Derek Lawther

Name:
Derek Lawther
Email:
dlawther@upei.ca
Position:
Associate Professor
Department
Physics
Phone:
902-566-0338
Building
SSDE 318
Island Scholar
Island Scholar Biography

Acting Chair, Physics; Associate Professor

BSc, MSc, PhD (Dalhousie)

Dr. Derek Lawther, an experimental physicist, uses positron annihilation to identify defects in materials such as metals. He probes for defects at the atomic level and works to understand better how to manipulate these defects to produce enhanced physical properties such as increased strength or conductivity.

Research Interests
  • Positron annihilation spectroscopy
  • Radiation detection and measurement
  • Raman spectroscopy