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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

A. H. MacDonald

Photo

Dates

December 1, 1951 – present

Authorized Form of Name

MacDonald, A. H.

Additional Forms of Names

MacDonald, Allan H.

MacDonald, Allan Hugh

Biography

Abstract

Allan H. MacDonald is Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair at the University of Texas, Austin (2000-present). Other institutional affiliations include Indiana University and the National Research Council Canada. His research interests include condensed matter theory and electron-electron interactions.

Important Dates

December 1, 1951Birth, Antigonish (N.S.).

1973Obtained BSc, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish (N.S.).

1974Obtained MSc, University of Toronto, Toronto (Ont.).

1978Obtained PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto (Ont.).

1978 – 1987Research Associate (1978-1980); Assistant Research Officer (1980-1982); and Associate Research Officer (1982-1987), National Research Council Canada, Ottawa (Ont.).

1986 – 1987Chair, Condensed Matter Division, Canadian Association of Physicists.

1987Awarded Herzberg Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists.

1987 – 2000Professor of Physics (1987-1992) and Distinguished Professor of Physics (1992-2000), Indiana University, Bloomington (Ind.).

1994Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters.

1995 – 1999Member, Executive Committee, Division of Condensed Matter Physics, American Physical Society.

2000 – presentSid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Physics, University of Texas, Austin, Austin (Tex.).

2003 – 2006Member, Advisory Board, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2007Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

2010Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Antigonish (N.S.)

Undergraduate Education

Antigonish (N.S.)

Graduate Education

Toronto (Ont.)

Employment

Ottawa (Ont.)

Bloomington (Ind.)

Austin (Tex.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Electron-electron interactions.

Semiconductors.

Relationships

People

Family

MacDonald, Brendan

Son.

MacDonald, Erin

Daughter.

MacDonald, Susan

Wife. Married 1974.

Advisors & Collaborators

Barlas, Yafis

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Role of electron -electron interactions in Chiral 2DEGs."

Garate, Ion

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Nonequilibrium order parameter dynamics in spin and pseudospin ferromagnets."

Haney, Paul M.

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Spintronics in ferromagnets and antiferromagnets from first principles."

Lee, Wei Cheng

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Electronic properties of strongly correlated layered oxides."

Nunez, Alvaro S.

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Interaction between collective coordinates and quasiparticles in spintronic devices."

Rossi, Enrico

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Fluctuations and dissipation of collective dynamics in spin and pseudospin ferromagnets."

Shim, Yun Pil

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Pair condensation in polarized fermion systems."

Su, Jung Jung

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Excitonic condensation in bilayer systems."

Tilahun, Dagim

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Strong correlations in bosons and fermions."

Trinidad, Janice A.

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Electrical transport through one-dimensional metallic nanoparticle arrays."

Vosko, Seymour H., 1929-1995

PhD advisor at University of Toronto, "On the relativistic density functional formalism."

Wang, Cheng Ching

Advised by MacDonald at University of Texas, Austin, "Two problems in many-body physics."

Colleagues

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Girvin, Steven M.

Both employed at Indiana University.

Goodman, Charles D.

Both employed at Indiana University.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Indiana University.

Swinney, H. L., 1939-

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Institutions

Major Positions

Indiana University, Bloomington. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Distinguished Professor of Physics.

National Research Council of Canada

Research Associate; Assistant Research Officer; and Associate Research Officer.

University of Texas at Austin. Department of Physics

Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters; Member, Executive Committee, Division of Condensed Matter Physics; and received 2007 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

Canadian Association of Physicists

Chair, Condensed Matter Division and Awarded Herzberg Medal.

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

St. Francis Xavier University

Obtained BSc (1973).

University of Toronto. Department of Physics

Obtained MSc (1974) and PhD in Physics (1978).

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