Gavin Lawes

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Gavin Lawes is an associate professor of physics at Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2001, which was followed by a postdoctoral position at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University as an assistant professor in 2004. His research interests are focused on novel magnetic materials, including magnetoelectrics and multiferroics, magnetic nanoparticles, and magnetic semiconductors.

Materials Science

Viewpoint: Twisting and turning towards new multiferroics

Controlling the rotation and tilt of oxygen octahedra in perovskite structures provides a new route towards room-temperature multiferroics. Read More »


Viewpoint: Charge Hopping in Glassy Magnets

In some transition metal oxides, disorder makes¬†¬†the dielectric constant highly sensitive to an applied magnetic field over a broad range of temperatures. Read More »