While working as a physicist for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. (formerly Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd), Andrew Erlandson decided the time was right to return to school.
His employer was not only willing to pay for his PhD but also allow him to spend eight months a year at Carleton to carry out his research. During the summer months, he returns to Chalk River to work on various CNL projects but still gets to work on his PhD research in his free time.
Carleton was a natural choice to do his PhD, “as I’ve worked with faculty in the Physics Department previously and I’ve had very good experiences. Carleton’s reputation in experimental high energy physics is world renowned and the DEAP project I am working on will contribute to that.”