David Ronis

Associate Chair

B.Sc. (McGill, 1974)
Ph.D. (Massachussetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
Assistant & Associate Professor (Harvard University, 1980-1988)
Miller Fellow, University of California at Berkley, 1978
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar 1985
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 1985
Associate Member, Department of Physics, McGill University
Member, Center for the Physics of Materials
Member, McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM)

Office: 426
Phone: (514)398-5099
Email: David.Ronis [at] McGill.CA
Web Page: http://ronispc.chem.mcgill.ca/ronis

Research Themes:

Chemical Biology 

Chemical Physics 

Materials Chemistry

Research Description:

We use the tools of statistical mechanics to solve equilibrium and nonequilibrium problems in condensed complex systems such as: Transport in membrane and zeolite channels, Static and dynamic properties of suspensions of highly charged colloidal particles, Correlations and conformations in polymer-coated colloids, Surface Texturing in Polymer Extrudates, Dynamics in critical fluids far from equilibrium, and Energy-Transfer. For a more complete description of our research, have a look at my web page here.

A theoretical prediction of the conformation of polyelectrolyte

chains coating a colloidal particle

Currently Teaching:

CHEM 365 Statistical Thermodynamics 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEM 593 Statistical Mechanics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer