Bonn, Douglas

Profile

Professor

Condensed Matter / Experiment / Materials

Office Location

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Brimacombe 218
2355 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Phone: (604) 822-2535
E-mail: bonn@phas.ubc.ca

Education

Bachelors Degree McMaster University (1983)
Doctoral Degree McMaster University (1989)

Employment History

1989 – 1991 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

1992 – 1994 Research Associate, University of British Columbia

1994 – 1997 Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

1997 – 2000 Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

2000 – Present Professor, University of British Columbia

Awards & Honours

1994CIAR Associate (High Tc Superconductivity)

1996 – 1998A.P. Sloan Foundation Fellow

1997CAP Herzberg Medal

1999 – 2001EWR Steacie Fellowship

1999UBC Killam Research Prize

2000BC Science and Technology Award

2001UBC McDowell Medal

2003Fellow of the American Physical Society

2005Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

2006 NSERC Brockhouse Prize

2008 - 2010Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, Technical University of Munich

2012CAP Brockhouse Medal

Committees & Service

1994 - 1999 Undergraduate Labs Committee

1994 - 1999 Library Liaison for the Physics Department

1994 - 1999 Physics Reading Room Committee

1994 - 1995 Assistant Physics Colloquium Organizer

1995 - 1999 Graduate Admissions Committee

1995 - 1999 Science and Engineering Library Advisory Committee

1996 - 1999 Graduate Admissions Committee

1996 - 1999 Safety Committee for the AMPEL Building

1997 - 1999 Graduate Admissions Committee

1998 - 1999 Safety Committee for the AMPEL Building

1998 - 1999 Academic Plan Advisory Committee

1998 - Present Curriculum Committee

1999 Physics Departmental Plan

2002 - 2003 Physics and Astronomy Head Search Committee VIce Chair

2002 - 2004 Curriculum Committee

2002 - 2004 Faculty of Science Curriculum Committee

2002 - 2005 VP Research Faculty Research Awards Committee

2002 - 2005 Chair of CRC Cluster Committee on Quantum Structures and Information and member of CRC cluster on Nanostructures

2003 - 2004 Senior Appointments Committee

2003 - 2004 Hiring Plan Committee

2004 - 2007 Senior Appointments Committee

2004 - 2008 First Year Teaching Committee

2004 - 2008 Executive Committee

2006 VP Research’s CFI-LOF Committee

2006 - 2008 Computing Committee

2007 VP Research’s CFI-LOF Committee

2008 VP Research’s CFI-LOF Committee

2009 - 2013 Physics Department Head

Research Interests

My group’s research combines high purity crystal growth with two very different forms of spectroscopy: measurements at microwave frequencies, which measures bulk electronic properties, and scanning tunneling spectroscopy, which measures electronic properties down at the atomic scale. The crystal growth activity is the cornerstone of our work, supplying samples for our own measurements as well as numerous collaborations within the SBQMI and with our partners. In the past year, a network of collaborators using our crystals of high temperature superconductors have been accessing a wide range of international facilities to uncover, in very high magnetic fields, the charge density wave order that competes with superconductivity in these materials. Our in-house measurements have turned mainly to the newer family of exotic superconductors – the iron-based compounds. A combination of microwave spectroscopy and scanning tunneling spectroscopy is being used to identify the superconducting gap structure in the simplest of these materials, FeSe.

Research Website

Personal Web Page

STEWART BLUSSON
QUANTUM MATTER INSTITUTE

2355 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604.822.3909
Fax: 604.822.4750