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 Justin  Lawrence

Justin Lawrence Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics

Justin joined HU in Fall 2019 as an Associate Professor of Mathematics & Physics. He previously worked at Wilson College (Chambersburg, PA) where he taught a wide range of math and physics courses. He also served as department and division chair. In 2015, he was awarded the Donald Bletz Award for Teaching Excellence for his innovative use of technologies such as I-clickers, math-specific course websites and tutorial-style teaching. Justin has also held a faculty position in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Bangor (UK) and a postdoctoral position at Clemson University (South Carolina).

Originally from Dublin Ireland, Justin now lives with his wife, young son and dog in Shippensburg. His interests outside of work include Irish music and culture and his beloved Dublin Gaelic football team.

Teaching & Research Interests:

Courses taught: Basic Mathematics, Prealgebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, Finite Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Applied Calculus, Differential Equations, Physics, Engineering Analysis and Electromagnetics

Since 2000, Justin has published 18 peer reviewed papers in high-impact journals including Advanced Materials, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics. These papers combined have received well over 350 citations to date.

Research topics include materials for organic lasers, nanofabrication using dip-pen lithography. Electroluminescent colloids for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes. Design and fabrication of resonator structures for tunable organic lasers including self-assembled photonic crystals and volume holographic gratings. Optical amplification and lasing in conjugated polymers and novel semiconducting dendrimers. Fabrication of wavelength scale microstructure by soft lithography and its application to organic semiconductors. Examining the effect of diffusion on the spatial frequency resolution of photopolymer materials for holography. Math & Science pedagogy.


PhD Physics, University of St. Andrews, UK.

MPhil Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.

BS Applied Sciences, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

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