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Dr David I Westwood PhD 1990 (Cardiff)

Dr David I Westwood

PhD 1990 (Cardiff)

Year 0 tutor

Ysgol Ffiseg a Seryddiaeth

Email:
westwood@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4992
Location:
N/3.04, Adeiladau'r Frenhines - Adeilad y Gogledd, 5 The Parade, Heol Casnewydd, Caerdydd, CF24 3AA
Course committee

Environmental Management Team

ERASMUS and Study Abroad coordinator.

Examinations panel

Safety Team and Safety Committee (+Chemical Safety Officer and deputy laser safety officer)

Year 0 organiser

I obtained my first degree in Physics from the University of Nottingham in 1983. My first job was as a research scientist in the Compound Semiconductor Division at GECs Hirst Research Centre, Wembley. In 1985 I moved to Cardiff (then University College Cardiff) joining the group studying semiconductor surfaces and interfaces as a research assistant. Supported by British Telecom I completed my PhD in 1990. My increasing interest and activities in teaching eventually led to a teaching only role in 2013

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PX2133 - Intermediate Practical Physics I: module organiser

PX2233 - Intermediate Practical Physics II: module organiser

PX2135 - Electronic Instrumentation: module organiser

Year 3 and 4 Project supervisor

Research interests

Although no longer research active, my research background is in molecular beam epitaxy crystal growth of compound semiconductor materials and the study of semiconductor surfaces and interfaces.

The move to teaching has allowed me, through undergraduate projects, to develop an interest in the physics of sport and in particular the interaction between bat and ball.

As for pedagogy, this too is driven by sporting interests. Why, for example, are “training”; “practice” and “skills development” treated so differently in scientific education and sport?