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(June 13, 2002, Gazette)

Dr. Todd AndrewsDr. Todd Andrews
Assistant professor
Department of Physics and
Physical Oceanography

Research interests
The goal of Dr. Andrews’ research is to gain a better understanding of the properties of nanoscale materials (materials whose dimensions are measured in nanometers). His experiments focus on complementary techniques that explore the elastic, vibrational, structural and optical properties of these materials. Dr. Andrews’ research places particular emphasis on those materials with potential photonic or optoelectronic device applications. The primary experimental techniques utilized include inelastic laser-light scattering spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy and laser-light scattering spectroscopy.

Experience
After completing his PhD, Dr. Andrews moved to Ottawa and worked for Nortel from 1997 to 2001. In his first position at Nortel, Dr. Andrews worked as a process scientist with the Microwave Modules Group. In 1999, he joined Nortel’s Advanced Optoelectronic Process Engineering Division, where, as a process scientist and architect, he performed proof-of-concept experiments and spearheaded the development of new processes for Nortel’s next generation indium phosphide-based optoelectronic devices. In 2001, he joined Nortel’s Material and Device Analysis Group as an optical characterization scientist.

Background
Dr. Andrews is originally from Bishops Falls, NF, and completed his university education at Memorial: B.Sc. in 1990, M.Sc. in 1992 and PhD in 1999. His graduate work focused on condensed matter physics; more specifically, his doctoral work centred on the structural and elastic properties of porous silicone. He was awarded the A.G. Hatcher Scholarship in 1995-96, and an NSERC Fellowship from 1992-94. Dr. Andrews became a faculty member at Memorial in January 2001.