I am a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.  I received my Ph.D. at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, I did my undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Our research focuses on large scale quantum objects, in particular nanomechanical objects at low temperatures and superfluids in restricted geometries.  This work combines precision nanofabrication, cryogenics, optomechanics, and quantum measurement protocols.  We are also interested in putting these devices to good use, especially in future quantum technologies.  Find out more on the research page.

And if you want more detailed information about me you can download my CV.

Contact info

John P. Davis

Department of Physics, CCIS 3-199

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9 


Office: 780-248-1410

Lab: 780-492-8420

CCIS L2-100 (Optics) and L2-102 (Low Temp) 

The Davis Lab at the U of A