Robert Chatelain

Physics and Computer Science
Academic Advisor - Senior School
Robert Chatelain

Dr. Chatelain is a recent graduate of McGill University. Under the supervision of Professor Bradley Siwick, he successfully defended a PhD dissertation in the field of Femtosecond Electron Diffraction (a technique used in condensed matter physics experiments). He was involved from day one in the full-scale experimental design, characterization, and implementation of a novel apparatus that resulted in four research publications in journals that include Science and Physical Review Letters. Throughout his scientific career, Dr. Chatelain has co-authored nine peer-reviewed articles, has presented at numerous Canadian and international conferences and was an invited speaker at the University of Nebraska’s Atomic, Molecular, and Optical physics colloquium.

During his graduate studies, Dr. Chatelain regularly worked as a teaching assistant supervising first year undergraduate laboratory sections. Through these experiences he discovered a love for teaching science to budding young minds. After graduating, he decided to pursue a career in education and Leahurst College is very pleased to have him on the team.

In his spare time, Dr. Chatelain enjoys the outdoors, playing guitar, and travelling to new and exciting places.