Ortenzio Family Assistant Professor of Applied Medical and Nuclear Physics
With technical expertise in high precision mass spectrometry, ion traps, RF and electronic circuitry, ultra-high vacuum and high-voltage systems, and beam thermalization, Professor Brodeur pursues innovative research in experimental nuclear physics. A member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 2013, he previously served as a research associate at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State—the leading rare isotope research facility in the United States. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of British Columbia, where he was awarded the TRIUMF Carl Westcott Fellowship and the University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship. His work has been published widely in journals like the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Physical Review Letters. At Notre Dame, Professor Brodeur has taught General Physics II and Introduction to Nuclear Physics.
Established in 2014 by Notre Dame parents Bob and Angela Ortenzio from a previous gift held in suspense, this professorship supports the research and teaching of a faculty member working the area of nuclear and/or applied medical physics. Bob has served on the College of Science Advisory Council since 2014.