Béla Joos, University of Ottawa

Physics Professor Ottawa, Ontario bjoos@uottawa.ca Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6750

Bio/Research

Béla Joós is Professor of Physics at the University of Ottawa. After his studies in Montréal (Collège Stanislas, Loyola College, McGill) he went in 1979 to the University of California at Berkeley for two years of Postdoctoral Research. This was followed by three years on the Canadian West Coast,...

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Bio/Research

Béla Joós is Professor of Physics at the University of Ottawa. After his studies in Montréal (Collège Stanislas, Loyola College, McGill) he went in 1979 to the University of California at Berkeley for two years of Postdoctoral Research. This was followed by three years on the Canadian West Coast, mainly at Simon Fraser University, but he spent research time at UBC also. In 1984 he left his NSERC University Research fellowship position at Simon Fraser University for a Faculty position at the University of Ottawa. From 1997 to 2000, he was Chair of the Department of Physics.

His research interests are in structural properties of materials. He worked on resonant impurity levels, tunneling impurities in semiconductors, adsorbed rare gas monolayers, in particular the structure of incommensurate phases, and topological defects such as dislocations. More recently his interests have focussed on highly entropic disordered materials and biological membranes.

Béla Joós has played an active role in CAP affairs for many years. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Physics in Canada since 1984, holding now the position of Honorary Associate Editor. He was CAP councillor from 1984 to 1986, and secretary-treasurer of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics from 1992 to 1995. He also served for nine years on the Board of the Canadian Journal of Physics (1984-1993) as associate editor for Condensed Matter (Structural Properties).



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