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Advisory Committee

The BIMR Director receives advice as to scientific direction and problem resolution from a Director’s Advisory Committee which meets once or twice a year. It is constituted by major BIMR users and BIMR facility directors, and its membership is intended to change on an approximate 3 year cycle. At present the Director’s Advisory Committee is made up of:

Graeme Luke
Director of Cryogenic Facilities, McMaster University

Professor Luke is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at McMaster.  He received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1988.  He was a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University from 1988-91 and a faculty member there from 1991 to 1998.  He moved to McMaster in 1998, where his research interests are in the area of highly correlated electron systems, with an emphasis on superconductivity and magnetism.  He is presently a Senior Fellow in the Quantum Materials Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Peter Mascher
Director of McMaster Intense Positron Beam Facility (MIPBF), McMaster University

Professor Mascher is in the Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster.  He obtained a PhD in Engineering Physics in 1984 from the Graz University of Technology in Austria and spent about four years as a post-doctoral fellow and research associate at the University of Winnipeg. He joined McMaster University in 1989 and holds the William Sinclair Chair in Optoelectronics, and serves as Associate Dean (Research) of Engineering.  Since 2010, he has led the MIPBF positron initiative, currently under construction at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor.

Yurij Mozharivskyj

Professor Mozharivskyj is in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University, where he holds a Tier II Canada  Research Chair in Solid State Chemistry of Responsive Materials.  Professor Mozharivskyj received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2002. In 2010 he was awarded Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award from the American Crystallographic Association.  Currently his research takes him in two directions: magnetocaloric phases (materials for magnetic refrigeration) and thermoelectric phases of new materials.