John Nychka

John Nychka

Associate Dean
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
University of Alberta


Dr. Nychka joined the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) in July 2016. Prior to joining FGSR, he served as an Associate Chair Undergraduate Programs in his home department of Chemicals and Materials Engineering (2015-2015). Dr. Nychka is passionate about education, and he has a longstanding commitment to improving educational opportunities for learners.

Dr. Nychka is a U of A Alumnus (Metallurgical Engineering, 1997) and he also has a MEng in Materials Science and Engineering  from McMaster University (1999) and a PhD in Materials from University of California Santa Barbara (2004).

Dr. Nychka is an avid photographer, and enjoys the visual arts, cycling, playing guitar, and spending time with family.