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Dr. Neil Johnson BSc, MSc, PhD Research Engineer, Consulting


  • BSc. Honours (Physics) University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, October 2010
  • PhD Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, October 2016


  • Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship (April 2012)
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, D3 (April 2012)
  • Department of Physics and Engineering Physics Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2011)
  • Most Outstanding Graduate in Physics, Convocation 2010
  • University Medal in the Sciences, Convocation 2010
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (Summer 2008-2010)
  • University College London Dean's Summer Student Fellowship (Summer 2010)
  • Gerry Rempel Memorial Scholarship (2008, 2009)
  • James F. Mathison Scholarship (2010)
  • Undergradute Researcher of Tomorrow Fellowship (Summer 2008)


  1. Oxidized Monolayers of Expitaxial Silicene on Ag(111)
    N.W. Johnson, D. Muir and A. Moewes, Scientific Reports 6, 22510 (2016). [5.6]
  2. Stability and Electronic Characteristics of Epitaxial Silicene Multilayers on Ag(111)
    N.W. Johnson, D. Muir, E.Z. Kurmaev, and A. Moewes. Adv. Func. Mat. 25, 4083-4090 (2015).
  3. Investigations of the Electronic Structure and Bandgap of the Next-generation LED-phosphor Sr[LiAl3N4]:Eu2+ – Experiments and calculations
    T.M. Tolhurst, T.D. Boyko, P. Pust, N.W. Johnson, W. Schnick, and A. Moewes, Advanced Optical Materials 3, 546-550 (2015).
  4. The Metallic Nature of Epitaxial Silicene Monolayers on Ag(111)
    N.W. Johnson, P. Vogt, A. Resta, P. De Padova, I. Perez, D. Muir, E.Z. Kurmaev, G. Le Lay, and A. Moewes, Adv. Func. Mat. 24, 5253-5259 (2014).
  5. Magnesium Double Nitride Mg3GaN3 and Binary Nitride Mg3N2 as New Host Lattices for Eu2+-Doping – Synthesis, Structural Studies, Luminescence and Band Gap Determination
    F. Hintze, N.W. Johnson, M. Seibald, D. Muir, A. Moewes, and W. Schnick, Chem. Mat. 25, 4044-4052 (2013).
  6. Electronic structure of Lithium metagallate
    N. Johnson, J.A. McLeod and A. Moewes, J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 23, 445501-6 (2011).
  7. Contrasting 1D Tunnel Structured and 2D Layered Polymorphs of V2O5: Relating Stucture and Bonding to Band Gaps and Electronic Structure
    T.M. Tolhurst, B. Leedahl, J.L. Andrews, P.M. Marley, S. Banerjee, and A. Moewes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 15798-15806 (2016).
  8. Selective Area Band Engineering of Graphene using Cobalt-Mediated Oxidation
    P. Bazylewski, V.L. Nguyen, R.P.J. Bauer, A.H. Hunt, E.J.G. McDermott, B.D. Leedahl, A.I. Kukharenko, S.O. Cholakh, E.Z. Kurmaev, P. Blaha, A. Moewes, Y.H. Lee, G.S. Chang, Sci. Reports 5, 15380 (2015). 
  9. Adjacent Fe-Vacancy Interactions as the Origin of Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in (In1-xFex)2O3
    R.J. Green, T.Z. Regier, B. Leedahl, J.A. McLeod, X.H. Xu, G.S. Chang, E.Z. Kurmaev, and A. Moewes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 167401 (2015).
  10. Study of the Structural Characteristics of 3d metals Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu Implanted in ZnO and TiO2 – Experiment and Theory
    B. Leedahl, D.Z. Zatsepin, D.W. Boukhvalov, E.Z. Kurmaev, R.J. Green, I.S. Zhidkov, S.S. Kim, N.V. Gavrilov, S.O. Cholak, and A. Moewes, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 28143-28151 (2014).
  11. Local Structure of Fe Impurity Atoms in ZnO: Bulk versus Surface
    J.A. McLeod, D.W. Boukhvalov, D.Z. Zatsepin, R.J. Green, B. Leedahl, L. Chui, E.Z. Kurmaev, I.S. Zhidkov, L.D. Finkelstein, N.V. Gavrilov, S.O. Cholakh, and A. Moewes, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 5336-5345 (2014).
  12. Electronic Band gap reduction and intense luminescence in Co and Mn ion-implanted SiO2
    R.J. Green, D.A. Zatsepin, D.J. St. Onge, E.Z. Kurmaev, N.V. Gavrilov, and A. Moewes, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 103708-1-7 (2014).
  13. Structural defects induced by Fe-ion implantation in TiO2
    B. Leedahl, D.A. Zatsepin, D.W. Boukhvalov, R.J. Green, J.A. McLeod, S.S. Kim, E.Z. Kurmaev, I.S. Zhidkov, N.V. Gavrilov, S.O. Cholakh, and A. Moewes, J. Appl. Physics 115, 053711-1-7 (2014).