Elisabeth J. Nicol

Elisabeth Nicol

Professor

Contact Information

Telephone: 519-824-4120 x53771

Email: enicol@uoguelph.ca

Office: MacN 329

Online: Guelph Quantum Materials Group

Education

  • B.Sc. in Honours Physics, Mount Allison University, 1985
  • M.Sc. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, McMaster University, 1987
  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, McMaster University, 1991

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, McMaster University, 1991
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University, 1991-1992
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992-1994
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, 1994-1999
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, 1999-2004
  • Full Professor, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, 2004-present

Other Affiliations

  • Faculty Member, Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute, 1994-present
  • Faculty Member, Brockhouse Institute of Materials Research, McMaster University, 2009-present
  • Affiliate Member, Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, 2009-present

Honours and Awards (Selected)

  • Gold Medal, Mount Allison University, 1985
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, McMaster University, 1985-1989
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992-1994
  • NSERC Women's Faculty Award, University of Guelph, 1994-1999
  • John Charles Polanyi Prize in Physics, Province of Ontario, 1994
  • Premier's Research Excellence Award, Province of Ontario, 2000-2005
  • Cottrell Scholar of Research Corporation, USA, 1997-2002
  • McMaster University Alumni Gallery Inductee, 2003

Other

  • Physics Columnist on CBC Radio's "Quirks and Quarks", 1999-2000

Research Activities

My general area of research is theoretical condensed matter physics and quantum materials. I am currently working on topics such as superconductivity and Dirac materials such as graphene.

List of Publications