Applied Physics

Although most of the research in this department can be classified as basic research, many very active groups are also involved in a wide range of Applied Physics - research geared to direct applications in industry. Over the years, this effort within UBC's Dept. of Physics and Astronomy has spawned a number of spin-off companies such as Dynapro, MoLi Energy, Vortek, Quartz Imaging, Xillix, TIR Systems, Sonigistics, Techware systems, Corona Vacuum Coaters, and BrooksAutomation.

In addition to these, applied physics research opportunities are available through the condensed matter physics group , and in medical and biophysics.



Faculty Engaged in Applied Physics Research

Carl Hansen Associate Professor,
Biophysics and Bioengineering
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Research Field: Microsystems Technology for Biological Applications
Topics include: Single-Cell Analysis, Molecular Diagnostics, genomics
David Jones Associate Professor,
Atomic, Optical and Molecular Physics
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Research Field: Ultrafast Optics; Spectroscopy
Topics include: Femtosecond Frequency Combs, XUV Spectroscopy, Precision Spectroscopy
Andrzej Kotlicki Term Faculty Member,
Applied Optics/Accoustics/Outreach
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Andre Marziali Professor,
Biophysics - Genomics Technologies
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Thomas Mattison Associate Professor,
Subatomic Physics
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Research Field: Experimental Particle Physics
Topics include: CP violation, B decays, Accelerator Physics, Next Linear Collider
Chris Waltham Professor,
Musical Acoustics
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Lorne Whitehead Professor,
Applied Physics
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Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Michele Mossman Research Associate,
Applied Physics
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