Professor Michael Reid
Room 530, Rutherford
Phone: +64 3 369-4252
Internal Phone: 94252
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Canterbury,
Private Bag 4800,
BackgroundAfter obtaining a PhD in this Department, I spent 1982-1985 at the University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry, working with Fred Richardson's Lanthanide Spectroscopy group.
1985-1993 were spent at the Department of Physics of The University of Hong Kong, working on aspects of lanthanide and actinide spectroscopy, and pursuing some interests in the general area of optical processes.
I returned to Canterbury in April 1993 and continued to work primarily on Lanthanide Spectroscopy and applications of symmetry principles, and optical processes.
In 1999 I spent five months of study leave in the Chemistry Divison of Argonne National Laboratory and in 2000 three months at the Debye Institute of the University of Utrecht, in the Netherlands. I spent 2007 on study leave based in Hong Kong.
Recent Postdoctoral Fellow
- Sebastian Horvath (PhD) submitted: High-resolution spectroscopy and novel crystal-field methods for rare-earth based quantum information processing Oral: 14 June 2016
- Caroline Anyi (PhD)
- Lancia Hubley (PhD)
- Alex Salkeld: ‘Modelling of excited states of lanthanide phosphor materials..."
- Rosa Hughes-Currie
- Sophie Koster
- Pubudu Senanayake
- Euan Orr : The Role of Category Theory in Generating Scientific Theories (Senior Supervisor) PhD
- Mike Lee
- UC Research Profile and publications
- Personal Home page
- Optical properties of lanthanide and actinide ("rare earth") ions in crystals.
- General theory of optical processes.
- Applications of group theory, particularly to spectroscopy (RACAH project).
- Current research project: Energy levels and femtosecond dynamics of excited states of lanthanide phosphor materials (with Jon Wells and Roger Reeves)
- Advisory Committee
- Head of Department
- College of Science Executive Committee
- Academic Board