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Greetings from the fun and fabulous Physics Department at the University of Windsor.  We are committed to our strategic priorities of Teaching Excellence, Research & Experiential Learning, and Community Engagement.  Our Department is uniquely known for the multiple genres of experiential learning opportunities we provide all our students.  Most students participate in research with our world-renowned faculty in the areas of Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics, Materials Science, and Biomedical Physics.  Explore these pages, and if you'd like to know more, request a tour of the Department by sending an email to



Summer Research Fellowships

The Department of Physics at the University of Windsor offers the Summer Research Fellowship for domestic students registering in thesis-based graduate programs in September. Fellowships are available on a competitive basis in AMO Physics, Materials Science and Biomedical Physics.  Click here for details and application form.

UWindsor Physicists Win National Medals

UWindsor physicists have won two of the six medals awarded by the Canadian Association of Physicists in 2015. 


The awards will be presented at the annual CAP Congress in Edmonton in June.   

Professor Mordechay Schlesinger & Alumnus Dr. Robert Petro were awarded a US Patent for developing a new process of depositing gold and gold alloys onto Silicon.  Their work is expected to revolutionize the electronics and biomedical industries.




On March 4th, 2015 Professor Marshall McCall from the York University Department of Physics and Astronomy presented the Canadian Association of Physicists Student Lecture Tour 2015 entitled, "Structure in the Near Universe and its Relevance to Your Life."  Shown above is Professor McCall advocating for the CAP and giving his audience its home address (note the "you are here" tag in the picture of the Milky Way in the upper right hand corner.) Approximately 40 people from the Physics Department and the campus community turned out to hear Professor McCall deliver his fascinating tour of the near universe.














On October 30th, 2014, the undergraduate students of the Physics Club transformed our colloquium room into "The Juice Joint," a Chicago speakeasy, circa 1925.  Dressed in costume, about 30 members of the Department and friends participated in the first Halloween Murder Mystery.  Flappers, gangsters, crooked cops, crooked politicians, sleazy hollywood producers and intrepid reporters all rubbed shoulders and sleuthed to figure out who committed a heinous murder right in our midst.  

Thanks to the Physics Club and all its students for putting on a great night!


Congratulations to Physics Lab Coordinator Aldo Dicarlo on winning the Mayoral election in Amherstburg!  We are so proud of you and wish you Good Luck!

UWindsor Physics Students Start a New Year. 

Welcome to all of our new and incoming students.  On Wednesday, September 3rd, many of these students and representatives of the Physics Club participated in the annual Pep Rally at the St. Denis Centre and entertained and educated hungry students with fascinating demonstrations at the Faculty of Science BBQ.Congratulations to Physics Lab Coordinator Aldo Dicarlo on winning the Mayoral election in Amherstburg!  We are so proud of you and wish you Good Luck!



Physics Club members get ready to entertain the masses at the BBQ.  The demos, as shown below, were shocking and freezing!



At the Welcome Pep Rally, the Physics group proudly displayed their love of advanced mathematics and equations in a new art form: the helium balloon.


No, it's not "mo"vember yet!  But these physicists pay homage to Einstein and his famous "mo" during the Welcome Week pep rally.





Physics alum, Justin Teeuwen, has published his first book.
Entitled It’s About TIME: Achieving Your Personal Legend, the book outlines a four-step process to achieving your personal goals:
  • Transform your life;
  • Illuminate your potential;
  • Manifest your destiny;
  • Evolve into the new you.


Read about it in the Dean of Students' blog.  Congratulations, Justin!

On Wednesday July 9, 2014, the Physics Department hosted approximately 30 high school students at the University of Windsor’s “Science Academy.”  These aspiring young scientists were treated to research laboratory tours, career advice, and participated in teaching laboratories and demonstrations.  The Department would like to thank the Physics Club and all our student volunteers for providing such a great event for these students.


Undergraduate Melissa Mathers demonstrates a Tesla-coil-powered plasma ball.


Professor Elena Maeva explains her lab's
activities to the students.


The Department of Physics at the University of Windsor is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Morris and Beverly Baker Medical Physics Teaching Laboratory on May 16th, 2014.

This new teaching space has been funded through a generous $125,000 donation from the Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation as well as a $40,000 contribution from the University of Windsor’s Strategic Priority Fund.  The Baker Foundation contribution constitutes the largest single donation ever received in the Faculty of Science.

Although labs have been held in this space since January of 2013, this event marks the official opening of the facility.  Attendees at this event included local medical physicists, Windsor West MP Brian Masse, University of Windsor President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Wildemann, Faculty of Science Dean Dr. Marlys Koschinsky, and representatives of the Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation.  A full CTV newscast of the opening is given here "CTV news, New hands-on lab unveiled at UW"

To read all about our fantastic new teaching lab, and see lots of cool photos, visit our Baker Lab for Medical Physics Education page.

UWindsor Physicists Attend National Congress. 

Greetings from Sudbury.  The 50th Annual Congress of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) was recently held in Sudbury, Ontario with many UWindsor faculty and students participating.  Our students won numerous distinctions for excellence in oral presentations and our faculty provided exciting contributions during the week-long event.  Graduate student Camille Estienne placed second overall in the prestigious student presentation competition.

Students Russell Putnam and Collin Tiessen show Professor Drake some of the intricacies of 3-dimensional tic-tac-toe during a social event at the Science North interactive museum.

UWindsor students (from left) Mike Busuttil, Chris Diloreto, Camille Estienne, and Collin Tiessen prepare for a plenary lecture.

Professor Rangan delivers a presentation on advanced teaching pedagogies.

Professor Rehse and student Russell Putnam hanging out by their poster presentation.

Congratulations to our Graduates! 

Six Physics graduates attended the University of Windsor's Spring 2014 Convocation.  Pictured are our two newest Ph.D.s, Drs. Dmitry Gavrilov and Robert Petro and four of our undergraduates (BSc), Ryan Woodman, Jonathan Krehling, Geoffrey Baran, and Dylan Malenfant.  Not pictured are our three Master's graduates (MSc) Michael Busuttil, Amirreza Moini, and Bartosz Slak.

Also at the Convocation, Geoff Baran (Honours Physics and High Technology - Medical Physics) was awarded a prestigious Board of Governors Medal.  Many Departmental participants got to enjoy the day, including returning almnus Dante Capaldi (Medical Physics 2013). 

The Physics Phamily!

Professor Kim Profiled in Daily News!  Physicist brings entanglement framework to realm of superconductors

Professor Eugene Kim was profiled in the June 12, 2014 UWindsor Daily News describing his groundbreaking work to develop a formula to measure entanglement - a fundamental property of quantum mechanics - in superconductors.  Read about it here.

Nano Ontario's 2014 Conference will be hosted by the University of Windsor.  Abstracts now being accepted!

Click on Poster for Downloadable PDF.

Plan on joining us November 6 & 7, 2014 for the 5th Annual Nano Ontario Conference which will address issues relevant to innovation  and commercialisation
activities involving nanotechnology.

Conference Features:
• Industry panel discussion
• Highlighted presentations from the best contributed papers and invited talks from leaders in the field
• Interactive networking with the nanotechnology community from academia and industry
• Exhibition from industry and sponsors

Medical Physics Represents UWindsor in National Magazine 

In the 2014 issue of the Maclean’s “Canadian Universities Guidebook,” the authors identified the Department's B.Sc. in Medical Physics as one of three “Standout Programs” at the University.  The Guidebook advises that the degree will “…leave graduates well-positioned to move into programs in radiology or medical imaging.”

You can read the full Guidebook excerpt here.

This conclusion can be quickly confirmed by taking a look at our recent undergraduate student co-op poster presentations, which show high-level research being conducted by our students in the areas of: transcranial ultrasonic imaging, ultrasound for chemotherapeutic dosage monitoring, developing phantoms for minimally invasive heart surgery, computerized validation of cancer treatment electron beams, analyzing phantoms for CT imaging, and the development of novel radiation dosimeters. 

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