Links to Friends and Scientific Colleagues
Neil Barnett is a fine
aussie bloke, who is a world-renowned analytical chemists. He's also
part of Deakin's innovative program on the science
of wine making (not to mention wine consuming). He's the group
leader of the Molecular Luminescence Group at Deakin University in Geelong,
Australia. For any info on why certain compounds glow, check their
webpage, which is maintained by
Simon Lewis, another
esteemed member of the group.
Kieran Lim is a physical chemist
who specializes in energy transfer mechanism in systems of highly-excited gas.
He is, perhaps, the most gifted educator in the southern hemisphere, so don't
hesitate to check his website for info on how to teach chemistry. He's
also a member of Deakin's Molecular Luminescence Group
chemiluminescence webpage )
obtained his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Guelph. He's now
a Reader with the physics department at the University of Reading, England.
He's one of the preeminent developers of the self-consistent field theory
of block copolymer melts and blends.
Jamie Polson is a University
of Guelph alumni, who is now a faculty member of the physics department at
the University of Prince Edward Island. He specializes in molecular dynamics
and numerical dynamics study of polymers and biomolecules. He and
Sheldon Opps oversee one
of the largest Beowulf clusters in Atlantic Canada.
Sheldon Opps is a University
of Guelph alumni, who, like me, had Don Sullivan (Physics, U. of Guelph) as
a Ph.D. supervisor. He's now an assistant professor with the physics department
at the University of Prince Edward Island. He specializes in soft-condensed
matter theory such as langmuir monolayers, liquid crystals and polypeptide
systems. Along with Jamie Polson,
he supervises one of the largest computer cluster in Atlantic Canada.
is the grand pooba of theoretical liquid crystals. He's done pioneering research
on density functional theory of complex fluids. Apart from this, three of his
, Sheldon Opps
and me (though he may deny this)
have obtained faculty positions in physics.