Atmospheric & Space Physics

Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies

  • Infrared Aeronomy
  • HF-VHF Radar
  • Atmospheric Dynamics

Associate Professor
(306) 966-1418
adam.bourassa@usask.ca 

Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)

  • Satellite based remote sensing
  • Atmospheric radiative transfer
  • Aerosol and cloud physics

Professor
(306) 966-6447
doug.degenstein@usask.ca 

Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS) 

  • Optical satellite instrument development
  • Atmospheric tomography
  • Trace gas and aerosol retrievals

Professor
(306) 966-6442
glenn.hussey@usask.ca 

Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)

  • Near-Earth space environment
  • Measurement of plasma parameters with satellite and ground-based instruments
  • Electrodynamical processes in the Earth’s ionosphere

 

Professor
(306) 966-6426
sasha.koustov@usask.ca

Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)

  • Electrodynamical processes in the Earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere
  • Measurements of plasma parameters with satellite and ground-based instruments 

Experimental investigation of anything related to aurora borealis/australis with radars being the prime instrument.

Associate Professor
(306) 966-6605
kathryn.mcwilliams@usask.ca

Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)

  • Space environment; space weather; aurora
  • Electrodynamical processes in the Earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere
  • Research with the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN)

Professor, Canada Research Chair (T1)
(306) 966-2906
jp.stmaurice@usask.ca 

Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)

  • Physics and electrodynamics of the aurora borealis
  • Ionospheric plasmas and their structures

Theoretical investigations of the ionosphere and aurora borealis based on radar and satellite observations

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Adjunct Member
(306) 966-2321
 gordon.sarty@usask.ca

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • High mass X-ray binaries and astrophysical black holes
  • Neuroimaging (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, fMRI)
  • Development of novel pulse sequences for generating MRI image data
  • Creation on an application of a math model of follicular dynamics to the problem of detecting ovulatory follicles by ultrasound in assisted reproductive therapy
  • Re-inventing magnetic resonance imaging or MRI
  • Mathematical model of formalin diffusion into the brain on the basis of MRI data for post-mortem brains

Materials Science with Synchotron Radiation

  • X-ray Emission Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Theoretical & Computational Physics
  • Superconductivity
  • Spintronics   
  • Two-dimensional materials (Graphene, Silicene)
  • High Pressure
  • Synchrotron and Neutron spectroscopy                         

Professor, Canada Research Chair (T1)
Phone: (306) 966-6431
E-mail: alex.moewes@usask.ca 

Material Science, Condensed Matter Physics

Our experiments use the world-class synchrotron Facilities at Berkeley (Advanced Light Source) and on U of S campus (Canadian Light Source).  We also Perform state of the art computation of our measured spectra. 

We are using synchrotron radiation with emphasis on three areas:

  • Two dimensional materials (Graphene, Silicene)
  • Spinelectronics materials
  • Ultra hard materials

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan
Phone: 1-306-966-2295
Email: robert.green@usask.ca

Resonant X-ray studies of Quantum Materials

We use synchrotron-based resonant x-ray spectroscopy to study quantum materials. Our primary techniques are resonant x-ray absorption, reflection, and diffraction. These techniques allow us to probe various forms of emergent phenomena found in new materials with possible applications as next-generation electronic devices.

Advanced Materials/Devices Research

  • High efficiency organic/inorganic hybrid photovoltaic devices
  • Graphene electronics
  • Magnetic semiconductors for spintronics applications
  • Band engineering of semiconducting thin films

Professor
Graduate Chair
(306) 966-2768
gapsoo.chang@usask.ca 

Advanced Materials/Devices Research Lab

  • High efficiency organic/inorganic hybrid photovoltaic devices
  • Graphene electronics
  • Magnetic semiconductors for spintronics applications
Band engineering of semiconducting thin films

Plasma Physics

  • Magnetic Fusion
  • Materials Processing
  • Theory and Computation
  • Electric propulsion

Associate Professor
(306) 966-6399
michael.bradley@usask.ca

Plasma Materials Processing

  • Plasma ion implantation (PII)
  • Plasma processing for material science
Silicon-compatible photonics

Professor, Fellow of American Physical Society,
(306) 966-6432
andrei.smolyakov@usask.ca 

Theoretical Plasma Physics

  • Magnetically confined plasmas, thermonuclear fusion; space and astrophysical plasmas; low-temperature plasmas
  • Drift waves and instabilities; anomalous transport of particles, energy, and momentum.
Hall plasmas and Hall thrusters for electric propulsions.

Professor
(306) 966-6415
chijin.xiao@usask.ca 

Plasma Science and Technology for Fusion and Materials Processing

  • Controlled thermonuclear fusion
  • Compact torus injection
  • Plasma assisted materials synthesis
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Applied plasma physics and technology

Polar Observation Group

Professor Emeritus

Subatomic Physics, SPIN

Department Head, Professor
(306) 966-6427
tom.steele@usask.ca 

Theoretical Particle Physics of the Standard Model and beyond

  • QCD and hadronic physics
  • Glueballs, exotica, hybrids, multiquark-mesons
  • Electroweak symmetry breaking mechanisms
  • Higgs portal dark matter models

Professor
(306) 966-6443
rainer.dick@usask.ca

Theoretical Physics and Particle Astrophysics

  • Dark matter particles in extensions of the Standard Model
  • Gravitation and cosmology in brane world models
  • Ultra-high energy cosmic rays
  • Low-dimensional systems in materials physics

Professor
(306) 966-6404
rob.pywell@usask.ca 

Experimental Subatomic Physics

  • Measurements of photo-nuclear reactions using gamma rays from the High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) at the Duke University Free Electron Laser Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Tests of the fundamental properties of the particles that make up the atomic nucleus.
  • Tests of our understanding of the fundamental nucleon-nucleon interaction.

Professor
(306) 966-6412
chary.r@usask.ca

Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Radiation physics
  • Symmetries and structures
  • Trace element analysis
  • Medical Isotopes & PET/SPECT 

Conceptual foundations of physics