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Dr Richard Lewis

Dr Richard Lewis

Senior Lecturer
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Physics Education Research Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email:
lewisr54@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5433
Location:
4.15, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE

I am a Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Director of Postgraduate Studies, and MSc Physics Programme Coordinator at Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy.  I have previously held lecturing positions at Cardiff University School of Biosciences and Swansea University Department of Physics and research fellowships at the University of Southampton and Complutense University of Madrid.  I completed my PhD in physics entitled "Development of a Raman System for In-Line Monitoring of Tritium at the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) Experiment" at Swansea University in 2007.

I teach extensively on our PGT programmes, which currently include the MSc Physics, MSc Astrophysics, MSc Data-Intensive Physics, MSc Data-Intensive Astrophysics, MSc Gravitational Wave Physics, and MSc Compound Semiconductor Physics.  I have been awarded several prizes for my innovative teaching, including two international awards:

  • 2017: National Instruments Excellence in Engineering Education Award
  • 2016: National Instruments Engineering Impact Award (Education)

I am a Member and Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an Enfys Friend and Supporter.

I am a Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Director of Postgraduate Studies, and MSc Physics Programme Coordinator at Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy.  I have previously held lecturing positions at Cardiff University School of Biosciences and Swansea University Department of Physics and research fellowships at the University of Southampton and Complutense University of Madrid.  I completed my PhD in physics entitled "Development of a Raman System for In-Line Monitoring of Tritium at the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) Experiment" at Swansea University in 2007.

Honours and awards

  • 2019 National Instruments Excellence in Engineering Education Award (Finalist)
  • 2019: Enriching Student Life Award (Nomination, Most Uplifting Staff Member)
  • 2019: Best Tutor Award (Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy)
  • 2019: National Teaching Fellow (Nomination)
  • 2017: National Instruments Excellence in Engineering Education Award
  • 2016: National Instruments Engineering Impact Award (Education)
  • 2016: National Teaching Fellow (Nomination)
  • 2016: Cardiff University Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2016: Enriching Student Life Award (Nomination, Most Effective Teacher)
  • 2015: Enriching Student Life Award (Nomination, Personal Tutor of the Year)

Professional memberships

  • 2016: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 2011: Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics (CPhys)
  • 2008: Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)

Academic positions

  • 2017– present: Senior Lecturer (T&S), School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University
  • 2015–2017: Lecturer (T&S), School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University
  • 2013–2015: Lecturer, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
  • 2012–2013: Research Fellow, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton
  • 2011–2012: Research Scientist, Lasers and Molecular Beams Unit, Complutense University of Madrid
  • 2007–2011: Lecturer, Department of Physics, Swansea University
  • 2007: Research Assistant, Department of Physics, Swansea University
  • 2003–2006: Postgraduate Laboratory Demonstrator, Swansea University

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2006

  • Module Organiser: Advanced Experimental Techniques in Physics (MSc)
  • Module Organiser: Study and Research Skills in Physics (MSc)
  • Module Organiser: Advanced LabVIEW Programming for Physicists (MSc)
  • Module Organiser: Research Project (MSc)
  • Deputy Module Organiser: Techniques in Astrophysics (MSc)
  • Deputy Module Organiser: Study and Research Skills in Astrophysics (MSc)
  • Deputy Module Organiser: Synoptic Physics (BSc / MPhys)