuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Nucleonic matter
  • Linear Response theory
Christina Burbadge
B.Sc. (2014), University of Guelph cburbadguoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Shape Coexistence in the N = 90 region
  • Using DWBA methods to study transfer reactions
Tyson Schilbach
B.Sc. (2016), University of the Fraser Valley tschilbauoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Black hole accretion disks
  • Relic neutrino background
Joseph Turko
B.Sc. (2015), University of Guelph jturkouoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • GEANT4 simulations of the DESCANT neutron array
  • Fast neutron spectroscopy
Tammy Zidar
B.Sc. (2015), University of Guelph tzidaruoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • γ-ray spectroscopy
  • Nuclear structure of exotic nuclei
  • Island of inversion around neutron-rich N = 20
Tash Zielinski
B.Sc. (2015), University of Guelph tzielinsmail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Quantum Monte Carlo methods
  • Low-dimensional systems

  Undergraduate Research Students

Leah Carinci
lcarincimail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Properties of γ-ray emitters for contrast agents in nuclear medicine
Daniel Hortelano-Roig
dhortelamail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • GEANT4 Simulations of 34Ar Superallowed β Decay
Devin Hymers
dhymersmail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Improved dose monitoring using Interacting Vertex Imaging
Eva Kasanda
ekasandamail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Geant4 simulations for prompt gamma-ray imaging with HPGe Detectors
Dylan Kisliuk
dkisliukuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 415b
Research Interests:
  • 162Er(p,p') analysis
Erin McGee
mcgeeemail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • 122I decay and the structure of 122Te
Charlie Pham
cphammail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Geant4 simulation for a silicon tracker at ISAC-II
Bernard Ross
bross02mail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Pairing in neutron-star matter
Blair Tokiwa
btokiwamail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Large-scale shell model calculations