Meigan Aronson is currently Dean of the Faculty of Science at UBC. Dr. Aronson received her Ph.D. in Physics in 1988 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Following her graduate work, Dr. Aronson held a postdoctoral assistant position with the Condensed Matter and Thermal Physics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory and was a visiting scientist at Natuurkundig Laboratorium at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in The Netherlands. She commenced her professional research and teaching career in 1990 at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Physics and earned promotion to Professor in 2002. At Michigan, she also served as Associate Dean for Natural Sciences in the College of Literature, Science and Arts (2004-2006). Dr. Aronson has also been a Professor of Physics at Stony Brook University and concurrently the Group Leader of the correlated electron materials group in the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Dr. Aronson brings a strong commitment to research, teaching and learning. She has an extensive publication record, and has been honoured with a number of fellowships, including American Physical Society Fellow, and most recently this year, Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America. She is passionate about mentoring students and postdoctoral fellows, and has a deep commitment to diversity and improving the success of students and faculty.
At the center of Meigan Aronson's research are heavy-ferromagnetic compounds, which she studies with the help of measurements of transport and thermodynamic properties and neutron scattering, sometimes under high hydrostatic pressure. Further research topics are charge density waves and magnetic nanoparticles.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow