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 excellent chemiluminescence 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 )

Mark Matsen 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.

Don Sullivan 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 Ph.D. students, Mark Matsen , Sheldon Opps and me (though he may deny this) have obtained faculty positions in physics.