Patrick McVeigh was recently awarded a prestigious Vanier Scholarship. Patrick was a student in the department of Physics and Astronomy from 2003 to 2008. He worked with Professor Forrest for a co-op term and for his 437 A/B projects. He work led to the publication "Influence of nanoparticle size on the pH dependent structure of adsorbed proteins studied with quantitative localized surface plasmon spectroscopy" published in the European Physical Journal E: Soft Matter in October 2009. Patrick is now in the combined PhD/MD program at the University of Toronto.
On Thursday, May 13, the federal Minister of Industry officially announced the 2010 recipients of Canada’s highest honor for doctoral students, each chosen as a result of their demonstrated leadership skill and high standard of scholarly achievement. Stephen Inglis, a M.Sc. candidate in the Quantum Matters group, was recognized for his work on "Advanced simulation techniques for exploring exotic phases of quantum matter."