Western University Physics adn AstronomyWestern Science

Michael G. Cottam, Professor

Michael Cottam

Contact Information

Office: PAB 118
Tel: 519 661-2111 ext 86289
E-mail: cottam [at] uwo [dot] ca 

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Research Areas

Quantum field theory of solids
Nanomaterials
Nonlinear dynamics
Magnetic and optical properties
Graphene

 

Research Interests

I am a Professor of Physics employed in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario. My principal research field is in the quantum theory of condensed matter systems.  Within this field, my current research projects focus on surface physics, nanomaterials science, and nonlinear processes in solids. The applications are mainly to the magnetic, optical, and electronic properties of materials on the nanometre scale. Further information is given in the section on 'Research Interests'. I am a Professor of Physics employed in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario. My principal research field is in the quantum theory of condensed matter systems.  Within this field, my current research projects focus on surface physics, nanomaterials science, and nonlinear processes in solids. The applications are mainly to the magnetic, optical, and electronic properties of materials on the nanometre scale. Further information is given in the section on 'Research Interests'.

My previous appointments at Western include being the Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Director of Western University's Institute for Nanomaterials Science (WINS), and the Associate Dean (for Research) in the Faculty of Science.

Teaching

Undergraduate:
Physics 1502B: Enriched Introductory Physics II
Physics 3300A: Electromagnetic Theory I
Physics 3930B: Fundamentals of Nuclear and Particle Physics