George Sawatzky

Researcher Profile

First Name: 
George
Middle Name: 
A.
Last Name: 
Sawatzky
Position: 
Professor
Office Room: 
AMPEL 119
Tel (office): 
(604) 822-3540
Research Group(s): 
Condensed Matter
Theoretical Physics
Bachelor's Degree: 
University of Manitoba
Doctoral Degree: 
University of Manitoba, Thesis: Some properties of Ferrimagnetic Spinels and their determination with the Mössbauer effect.
Employment History: 
  • 1969 - 1971 NRC Post Doc. Solid State Physics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 1971 - 1979 Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry Department, University of Groningen
  • 1979 - 1985 Professor of Physical Chemistry Department, University of Groningen
  • 1985 - present Professor of Applied and Solid State Physics, University of Groningen
  • 1986 - 1997 Director Materials Science Center, University of Groningen
  • 2001- Professor of Physics and Chemistry University of British Columbia
Awards: 
  • 1991 - present Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW)
  • 1996 NWO-Spinoza award (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)
  • 1997 Nieuwsblad van het Noorden prize
  • 2002 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Committees & Service: 
  • 1997 - 1998 Member of the Science Advisory Committee of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble
  • 1998-2003 Member of the 'Raad van Toezicht' of the Leiden Institute of Chemical Research, the Netherlands
  • 1998 Member of the Synchrotron Radiation Facility of the Republic of China (SRRC) Science Technology Advisory Committee (Taiwan)
  • 1998 Associate member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR)
  • 1999 Member of the Advisory Board of the Lorentz Centre, Leiden University, the Netherlands
  • 1999 Member of the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1999-2002 Member of the Dutch Forum for Technology and Science
  • 1999 Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Research School of Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University
  • 2001 Facility advisory committee Canadian Light Source
Research Area: 
Condensed Matter Theory

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