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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)

Contact Information

Office: OM 426
Phone: (514)398-5099
Email: David.Ronis [at] McGill.CA
Web Page:

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

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