Alastair McLean is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He took his Ph.D. with Prof. Mike Pepper and Prof. Gilbert Lonzarich at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in Condensed Matter Physics. He was a post-doctoral fellow for three years with Prof. R.H. Williams in Cardiff and for two years with Dr Franz Himpsel at IBM Yorktown Heights in New York where he joined a group that were using light from the synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory to study semiconductor surfaces and surface processing.
His research group at Queen's University use low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy, non-contact atomic force microscopy, and optics to study critical problems arising from condensed matter physics and optics, and surface chemistry.
Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) CSci CPhys FInstP
Member of Churchill College Cambridge
Member of the Canadian Association of Physicists
Full Professor, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada (since 1996)
PDF with F. J. Himpsel at I.B.M. T. J. Watson Center, New York, USA (1988)
PDF with R. H. Williams at the Dept. Physics, Cardiff University (1985)
Ph.D. with G. L. Lonzarich and M. Pepper at Cambridge University (1985)
B.Sc. Dept Applied Physics, Strathclyde University, First Class Honours (1981)