Dr. David Lockwood

National Research Council of Canada
Positions
Secretary/Treasurer
Email: 
david [dot] lockwood [at] nrc-cnrc [dot] gc [dot] ca

David Lockwood earned his B.Sc. (1964), M.Sc. (1966), and Ph.D. (1969) degrees in physics at the University of Canterbury and recently was awarded a D.Sc. (2000). His doctoral research work was on inelastic light (Raman) scattering from insulators. He spent 1970-71 as a post-doctoral fellow in physical chemistry at the University of Waterloo working on the vibrational spectroscopy of solvated cations. Dr. Lockwood then moved to Edinburgh University as a research fellow and spent six years there studying the dynamical properties of structural phase transitions and antiferromagnets, and was awarded a D.Sc. (1978) by Edinburgh University. In 1978, Dr. Lockwood joined the Division of Physics of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, where he is now Principal Research Officer in the Institute for Microstructural Sciences. At NRC, Dr. Lockwood continued his investigations of the electronic and magnetic excitations of antiferromagnets culminating in the classic book on Light Scattering in Magnetic Solids co-authored with Professor Michael G. Cottam, University of Western Ontario. Since the mid-1980s he has researched the physical properties of semiconductor heterostructures, superlattices and, more recently, nanostructures. His work on the optical properties of silicon nanostructures resulted in the definitive and widely-cited observation of quantum- confined light emission in silicon wells and self-organized SiGe dots.

Dr. Lockwood has been extremely active in the promotion of science internationally through his service in recent years on more than 50 international and national committees, including work within NATO, IUPAP, and the American Physical Society, where he was Chair of the Forum on International Physics and a member of the Committee on International Scientific Affairs. He is a member of the editorial boards of Solid State Communications, Physica E, Low Temperature Physics, The Open Condensed Matter Physics Journal, and Physics in Canada, and is founding editor of the book series Nanostructure Science and Technology. He has co-organized or chaired a number of very successful international meetings on low dimensional semiconductors, pit and pore formation, quantum confinement, and advanced luminescent materials. He has served as Chair of the Luminescence and Display Materials Division and as a Director of the Electrochemical Society, as well as Secretary of the Academy of Science and Treasurer of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Lockwood is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Physical Society, and the Electrochemical Society. In 2005 he was awarded the Brockhouse Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists and the Tory Medal of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2008 he received the Exact and Natural Sciences Award of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba and in 2010 the Electrochemical Society Luminescence and Display Materials Division Centennial Outstanding Achievement Award.