About our Dean

Frank Marsiglio - Interim Dean

Dr. Frank Marsiglio will serve as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Science for the period of October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

A well-known name in the field of theoretical physics, Marsiglio’s research covers a number of areas: from superconductivity to polarons to non-equilibrium magnetism to resonances in optical cavities.

Marsiglio is also known for his passion for fostering student success which is apparent in countless ways, not least of which is through his work in supporting undergraduate research and publication.

After graduating with a B.A.Sc. from the Engineering Science program at the University of Toronto in 1983, Marsiglio then went on to do graduate work in physics at McMaster University, where he received both an MSc and Ph.D (1988). Subsequently he held an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

In 1990, he joined AECL Research at Chalk River Laboratories and became an adjunct professor in the department of physics and astronomy at McMaster University. During this time his work focused on the theory of superconductivity, particularly as applied to the so-called high temperature superconductors.

He joined the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science in 1997, and is currently Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in that department. Previous roles at the University of Alberta include Acting Chair of the Department of Physics, and Director of the Theoretical Physics Institute. Throughout this time he was a member of the Quantum Materials Program in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Marsiglio’s name arose many times in the Provost's consultation process as a well-respected scholar and administrator in the Faculty, and an individual who is well positioned to lead the Faculty in the coming months.

Learn more about Dr. Marsiglio and his research on his faculty profile page.